MEET The Ladies

AMBER JULIAN

Joined 2012

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Passionate, empathetic, warrior

What is your Mantra?

Movement is a physical manifestation of my spirit language and energy. It is medicine for my soul.

DESIRESS DE LA PENA

Joined 2014

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Clumsy, creative, motivated.

What is your Mantra?

Just dance! No one cares if you suck.

GIULIANA BLASI

Joined 2010

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Fierce loving mama.

What is your Mantra?

"I will greet each day with love in my heart. I will pay attention to and with my mind, body and spirit. I will not use the word "can't" to define my possibilities.

LAURA KIRKEBY

Joined 2013

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Empathetic, dedicated, connected.

What is your Mantra?

Dancing connects me to this present moment and all those before who created these dances. I move for Mother Earth. I move to connect with myself so that I can move to help others. Vulnerability = strength.

MARINA STANKOV-HODGE

Joined 2012

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Tenacious, blunt, sensitive.

What is your Mantra?

The wound is where the light shines in. It is what it is.

NINA WU

Joined 2015

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Love, creative, critical thinker.

What is your Mantra?

Everything is connected. Inspiration and creativity is everywhere. We are steeped in magic.

SAMARA ATKINS

Co-founder 2010

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Loving, joyous, hype.

What is your Mantra?

There is no one, who can do what you can do, how you do it.

ASHLEY GAYLE

Joined 2017

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Passionate, loving, silly.

What is your Mantra?

I was built to break, I didn't know my own strength.

ESME KUNDANIS-GROW

Joined 2015

GLADYS LIU

Joined 2011

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Goofy, dedicated, lovable.

What is your Mantra?

Stay humble and positive. Be compassionate towards others because you never know what they have been through. Patience is a virtue.

LOAN HOANG

Joined 2011

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Trying my best.

What is your Mantra?

Keep going.

MIKA LEMOINE

Joined 2010

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Empathetic, reflective, powerful.

What is your Mantra?

The journey toward loving myself guides me to live in a way that supports my liberation and the liberation of others.

POKO DEVIS

Joined 2012

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Artistic, star, mermaid.

What is your Mantra?

You got this!

ZOE MOUNTAIN

Joined 2014

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Sensitive, intentional, kind.

What is your Mantra?

Be joyful.

CASSEY DE LA PENA

Joined 2017

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Goofy, compassionate, hungry.

What is your Mantra?

Fake it until you make it.

GAIL BURKS

Joined 2013

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Introverted, funky, straight forward.

What is your Mantra?

YOLO, you only live once! My bucket list destination - South Africa.

JENAY ANOLIN

Co-founder 2010

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Nurturing, outgoing, driven.

What is your Mantra?

#manifestgreatness

MAJORIE ORITZ

Joined 2015

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Positive, energetic, strong.

What is your Mantra?

Spread love and light.

NIKKI RENOJO

Joined 2010

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Shy, fierce, funny.

What is your Mantra?

Love is my religon.

ROSE HUEY

Joined 2015

Rose is an Oakland native. She grew up dancing at Destiny Arts Center and performed throughout the community as a member of Destiny’s youth performance company. Rose attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she directed the student run hip hop dance group and received a degree in History and American Studies.

MIXD LADIES BY YEAR JOINED

2010
  • GIULIANA

  • JENAY

  • MIKA

  • NIKKI

  • SAMARA

2011
  • GLADYS

  • LOAN

  • YESHI

2012
  • AGATHA

  • AHSIA

  • AMBER

  • MARINA

  • MICHELE

  • POKO

  • SHIREEN

2013
  • GAIL

  • LAURA

  • SHELLEY

2014
  • DESIREE

  • ZOE

  • CHELSEA

2015
  • ESME

  • MARJORIE

  • MARLENA

  • NINA

  • ROSE

2017
  • ASHLEY

  • CASSEY

TRAINNERS: ANGELICA (2013), ALISA (2014), CHRISTINA (2014), MAYA (2014), EMERY (2015)

Mixd Ingrdnts is a resident company of Destiny Arts Center

Mix'd Ingrdnts is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers' Group

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