PREP Arts 2022 Artists

Sydney B. Wiggins is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a BFA in Dance and Choreography. Sydney has been training in dance since the age of three and has studied at some of the top dance programs in the DC area, including The Washington School of Ballet at THEARC under the direction of Katrina Towes; and Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA) under the direction of Charles Augins. She graduated from DESA in 2016 with a focus in Dance.   During Sydney's undergraduate studies in the VCU Dance Department, she trained and performed with many artists including guest artist Helen Simoneau, and current faculty, Scott Putman, MK Abadoo, and Dr. E. Gaynell Sherrod in various capacities. She has also worked with many student choreographers in multiple Senior Project Concerts and many VCU Dance productions. Sydney has performed, and studied with artists at the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference (IABD) and the American Colleg

Sydney B. Wiggins

Jeneane Kraft (Bel Air, MD) trained at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts in Baltimore, MD, working with many guests including Ashley Blair Fitzgerald and Shelly Hutchinson. She performed at the Joyce Theatre and opened for Martha Graham Dance Company with Maeghan McHale’s If.  As a 2021 graduate of Shenandoah University with a BFA in Dance, Kraft performed works from Matt Pardo, Ilana Goldman and many more. Her professional highlights include performing a self-choreographed solo, To Me, From Me, in Rome, Italy with Ekilibre Dance Company and performing at the American College Dance Association Gala twice, receiving a Nationals nomination with Tiffanie Carson’s B.U.G. Kraft is currently pursuing her professional career as a dancer, with an interest in becoming a physical therapist for dancers in the future.

Jeneane Kraft

Alicia René Kenefic is a Baltimore based dancer, choreographer, and yoga instructor with a passion for creating healing through movement. Their formal training in ballet and modern dance began at the Baltimore School for the Arts. In 2022, they graduated from Towson University with a BFA in dance performance and choreography, where they were also employed as a yoga instructor. They have performed the works of Vincent Thomas, Glen Allen Sims, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Runqiao Du, and Alison Seidenstricker. They also choreographed original pieces, including On the Edge (2019), The Break (2020), metamorphosis (2021), and Stale Shoes (2022).  In addition to their work at Towson, they have had the honor of creating a number of community based works in collaboration with artists from Baltimore and around the world. They believe that movement is a powerful tool for empowerment, and are uplifted and inspired by the solidarity that occurs when communities come together in the spirit of dance. In

Alicia René Kenefic

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