Trevor C. Miles

Company Member
Trevor C. Miles is a self-taught dancer hailing from Clairton, PA. Over the past eight years, he has instructed hundreds of youth in Pittsburgh’s local schools, YMCA classes, and community master classes. It was always important to Trevor to offer his dance classes to underprivileged youth for little to no cost. In 2013, he was awarded the NAACP Community Service Award for his efforts in Clairton.

Trevor has developed a unique style of dance, a hybrid of modern and hip-hop, that really resonates with his audiences. In the fall of 2014, he founded the Trevor C. Dance Collective (TCDC). His collective has performed locally at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and the University of Pittsburgh. TCDC is looking forward to premiering Trevor’s work at the Benedum Center here this coming fall.

ChoreoNova is excited to welcome Trevor and to watch him enhance his technique and his repertoire along with us as we all grow.
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Kerra Alexander

Former Company Member
Kerra Alexander started dancing in Anderson, IN at age 3 and has been fortunate enough to continue exploring her passion ever since. She began her training at the Anderson Young Ballet Theater with Laura Alonso and Trinette Singleton, among others. In 2007, Kerra graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh with a B.A. in both modern dance and ballet. While there, she performed works by Doug Varone, Lisa de Ribere, Alan Hineline, Nicolas Petrov, Mark Taylor, and others, including being featured in several soloist roles. She also received the honor of appearing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in a student choreography piece through the biennial American College Dance Festival Association’s National Festival.

Kerra now resides in Pittsburgh, where she has had much success professionally. She has danced for the Pillow Project, guested with Attack Theater, and was a founding member of the Staycee Pearl Dance Project, most recently appearing with the company in Octavia. She has choreographed for the opening event of the very first Pittsburgh Fashion Week and, more recently, has co-choreographed a local production of the musical All Shook Up.

Kerra  regularly performs with Madhouse Productions and also teaches ballet for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and Reign Dance Productions, owned by Abby Lee Miller. In addition, she lends her expertise to leading master classes throughout the Midwest and judging dance competitions.

Nicole Greenland

Guest Dancer
Nicole Greenland trained at the New Paltz School of Ballet in NY with Lisa and Peter Naumann. As a member of the New Paltz Ballet Theatre, Nicole danced Demi-Flowers and several other roles in The Nutcracker. She also performed in The Firebird and Coppelia.

Nicole moved to Pittsburgh in 2005. She has since appeared with the Carnegie Performing Arts Center in The Nutcracker and Mary Poppins. In 2012, she was featured in Davida Rae’s Darkness & Light: An Evening of Music and Dance.

Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Duquesne University and her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is presently a geriatric social worker at LIFE Beaver County.

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Nicole Gauthier

Former Company Member
Nicole Gauthier is the newest dancer for ChoreoNovaTM. She graduated in 2014 with a BFA in Dance from Temple University, where she had the pleasure of dancing for guest choreographers who included Kyle Abraham, Megan Mazarick, and Rennie Harris Puremovement, and faculty including Jillian Harris. She also performed with Temple University’s Opera Company under the direction of Nathaniel Hancock and the dance company Scull and Bones under the direction of Craig Scull.

As a student choreographer, Nicole has presented her works in Conwell Dance Theater consistently since 2011. Her works have been showcased in the 2013 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Philadelphia’s InHale Performance Series. In 2013, her site-specific work Reactions Through Spaces was presented at Clark Park in Philadelphia with assistance from a Temple University Dean’s Grant.

Nicole is also a dedicated dance teacher. She has taught throughout the Philadelphia and Virginia Beach areas, including most recently at the award-winning Golden Slippers Dance Academy in Virginia Beach. She also exhibited her dance skills with Todd Rosenlieb Dance in Norfolk, VA. Having just relocated to Pittsburgh, Nicole is excited to be joining ChoreoNova and will be taking part in the many new opportunities this will bring.

Iona Newell

Former Project Dancer
Iona Newell received her early training at Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. She danced professionally for twelve years: three with Louisville Ballet and nine with Ballet Quad Cities. She also spent six summers as a dancer and counselor for Burklyn Ballet Theatre in Vermont.

Ms. Newell has performed a wide range of choreography, including classics like Don Quixote and Giselle; George Balanchine’s Serenade, and contemporary works by Johanne Jakhelln, Deanna Carter, Mathew Keefe, Dominic Walsh, and Domingo Rubio. She was featured in a number of soloist and principal roles with Ballet Quad Cities, among them Cinderella in Johanne Jakhelln’s production of Cinderella, Mina in Deanna Carter’s Dracula, and Juliet in Courtney Lyon’s restaging of Jakhelln's Romeo and Juliet in the 21st Century. She retired from Ballet Quad Cities in 2009.

Returning to Pittsburgh to attend school fulltime near her family, Ms. NewellI graduated summa cum laude from Chatham University in 2011 with a B.F.A. in Creative Writing. She was a founding member of our company when it was known as eMotionCo Dance. Since 2003, she has also enjoyed working with individuals who have intellectual disabilities. Ms. Newell is currently employed by Mercy Behavioral Health. She continues to write and dance and also practices yoga.

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