MEET the TOSCANA DANCE HUB STAFF
GIADA MATTEINI FERRONE
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.
ASSISTANT TO THE ARTISTIC 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 be joining the TDH team as Assistant to the Artistic Director!
MARKETING and COMMUNICATION MANAGER
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. Corinne attended Toscana Dance Hub in the summer of 2016, studying under Vita Osojnik, Lorena Delgado, Oscar Santana, and Piero Lecesse, and is excited to be returning for the summer of 2019!
TDH PHOTOGRAPHER and VIDEOGRAPHER
Haleigh Dalke is originally from Gilroy, California where she grew up dancing at her mom’s local dance studio. In 2017, she graduated magne cum laude from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, receiving her BFA in Dance with a minor in Web Applications and Computer Programming. While in school, Dalke had the opportunity to perform works by Crystal Pite, Trisha Brown, and Giada Ferrone, as well as numerous student works. Since graduating, she has regularly performed with Tinted Windows and DiLorenzo & Co, and found a passion in dance photography.