Robyn Ayers is a movement artist, facilitator, and writer living on occupied Lenape land (NYC). They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fordham University & The Ailey School, which they obtained summa cum laude with majors in dance and philosophy. Since moving into the professional world, Robyn’s career has taken them through formal stage production, site-specific installation, and dance for film; wandering around the intersection between classical modern and gestural contemporary impulse. Their artistic priorities are rooted in mindfulness and accessibility, striving to move at the speed of trust and build holistic relationships between artist and audience.
Robyn’s performance career spans NYC and surrounding areas in company with Hivewild, cullen+them, Cantankerous Creatures, The Dynamite Experience, and more. Prominent credits include Ben Stamper’s short film “Stay With”, Katherine Maxwell’s stage production “Prism”, and Jacolby Satterwhite’s film installation “An Eclectic Dance to the Music of Time” at Lincoln Center.
Most recently, Robyn has begun to build their skills within the world of film production, and can be found behind the scenes for Wet Hairy Women, Hivewild, and various student choreographers. Beyond the stage, Robyn works in instructional design, writing and facilitation, and arts administration. They can often be found hovering over a soup pot or sitting by the ocean with their nose in a book.
Ramiro Batista is an actor, dancer, and director. Being that his parents are actors, he grew up in rehearsal and backstage, making his way to the stage at the age of twelve, where he was the lead in an original play called “Cabo Verde”. Ramiro moved to New York City to study dance and acting at the age of sixteen. He studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, where he completed the two year conservatory program, and completed the one year training program at Broadway Dance Center. Ramiro has been on a number of sets, from "Call me Francis" Netflix production, to independent films that would go on to be in the Cannes Film Festival. He has also played Lysander for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" among other classical plays.
In 2017, Ramiro won outstanding actor in a one act or short form production, at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity. In 2018, Ramiro co-wrote and performed the play "RED", for the first run in Paris, to then bring it to New York City a year later. Ramiro is a member of the theater and dance company cullen+them and recently co-starred in the company’s feature film set to premiere this year. He regularly works at La Mama Theatre Club. Ramiro continues to work as an actor and director, and is currently working on publishing an original play.
He is represented by Adam Park at Park Noack Agency and is managed by Brenda Fisher at Untamed River.
Nadia Halim (she/her) is a freelance dance artist, marketing manager, and creative direction consultant based in New York City. Raised in Houston, TX, she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and trained at Houston Academy of Dance. In 2019, Nadia graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a dual B.A. in sociology and dance. There, she performed works by Shannon Gillen, Zachary Tang, Yin Yue, Sasha Waltz, Jennifer Archibald, David Dorfman, among others. She works with companies such as dishman + co., Parijata Dance Company, BITEdown Collective, and Colleen Thomas Dance. Nadia is excited to be performing with cullen+them in their latest project!