WILLY LAURY – Artistic Director, Executive Producer, Founder
Willy Laury is internationally recognized for his outstanding skills as a dancer and a performer. Willy has danced 7 years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the world's largest contemporary dance company, including other major companies such as Ballet X , Morphoses and Michael Clark. More recently, Willy was a guest artist with Incidence Choreographic of the Opéra National de Paris. While dancing and creating alongside many artistic directors such as Franco Dragone, he created many solo productions including Vidal Sassoon in London, Medley Academy in Paris, The Public Theater in NYC, and Danone Nation's Cup 2018 for their opening and closing ceremonies. His passion for performance led him to discover the theater alongside Matthew Corzine in NYC with whom he did his acting training. This experience sparked a unique and creative perspective, mixing his personal heritage and passion for fashion with a multitude of cultures discovered during his career. Now film director, choreographer and performer, Willy is the artistic director of ACE Dance Concept. Through his work he speaks of hope, individuality without excuses, and the message of tolerance through cinematic movements as a universal language.
ERIKO IISAKU – Creative Artist, Producer, Founder
Eriko is a vibrant lead contemporary artist working in New York City. Eriko began her dance training with her mother ,Yoshimi Iisaku. In 2006, she moved to the states to enhance her dance training, and studied at The Ailey School as a Fellowship student for 4 years, Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Tradition, and ADF (American Dance Festival). She quickly became a favorite among the new generation of contemporary choreographers. Eriko has since inspired and worked with creative forces such as Francesca Harper and Helen Picket (Frankfurt Ballet), Maleek Washington (Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham) and Willy Laury to name a few. Eriko has a passion for coaching and teaching. She is currently Francesca Harper Project’s official rehearsal director and also teaches movement for actors at NYU. Commercial work includes Danone Nations Cup World Finals, and Japanese music legend Eikichi Yazawa with performance and choreography.
SCOTT SCHNEIDER – Creative Artist, Producer, Founder
Scott began training at The King Centre for the Performing Arts in Wanaque, NJ and then graduated cum laude from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2011. He began working in NYC with various artists including Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Randy James/10 Hairy Legs, Willy Laury, Joshua Beamish’s Move The Company, Emery LeCrone Dance, and apprenticeship with the Stephen Petronio Company. In 2015, Scott moved to Paris to create the brand new production "Paris Merveilles" at Lido de Paris created by Dragone Entertainment. In addition to being on screen with ACE, he can also be seen in Max R. A. Fedore’s Student Academy Award winning film Opera of Cruelty.Scott has been a member of Austin McCormick’s Company XIV since 2016, performing in the Brooklyn Company’s smash hits Nutcracker Rouge and Ferdinand: Boylesque Bullfight, as well as multiple events and music videos. Scott can also be seen with pop sensation Ariana and the Rose in her nationally touring immersive show Light + Space, and her Official Music Video for Lonely Star. Most recently, Scott was a part of the creation and national tour of Diana Vishneva’s Sleeping Beauty Dreams choreographed by Edward Clug featuring Marcelo Gomes. Commercial credits includes Cartier, Corneliani, Hugo Boss, Jaeger-Lecoultre, and Visa. @seenbyscott
ŁUKASZ ZIĘBA – Creative Artist, Producer, Founder
Łukasz Zięba, native of Kraków, Poland, is currently based in New York City where he works as a freelance artist. He graduated from L’Art de la Danse Cracow Dance Academy. Lukasz was the winner of the Best Solo Award All Categories at the Dance World Cup in Villach, Austria in 2012. Shortly after he moved to New York to study at The Ailey School on a full scholarship. He took part in Cedar Lake 360 Installation and participated in Springboard Danse Montreal. He later joined Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performing works by Cayetano Soto, Alejandro Cerrudo, Nicolo Fonte, Jorma Elo and Jiri Kylian. He also performed at The Metropolitan Opera in various productions in choreographies by Arthur Pita, Alexei Ratmansky, Susan Stroman and Norbert Vesak. Currently he works with Austin McCormick's Company XIV. On the creative side he choreographed on So You Think You Can Dance (Poland), as well as presented his works at Dixon Place, Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, XVII International Chopin and Friends Festival, Richmond Dance Festival and more.