Homeria Lubin (she/her) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University at Buffalo and was a member of Zodiaque, UB's resident dance company. Lubin has worked on several UB productions such as Choreolab, Emerging Choreographer Showcase, and Dancer's Workshop. Her work The Camel’s Back has been showcased in DUMBO Virtual Festival and ACDA Virtual Festival. Homeria has studied with artists such as Tom Ralabate, Jenna Zavrel, and Djoniba Mouflet.
This is Homeria first season with Maliek Dance Theater.
Qianna McDonald is a New Jersey based artist. She graduated from the University of the Arts where she received a bachelors in dance and minored in business. She began dancing in church as a child and went on to study performing arts to further explore her passion for dance. Throughout McDonald’s years of dancing, she has had the opportunity to study abroad. She has worked with various artists, including Camille Brown, Kim Bears- Bailey, Sidra Bell Dance New York, Boris Charmatz, and Cleo Parker Robinson to name a few. While McDonald is presently active in the professional dance community, she teaches dance classes within the Tri- state area. Additionally, McDonald is currently pursuing her certification in pilates with a Pilates Academy International (PAI) training program. As she continues to grow and hone her skills, McDonald hopes to continue exploring new discoveries within her journey as a movement artist and educator.
This is Qianna first season with Maliek Dance Theater.
Virginia Santucci was born in Florence, Italy. She started dance at a very young age, attending "La Scuola del Balletto di Toscana"and continued her training at "Opus Ballet" and "Axe Ballet" where she developed her skills in ballet, contemporary and modern dance. At the age of 19, she moved to Paris to attend the "Institut de Formation Professionnelle Rick Odums" where she improved her jazz technique and enhanced her artistry. While there she was able to be a part of the two young companies "Jeune Ballet Jazz" and "Jeune Ballet Modern". In 2019 Virginia moved to New York City to enroll in the Certificate program at "The Ailey School" and graduated with honors in May 2022. During her time at Ailey, she had the chance to be in the NDCL Coreography Lab where she danced for Helen Simoneau and Daniel Ross. She took part in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre season of 2022/23, dancing at ‘New York City Center Theater’ and David Hock Theatre at Lincoln Center. All the while taking part in a number of shows by "Fredrick Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance" and also became an apprentice with "Philadanco! II”. Now Virginia is a freelancer in New York City and dances with Torch Dance Theater. This is Virginia first season with Maliek Dance Theater.
C. Woods was born on the unceded land of the Susquehannock people, now called Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she began her dance training at the age of three. Woods graduated in 2020 from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, receiving the Rose Vernick BFA Choreography Award. She has worked with esteemed artists such as Sidra Bell, Kun-Yang Lin, Merian Soto, Wen-Chung Lin, and MICHIYAYA Dance. As a multi-hyphenate, Cierra is also a movement facilitator, arts administrator, and marketing strategist that focuses on strengthening sustainable systems that foster the opportunity for progressive environments and possibilities within artistic and diasporic communities to flourish. This is Cierra first season with Maliek Dance Theater.