Rohan Bhargava, born and raised in New Delhi, India, began his formal dance training at The Danceworx Academy of Performing Arts. He trained in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop, and went on to serve as a performer, instructor, and choreographer in The Danceworx Company. In 2012, Rohan relocated to New York to pursue his B.F.A in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He has performed in works by Bill T. Jones, Deborah Jowitt, Sean Curran, Doug Elkins, and Patrick B. Corbin, and currently dances for Kizuna Dance and 10 Hairy Legs.
After taking up the role of Artistic Director of Rovaco Dance, Rohan received widespread acclaim as an emerging choreographer. He won "Outstanding Choreography" at Tamasha NYC 2016 and received commissions from The Moving Beauty Series and Mare Nostrum Elements. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation announced him as their Artist-in-Residence 2016 and he was also recognized by The Dance Magazine in the article "Immigrants Who've Inspired Us". In 2017, Rohan collaborated with 7 different composers from Mannes School of Music, and he is currently creating new work for a CUNY Dance Initiative Residency at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.
Nico Gonzales, a Colorado native, started his early dance training at Denver School of the Arts, and under Brian Young and Tami Bing. He holds a BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has performed works by Renee Redding-Jones, Pamela Pietro, Merce Cunningham, and Bill T. Jones. Currently, Nico works with era dance collective, Heidy Latsky Dance, and Bryn Cohn + Artists. He also produces his own collaborative work.
Alden Henderson is a freelance dancer currently performing with Bryce Dance Company, VISIONS: Contemporary Ballet, and SHIFT Dance. Alden began dancing at six years of age, and he quickly fell in love with dance, taking classes in multiple genres including tap, ballet, modern, and hip-hop, among many others. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 2017 with a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance where he was inspired by postmodernism and contemporary ballet under the mentorship of Nina Martin. He moved to New York shortly thereafter to pursue his performance career.
Anna grew up in Minnesota, and started her dance training with hip hop and street styles.After taking her first modern dance class at 12, she fell in love and began to explore the world of classical dance. She trained at TU Dance Center throughout high school and moved to New York City following graduation. Anna practices many dance styles, including ballet, Horton, Graham, house, contemporary, and dance theatre. She has also danced works by a diverse range of choreographers, including Ronald K. Brown, Uri Sands, Catherine Cabeen, Morgan Bobrow-Williams, and Gabe Katz. Anna currently dances with Amirov Dance Theater and Rovaco Dance Company, in addition to creating work as a freelance artist.
Elise Pacicco is from Charlotte, NC and currently resides in NYC. She graduated from Wake Forest University and earned her MFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Elise dances with Carolyn Dorfman Dance, where she works nationally and internationally as a teaching and performance artist. Other performance credits include Indah Walsh Dance Company, Urban Tribe, and Live Arts Collaborative. She has performed in works of Bill T. Jones, Paul Taylor, Shannon Gillen, Helen Simoneau, and others. Elise is certified in yoga and pilates and teaches modern dance at Pure Movement Dance Studio in Summit, NJ.
Jihyun Kim, born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, got a Bachelor of Science in dance from Hanyang University. She won the Golden-Prize in the senior contemporary category in "The 41st Dong-A Dance Competition" and started to gain attention as a remarkable dancer. After graduation, Jihyun moved to New York in order to enhance her career and dance experience and in 2017, She earned her MFA in dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She has performed in works by Crystal Pite, Trisha Brown, Stefanie Batten Bland, Gaspard Louis, and Alice Klock. She also has been working as an emerging choreographer in New York.
Saul Guanipa is a NYC-based composer, producer, and a Berklee College of Music graduate. His work has been featured by the David Lynch Foundation, AOL/Cambio, SONY, and has been widely used in television promos for HBO, Showtime, ABC, and CNN. Saul currently works as a staff composer at VideoHelper Music + Sound Design Library. He created original music for Rovaco's first evening lenght production KAMA, and will continue to work with the company on future commissions. Learn more at saulguanipa.com
Tanya designed Rovaco's brand, which includes the logo and website. Check out more of her work at artbytanyagupta.com
Fernando Acevedo is based in Queens, NY. His beatboxing career took off after performing in a talent show at his high school. Currently, Fernando freelances and busks all around New York City. He performs an original score for Rovaco's Kool Kids 2.0. Follow him on Social Media @apparationmuzik
A native Texan, Barry received a BA in Theatre with a minor in Fashion Design from TCU, graduating with honors in 1991. Currently, Barry heads the Costume Studies program for Sam Houston State University's Dance Department. Barry created original costumes for Rovaco's first evening lenght production KAMA.
Austin holds a Bachelors in Music from NYU. He has composed for professional film, dance, and video game projects and he collaborated with Rovaco to compose music for Kool Kids.
Devansh works with Rovaco to produce video marketing material and reels (such as the one fashioned on the home page). To see more of his work visit devanshagarwal.com
Relvin developed Rovaco's website using HTML interface. For any questions, you can contact him at email@example.com
Alex is a recent graduate from Mannes School of Music and he is the founder and co-producer of "7:1" an interdisciplinary collaboration between Mannes School and Rovaco Dance. Learn more about his work at soundcloud.com/alexander-chadwell
Mariel Harris was a company member with Rovaco from 2015-2018. She is originally from Vancouver, WA and holds a BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Mariel currently dances for Sean Curran Company.
Sean graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a B.F.A. in Dance. He worked with Rovaco in the project "7:1" commissioned by Mannes School of Music. Sean currently works as a freelance artist in Berlin, Germany.
NYC based dance artist Ashley Zimmerman was raised in Berwyn, PA. She received a BA in Dance from Point Park University under the direction of Ruben Graciani. In addition to dancing with Rovaco in 2018, Ashley has worked with BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, CoreDance, and Caitlin Cullen Dance.
Hannah Seiden is a NYC-based freelance artist. She is pilates mat certified and holds a BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Hannah worked with Rovaco in the project "7:1" commissioned by Mannes School of Music. She currently dances for Michiyaya Dance.
Several images on the website such as the one fashioned on the home screen are shot and edited by Ezra Goh. View more of Ezra's work at ezragoh.com
Hannah Garner was selected to work with Rovaco for the "Black Widow" solo commissioned by Moving Beauty Series. She has worked as a creative assistant for Doug Varone and creates her own choreographic work with 2nd Best Dance Company.