MEET THE COMPANY
WINSTON DYNAMITE BROWN
Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director
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 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 is currently a member of the Camille A. Brown & Dancers company. Over his career Dynamite has had the pleasure of working 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.
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).
LATRA ANN WILSON
Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director
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 being represented by LDCArtists.
KRISTI ANN SCHOPFER
Kristi Ann Schopfer (she/her) has been grooving since 3 years of age; actualizing the innately organized aspects of her personality through Arts Administration around 2012, after gaining the reputation for being “oddly over-prepared for an Artist.”
She began her dance training in New Jersey at Dance World Academy and R.A.D. (Royal Academy of Dance), later touring the east coast and on Carnival Cruise Lines with Connecticut-based Dance 10 Touring company. Kristi Ann received her BFA in Dance at The College at Brockport in 2010; where she met Rebecca Sproul Gushue and has danced for Gushue Moving Arts since 2007. She worked with Barkin/Selissen Project (NYC) as both a performing artist and administrator from 2012-2019, shifting her Managerial expertise in time to help lead the Cliffs Climbing + Fitness as Assistant Manager through a global pandemic. From 2019-2021, she was responsible for: rebuilding the staffing by addressing accessibility to rock climbing as a systemic issue, restructuring employee responsibilities to reflect the evolving state of daily operations, and assisting to revive/revise outreach programs to make climbing more accessible. Kristi Ann is a CMG-Represented Stunt Performer, and has recently worked with Kate Griffler, Jeff Shortt, Janis Brenner, and at STREB Lab for Action Mechanics. Kristi Ann has been collaborating with The DynamitExperience since 2019; taking on the Operations Manager role in 2021. In addition to consuming copious amounts of coffee, she currently dances with 3rd Law Dance Theater of Boulder, CO (actively seeking airline partnerships to schlepp herself and her better-French-Bulldog-half, Stella, across states…).
Administrative & Studio Assistant
Social Media Manager
Rebecca Seow (she/her), a New York Native, is a recent graduate from Montclair State University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. She has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Jessica Lang, Bradley Shelver, Liza Gennaro, Tyler Gilstrap, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Mark Harootian, James Sutton, Keith Michael and many others. Rebecca is currently interning and apprenticing with The Dynamite Experience and has interned with The Bessie’s Organization and Emursive Productions in arts administration. Alongside her dance experience, Rebecca has filmed and edited many dance films and has worked as an editor with notable choreographers such as Liz Gerring and Stefanie Batten Bland.