MEET the TOSCANA DANCE HUB STAFF
FOUNDER and ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Giada Matteini Ferrone, born and raised in Florence-Italy, has worked as a performer, educator, choreographer, curator and producer in New York City since 1998. With Italian parents and an American son, she has dedicated the past 10 years of her life to bridge the geographical distances of the 2 continents she inhabits. Giada is today the Artistic Director of Toscana Dance HUB, TDH/BIDE, TDH Festival for Emerging Choreographers, The Larger WE performance series, the Agropoli Danza Festival, and the Second Avenue Dance Company. She is a dance professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in NYC and has traveled as a guest artist to Germany, Sweden, Austria, China, The Philippines, Mexico and across the U.S. and Italy. Giada today performs with JENNIFERCHINdance, Molissa Fenley and Company and teaches company class for the Limón Dance Company.
Corinne Hart was accepted into the BFA dance program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2014. While at Tisch, Corinne studied under and performed works by renowned choreographers such as Cherylyn Lavagnino, Stefanie Batten Bland, and Ori Flomin, as well as performing in multiple works choreographed by her fellow classmates. Post graduation, Corinne has been studying closely under Pascal Rioult and his company, Rioult Dance New York, and has been dancing professionally for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and DiLorenzo & Co. Corinne attended Toscana Dance HUB in the summer of 2016 and again in 2019 as Assistant to the Director.
Jordan Ryder graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance and a double minor in Sociology and The Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. As a performer, her most notable performances include works choreographed by Crystal Pite, Paul Taylor, Pamela Pietro, James Martin, and CrossMove Dance Lab. As a choreographer, Jordan is the Artistic Director of RyderDance, a NYC-based contemporary dance company. Her choreography has been presented across NYC at venues such as the Jack Crystal Theater, TADA Theater, The Tank NYC, Triskelion Arts, the Martha Graham Studio Theater, and the Landmark Loews Theater in Jersey City. As an administrator, she is currently the Assistant to the Executive Director at the Martha Graham Dance Company, and is thrilled to share her talents with TDH.
PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER
Yasmeen Enahora is an alumna of Tisch School of the Arts, New York University as a Master of Fine Arts student. During her tenure at Tisch, Enahora concentrated on dance + technology, while taking film classes. Enahora is an entrepreneur, artist, dancer, photographer and filmmaker. Enahora’s most recent project included photographing a private event for Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Enahora is currently a photographer and cinematographer for District Photography.
Enahora has done still photography for the music video, “Gold In The River” directed by Sheldon Chau, “Here She Goes” Short Film directed by Efe Kabba and “Clearing House” Short Film directed by Andrew Long. Last year, Enahora was featured in a photography exhibition and panel at Latham + Watkins LLP. Her artwork showcased still photography from Agropoli, Italy. Prior to showcasing her work, she received a full scholarship to attend Toscana Dance Hub in Italy. During her tenure, she choreographed and documented "Leitmotif," a work based on the responsibility of artists in society.
Enahora graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and minor in Dance. In 2015, she was listed as an HBCU Top 30 under 30 student. Enahora began her photographic journey developing film in high school, during a class which focused on 35mm analog cameras. Her eye and photography catches rhythm, motion, patterns, shapes and synchronization all inspired from her experience in dance.
Enahora trained with The Ailey School, Ronald K. Brown Evidence Company, Atlanta Ballet and Ballethnic Academy of Dance. She also interned with American Ballet Theatre in the education department for their Project Plié initiative where she helped orchestrate ballet classes for over 40 Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation.