Choreographers

Ingrid Ferdinand

Ingrid Ferdinand

Ingrid Ferdinand, a Chicago native, began dancing at the age of three at the Academy of Movement and Music. She later spent some time at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and Marymount Manhattan College, before joining Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s “HSPro” in 2018.

Caroline Finn

Caroline Finn

Caroline Finn was born in the UK and trained at the Arts Educational School and then The Juilliard School, NY. Her professional career as a dancer began with Ballett Theatre Munich (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz) and later saw her dancing with Ballet Preljocaj and Compagnie Carolyn...

Joseph Hernandez

Joseph Hernandez

Associate Choreographer

Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2019

Joseph Hernandez is a choreographer and performer living in Dresden, Germany. Born in Fort Knox, KY in 1988, he graduated from the School of American Ballet in 2007 and was awarded and apprenticeship with the New York City Ballet that same year. As a dancer...

Anthony Milian

Anthony Milian

Anthony Milian, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, received a Master’s Degree in Biomechanics from the University of Michigan on a Merit Fellowship in 2022 and a BFA in Dance with Honors Distinction from Ohio State University in 2018. Upon graduation, Anthony apprenticed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Ihsan Rustem

Ihsan Rustem

Resident Choreographer

Ihsan Rustem was born in London, where he trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Ihsan began his professional career at the age of 17, joining Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures, followed by engagements with BallettTheater Munich (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz) and...

Sarah Slipper

Sarah Slipper

Artistic Director

Sarah Slipper was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, and had a lauded career with the Royal Winnipeg before turning to choreography and founding NW Dance Project in 2004. A Fine Balance, her pas de deux created during the first year of NW Dance Project, was a finalist for the prestigious Benois de la Danse award in 2006 and was performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as part of the award’s gala celebration.

Santiago Villarreal

Santiago Villarreal

Santiago Villarreal, born in Monterrey, Mexico, started dancing at the age of 16 and earned his BFA from Chapman University in 2019. After graduating, Santiago moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a freelancer and had the opportunity to work extensively in the commercial and concert dance world.

Yin Yue

Yin Yue

Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition winner 2013

The founder and artistic director of YY Dance Company (YYDC), Yin Yue is an internationally recognized performer and choreographer. Born and raised in China, Yin studied at the prestigious Shanghai Dance Academy and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her MFA in...