Born in Mississippi in 1943, VAN DYKE PARKS was a musical prodigy and actor who later became a session musician, composer, producer, arranger, lyricist, and singer. His own music is as cinematic, fantastical and even phantasmagorical as it is from the heart.
Born on July 4th, 1993 in Huntsville, Alabama, TOI’YA BRENAE LEATHERWOOD always knew that she was destined for the arts in a major way. Toi’ya trained strictly as a ballerina under the direction of Clinton and Carrie Rothwell during the school year and American Ballet Theatre in the summer. Toi’ya quickly became known in the ballet world receiving national scholarships to American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, New Jersey Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Birmingham-Southern, and Chicago River North just to name of few.
KELLI ERDMANN was born and raised in Marysville, Washington where she began dancing at the age of 5. After high school, Kelli moved out to Los Angeles to pursue her love of dance and take part in Edge Performing Arts Center’s Professional Scholarship training program. She is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary and more.
CHRISTIAN BROWER moved to Los Angeles about a year and a half ago to pursue a career in professional dancing. Upon moving he completed the year long professional program at The Edge Performing Arts Center. Through this program he was able to work on set of ABC Family's 'Bunheads' under the direction of major choreographer Marguiette Derricks as well as shooting several promo videos for top choreographers Nick Lanzisera and Miguel Zarate. Christian has also had the honor to work for a full year under some of the most influential names in Los Angeles.
DEANNA REEVES began her training in classical ballet at Pasadena Dance Theatre where she debuted principal roles in the original works of Cynthia Young (Ballet West), Laurence Blake (Joffrey Ballet), Jeffrey Gerodias (Alvin Ailey), Leslie Carothers (Joffrey Ballet), and Glenn Edgerton (Netherlands Dance Theatre and Hubbard Street, director). Her ballet training at PDT established Deanna's technical foundations which led her to New York City to attend the Alvin Ailey School where she broadened her abilities with the Horton and the Martha Graham technique
MECCA VAZIE ANDREWS is a Los Angeles based Instructor, Choreographer, and Dancer and is pleased as punch and incredibly honored to be performing with the Wing on Wing Cast! As Artistic Director of her Company The MOVEMENT movement she was the recent as performer, choreographer, and director of the 2013 REDCAT New Original Works Fesitival piece Molly Maps Erratic. Established in 2007 The MOVEMENT movement' mission is to preserve past and present cultural traditions through authentic alternative performance experiences.
Regional/L.A. theatre credits include A Parallelogram (Mark Taper Forum), Coney Island Christmas (Geffen Playhouse), Collected Stories (CV Rep), The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (La Mirada Theatre), The Fantasticks (Reprise!), Don't Talk to the Actors (Laguna Playhouse), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
NICHOLAS HORMANN has appeared in over sixty television series, including Modern Family, Parks & Recreation, Desperate Housewives, Seinfeld” (as Calvin Klein), Bones, Medium, The West Wing, Frasier, and The Wonder Years. Broadway credits include Harold Prince's THE VISIT, LOVE FOR LOVE, THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, EXECUTION OF JUSTICE and SAINT JOAN with Lynn Redgrave.
DOUG HARVEY grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked behind the scenes in the dramaturgical department at the American Conservatory Theatre and in artistic learning at the California Shakespeare Theatre. As an actor, he is making his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut in Esa-Pekka Salonen's Wing on Wing with the LA Philharmonic. Also with director Jessica Kubzansky, Doug played Milo in The Phantom Tollbooth (MainStreet Theatre Company).