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Ali is thrilled to be making her NYC debut with Fuerza Bruta! Ali studied musical theatre at AMDA in Los Angeles. She's traveled across the globe and US performing professionally. She feels lucky to be apart of a show that allows creativity to never end! Thanks to family and friends!
Liam is a native of London, England and having recently voyaged across the Atlantic, is ecstatic to have hit the ground running (and flying) in Fuerza Bruta. Since graduating in acting in 2005, Liam has enjoyed success with Polish company Cosmino in ‘Double’. More recently he has been seen in London as part of the Unicorn Theatre's ensemble, swashbuckling as D’artagnan and surviving as Caliban in The Tempest. Liam would like to thank friends and family world wide and Brooke and Scout.
Julie is thrilled to join FuerzaBruta! Credits include, Rock of Ages Broadway. National Tours, Rock of Ages, Cats, and Joseph. She danced and acted in various commercials and TV/Film. Favorite credits; Step Up, VMAs, Victoria's Secret Fashion show, Nike. Also a Wilhelmina fitness model and Soul Cycle instructor. Love to my friend’s family.
After receiving her BFA in dance & choreography (TBC), Angela found her self
in flight with many NYC & Israeli circus companies performing around the world as a H2H acrobat, aerialist, bullwhip & fire performer! Angela founded & directs TheMuseBrooklyn a unique artist collective & circus based community. www.TheMuseBrooklyn.com
Fresh from Montreal, Danny is a multitalented performer working in New York. He’s already danced for Celine Dion, America’s Got Talent, and Canadian docuseries Ils Dansent, and is also part of innovative company Rhapsody En Dance. Danny couldn’t be more thrilled joining Fuerzabruta, a milestone in his young career. Instagram: @dannydematos
Hannah is originally from Portland, Oregon. She has performed with the Matthew Westerby Company, Phoenix Entertainment, Danscores, Mexico Now!, Sitelines, MacArthur Dance Project, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Elan Artists, Hudson Guild Theatre, Eidolon Ballet, Teen.com, E!, College Humor and Good Morning America among others. Off-Broadway Debut! I owe everything to my parents.
Katie is ecstatic to be a part of Fuerza Bruta! She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in dance and has recently worked with Jacobs Campbell Dance. A huge thank you goes to friends and family who've been fiercely supportive, especially mom, dad, and Grayson.
Kendell "History" Hinds was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. Kendell used his technique in Dancehall freestyle as a in to the Hip Hop industry. Credits include Rihanna, SNL, Law & Order and 50 Shades! The Musical. History is proud to be a cast member of Fuerza Bruta. www.seehistory.net
Kim Fischer is proud to make his off-broadway debut in Fuerza Bruta! Select credits: Romeo and Juliet, nightnight, and Comfort Inn at Actor's Theatre of Louisville where he apprenticed ('12-'13) and flew for the first time. NYU Tisch drama alum. Endless love and gratitude to family and friends.
Ryan Shaefer hails from the Green Mountains of Vermont and is making his off-Broadway debut with Fuerza Bruta after graduating from Coastal Carolina University in 2012. Thanks to Norman @ CKA, friends & family and most importantly; the cast that accompanies him on this journey.
Brooke hails from Los Angeles and is THRILLED to return to fly with Fuerza Bruta! She credits her first flight to De La Guarda in NYC and continued flight with AiRealistic and Grounded Aerial. Other credits include: Memoirs of a Geisha, Love and other Drugs, Alvin Ailey, Breaking Surface. A cum laude UC San Diego graduate, Brooke is ever grateful for this experience. Thank you ALL, with love to Liam and Scout!
Alvaro Colom was born in Madrid, Spain where he started his career as a Dancer and Actor. His passion for life, music and art lead him to work with arists such as Nacho Cano and to be part of the company Lokomamia.
After traveling around the world working and learning from different cultures he decided to move to NYC to establish his career. He had the honor to work for choreographers such as Cecilia Marta and Brian Thomas and is now thrilled to be part of Fuerza Bruta.
Thanks to all of my friends and family who have helped in making this journey so amazing.
Holly is honored to be a part of Fuerzabruta! Other credits: Pilobolus, Networks Tour Contact, Tarzan Broadway Workshop, Angels Broadway Workshop, Wicked at USJ, West Side Story at Gateway Playhouse. Holly won a Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Vices at the Caldwell Theatre.
Dario Vaccaro is a dancer and choreographer whose work has taken him on an amazing journey around the world. He began his professional career as a member of Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino. Then, in 2002, after having performed extensively with Mr. Bocca, he moved to New York to join Twyla Tharp Dance. As well, he has danced with Jennifer Muller/The Works, Cedar Lake Ensemble, David Parsons Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Now he is thrilled to be part of Fuerza Bruta!
Originally from Southern California, received her BFA in Dance Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Upon relocating to New York City, she began working with AMDaT/Andrea Haenggi, performing onstage and in site-specific works throughout New York and Europe. She currently performs with BODYART Dance Company and has worked with choreographers: Stephen Petronio, Oliver Steele, and Natasha Trifan, and has also performed with Naganuma Dance, Esse Aficionado, and the NBA Clippers Spirit Dance Team. Michele is honored and thrilled to be a part of the Fuerza Bruta family!
Diqui was born in 1965 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 18, he started taking theatre lessons, in spite of never having attended a theatre before. He left the theatre school (Conservatorio Nacional) six months after having entered begun his studies. After that, Diqui enrolled in acting classes with various teachers for the next four years. In 1987, he formed part of La Organizacion Negra (1985-1992), an independent theatre group that created its own plays. He performed in the group's plays: UORC ('86-'87), La Tiroleza ('88-'90), and Almas Exterminadas ('91-'92). In 1993, together with some of his mates from L.O.N., Diqui co-founded De La Guarda (1993-2006). In 2002, with many of the members of De La Guarda, he founded Fuerza Bruta with the goal to form a company in which creativity and experimentation are priority.
Gaby was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 18th, 1964. During his adolescence, he was encouraged by his older brother Anibal to take music lessons. He later played keyboards in several jazz-rock and pop bands. In 1985 he was introduced to La Organizacion Negra, a group that revolutionized the Argentine theatre scene, and composed the music for their three shows: U.O.R.C (1986), La Tirolesa (1988) and Almas Examinadas (1992). In 1993, the group dissolved and two of their members, Diqui James and Pichon Baldinu, formed De La Guarda. Gaby began working on various other projects including video, film and dance endeavors, but De La Guarda was always given top priority. Starting this year, Gaby began work with Diqui James on a new show called Fuerza Bruta, featuring a more electronic and pop sensibility without losing its tribal and percussive roots.
Broadway credits include Five Guys Named Moe, Bob Fosse's Big Deal, Porgy and Bess, Crucifer of Blood and The Wiz. Off Broadway credits include Three Mo' Tenors, Pets, Miami Beach Monsters and Struttin'. Touring credits include Blackbirds Of Broadway, Harry Belafonte In Concert, Five Guys Named Moe, Bob Fosse's Dancin', Dangerous Games, and The Wiz. Roumel currently directs and performs with Cabaret Lulu, a New York based theatrical company and is also co-writer, and composer of The New Food Guide Pyramid Musical, a nutrition program targeting elementary schools in the New York area.
Tincho Garcia hails from Argentina, but has been working in New York since 1998. He first came to the city with De La Guarda, and later with Fuerza Bruta. He has also had the opportunity to travel the world with these two amazing shows, and continues to bring the Fuerza Bruta experience to many people around the world.
Over 20 Broadway shows include Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark with music and lyrics by Bono and Edge of U2, Liza Minnelli at the Palace, Movin' Out, Fosse, Swing, Ragtime, The Producers, Proof, Kiss Me Kate, Noises Off, Jackie Mason, Victor/Victoria, Damn Yankees, Take Me Out, Jekyll & Hyde, Edward Albee's The Goat, Tale of the Allergist's Wife and Groovaloo. Keith co-books acts for Feinstein's at Loews Regency, promotes Chinese pianist Lang Lang in NYC and is Executive Producer of The Broadway Channel.
Theater: Most recent: 33 Variations with Jane Fonda on Broadway. Other past Broadway credits include: A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs, Chicago starring Usher, and James Joyce's The Dead starring Christopher Walken. Also: Playwrights Horizons (10 seasons) including such plays as Betty's Summer Vacation, Lobby Hero, Violet to name a few. CSC Rep including the recent Uncle Vanya with Maggie Gyllenhaal and The Seagull with Dianne Wiest. Also The Long Wharf, The Flea, Soho Rep, The Culture Project, Naked Angels, New Georges, stageFARM, Epic, and many seasons of SPF (Summer Play Festival) and NY Stage & Film Co. TV: "Lipstick Jungle", "Z Rock", the critically acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun on ABC, also "Ed", "Hope & Faith", "Monk". Film: Merchant Ivory's upcoming The City of Your Final Destination, also Heights, The White Countess, Lisa Picard is Famous, The Jimmy Show, Ready? OK!, and Trouble Every Day and Peter & Vandy. (Sundance 09). Awarded five Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Member CSA.
Ozono Producciones SRL is an Argentinean company devoted to the production & promotion of live shows and events, artists, TV and radio shows. Ozono's members were pioneers in show business in Argentina. In recent years, Ozono has carried out the integral production of local shows, like Fuerza Bruta, which has already been staged in various cities around the world such as New York, London, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Berlin, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Manila, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Madrid and Mexico City, among others. The success of our international concerts, festivals, musicals, plays and family events are the result of a professional and enthusiastic hard working team headed by Fernando Moya, Ozono's President.
With combined over 60 years of marketing and advertising experience, the twenty6two group has developed and created materials for all aspects of entertainment across North America including live theatre, record labels and artists, concerts, events and movies. Most recent: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark with music and lyrics by Bono and Edge of U2. Plus Rock of Ages, Monty Python's Spamalot, Burn the Floor & Bowfire tours.
is a diversified international family show and event entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, development and production of high-caliber touring exhibitions, unique live music tours and events, theatrical performances as well as consumer and multimedia product offerings. Current projects include Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages, Bodies: the Exhibition and the award winning children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City! Past projects include concert tours for the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Pink Floyd and U2.
Michael Cohl's career spans over 40 years in the entertainment business producing music tours (including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2 and Barbra Streisand), television (including Pete Seeger: Power of Song – Emmy Award, LENNONYC – Peabody Award & Emmy Award, and Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song), film (including Live at the Max and Shine Your Light), children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! – 2010 Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content, and Broadway (including Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages, Spamalot – TONY Award, Bombay Dreams, and La Cage aux Folles). Michael has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Among the many other awards, Michael has also been honored with the Billboard Legend of Live Award, the TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year and a JUNO Award for Special Achievement. Michael is the founder and Chairman of S2BN Entertainment Corporation.
Stephen gained his extensive knowledge of the international entertainment industry working for The Rolling Stones' worldwide tours in 2003 and 2005. Subsequently in 2006, Stephen was hired by Michael Cohl's S2BN Entertainment and over the last 6 years, has contributed to the many successes of S2BN, in particular, Bodies: The Exhibition, Rock of Ages and Fuerza Bruta.
is a production and theatrical management company, founded seven years ago by Bryan K.L Byrd III, to produce and manage theatrical entertainment. Blackbyrd Entertainment has co-produced shows in New York and around the country. Off-Broadway and touring credits include: The Play 666, Virtuosity, Cooking at the Cookery, Summer of 42, Three Mo Tenors and Brooklyn the Musical (pre-production). In addition to the Oklahoma! Tour, Mr.Byrd is currently producing the national tour of The Wizard of Oz.