At the conclusion of our 2014 season at the Wave Rising Series (Oct 22-Nov 9), Kelly Garone and Mei Yamanaka left WHITE WAVE to embark on new adventures. We were very sad to see them leave, but are sure they will touch the heart of their audience no matter which stage they grace!
In April, more than 80 dancers auditioned for the open positions in the ensemble, and we are very happy to welcome three new high-profile female members to WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company!
Cara Seymour began her training in Ashtabula, Ohio under the tutelage of Shelagh Dubsky and Clover Robinson and continued her studies at The Juilliard School, where she received her BFA in 2011. Upon graduation, Seymour joined MOMIX Dance Theatre and toured internationally with Moses Pendleton’s ReMIX for two seasons. More recently she has been working closely with the circus community, dancing as part of Spiegelworld’s latest show ‘Vegas Nocturne’ as well as choreographing acts for several circus artists. Throughout her career she has performed works by Gideon Obarzanek, Elisa Monte, Ohad Naharin, Alexander Ekman, Larry Keigwin, and Mark Morris.
Casey LaVres grew up in Daphne, Alabama, dancing competitively in Mobile, Alabama with the Centre for the Performing Arts and for Broadway South Dance. After high school, Casey attended Troy University where she trained with Troy Dance Repertory Ensemble. During her senior year, she spent the summer in Madrid where she continued her collegiate dance training with Madrid Dance Center. Casey graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014 with a Bachelor of Communication and Fine Arts Degree in Spanish with minors in Speech Communication and Dance. After college, Casey moved to NYC where she began dancing in the Off Broadway show iLuminate Artist of Light at New World Stages until its close in January 2015. Casey is currently a member of iKADA Contemporary Dance Company.
Tsai Hsi (Rain) Hung
Rain is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2009, and traveled to Australia as an exchange student for the Dept. of Dance at Queensland Technology University. She has worked with the Australian Dance Theater, Tasdance, Abarukas,and Chunky Move Dance Company, and appeared on Australia’s TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.”