Artistic Director, Choreographer and Founder
dancer and choreographer, a New York native born in the Bronx with Puerto Rican heritage. Megan began training at an early age in both dance and drama at The Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of the Bronx. Whilst growing up Megan continued to train in a variety of techniques and styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tap, Contemporary and Modern dance. In 2010 Megan completed her Bachelor's degree in Theater and Dance at Queens College, City University of New York.
After graduation, Megan was accepted into the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance on a full scholarship, developing classical technique and continuing her intensive training through the Independent and Professional Training program for three years 2011-2015.
During her time at the Graham school Megan performed and worked with various NYC based choreographers including Ayesha (Bollywood Funk), Cynthia Stanley (Bardos Ballet Theater), Yin Mei Critchell, Heidi Dance, and Stanley Love (Stanley Love Performance Group).
In 2015 travelled to London after receiving The Vice Chancelor scholarship to complete a Masters degree in Dance Studies at Roehampton University, London. Whilst in the UK Megan continued to perform and focused her academic research on the Afro influence on Hispanic dance culture and current Israeli politics and dance cultures.
Since returning from London in September 2015, Megan focuses on the Curet Performance Project, creating new works and leading the company as Artistic Director.
As an independent dancer Curet has performed nationally and internationally at PS1 MoMa, Performance Space 122, The Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, The Martha Graham Studio Theater, Avon Breast Cancer Walk, Brooklyn Dance Festival, Berlin fashion week and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Megan is also interested in collaborative projects and been involved in many independent Performance projects including work with architectures, costume designers, musicians and a video-dance project in Paris entitled Voiceless in Spaces. An educator, Megan has taught classes and workshops in Berlin, Tel Aviv, New York, London, Bristol and Armenia under UNESCO’s Center of International Dance. As part of her ongoing practice and socio-cultural dance research, Curet presented her research at the University of Utrecht in 2015 at The Young What Matters conference.
In 2016 Curet took on residencies in dance education throughout the boroughs of NYC as a teaching artist for SEA (Society of Educational Arts). Taught styles included Jazz, Contemporary and Latin dances. And on summer teens intensive faculty for the Martha Graham School of Contemporary dance as composition teacher.
Through her work as a dancer and choreographer Megan has taken her practice through many facets, exploring the various angles of dance and continually strives to evolve, grow, share and learn through dance.
A performer, teacher, and maker residing in Queens, NY. She is currently working with Stormy Budwig, Curet Performance Project, Megan Bridge, and Kate Watson-Wallace. Currently she is choreographing an opera on Ovid's Metamorphosis and further developing her dance workshop geared for queer teens called, I See You.
Melani De Guzman
A Professional Dancer, Choreographer, and Teaching Artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a multidimensional and spiritually rooted artist working towards community and personal elevation. Melani works from a place of getting inside of ourselves by the use of external forces. Her process includes the use of internal triggers- becoming highly aware of memories and long hidden experiences finally emerging through the motion the body flows through.
Born and raised in Richmond, VA before earning a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed works by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, José Limón, Doug Varone, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance Company, and others. She is a company dancer and the grant writer for Curet Performance Project.
Received her classical Ballet and Pointe training from Magda Aunon at the Fort Lauderdale Ballet Classique. Ashley earned her BFA in Dance from Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts, in 2013 where she trained under the direction of Gerri Houlihan, Shelia Humphreys, Dan Wagoner, Rick McCullough, Anjali Austin, Tim Glenn, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Lynda Davis, Rodger Bellman, Alex Ketley, Suzanne Farrell, Anthony Morgan and Tyrone Brooks.
While studying, she was also a member of The Tallahassee Ballet Company with Rick McCullough as Artistic Director.During the FSU in NYC program, Ashley interned for Jennifer Muller/The Works (2012), and trained with Sally Sommer for Art Resources, and Tom Person and Zach Morris of Third Rail Projects for Site-Specific Choreography and Performance. Ashley moved to NYC in 2013 and interned for Jawole Zollar’s Urban Bush Woman dance company for a semester.
Since then, she has danced with Ryan McNally in his premiere of “Signatures” at Jennifer Muller’s HATCH Presenting Series and Green Space’s Fertile Ground. She has also been featured in three episodes of Rami Shafi’s Pedestrian Wanderlust Project, and is a 200 RYT Yoga Alliance Certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor.
Maria Vittoria Villa
A native of Italy, Maria Vittoria Villa began her studies with Ballet and modern dance at "Centro Studi Coreografici Teatro Carcano", Milano, where she graduated in 2013.
She then was awarded with a scholarship at The Ailey School, where she performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a work by Matthew Rushing. In 2014 she became a scholarship student at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance where she graduated in June 2016 after performing with Graham 2, at first as an understudy and during the second year of study as a full member. With Graham 2 she performed ensemble and soloist roles in theaters as New York City Center, The Joyce Theater, Martha Graham Studio Theather and Salvatore Capezio Theater.
She now is a company member of Vanessa Long Dance Company, Smashworks Dance Collective, Alessandra Corona Performing Works, Oniin/2, Curet Performance Project and LLMoves.