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.
Mariel Harris began dancing in her hometown of Vancouver, WA. She formally trained at The Joffrey Ballet School and The Alonzo King LINES Training Program, and has attended numerous summer intensives including Vienna's ImpulsTanz, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, LINES, and The Rock School. She holds a BFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has studied abroad in Austria at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). Currently, Mariel dances with Sean Curran Company and she is a junior company member with Lori Belilove and the Isadora Duncan Dance Company.
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.
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.
Jared McAboy began his dance training in Kent, Washington at Allegro Performing Arts Academy. He has attended the Juilliard Summer Dance Intensive and the LINES Summer Ballet Program, and has performed in works of Bret Easterling, Dexandro Montalvo, James Martin, Jose Limon, Vita Osojnik, and Neil Schwartz. Jared has a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Mathematics from New York University, and he continues as a company member with Natalie Johnson Dance and 10 Hairy Legs.
Tanya designed Rovaco's brand, which includes the logo and website. Check out more of her work at artbytanyagupta.com
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.
Hannah was selected for The Moving Beauty Series Solo Commission which resulted in the piece Black Widow. She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase, and she dances for Kathleen Helm and Annie Wang in addition to serving as assistant to Doug Varone.
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
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
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
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
Relvin developed Rovaco's website using HTML interface. For any questions, you can contact him at email@example.com
A graduate from University of California Santa Barbara with a B.F.A. in Dance, Sean currently works for H.T. Chen and Dancers, Abarukas, J. Chen Project, Rovaco Dance, and Seymour Dance Collective.