About Voci Dance
Voci Dance is a nonproft 501(c)(3) founded in 2000 to foster awareness and appreciation of modern/contemporary dance throughout Central Florida through compelling choreography and meaningful collaborations with alternative artistic mediums. The troupe of professional dancers offers a diverse range of modern/post-modern choreographic works from local and national artists, covering a wide variety of genres such as classical, athletic, abstract, highly stylized and humorous. Voci Dance also educates youth through programs that infuse core academic curriculum with creative movement and modern dance.
Genevieve Bernard is a choreographer, curator and producer. She earned a master’s degree in dance education from Temple University in Philadelphia and has received awards and fellowships for her choreography. She is the Artistic Director of Voci Dance, where she works collaboratively with dancers and artists with a focus on site-specific work. Locally she has participated in the Corridor Project, Walk On By, the TrIP Project and the Creative City Project. She is a choreographer and puppeteer with IBEX Puppetry and has set works at Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art-100 Acres, RISD and The New Victory Theater among others. She is the curator of the 25th Anniversary Fringe Museum and most recently was Project Manager of Art 31 at Art and History Museums-Maitland. She worked as Curator of Education at The Mennello Museum of American Art and has served as the Associate Producer of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the Producer of Kids Fringe and the 2015 and 2016 Indie-FolkFest at the Mennello Museum.
A native of southern Florida, Katherine Fabian has a BA in dance studies from the University of South Florida and an MA in arts management from American University. She has worked with a variety of arts organizations including Americans for the Arts and Dance/USA. In 2009, Katherine returned to Florida to work with Orlando Ballet, where she is now the Managing Director, after serving as the School Manager and Director of Operations. Katherine resides in Winter Park with her husband, Bill, 4-year old son, Philip, and 1-year-old daughter, Elizabeth.
Larissa Humiston is the Artistic Director and Choreographer for Emotions Dance Studio (emotionsdance.org) in Casselberry, which she established in 2007, dedicated to “raising awareness about social and environmental issues using the art of contemporary dance.” Larissa studied ballet and jazz at the Bennett Conservatory for the Arts in New York, later earning her BA from Stetson University and her master’s in social work from Syracuse University. She teaches and choreographs all ages, including high school dance teams and theater troupes. She offers master classes and workshops throughout the Central Florida and central New York areas. She also is a therapist and maintains a private practice.
Lisa Mie is honored to begin her 10th season with Voci Dance at the 2016 Orlando Fringe. She hails from Denver, where she majored in dance at the Denver School of the Arts before attending the University of Northern Colorado. In Denver, she danced with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Kim Robards Dance. She also danced in the National Broadway Touring Company of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with Wings to Fly Dance in Stuart, Florida, and Walt Disney World. She works as a Physical Therapist Assistant for Martin Health System and is a new mom to a beautiful little girl.
Rokaya Mikhailenko, dancer and choreographer, enjoys exploring any and all elements of modern dance. This exploration has led to the study of principals, ranging from the classical masters to site-specific post-modern pioneers. She has been teaching and performing in Central Florida since 2006. Rokaya received her primary artistic training from residencies in Holland and Spain. Her continued studies focus on modern, post-modern, dance in film, performance art and dance sciences/sports medicine. Her short films have been seen in Italy, Spain, Korea and Uruguay. She teaches and performs with her own company, AHHA Dance, which was featured at the 2015 Art in Odd Places festival. Photo by Tisse Mallon
Adrienne Nichols studied dance in England, France, Pennsylvania and New York City. After receiving Highly Commended ratings in advance study from the Royal Academy of Dance of England, she continued to dance at Wilkes University, where she obtained her BA in International Economics and French with a minor in Dance. She has performed soloist roles in many major classical ballets and with modern dance companies in New Jersey and New York, including the Shore Ballet Company, Solstice Dance/SoHo and the American Heritage Dance Company. Adrienne founded Voci Dance Group in fall 2000 and held the title of Executive Director from 2001-2006. She is the Merchandise Sourcing Manager at Disney Destinations, The Walt Disney Company.
Dana Mott is a visual artist and experienced designer, specializing in audience engagement, immersive storytelling and building meaningful experiences for groups and family entertainment. Her goal is to design experiences that bring people together in playful engagement, creating memories. Her experiences includes design work for museum exhibits, theme parks, virtual reality and interactive storytelling projects. She produces the environmental projections for Phantasmagoria, as well as other local theater productions.