The Creature's children's company, The Ephyras, features dancers ranging in age from 7 to 13. The Ephyras train in the ways of the Creature: they learn precise technique, including physical and technical modern dance moves, as well as improvisation and composition. The Ephyras’ training also emphasizes music, vocalization and harmony, integrating these aspects into their work in a style akin to the Creature. They are partners and collaborators, working together to expand their ideas of what dance and theater are and can be. The Ephyras' different backgrounds and previous training combine to build a company that reflects their individuality and collective energy. The Ephyras are an integral part of The Creature and we're so excited for their future!
If you are interested in enrolling your child in The Ephyras classes or other dance classes taught by ChristinaNoel and her Creatures, please contact us using the form below for more information.
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9 years old (March 26), PS 321
Lulu likes to swim every Saturday and has an awesome little sister Lettie. She likes that she can move her body and do very creative things. Lulu likes that we have lots of text in our performances. She likes that we collaborate with each other. She likes that Miss Christina is always willing to do what we suggest. Hobbies: running, swimming, jump roping, dance, learning, reading.
9 years old (May 28), PS 321
Mia sometimes jumps into something and doesn’t stop doing it 'til she’s done. She likes to just hang out with friends, especially her Ephyras friends. She likes to be creative with her body. She likes that she gets to contribute to the dances but also likes that The Ephyras material is designed to highlight everyone’s different style! She likes that Miss Christina is so open to our ideas. Hobbies: dance, learning, fashion design, Harry Potter, using my imagination.
9 years old (July 15), PS 321
Tamara has a twin brother, Daniel. In general she likes dance because it is fun to improvise and play with your body in this creative way. She likes to work with Miss Christina because we always have lots of jokes and laugh a lot. It's fun to hang out together. She likes the Ephyras because we are always very creative and dramatic and it’s fun to express ourselves through dance and voice in this way. She likes to sing while dancing. Hobbies: singing, dancing, sports.
8 years old (September 30), Brooklyn New School
She’s really good at gymnastics and she enjoys it. She also is in a special fashion ninja detective group. She likes dancing because her grandma is a dancer and got her into it really young. In general she likes that she has lots of feelings and when she dances she can express all those feelings and be creative. She likes that The Ephyras are all really friendly and so creative. Hobbies: gymnastics, spending time watching movies with her best friend Magnolia, and she has a super sweet tooth, and loves ice cream, and drawing.
8 years old (March 28), Brooklyn New School
She loves to sing and is really good at it. She likes dancing because you get to be free with your body. The Ephyras are creative and funny and she loves that. She likes that we talk in our pieces in addition to dancing, because we get to say funny and dramatic and creative things. And also she loves dancing with her best friend Lale. Hobbies: dancing, singing, drawing, and fashion.
10 years old (April 10), PS 9
In general she likes that dance is a really fun experience because you can express yourself and no one’s going to judge you. She likes that with The Ephyras you never know what to expect and it’s not just the teacher who’s building the work, we are building it with Miss Christina. You never know when someone’s going to say some random thing and then BOOM Miss Christina makes it part of the dance!! Hobbies: writing, sports, sewing, hanging out with her friends, and working on the comic book business that she started.
13 years old (May 22), The Dalton School
He likes legos! In general he likes that he can express himself in different ways and loves having an athletic activity to do. He likes that The Ephyras is such a friendly community of people. Our dances are fun and energetic and let people express themselves. He gets to be creative in the work. You can express stuff so much more clearly with dance theater than just dance and being able to talk and stuff. The live music makes everything feel more professional. Hobbies: legos, soccer, and computers.
11 years old (September 29), Arts and Letters
She loves shopping for shoes! Dance is fun and when improvising, once you get really into the improvisation, it’s like a whole new world! She likes that there are all different ages in The Ephyras. She likes speaking and dancing. She likes to act and gets to do that in the Ephyras. Hobbies: sewing, dancing, and gymnastics.
11 years old (January 30), MS 447
She loves to rock climb. She likes dance bc it’s a way to show a lot of expression without using words. She likes that The Ephyras are also acting and singing and some parts are super silly and some are super serious. She feels like she knows everyone really well. And she likes that we talk about political issues. Hobbies: gymnastics, politics and social activism; her fave movie is Zootopia.
12 years old (August 30), STAR at Erasmus
She’s an all around artist and her favorite color is chocolate. Dance in general she loves because she gets to move and express her inner feelings through dance and she gets to move her body and she loves music and dancing to music. In the Ephyras she likes that she gets to be with her friends and meet new people and she gets to perform with not just dance but singing and lots of other art forms in the dances and there are always brownies at the Galas. Hobbies: drawing, cheerleading, dance a lot, chorus, and she watches YouTube and TV.
11 years old (August 28), Arts and Letters
She can wiggle her ears. In general she loves that dance lets her express herself in different ways and it doesn’t have to be just one style. She likes that there are all different kinds of kids coming together in the Ephyras and because we are all different we don’t do the same things. She likes that the Ephyras do different skits and that no matter what the topic, it’s always somewhat funny. She likes that it’s creative and we can make a dance out of the silliest things and the serious things and it’s a place to be ourselves. Hobbies: she goes to an after school called city growers and does a lot regarding planting and agriculture. She likes to binge watch action shows.