Jesse Manley has a fresh track for your hungry ears. Photo by Amanda Tipton. There are many reasons to create music, of course. There’s the pedestrian desire for popularity, there is the vaulted idea of artistic creation, but there are also less common reasons. For Jesse Manley, one reason seems to be archeological exploration. On […]
Nayomi Van Brunt
A California native, Nayomi began her formal training at age 9 when she moved to Georgia with her family. She trained with Atlanta Festival Ballet under Nicolas Pacana and Gregory Aaron as well as Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education. She began her professional career with the Atlanta Ballet. During her time with the Atlanta Ballet, Nayomi performed roles such as Marya in Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush, Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena, James Kudelka’s Four Seasons, and Juel Lane’s Moments of Dis. After leaving the Atlanta Ballet Nayomi danced with Winston Salem Festival Ballet and New York Theatre Ballet. At NYTB she performed in works by Pam Tanowitz, Gemma Bond, Richard Alston, and Matthew Neenan, and Donald Malher’s Cinderella at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Most recently, Nayomi has had the pleasure of performing in music videos for emerging artist in the Atlanta area. She would like to thank her parents, six siblings, and amazing friends for all of their love. Nayomi is stoked to begin her first season with Wonderbound!