MEET The Ladies

AMBER JULIAN

Joined 2012

Passionate, empathetic, warrior

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

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DESIRESS DE LA PENA

Joined 2014

Clumsy, creative, motivated.

Just dance! No one cares if you suck.

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GIULIANA BLASI

Joined 2010

Fierce loving mama.

"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.

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LAURA KIRKEBY

Joined 2013

Empathetic, dedicated, connected.

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.

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MARINA STANKOV-HODGE

Joined 2012

Tenacious, blunt, sensitive.

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

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NINA WU

Joined 2015

Love, creative, critical thinker.

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

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SAMARA ATKINS

Co-founder 2010

Loving, joyous, hype.

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

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ASHLEY GAYLE

Joined 2017

Passionate, loving, silly.

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

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ESME KUNDANIS-GROW

Joined 2015

GLADYS LIU

Joined 2011

Goofy, dedicated, lovable.

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

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LOAN HOANG

Joined 2011

Trying my best.

Keep going.

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MIKA LEMOINE

Joined 2010

Empathetic, reflective, powerful.

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

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POKO DEVIS

Joined 2012

Artistic, star, mermaid.

You got this!

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ZOE MOUNTAIN

Joined 2014

Sensitive, intentional, kind.

Be joyful.

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CASSEY DE LA PENA

Joined 2017

Goofy, compassionate, hungry.

Fake it until you make it.

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GAIL BURKS

Joined 2013

Introverted, funky, straight forward.

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

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JENAY ANOLIN

Co-founder 2010

Nurturing, outgoing, driven.

#manifestgreatness

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MAJORIE ORITZ

Joined 2015

Positive, energetic, strong.

Spread love and light.

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NIKKI RENOJO

Joined 2010

Shy, fierce, funny.

Love is my religon.

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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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