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Faculty Bio

Cait Cuevo—Hula Hoop dance and Fitness

Cait Cuevo is the founder of Westchester Hoop Troupe and has been hooping for since 2014. She first picked up hooping at Mountain Jam Music Festival in Hunter, NY. Little did Ms. Cuevo know that in that moment, she was discovering her passion. Since 2014, she became vastly interested in movement meditation through flow arts and dance. Ms. Cuevo loves hooping so much, that she formed the Westchester Hoop Troupe in hopes to spread that passion and dedication. She has found much solace in hooping during the trials and tribulations of her life, and hopes that it brings her students just as much happiness as it has brought her.

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Forty Nguyen—Breakdancing; Hip-hop

Faculty Bio

Starting dance at the age of 18, Forty performed his first solo at Definition Non Applicable Urban Dance Festival at the MAI (Montreal, Arts interculturels) in 2004. From then on, he continued to do shows for the Jazz Festival (2005), Usine C (2005) and TOHU (2006). In 2006, he was part of the cast of “Demain," a piece by choreographer Paula de Vasconcelos of Pigeon International, with whom he performed in Montreal and toured in Columbia. Forty’s style is a mixture of bboying, ballet technique, acrobatics and hip hop. A graduate from Concordia’s Contemporary Dance Department, Forty has worked as an interpreter for the company Destins Croisés and is now with Cirque Eloize and Cirque du Soleil.

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Faculty Bio

Shenendoah Thompson—Theater

Born in Morgantown, WV, Shenendoah Thompson has been performing since he could walk. During his adolescence he worked extensively at the Morgantown Theatre Co., while simultaneously performing with community theatre companies and the West Virginia University Theatre Dept. Through this, he acted in and assisted with over a hundred various productions ranging from contemporary musical theatre such as Fiddler on the Roof, Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, Honk!, High School Musical, to more operatic titles such as Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods & Pirates of Penzance.  

He has Directed dozens of plays and independent films, often at the helm of new works or mutli-media productions. In 2015 the production of John Logan’s RED, earned a Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Ken and the Best Play Award at the West VirginiaTheatre Association.

As a singer-songwriter he has released two albums and most recently three singles of his original composition and is currently working on his third album.
Always open to endeavor into any creative idiom, his future plans include producing his original screenplay and completing his mid-life memoir.
He resides in Peekskill, NY, with his loving fiance, Stephanie.