Jamie is originally from North Carolina where he started his dance background in Liturgical Dance. He knew he was destined to create after starting his dance training at Western Carolina University where he performed with Asheville Ballet. He later transferred to Winthrop University in Rock Hill SC where he received his BA in Dance Performance. He continued his dance career performing in Joseph and the Amazing Techni-Colored Dream Coat at the Concord Community theatre, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at CentralPiedmont Community College. Dancing with companies Caroline Calouche &Company (Charlotte, NC), Annex Dance Company (Charleston, SC), and trained/apprenticed with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company in New York City. Jamie is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Drye/Marinaro Dance Company where he travels, performs, and sets work along the east coast. Jamie currently resides in New York City. TV credits include: The Wendy Williams show, GoodMorning America, The View, and Good Day NY. He continues to work as a choreographer, dance educator, dance fitness instructor, co-creator of Fueled eMotion: The Cardio Dance Experience, and as a Group Fitness Manager at CrunchFitness Gym.
Francesca Marinaro is a resident of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and received herBA in Dance from DeSales University in 2008. She has worked with prominent artists such as Trinette Singleton, Sean Curran, Eddie Taketa, Lynne Mariani, Janet Peck, J.T. Jenkins, Kate Jewett of Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Nicole Wilcott. In 2008 she had the opportunity to study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Centro de Choreographico de Brazil. She has danced for Re-Cored Dance Company, Wilkes-barre, Pennsylvania, Annex Dance Company of Charleston, South Carolina & Angeline Wolfe of Bangor performing along the east coast. In 2011,Francesca established the FuSia Dance Center of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania offering dance education to students ages two to adult. It is also the home of FuSia Pre-Professional Dance Company, a non-profit performance based company for young aspiring dancers to gain the experience of a performer and become educated dance artists. In 2011, she became the co-artistic director of Drye/Marinaro Dance Company based out of NYC where she continues to share her love of choreography and work alongside incredibly talented artists and movers.
Marion Helfenstein trained in her native France with a soloist of the Opera de Paris, then at the Conservatory of Lyon before moving to Paris, earning her Ballet Teaching Certificate, and diversifying her training while dancing for internationally touring companies. In New York, Marion studied on scholarship at the Martha Graham School, completing the Professional and Teaching Training Programs and has since danced with Graham II, BalaSole Dance Company, Kun-Yang-Lin/Dancers, Regina Nejman & Company, In TW Company and in Buglisi’s Table of Silence Project at Lincoln Center. She has collaborated with caitlin+dancers since 2014 and Drye/Marinaro Dance Company since 2016. She also takes part in multiple project based works cross-pollinating physical theater, visual installation, and improvisation on site specific set-ups and is also a future Feldenkrais® practitioner. She is thrilled to dance for Drye/Marinaro Dance Company and thankful to be doing what she loves!
Abby Corrigan originally from Columbus, OH, received her BFA in Dance and a BA in Arts Administration from Elon University where she worked with Gerri Houlihan, Kira Blazek, Matt Pardo , Renay Aumiller and others. Now a New York City based freelance dancer and choreographer,Abby has performed with Lila Artists, Summation Dance Company, Drye/Marinaro Dance Company, Ballaro Dance Company, The Nash Conspiracy, The Nathaniel Hunt Project and Allison Dyke + The Pink Electric. Also, she's presented her choreography in various festivals including the 2019 Movement Festival, the Salvatore Capezio Theater, and the WAXworks Showcase at Triskelion Arts.
Originally from Kanagawa, Japan, Yu Fujiwara has performed with Drye/Marinaro Dance Company since 2018. She trained as a dancer in Japan Women’s College of Physical Education and Ailey School. Her previous experience includes performing for Balasole Dance Company, Brooklyn Royals Dance team, Belly Trans Entertainment, and Fish Leong’s 2016 U.S. tour. Her original choreography has been performed at Kodafe, Queens Dance Festival, MODArts Dance Company’s Collective Thread, Camden's Festival of Dance, and Fertile Ground. In addition to her professional work, she also enjoys teaching dance and sports at Japanese Children's Academy, assisting children's classes at Mark Morris Dance Center and binbin Factory Kids Ballet.
Originally from Mississauga ON, Canada, Nicole moved to New York City where she graduated Honors as a BFA in Dance at Marymount Manhattan College (2015-2019). During her studies she worked as a soloist and ensemble Dancer with Kyle Abraham (AIM), Andrea Miller (Gallim Dance), Tami Stronach, Elizabeth Motley, Maria Torres, Karen Gayle and many more. Nicole has had the pleasure of performing for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Walt Disney World, TEDx, Miss Universe Canada, and the Mississauga Arts Awards. As a freelance artist in New York and Toronto, Nicole continues to navigate within the arts community with love, passion, and perseverance.
Chieh Hsiung graduated from the National Taiwan University Of Physical Education and Sport with a major in Modern Dance/Choreography and minor in Ballet/Folk Dance/Ballroom Dance/Street Dance. Originally from Taiwan, Chieh moved to New York City 5 years ago. In addition to performing, Chieh has presented her choreography all across NYC. In 2017, Chieh was invited to perform in the 92Y Harkness Dance Center Big Mouth Asian Choreographer Festival, in 2016, choreographed as part of the Fish Leng 2016 World Tour at Lincoln Center, and in 2015, presented work as part of Breaking Glass: The Emerging Female Choreographers Project, which won the audience favorite award.
Caleb began his professional training In 2014 at The Joffrey Ballet School performing works by notable choreographers such as Nathan Trice, Sekou McMiller, Rena Butler, Lane Gifford, and Patrick O'Brien. After school he moved on to new media, appearing in HBO’s Random Acts Of Flyness by Terrance Nance, choreographed by Domani Pompey. Caleb is currently working with Dolly Sfeir&Dancers, MATHETA dance, Alpha Omega, Nathaniel’s Dance Collective, Javi Padilla’s Movement Playground, Spark Movement Collective, and Drye/Marinaro Dance Company.