NYC PERFORMERS
The multi-talented STOMP performers often play different roles throughout the week. Read below to get to know about each of them and a character they portray!

ALAN ASUNCION
Stomping since 2007, Alan is the youngest of five who was crazy brave enough to take the artistic career path. As a multi-instrumentalist, he taught piano and drums on Long Island for many years, played in various bands in the wedding circuit since the age of 14, and performed with the Off-Broadway aerial show, De La Guarda (NYC, Korea, Israel). Thank you to Fiona for believing in me! Thank you to the guys at Fresco for the espresso! Thank you, Words With Friends! Extreme thank you to dad, mom, and Tita Rita! Very special thanks and love to the incredible ladies of my life, Mayah, and Alana - everything I do is for you!


ONE OF ALAN'S CHARACTERS: MOZZIE
Ever-present and acrobatic. You can't get rid of him.

JORDAN BROOKS
Jordan is a NYC based composer, producer, and performer from Dallas, TX whose musical foundation is rooted in marching percussion. He toured the U.S. with the Santa Clara Vanguard and Blue Knights Drum Corps before earning his B.M. from Berklee College of Music and his M.M. from New York University.


ONE OF JORDAN'S CHARACTERS: POTATO HEAD
The rock steady rhythmic center of the show.

BRIANA "BRI" BUTLER
A Wake Forest University cum laude graduate, raised in MD, has been a trained dancer and performer since the age of three. Some of her favorite career highlights include the SYTYCD Season 12 Semi-Finals, The Clothesline Muse National Tour, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ International Production tour of Mamma Mia, and having her choreography with BalaSole Dance Company featured in The New York Times. New York credits and opportunities include Peggy Choy Dance Company, Mystic India World Tours, Cortland Repertory Theater, Banana Skirt Productions, and Sync Studios. Bri is so pumped to start her journey with STOMP!


ONE OF BRIANA'S CHARACTERS: BIN BITCH
Tough, no nonsense, and wields hammer handles like drum sticks.

JOSHUA CRUZ
Joshua was born in New York City where music and dance made him feel alive. He started his career with the Bowery Mission working with kids and the homeless community. He continues to guide inner-city kids through motivational speaking. He recognizes that he can do all things through Christ.


ONE OF JOSHUA'S CHARACTERS: DOCTOR WHO
Wild, crazy and likely to do unexpected things -- but only once you get to know him.

MARIVALDO DOS SANTOS
From Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. As a composer, musician, percussionist and producer, Dos Santos has played and contributed to some of the most recognizable artists such as the legendary Sting, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Pras, Joshua Bell, Bill Frisell, Steve Coleman, Eliane Elias, Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury, Margareth Menezes and the Rock in Rio Festival. Founder of Quabales, a social education project based in Salvador, that promotes inclusion through music and art bringing a vibrant mix of live and electronic new sounds and performances, please visit www.quabales.com. He is proud to be part of such an amazing production as STOMP.


ONE OF MARIVALDO'S CHARACTERS: SARGE
Precise and determined, the leader of the group.

JOHN GAVIN
Based in Brooklyn, John Gavin is a classically trained drummer, and percussionist originally from Florida. He has performed as a musician for the Walt Disney Company at their theme parks across the United States. John would like to thank his friends and family for the unending support and every teacher who has imparted their erudition. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a Master of Music at New York University.


ONE OF JOHN'S CHARACTERS: RINGO
Like his namesake, musical and laconic.

DESMOND HOWARD
Desmond is a West African and Afro-Caribbean percussionist/dancer, and Urban Style dancer (Hip-Hop Freestyle, House, Popping). From Washington, DC, Desmond has been performing professionally since the age of twelve, with Coyaba Dance Theater, Urban Artistry, and others. He recently graduated from the New School with a B.A. in Contemporary Music.


ONE OF DESMOND'S CHARACTERS: PARTICLE MAN
A warrior with stamina and a sharp sense of detail.

JASMINE JOYNER
Jasmine was born and raised in Queens, New York. She received her Bachelors in Dance from SUNY Fredonia. As a professional dancer, she has performed in may dance ensembles, a theatre production of Cabaret, and she participated in Debbie Allen’s Academy Summer Intensive 2016. STOMP gives great Rhythms and good vibes, and she feels that this where she belongs. She is thrilled to have this opportunity to join the STOMP family.


ONE OF JASMINE'S CHARACTERS: BIN BITCH
Tough, no nonsense, and wields hammer handles like drum sticks.

TAILOR LEE
Tailor is an artist, dancer, musician, activist and lover from Los Angeles, CA. She is proud and honored to be doing this radical work here in NYC. Big thanks to her family, mentors and friends who have supported her over the years.


ONE OF TAILOR'S CHARACTERS: CORNISH
Comedy is her middle name.

SEAN PERHAM
Sean is a comedian, drummer, and actor who is based out of Brooklyn, New York. He attended the College for Music Education at Fredonia State University and received his Bachelors in Music Education, continuing on to get his Masters of Music Performance at New York University. After he graduated, he was a full-time music teacher at Brooklyn Charter school, and during that time he began his acting and comedy career on the side. He is honored to be a part of STOMP, a childhood dream. Work Hard. Be Kind. Laugh a lot.


ONE OF SEAN'S CHARACTERS: DOCTOR WHO
Wild, crazy and likely to do unexpected things -- but only once you get to know him.

REGGIE TALLEY
Is a New York-based actor from Houston, Texas. While working with STOMP, Reggie has toured in over 35+ countries as well as perform in the 2012 London Olympic Closing Ceremonies. Reggie is a self-taught dancer, self-taught percussionist, and acrobat. Reggie is the owner of Due Season Productions, with his first film ‘Brave’ a film in which Reggie wrote, directed, produced and starred in won Best Narrative Feature at the Hip Hop Film Festival NYC. Reggie thanks, God and his family for their constant influence in his life. Instagram: @therealreggietalley.


ONE OF REGGIE'S CHARACTERS: MOZZIE
Ever-present and acrobatic. You can't get rid of him.

CARLOS THOMAS
Was born in a small town called Sodus, NY. Drummer, percussionist, music producer, dancer. He first started playing music in church – and constantly finds himself banging on trash, more than his own instruments. Then came Stomp. “From 199***** I’m still here and love it!” Thanks to God, mom, Bill, Robyn and my close friends.


ONE OF CARLOS'S CHARACTERS: PARTICLE MAN
A warrior with stamina and a sharp sense of detail.

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