Guest Artists

Kareem Lewis Headshot

Kareem Lewis

Kareem Lewis, a native of Boston, began his formal dance training at the Boston Arts Academy under the direction of Fernadina Chan. After graduating from Boston Arts Academy he continued his training at the Brookline Ballet School, studying with Trinidad Vives and Parren Ballard. He then enrolled at the The Hartt School, University of Hartford where he majored in dance with an emphasis on ballet pedagogy. During his time at the Hartt school he had the privilege of working under the tutelage of Stephen Pier. He was also mentored and coached by Nina Watt, Miki Ohara, Peggy Lyman, Hilda Morales and Vicky Simon. He's performed works by George Balanchine, Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Viktor Plotnikov, Tai Jimenenz and Gemma Bond. Mr. Lewis is a Dizzy Feet Foundation nominee and performed as a guest artist with New York Theater Ballet under the artistic direction of Diana Byer. He was a featured soloist at the Jose Limon International Dance Festival where he played the role of the Just Man In Jose Limon's Psalm. His teaching experiences include the Anna Grace Academy, and the Hartt School Community Division. He is currently serving as lead teacher for Boston Ballet's educational outreach program.

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Daniel Sima

Daniel Sima at the age of eighteen-started dance. He first trained with DeMarcus Suggs at DCDC (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company) in Dayton, Ohio. His home studio was Village Dance Studio in Zionsville, Indiana. Daniel auditioned and was accepted at Belhaven University at which he is started his education in a Bachelor of Arts in dance for two years. He then was accepted to Adelphi University on a full scholarship to continue his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He has performed many works including “A Narrow Path” choreographed by Steve Rooks, “Vivid” choreographed by Besty McMillan as a lead, “The Nutcracker Grand Pas” by Frank Augustyn, “Dark Medow” set by Marni Wood, “Desirium” choreographed by Orion Duckstein, and “Marimba” Set by Katarzyna Skarpetowska.

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