Bryan Arias – Performer
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in New York City, Bryan Arias is a former company member with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. He has originated roles in and performed works by notable choreographers including Ji_í Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite. As a choreographer, Bryan is the recipient of the First Place and Audience Choice awards for his work Without Notice at the Sixth Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (CICC), and winner of the Hubbard Street Dance International Commission Project. He has choreographed for dancers at the Juilliard School, Hubbard Street 2, NDT’s “Switch”, Ballet Vorpommern (Germany) and The Scottish Ballet. Bryan is the founder of the ARIAS Company, and has been performing with Kidd Pivot since 2012.
Eric Beauchesne – Rehearsal Director
Born in Québec, Eric grew up fishing and hunting before discovering dance at the age of 16. He has been on stage with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal as well as with Canadian contemporary dance icons such as La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault, Paul-André Fortier, Louise Lecavalier and Crystal Pite. Performing with Kidd Pivot since 2004, Eric currently collaborates with the company as rehearsal director, and stages Pite’s work on companies worldwide including Ballet British Columbia, Cullberg Ballet, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Royal Swedish Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2013, he was appointed rehearsal director for Nederlands Dans Theater and since then has been based in the Netherlands. Eric devotes most of his spare time conducting improvisation workshops and advocating for climate justice and sustainable practices in the dance world.
David Raymond – Performer
Born and raised in Penticton, BC, David Raymond began as a tap dancer and continued to train in classical and other forms of dance, forming Over the Influence with four street dancers. In 2004 he entered a two-year creative residency with Tiffany Tregarthen in Antwerp, Belgium. Upon returning to Vancouver in 2007, they founded Out Innerspace Dance Theatre to serve as the home for their creative work, and Modus Operandi as a platform to develop and share their practice with young artists. David has performed with The 605 Collective, Wen Wei Dance, Response Dance, Dana Gingras, Simone Orlando, Beijing Modern Dance, Vancouver Opera, and Move: The Company.
Cindy Salgado – Performer
Born in Sunnyvale, CA, Cindy Salgado began her training at the age of 3. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 2005 with the Princess Grace Award, she began freelancing in New York. She danced for Aszure Barton & Artists most memorably on tour with Mikhail Baryshnikov, assisted Andy Blankenbuehler in preproduction for Hamilton and other Broadway shows, and assisted and performed for Mia Michaels. She is on faculty with New York City Dance Alliance and was Assistant Rehearsal Director for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Cindy was a cofounder and teacher for Artists Striving To End Poverty. She co-started a multimedia dance theatre company called Shook Ones in 2014. Cindy has been a proud member of Kidd Pivot since 2009.
Jermaine Maurice Spivey – Performer
Jermaine Maurice Spivey was born in Baltimore, Maryland where he began his dance training and later attended performing arts high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts. After graduating with a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School in 2002, he moved to Lisbon, Portugal where he danced with Ballet Gulbenkian from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, Jermaine joined the Cullberg Ballet, where he met Crystal Pite, and performed with the company until Summer 2008. Jermaine has received several awards in dance including the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 1st Level Scholarship and the Princess Grace Award. Jermaine has been performing with Kidd Pivot since August 2008.
Tiffany Tregarthen – Performer
Born in Prince George, BC, Tiffany Tregarthen’s early mentors include Margo Hartley, Rosemarie Harris, Linda Klassen, Rachael Poirier and Yaming Li. Her professional career began with Mia Michaels RAW and Wes Veldink in New York and POZ Dance Theatre in Seoul. She spent two years of professional development centred in Antwerp with her partner David Raymond before returning to co-create Out Innerspace Dance Theatre and its associated post-secondary dance program Modus Operandi. Additionally, Tiffany created a work for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens through their National Young Choreographer Competition, has danced with The Turning Point Ensemble, Radix Theatre, The Beijing Modern Dance Company, The Vancouver Opera, The 605 Collective, Wen Wei Dance, and Justine Chambers among others, and joined Kidd Pivot in 2013.