TYLER CHOQUETTE (they/them) is a queer artist and educator based in New York City. Originally from California, they began their dance training at the Orange County School of the Arts in the Classical and Contemporary Department under the direction of Steven Hyde while performing with San Diego Unity Dance Ensemble under the direction of Tarua Hall and Tessandra Chavez. Tyler has performed in Mr. Ailey’s “Memoria” alongside Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at New York City Center, the Table of Silence 9/11 Ritual in Lincoln Center directed by Jaclyn Buglisi, and in new works by choreographers such as Amy Hall Garner, Gregory Dolbashian, Nijawwon Matthews, and Lisi Estaras. They have premiered Isaac Iskra’s works, “Tilted Glass” and “Nefeliba”, commissioned by Mare Nostrum Elements, and collaborated with moveDIPR under the direction of Dionna Pridgeon. Since graduating from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Tyler has been a company member with Nimbus Dance Works founded by Samuel Pott, Smashworks Dance under the direction of Ashley McQueen, Derick Mckoy Jr.’s company McKoy Dance Project and alma Collective co-founded by Kat Bark and Bianca Dam. They are excited to begin their first season with Carolyn Dorfman Dance!