WINSTON DYNAMITE BROWN
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Winston Dynamite Brown began his dance journey at The Smith Sisters Dance Studio, later attending the Missouri State Ballet, the University of Missouri (BFA in Dance recipient), as well as Center Dance under the mentorship/tutelage of Mr. Tyrone Aiken. He additionally trained with the Kansas City Ballet, Alonzo King (Pre-Professional), and The Ailey School's (three time fellowship recipient) summer intensives. He was the inaugural recipient of the Lorna Strassler Scholarship at Jacobs Pillow (Ballet & Modern program).
As a professional, Dynamite has had the pleasure with Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Co., Deeply Rooted Productions , Albany Berkshire Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, TU Dance, CorbinDances, Irish modern Dance Theatre ( IMDT), Ben Munisteri Dance projects, Taylor 2 and most recently, Dance Heginbotham, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Pilobolus, Sean CurranCo., Opera Theater St. Louis, Kyle Abraham/ A.I.M, and Stephanie Batten Bland Co. to name a few. He also participated in the 27th annual “Gypsy of the Year” 2015 & “Easter Bonnet” 2016 choreographed by Ray Mercer for Broadway Cares fundraisers.
Dynamite has taught for many schools/institutions domestically and internationally as a teacher including Joffrey Ballet & Contemporary/Jazz, Ailey Camp (MO,KS,NJ,NY) and The Ailey School. He has produced works on Wylliams/ Henry Contemporary Dance Co., UMKC, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Summer Intensive, Brooklyn Arts High School, The Ailey School ( BFA, Certificate, Junior & PPAS divisions).
Director of Operations and Development
Rebecca Oviatt received a BA in Dance and Arts Education from the State University at Brockport and an MA in Dance Education from New York University with NYS K-12 Certification. Rebecca pursues dance performance, instruction, and choreography throughout NYC. Rebecca has had the pleasure of dancing for NYC choreographers Jana Hicks and Marijke Eliasberg (The Next Stage Project).
Currently Rebecca is the Middle School Dance teacher at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School as well as head coach for DANCEWAVE Company, a youth pre-professional dance company in Brooklyn, NY.
Founder & Artistic Director
LATRA ANN WILSON
Latra A. Wilson, a Texas native ,began her journey as a creative artist with her BFA from university of Missouri of Kansas City. Since then as a performing artist ms. Wilson has had pleasure to work with companies like Taylor 2, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Iluminate Artist of Lights, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis's production of "The Kiss" & world premiere of "Champion", Owen/Cox Dance Group, Broadway Dance Lab (cycle 4),Tony Award winning Broadway Musical After Midnight. As an assistant for some the fields upcoming arts Ms Wilson has aided projects with Breton Follies, Abdul Latif - D2D/T, Company Stefanie Batten Bland and Broadway choreographer Josh Prince's Dance Lab New York. Ms. Wilson as a teaching artist is currently working with Alvin Ailey Arts in Education, KCFAA and COAR. Most recently Ms. Wilson previously worked with The Public theatre as assistant director of movement to Stefanie Batten Bland for the production of Eve’s Song.
Ms. Wilson is also proud to embark on a project with her husband Winston Dynamite Brown as associate artistic director for TDE. Latra is currently ring represented by LDCArtists.
Alexandra Berti, a Long Island Native, currently is a member of the Ailey/Fordham BFA in Dance Program. She has trained with The Ailey School, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Joffrey Ballet School, and The Rock School for Dance Education to name a few. Alexandra holds a teacher certification through the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and has danced professionally with Off Broadway Show: Savage Force, Eglevsky Ballet, New American Youth Ballet, AFSD, and others. She is excited to be a part of The DynamitExperience!
In addition to dancing, Alexandra has been an actress and dancer on multiple TV/Film projects including “One More Photo Please” (movie) as the lead dancer/actress, "#ModelsWanted" (movie), "Stop Bullying Me" (movie), “FBI”, “Blue Bloods”, “Bull”, “Madame Secretary", "Friends from College”, “Ray Donovan”, "The Enemy Within", "The Blacklist", "God Friended Me", and others. She has presented her choreography multiple times through small and large scale performances in various genres of dance and has experience working as a Personal Assistant to world renown hip hop choreographer, Alonzo Williams (manager to DOMO from The Voice, and Director of Rhythm City, Ent.). She additionally works as a model is the face of Barclay Center Brooklyn Boxing fashion line, and was featured in the National Campaign (ESPN and FOX) for Brooklyn Boxing.