Charles Way

(Darius) Hailing originally from Baltimore, Maryland; Charles began his formal dance training at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. There, he earned his BFA in Ballet Performance, and received an award for excellence in Ballet. Charles later went on to perform with several contemporary ballet companies in the greater Philadelphia and New York area. He spends most of his …

Matthew Dobbins

(Robot/ T1) Originally a ambitious basketball player, Mateo, decided to pursue dance back in, 2012, by audition for a local dance crew. Shortly afterwards, the crew dismembered to pursue a singing career. After already making the decision to drop everything to dance, he made the decision to pursue a career of his own. Mateo, has been in 3 movies; his …

Daphne Driscoll

(The Guardian) Daphne is from Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Dance from Point Park University. Daphne has traveled the world with Holland America Cruise Lines, performed with various modern dance companies such as Doug Varone and Dancers, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, and Kybele Dance Theater. She is also a certified vinyasa yoga teacher. Daphne …

Matthew Melendez

(Lt. Calhoune) Matthew has been pursuing dance since the age of 13 when break-dancing first caught his attention. His love for hip hop dance eventually led him to love many dance techniques and in May 2014 he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Hartford’s School with a B.F.A. in Dance. With his knowledge of hip hop, contemporary, modern, and …

iLuminate Returns to NYC for the Holiday Season!

We’re happy to be back at New World Stages this holiday season. It feels like home! The audiences have been ebbing and flowing since we opened Thanksgiving week. Now with Christmas just days away, we’ve been delighted to see our house growing with more visitors at each performance! People are talking about us.   “I took my daughter to see …

iLuminate in Saudi Arabia

Before the trip began, we knew that this would be no ordinary tour. The air about the time and circumstance made us feel like this particular calling had a greater purpose in motion. Our crew just returned from spending a month in Saudi Arabia where we were invited by the Kingdom to kick off the entertainment portion of a Government …

iLuminate News – Hong Kong

After three fantastic months in Malaysia, we returned to Asia for a new residency with Artist of Light. HELLO, Hong Kong! We had a welcoming set up on the mainland of Hong Kong overlooking the Victoria Harbor; just a short  ride away from our hosting venue: the Kwai Tsing Theater where we performed three—sold-out—shows! Hong Kong was a new experience for everyone …