Thank you to everyone who applied through this year’s Lab Emerging Artist Program (LEAP)!  Artistic Director Davida Monk and Dance Action Group member Shayne Johnson have selected two candidates who will participate in the 2017 Dance Action Lab:

It is my pleasure to announce Dancers’ Studio West’s Lab Emerging Artists (LEAPS) for 2017:  Nicole Charlton-Goodbrand and Brandon Maturino. Brandon has training in both urban and contemporary styles, the combination of which allows him to develop a unique approach to movement. Nicole has strong ballet and contemporary dance training, and she strives to broaden her range of artistic expression. The Dance Action Group is looking forward to working closely with Nicole and Brandon during the 2017 Dance Action Lab.
–  Davida Monk, Artistic Director


Nicole Charlton-Goodbrand


Brandon Maturino







LEAP is made possible with the generous support of the RBC Emerging Artists Project.