Tyra Banks and Corbin Hall
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ANNONYArts has for decades supported and encouraged artist work, raising their voices from a whisper to a roar. Corbin and Tyra are self producing artists that have something to say that matters to them and to us. ANNONYArts is pleased to pay witness to their evolution.
Corbin Hall will be graduating with his BA in dance from Webster University at the end
of the May 2016 term. Hailing from Collinsville Illinois, he is classically trained in the
Chechetti Ballet Method, but has also studied dance forms such as; modern, jazz,
aerial, capoeira (Brazillian fighting style), the East Indian classical dance style “The
Bharatanatyam,” and is an accomplished breakdancer. He has had the opportunity to
work alongside accomplished artists like Amanda McKerrow John Gardner, Michael
Uthoff, Monica Newsam, and James Robey. Corbin wishes to continue on with his
dance career as a working artist and professional dancer. He strives to utilize his
classical dance training and new found love of performance art in his choreography and
artwork. Corbin’s choreography examines the grittiness in vulnerability, and the
vulnerability in grittiness. He hopes that with his collaborative work Transmutation, to
discover something beyond the traditional concert dance stage that illuminates all
artistic minds, and speaks to those who have no voice.
Tyra Rose Kopf originally from Des Plaines Illinois, is currently studying for her BFA in
dance at Webster University. She will be graduating with a BFA in dance with an
emphasis in modern dance in May 2016. Although modern dance is her emphasis, she
also has studied different dance forms such as; ballet, jazz, aerial, Thai classical dance
and the classical East Indian dance style “The Bharatanatyam.” Along with her existing
dance studies, Tyra spent a year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC),
where she learned the value of art and art history, eventually transferring to Webster to
pursue a more fulfilling career in dance. Working with esteemed professors such as;
Michael Uthoff, Alicia Graf Mak, James Robey, Monica Newsam, Beckah Reed, and
Maggi Dueker. She has worked with guest artist residencies such as; Jamie Graham,
RAWdance, Tymberly Canale, and Linas Phillips.Tyra has a passion for not only dance
but all forms of art, and is hopeful in becoming a successful working artist post-
graduation. Tyra strives to produce her work through a collaborative process in hopes
that the end result pushes the boundaries of dance and art, evoking discussion and
promoting fine art in St. Louis. Her choreography expands beyond traditional
conventions and expectations, synthesizing multiple mediums into a concert dance
experience that excites and ellicites both the viewer and performer.