OUR FOUNDERS

Kimberly Recchia 

holds a BBA in Marketing and an AAS in Fashion Merchandising from Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in NYC.  She has worked for Vera Wang as a Sales & Marketing Executive for the Ready to Wear Division in NYC.  She has also worked on promotional events for Kenneth Cole's flagship store in Rockefeller Center, Christian Dior cosmetics for Bloomingdales NYC, The Gap, Biolage, and Wella haircare, along with designer fashion shows for fashion week in NYC.  Kimberly has extensive dance training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, and Tap along with a background in yoga and pilates. 

Christopher Recchia 

dancer choreographer producer

started his professional career at age 11 in David Merrick's off Broadway production of Stop the World, I Want to get off! starring Jason Alexander. Christopher, a native New Yorker, started his love for dance at Joe Stanford Dance Studio in Queens NY, he is a graduate of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, under the direction of Michelle Mathesius. Upon his graduation he was accepted and attended The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy.

 

Christopher has performed for the following companies/choreographers as; Jacque d'Amboise, artistic director of The National Dance Institute, Septime Webre, Michelle Benash, Lisa Hopkins, Daniel Catanach, Alisa King, Eloe Pomare, Jennifer Muller, Wendy R. Seyb, Walt Disney World Company (Orlando) performing as a "Kid of the Kingdom", Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Joe Antony Cavise, artistic director of Off Center Dance Theatre , "Bio-Systems" a film for The Museum of Natural History and The Gypsy Project. Christopher has been in the productions of NYC Theatrical Events and the Broadway Exchange.  

 

Christopher has recently been in the production of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, performing as the "Scarecrow" for The Company Of Dance Arts, Red Bank, NJ. 

Roger C. Jeffrey was born and raised in New York City where he began his training at Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center in Jamaica, Queens.  A graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, he received his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy.  Mr. Jeffrey has performed in the companies of Bernice Johnson, Kevin Iega Jeff, Obediah Wright, Earl Mosley, Zvi Gotheiner, Twyla Tharp, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Lar Lubovitch and with Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project.  He has also worked with Dudley Williams, Eleo Pomare, Otis Sallid, Debbie Allen, Danny Tidwell, Ayodele Casel, D'bi. Young, Rasta Thomas, Doug Varone, Richard Move and Mark Dendy. Mr. Jeffrey is a New York based freelance choreographer/director. 

 

      Inspired by his mentor Kevin Iega Jeff, he began to explore his artistic potential as both an instructor and choreographer at the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, Edge School of the Arts, South Shore Dance Alliance, The Ailey School, The Juilliard School, Peridance Center, American Ballet Theatre/Make a Ballet Program, Joffrey Concert Group, Collage Dance Collective, Studio Harmonic, Elisa King and Dancers, CityDance Ensemble, Camille Brown and Dancers, Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, Dario Varcaro Dance Project, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Philadanco!, BalletX, New York Hip-Hop Festival, Ballet Arabesque (Bulgaria), La Companyia (Spain), International Festival of Bennicassim (Spain), Tanz Project (Germany) and various conservatories and universities.  

 

       Mr. Jeffrey has choreographed and or directed various theatrical productions including Oraltorio featuring Motion & DJ L'Oqenz, Death of the Diva featuring Amanda Seales, The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely featuring Ngozi Paul, Blood Claat featuring D'bi. Young, Gemini Rising and Da Kink in my Hair featuring Angie Stone, Melanie Fiona and Terri Vaughn to name a few.  He is also the artistic consultant for Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance and associate artistic director of Dawn Branch Works.  In 1997, Mr. Jeffrey founded Subtle Changes, Inc., a nonprofit artist collective committed to the presentation, development, and exposure of the arts.  The company has presented work for Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Central Park SummerStage Harlem, E- Moves/Aaron Davis Hall, Judson Church, P.S. 122, DanceNow Festival, Theatre of the Riverside Church, JoyceSoho, Back Yard Dance Project, Bric and Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out among others. 

 

"Roger C. Jeffrey is one of the most sensitive and savviest of young producers in New York.”

-New York Times

 

"Heartfelt sincerity, dramatically meaningful moments."

-New York Times 

 

"Fervent choreography"

-Backstage