William Byram, Siegfried

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Will Byram is currently studying at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase and is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). He started his classical training at the age of four in Jackson, Mississippi under David Keary, Janice Nash and later Caroline Carns. After relocating to New Orleans, he began his studies at NOCCA under the direction of Karl Condon. Will also studied at the New Orleans Ballet Association where he was able to perform work by Dance Theatre of Harlem and Uri Sands of TU Dance. During his summers, Will has studied at The Ailey School, Charlotte Ballet Academy, Ballet Chicago, the USA IBC International Dance School and Atlanta Ballet. His choreographic debut, 5 Fahrenheit, was presented at the 2015 Regional High School Dance Festival in Norfolk, Virginia after its premier in New Orleans. He also created a work, 722 Toulouse, for 2016 Marigny Opera House New Dance Festival where he was the youngest presenter. He has also choreographed student opera productions including Viardot’s Cendrillion and Handel’s Rinaldo. Will was an apprentice with the Marigny Opera Ballet during the 2014- 2015 season where he was featured in The Four Seasons. He was awarded the 2016 Milly & George Denegre Outstanding Graduate Award in Dance at NOCCA.

Jennie Harary, Odette

Jennie HeadshotJennie Harary is a junior at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. Originally from New Rochelle, NY she trained for ten years at Scarsdale Ballet Studio. There she performed in many works including Serenade, Walpurgisnacht, La Source, Valse Fantasie, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and La Bayadere. Along with dance, Jennie has a theatrical background having performed in plays such as 45 Seconds from Broadway, Man Who Came to Dinner, Once Upon a Mattress, and 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress. Jennie has spent summers training at Boston Ballet and Alvin Ailey. Odette’s Crown was Jennie’s first time working with Avant Projekts where she danced the leading role of Odette.  

Dactyl Duo

18157000_664497947090606_6190990441064617927_nBased out of New York City, Dactyl Duo is comprised of Caroline Sonett (flute) and Dannielle McBryan (oboe). Dactyl has been successful since the summer of 2015, when the members met as fellows at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival of the Yale School of Music. The Dactyl Duo has participated in coachings with many sought-after musicians, including William Purvis, Stephen Taylor, Carol Wincenc, Frank Morelli, Humbert Lucarelli, Boris Berman, and Ransom Wilson.

The Dactyl Duo has a commitment to performing at intimate venues and in community outreach events. They create innovative concerts that fuse standard wind repertoire with original transcriptions and arrangements and newly commissioned works.

Caroline Sonett

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Caroline Sonett is a flutist, arts administrator, and pedagogue based in New York City and Rochester, NY. As a performer, Caroline has given recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and currently performs with several orchestras and chamber ensembles in the New York area. An experienced arts manager. Caroline specializes in marketing and PR, audience services, and financial management. Additionally, she maintains a flute studio of University of Rochester students, and teaches music education courses at Eastman. Caroline holds a BA from Columbia University and an MM from the Eastman School of Music.

Jordan Tetewsky, Videographer

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Jordan Tetewsky is a filmmaker originally from Massachusetts, now working all over the northeast on a variety of narrative and live projects. When not directing, he takes on the roles of a Steadicam operator and/or director of photography. His long term projects include short films and an animated music video, which has a planned release in late 2018.