Our Dancers & Recent Alumni

The PGK Dance Project is a powerhouse of talent. Some of our leading dancers have toured extensively with Peter and have trained under various dance institutions across the world. Read more about these incredible dancers...

 

Alyssa Junious:

Alyssa received a B.F.A in Performance from the University of California, Irvine. At the university she trained under professors Loretta Livingston, Lisa Naugle, Israel “El” Gabriel, Sharon Wray, Donald McKayle, and worked with guest choreographer Pavel Zustiak. She was a member of legendary Donald Mckayle’s Etude Ensemble. She also competed with a collegiate hip-hop group CADC. Alyssa worked for Disneyland as a dancer where she was able to perform with musical artist Demi Lovato and Anika Noni Rose. Alyssa’s has performed with various local dance companies in Southern California; Unity, Entity Contemporary Dance Company, IsadoraNOW, Visionary Dance Theatre, and The PGK Project. Recently, she received the “audience choice” award at San Diego Dance Theatre’s Young Choreographers Showcase. She has been with PGK for a year and is excited to perform again at the Lyceum this season.

 
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Desiree Cuizon-Fejeran:

Desiree Cuizon-Fejeran grew up dancing in the Bay Area initially as a jazz dance and hip-hop dancer.  She achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Dance, from San Diego State University in 2008. Since graduating, Desiree had the honor of performing in Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, and numerous cities in the U.S. with various independent and local artists. She is currently a dance company member for both San Diego Dance Theater and the PGK Dance Project. When she is not dancing she is a Pilates Instructor and Certified Massage Therapist. 

 

 
     Jennifer Fait Puls:    Jennifer is a dancer   originally from San Diego, in addition to The PGK Dance Project, Jenn has performed with somebodies dance theatre, Khamla Somphanh, IsadoraNOW, Blythe Barton Dance, and was also a Radio City Rockette. A graduate of Hope College, MI, with a double major in Chemistry and Dance.

 

Jennifer Fait Puls: 

Jennifer is a dancer originally from San Diego, in addition to The PGK Dance Project, Jenn has performed with somebodies dance theatre, Khamla Somphanh, IsadoraNOW, Blythe Barton Dance, and was also a Radio City Rockette. A graduate of Hope College, MI, with a double major in Chemistry and Dance.

     John Paul Lawson   John is a dancer   originally from San Diego. “JP” made his debut with the company in March 2014.  He has trained at Palomar College where he studied Dance and Kinesiology, and he also works with Opus Mixtus Post Jazz.

 

John Paul Lawson

John is a dancer originally from San Diego. “JP” made his debut with the company in March 2014.  He has trained at Palomar College where he studied Dance and Kinesiology, and he also works with Opus Mixtus Post Jazz.

 

Ron Davis:

Mr. Davis began his dance training ten years ago with the transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project performing group, where his love for dance was nurtured. He studied at The University of The Arts as a modern dance performance major. Mr. Davis trained and performed with the CAC Repertory Dance Theatre, where he studied ballet, modern, and jazz. He continues his education at San Diego Mesa College as a Sociology Major with and emphasis in Dance. Ronald is an emerging choreographer/entertainer that strives for the success in his career in the service and entertainment industry. This is Ronald first year with the PGK dance company.

 

 

James LeMaster:

Studied and trained under the direction of Southwestern Community College instructors while taking class at local studios such as Malashock and San Diego Dance Place. Also dabbling within the operations of dance studios he was on scholarship at CultureShock and Academy of Performing Arts. He participated in a seasonal company, Naganuma 2, in New York in 2014 and then began apprenticing with PGK, December 2014 where he recently moved into the company during the Summer 2015.  Aside from dancing he enjoys zoology, learning new movement related activities, and especially loves cirque arts and tumbling. He hopes to create a voice within the dance community to help teach future dancers and the community.

 

Kymberly Kellems, Marty Dorado, Jessica Kelley, Sarah Emmons, Marisa Shimano, Nicolas Gilbertson


The PGK Dance Project TOO:
Apprentice Company

Jovani Chavez, Alina Drozd, Chihiro Okabe


Guest Choreographers:

Khamla Somphanh, Natasha Ridley, Michael Nickerson-Rossi, Sean Curran, Viviana Alcazar-Haynes, Heather Dale Wentworth, Kim T. Davis, Geoffrey Gonzalez, Rosalia Nalani Lerner, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, Donna Scro, Andrew Pearson, Kevin Jenkins, Boroka Nagy, Alyssa Junious, Natalia Hill, Kymberly Kellems, John Paul Lawson, Matthew Armstrong, James LeMaster, Nicole Lee.


PGK Dance Alumni include:

Karina Martinez, Natalia Hill, Jenny Henkel, Megan R. Jenkins, Nguyen Bui, Chad Ortiz, Justin L. Viernes, Shana McCartney, Cecil Pratt, Erica Buechner, Katie Chilton (apprentice), Lara Binder, Ericka Aisha Moore, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, Liana Hesketh, Nicole Oga, David Wornovitzky, Viviana Alcazar-Haynes, Heather Dale Wentworth, Gia rose Strada (apprentice), Jessica Martin (apprentice), Casey Oates (apprentice), Angel Acuna (apprentice), Sarah Navarette, Minh Noorda-Nguyen (apprentice).