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Amy Merli
       
     
Jakar Hankerson
       
     
Kailah King
       
     
Henry Olivo
       
     
Rosanna Karabetsos
       
     
Rebecca Puretz
       
     
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Tiger Luangpraseuth
       
     
Tiger Luangpraseuth

Randorn Luangpraseuth who goes by the alias "Tiger." or "T!ger." Is an artist who started dancing professionally as an B-boy, at the age of 14. Raised both in East Hartford and Manchester, Connecticut; he has done much work throughout his home state and the New England area. His awards and competitions span all over the USA with awards overseas as well. Tiger's accolades include -2015 Trinity International Hip Hop Festival 3v3 Breaking Champion -2015 Born 2 Get Down 2v2 Lowell, MA. Semi Finalist -2015 Heartz and Mindz 3v3 Chicago, IL Semi Finalist -2014 Gimme A Break Boston Champion -2014 Breaks Kru Anniversary Dance Competition 5v5. Semi-Finalist. -2014 UDEF Pro Breaking Tour Dance Competition 3v3. Top 16 Contender -2014 Dance It Up Dance Competition 5v5 Champion -2014 Redbull BC One Cypher: Philadelphia. Dance Competition 1v1 Top 16 Contender -2014 Cypher Sessions II Dance Competition 1v1 Champion -2012 Bboy Massacre Dance Competition 10v10. Tiger Joined TNMOT AZTRO as a Dance Collaborator in 2014. 

Amy Merli
       
     
Amy Merli

Amy has had many wonderful teachers starting with her time at the Hartford Conservatory to studying with the incredible Alan Danielson and Betty Jones while at the Limón Professional Studies Program. While living in NYC Amy learned and performed Limón and Humphrey repertory while working with Limón past and present company members. Amy has participated in summer and winter Paul Taylor Company Intensives and has learned and performed many different Taylor repertory. There has been so many influences on Amy’s dance career but classes with Robert Battle, Milton Meyers, Seán Curran, Donald Byrd, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Sidra Bell, Gregory Dolbashian, Loni Landon and Adam Barruch has been very significant. 

Amy has performed and toured with Full Force Dance Theater under the direction of Katie Stevenson and was selected to be a part of a 2008 tribute to Ted Hershey. As an independent artist Amy perform as a soloist in Madrid, Spain in 2009. From 2008-2014 Amy has performed and choreographed for CONNetic Dance.

Amy is the founder and executive director of Trashion Fashion

Jakar Hankerson
       
     
Jakar Hankerson

Jakar Hankerson, Born and raised in Hartford CT,

Started his dance training at the Artist Collective where he studied in various dance styles such as African dance, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary.  He has performed with "Equilibrium Dance Theater", under the direction of Jolet Creary, based in Hartford, CT in 2009.  From there continuing his career performing all across the USA. Jakar Joined TNMOT AZTRO as a Dance Collaborator in 2014.  Jakar is the life long friend of Arien Wilkerson performing together for 7 years off and on.

Kailah King
       
     
Kailah King

Kailah King

Born and raised in Hartford CT.

 Began her ballet training at the Hartt School Community Division. Trained in various styles of dance which include; ballet, modern, jazz and ballroom. While being at the Hartt School Community Division, Kailah performed lead roles such as "Arabian" at the Bushnell in Hartford, CT.  At the age of 17 Kailah graduated from the Hartt School Community Division and went on to become a certified Yoga Instructor at the Yoga Shop in South Windsor, CT.

 Two months after graduating with her Yoga Instructor certification she decided to audition for the highly respected Dance Theatre Of Harlem.   She was offered a position within their professional training program where she was exposed to a whole new & different crowd of dancers. 

   Kailah has  attended summer programs with Boston Ballet, Ballet Met, Dance theatre of Harlem, and Cechetti international.

She joined TNMOT AZTRO as Dance Collaborator in 2014. 

Henry Olivo
       
     
Henry Olivo

Henry Olivo started his dance training as a B-boy in 2006 under the guidance of friend and Company Collaborator Tiger Luangpraseuth. Born In Fort Lauderdale FL yet raised in Hartford/Manchester CT, Henry studied Tae Kwon Do for 6 years before pursuing his dance career further. In 2012 Henry joined the United Outkast Crew the same crew Fellow Company Collaborator Tiger Luangpraseuth Is apart of. Henry Olivo has won battles at the Trinity College Hip-Hop Festival 3V3, Bboy Massacre In NYC 10v10, and Funk the Politics In Bridgeport CT 2v2. Henry Olivo Joined TNMOT AZTRO as a Dance Collaborator in 2015.

Rosanna Karabetsos
       
     
Rosanna Karabetsos

Rosanna Karabetsos Born in Hartford CT.

A large amount of Rosanna's earlier training comes from her local dance studio in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, Rhythm N Sync Dance Studio.  Following her competition days, Rosanna was accepted into the dance program at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She worked with various artists, companies and choreographers  Kim Stroud, of the Martha Graham Dance Company; Jennifer Weber, DECAdance; Kate St. Amand & Lynn Peterson, SYREN modern dance; Caroline Fermin, Galim Dance; Clyde Evans, Leslie Frye Maietta, and Deborah Goffe.

Rosanna attened the pre professional summer intensive, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts.  She worked  in the same manner with more artists such as Fredrick Earl Mosley, Nathan Trice, Kevin Wynn, Crysal Frazier and Rennie Harris of Rennie Harris Pure Movement.

 She is signed to DFX Entertainment and performs at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos along with many other major performance venues.  Rosanna joined TNMOT AZTRO in 2014 as a Dance collaborator. 

Rebecca Puretz
       
     
Rebecca Puretz

Rebecca crawled off of her mother’s lap during her third week of tap classes at 2 years old, and hasn’t stopped dancing since.  She attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, where she was exposed to modern dance and received the Emerging Artist and Choreographer Award upon graduation.

Rebecca continued her dance studies in the university setting and spent one summer as the intern for Deborah Goffe, Director of Hartford-based dance company, Scapegoat Garden.  In 2013, she graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from the College at Brockport (SUNY), where she had the opportunity to study Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals and various somatic practices under Bill Evan, Mariah Maloney, James Hansen and Karl Rogers.  She worked with a variety of guest artists including Gallim, Kate Weare and Company, David Dorfman and Jonah Bokaer.  She served two years on the board of the Student Dance Organization, and had the opportunity to present original work at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.  Currently, Rebecca continues to engage with the local arts community as much as possible, recently in collaboration with The Garden Center for Contemporary Dance. Rebecca joined TNMOT AZTRO in 2014 as Dance Collaborator and administration cooridinator.