Nina M. Buisson

Nina M. Buisson

An internationally acclaimed Contemporary Dance Master Teacher, award-winning choreographer and dance iconoclast, distinguished for coining cutting edge European contemporary dance idiom. For more than fifteen years Nina has enriched the avant-garde dance industry with her unconventional contemporary vocabulary - educating, choreographing and inspiring numerous students and performance artists across the globe. Her expressionistic Tanz-Theater tapestries weave a universe of boundless freedom, interdependence and inner peace. Nina is an "excellence" scholar from the PRINCESS GRACE Academy of Classical dance and has obtained her musical training from the PRINCE RAINIER III Music Academy in Monaco. She holds a professional teaching diploma in ballet and modern dance from the Cultural Ministry of France, Aix en Provence.

Nina Buisson has garnered critical plaudits and top prizes for her solo performances at several International dance competitions in France, Italy and Germany, she is the Elan Award recipient of the "Spirit Award for Choreographic Excellence".

Nina Buisson's singular choreography has been presented at the renowned New York City venues: "The Best of" at Danny Kay Play House at Hunter College 2004, The Elan Awards at the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Juilliard Senior Graduation Showcase 2005, Steps Choreography Performance Showcase 2006, Material Raw 13 "The Evolving Art Theater" 2006, Jennifer Muller's the Hatch 2008, The International Dance Festival at the Duke Theater 2009, The Avant-Garde Festival at Judson Memorial Church in 2010, The 10th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival 2011, La Mamma Move Dance Festival Motion Makers 2012, The Motion Capture Lab at the Steinhardt school of education New York University 2013, The Lab tanz-Theater for Actors 2014. Most recently, Nina Buisson Contemporary Move performed the work "Entre Deux Mondes" at the Joyce Soho Theater.

"I like to paint...curves of light and shadow. Like a whirling spiral I carve raw energy in enchanting patterns. The dancing body is like a subtle brush that paints soul-scapes of boundless freedom. Like poetry in motion, a painting without a frame, a gush of feelings floating in the air... I breathe the magic of moving bodies, seeding energy in space. Wether the magic remains after the piece is finished - doesn't matter. I soar up to my vastness - Unleashed and free..."

Anna Montserrat Guerrero

Anna Montserrat Guerrero

Anna Montserrat Guerrero is a professional dancer and choreographer from Manila, Philippines, where she trained in ballet, contemporary, and jazz on scholarship at STEPS Dance Studio for several years. She passed the Advanced 2 Level of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) with the highest grade of Distinction. At age 17, she then joined Philippine Ballet Theatre, the country's premier classical ballet company. Only in her first season with the company, she was immediately selected to perform a major role as Friend of Swanilda in its production of Coppelia.

Anna then moved to New York City to pursue a degree in Economics at Columbia University while cultivating her dance career. She has trained with Valentina Kozlova, Olga Verterich, Vitaly Verterich, Wendy Whelan, Cynthia Anderson, Gabri Christa, and Nina Buisson. She is a recipient of several awards from prestigious international ballet competitions, including a Gold medal at the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC) held in St. Petersburg, Russia (2017), Bronze Medal and Special Award for "Best Interpretation of the Women's Compulsory Contemporary Solo" at the VKIBC New York Finals (2016), Silver and Bronze Medals at the inaugural VKIBC Contemporary Competition in New York (2014), and Silver and Bronze Medals at the XI Tanzolymp International Dance Festival (2014) in Berlin, Germany. Moreover, she has been selected to perform in international ballet galas in Berlin, New York City and at the historic Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg. She received her bachelor of arts degree, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Columbia University.

Anna has performed with American Repertory Ballet (2017-2018), Ajkun Ballet Theatre (2017), Connecticut Ballet (2018), and in works by choreographers such as Margo Sappington, Nina Buisson, Christopher Caines, Avi Scher, Paul Ocampo, Max Luna III, and Hazel Sabas. She has been featured as an artist for "Kariskis" (2018), a Filipino-Canadian independent short film on the modern-day Filipino woman.

As a choreographer, Anna's work has been performed at the VKIBC 2017 NYC Finals. She is honored to have been selected as Choreographer of the Senior Women's Compulsory Solo for the VKIBC 2019 New York City Finals and to be the first Filipino woman to be given this title.