Caitlyn Huynh

company dancer

Caitlyn Huynh (she/her) grew up in Central Illinois, where she began her training under Stacy Terry. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Contemporary Dance and a Certificate in Arts Administration. Upon graduation, Caitlyn moved to Chicago where she is currently a program coordinator for the Joffrey Community Engagement. This will be Caitlyn's 4th season with Noumenon. 

Camille Nichols

company apprentice

This is Camille’s (she/her) first season with NDE. She has been dancing for nearly 14 years, starting her training at Hyde Park School of Dance and then Chicago Multicultural Dance Company. For Camille, dance has always been a way to communicate what words often cannot.


Camille is excited and grateful to be a part of NDE this season and gain meaningful experiences.

Emily Buttolph

company apprentice

This is Emily's (she/her) first season with NDE. She made the leap to Chicago this summer after graduating from the University of Iowa where she earned a BFA in Dance, focusing on pedagogy and choreography, and a BA in English and Creative Writing. Outside of dance, Emily is beginning work as a paralegal in preparation for law school. She is excited to see where this next chapter of life takes her and is thrilled that Noumenon will be a part of it.

Faith Koleczek

company dancer

Faith (she/her) grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. She began dancing at the age of 8 and quickly fell in love with the artistry and athleticism of dance. She went on to receive her BA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in May 2014. Faith joined Noumenon Dance Ensemble in 2015. She has enjoyed growing her skills and artistry with the company, even making her professional choreographic debut in the Spring of 2019 with NDE. She looks forward to continuing to dance and perform with Noumenon this coming season!

K Orgel

company apprentice

K. Orgel (They/She) is a performer, choreographer, and dance teacher native to the Chicago area. K received their training primarily through Northeastern Illinois University where they graduated with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and through Joel Hall Dancers and Center (JHDC) where they have been a part of the JHDC Adult Scholarship Program. Recent performances and choreography credits include Carnal Inferno (Choreography by Luke Greeff) at Yes Ma’am Circus’ Happy Hellidays Cabaret, Shakespeare in Love at Harper College (Asst. Choreographer), and Amygdala: Wad of Electric Bacon at Dances in the Hall: Generation Fierce (Choreographer).

K is excited and grateful to be performing with Noumenon Dance Ensemble’s 2020/2021 season. They are looking forward to being a part of Noumenon’s mission to elevate dance artists of varying genders/ethnicities/physiques!

Nadia Cohn

company apprentice

Nadia is a Chicago native and has been dancing since she was 7 years old. For the past 6 years she’s studied dance at Chicago Multicultural Dance and has been a part of their competition team where she’s won medals for her contemporary solo performances. Nadia believes that when she dances, she is able to touch people through telling a story with her motions. Nadia is excited to grow with NDE and is extremely grateful for the opportunity.

Shanna A. Cruzat

company dancer

Shanna A. Cruzat (she/her) is native to Chicago where she began her formal training with Homer Bryant at Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center. Shanna received her B.F.A in Dance and B.A. in English from University of Michigan under the guidance of Robin Wilson, Peter Sparling and Judy Rice. Since graduating, she has danced with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Cerqua Rivera Dance, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Theater 2. She has performed works by Kevin "Iega" Jeff, Gary Abbott, Diane McIntyre, Reggie Wilson, Wilfredo Rivera and Fana Tshabala for his work, Indumba, that was award dance of the year in the Chicago Sun-Times. Shanna enjoys sharing her love of dance through various teaching at various schools throughout the city. Shanna is excited to begin her first year with Noumenon Dance Ensemble.

Tara Dubac

company dancer

Tara Dubac (she/her) is a graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where she received her BFA in Dance: Specialization in Performance and Choreography, as well as a minor in Business Administration and Writing. The Slippery Rock Dance Department awarded Tara “Most Outstanding Dance Major” out of her senior class. Upon graduating, she moved to Chicago to pursue her passion for dance. Tara has recently begun an internship at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with their Youth Dance Education Program. She will be entering her second season dancing with NDE!

Trevon Lawrence

company dancer

Trevon Lawrence (she/her) is an aspiring Commercial dancer born and raised in Chicago, IL. Received her training from CMDC ( Chicago Multi -Cultural Dance Center), and Chiarts ( Chicago High School for the Arts) as the first graduating class. While attending both Cmdc and Chiarts she has had the opportunity to work with River North Dance Company, Gus Giordano Dance Company, as well as preformed at Paris Fashion Week, and Chinese New Years Parade “2019”. She has also made an appearance on 21st Century Fox “Empire” seasons 1 finale. She is currently continuing her training with “The Hiplet Ballerinas” and “Noumenon Dance Ensemble”.

Toni Carlisles

company apprentice

This is Toni's (he/him) first season with NDE. He moved to Chicago last year after graduating University of Minnesota where one of his degrees was in Dance Performance with emphasis in Choreography. Toni is currently pursuing a PHd at Depaul and works at an elementary school as a youth development teacher. Toni is stoked to share space, time, connections, and energy with NDE and its dancers!


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