Mixed eMotion Theatrix combines music, contemporary dance, movement derived from cultural traditions, theater, film and multi-media to create hybrid performance experiences in live theater and online content. The company is dedicated to telling stories of the human condition through the use of folk tales, myths, classic literature, new histories and biographies. MeMT strives to inform, educate and enlighten the contemporary audience to create a collective sense of community through shared experience.
To our community, friends and family
We are listening...
We will continue to listen to the voices of color raised in protest. Listening and truly hearing is vital to our own growth as a society. For too long these voices have been ignored or pushed aside. No more. We hear you and we will do everything in our power to amplify your voices through our work, creative teams and casting.
We are learning...
We pledge to be a part of this powerful change and to be vehemently anti-racist. We will always continue to educate ourselves and our audiences as we know there is so much for our entire society to learn and even more to unlearn. We are here for the education and we want to spread that to our community and others far and wide through our art.
We will do better...
We pledge to make a difference and to hold ourselves and others accountable and we hope you will hold us accountable as well. It isn’t the communities of color that needs to change. The change we need is the de-centering of white narratives. It is the white community’s responsibility to re-educate themselves. We vow to be open and to do better as a company and as people.
We can all be better.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress” —Fredrick Douglas
Who We Are
Janet is an award-winning Director/Choreographer working in theater, concert dance and many forms of media. She was the Director/Choreographer and Co-Creator of “Anaïs Nin: Unbound,” which tells the story of famed diarist, Anaïs Nin, a MeMT production. The production premiered at the Greenway Court Theatre, other performances include the New Vic in Santa Barbara and the Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University. It was part of the Festival Off d’Avignon in France last July and will be opening the International Theater Festival in Casablanca, Morocco as well as performing in Paris in March 2018. As Director/Choreographer of theater her work includes ‘Midsummer Night” for the Tennessee Shakespeare Company , “Striking 12” ( Laguna Playhouse), “Tonya and Nancy, The Rock Opera” (ART, Boston), “CarnEvil" (Sacred Fools Theater) “shAme,” (King King Nightclub), “So Now You Know” (Highways, Wallis) and “The Wanting” (Highways). Janet created choreography for the hit production, “The Boy From Oz” (Celebration Theatre) for which she received her second Ovation Award (LA’s top theater award) as well as the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (LADCC). Janet created choreography for “The Color Purple,” (Celebration Theatre) and was awarded the Ovation, NAACP and LADCC Awards. Additional choreography: “Once On this Island,” (International City Theater, NAACP Nomination); “Avenue X,” (Odyssey Theater, Ovation Award Nomination);and “Failure, A Love Story” (Coeurage Theater, Ovation Nomination). “Failure” was presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of Center Theater Group’s “Block Party.” Her contemporary choreography has been presented at London’s Royal Academy of Music and in Cannes, France. Her work was awarded at the Palm Desert Choreography Festival and selected for the Los Angeles Dance Festival, and Pasadena Dance Festival. She has received two American Choreography Awards, is a proud alumni of the Directors Lab and a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. janetroston.com
Ryan is a Los Angeles based theatrical director and producer. He has spent well over a decade devoted to promoting and growing the arts community in and around the Los Angeles area and beyond. He specializes in new works and developing theatre arts that foster communication and acceptance of all communities. Ryan earned his BA in Theatre and German at Truman State University and has continued his studies throughout the world. In 2015 Ryan and his partner in crime, Janet Roston proudly established Mixed eMotion Theatrix with the dream of bringing the magic and joys of theatre, dance and multimedia to all communities throughout the world to further acceptance and growth within us all. His most recent directorial work includes, “Mutt House, The Musical” (Kirk Douglas Theatre), “Die Mommie Die” (Kirk Douglas Theatre), “Die Mommie Die” (Celebration Theatre), “Niagara Fall” (Theatre of NOTE), “Bronies the Musical” (LA Fringe, Best Musical Winner), “revolver” (Celebration Theatre), “The Real Housekeepers of Studio City” (LA Fringe, Best of Fringe Winner). Ryan’s most recent producing work includes, “Anaïs, A Dance Opera” (Greenway Court Theater), “Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera” (King King), “The Next Fairy Tale” (Celebration Theatre), and “BASH’d: A Gay Rap Opera” (Celebration Theatre). ryanbergmann.com
Joe is a stage/film director, video editor, photographer, graphic designer, and projection designer. He is the director of the web-series Dog Days and Pet Peeves. His short films Adobo, Loaded, and Thanksgiving have screened at festivals including the Boulder International Film Festival, D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He is the editor of the hit Nigerian feature films When Love Happens, Lunch Time Heroes and When Love Happens Again. He has edited festival favorite shorts Just Like the Movies (Indie Spirit Film Festival, Las Vegas Intl. Film Festival) and Miss Miao (Dances With Films Festival, Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Film Festival). Projection design credits include Gatsby Redux (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Striking 12 (Laguna Playhouse), four consecutive years of The 24hr Plays, Tonya & Nancy (Club Oberon, Boston), Serpentine Pink (Son of Semele), and CarnEvil (Sacred Fools). Joe holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida. joelarue.com
Sarah Mullis has over seven years of experience as a social media manager and digital marketer. As a performing artist she is an AEA actress with numerous NY and regional principal credits in both musical theatre and classical theatre (Fly Guy National Tour, multiple credits at the American Repertory Theatre, original cast Jack and The Giant). After graduating from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, she moved to New York, focusing on the Broadway and comedy improv world. She made a shift to Los Angeles to continue her work as a comedienne and comedy screenwriter, working with The Groundlings company, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and appearing regularly at Flappers and The Comedy Chateau. As she’s developed her social media and digital marketing career she’s discovered that comedy and screenwriting complement this work! Who knew her observational comedy skills and Dad Jokes would resonate with an online audience? #Blessed Her experience includes work with multiple brands across various genres (Keller Williams regional and corporate offices, Horror Equity Fund, Franklin Theatrical Group, State Farm, among many others). Sarah loves working with the innovative, creative minds of Mixed eMotion Theatrix, and collaborating with fellow artists to present ideas in the most creative way possible.
is a classically trained ballet dancer who began dancing at the age of three and trained with well known teachers such as Toni Carrion, Irina Kosmovska, Alexander Godunov and at schools such as School of American Ballet, Walnut Hill School for the Arts and LACHSA. Alexandra has performed with Long Beach Ballet, Anaheim ballet, Contempo Ballet, Riverside Ballet and toured with Pacific American Ballet Theater. She has done commercial and print dance work in Los Angeles. Alexandra has been a proud dancer with Mixed eMotion Theatrix since 2018.
Cristyn Dang is a dancer and choreographer from Honolulu, HI, who is now based in Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a BA in Psychology, minor in Dance, and MS in Global Medicine. Some favorite credits include Gatsby Redux with MeMT, the national tour of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical, parade dancer at Disneyland, and commercials with Apple and Tik Tok. She is also a current member of GRooVe hip hop dance team. Instagram: @dangitscristyn.
Jacqueline Hinton is from Austin, TX, where he began dancing at a local studio at the age of three and eventually trained at Ballet Austin, Tapestry, and Dancer’s Workshop. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in Dance before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her professional career as an actor, dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur. Jacqueline joined Clairobscur Dance Company for seven seasons where she danced in various award winning pieces throughout the U.S. She later joined Mixed eMotion Theatrix performing around the world in Anais, A Dance Opera, Gatsby Redux, and several short films choreographed by director, Janet Roston. Additionally, Jackie has had the opportunity to have a successful freelance career in film, stage and television. www.jackiehinton.com
is a dancer, choreographer, and film director with a passion for the arts. She began dancing at the age of three and has trained in a variety of styles. Lital has choreographed and danced in various productions and is completing her degree in Film Production at Cal State University Northridge. She wrote/directed a thesis film called "Nerot Shel Shabbat," which is currently in production. Lital is also the president of the CSUN Dance Team and aspires to become an award-winning female director. She is dedicated to her craft and constantly seeks new opportunities to grow as an artist.
A native of Washington, DC, Camal "C-Note" Pugh has been choreographing and dancing for the past 10 years. A graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County, Camal has trained in Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Broadway, Jazz, and African. Starting late in the industry did not slow Camal's drive and passion for dance and choreography. Some of his credits include Remember Me: Mahalia Jackson Film, Black Girls Rock Music Fest, Tale of the Lion King at Disneyland, Pepsi, Nike, and LA Sparks Dance Team. Since joining MEMT, Camal has played Gatsby in "Gastby Redux" and performed in So Now You Know. Moving forward, Camal hopes to motivate and encourage others to not give up on their dreams and keep pushing despite the hurdles life will throw at them.
Hana Bible is originally from San Francisco, California, where she spent most of her childhood dancing and performing. She began her performance career at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, after graduating from California State University, Los Angeles. Since then she has been featured in commercials, television shows, and has performed in musicals, such as Annie Get Your Gun, and the national touring company of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Cirque Dreams Holidaze.
Kate Coleman is a company member with LA Contemporary Dance Company, Company Rhome and Mixed eMotion Theatrix. Touring to places such as New Zealand, France, Argentina and Morocco. She's worked on shows such as Mysterious Benedict Society, Rutherford Falls, VEEP and more! She has choreographed for stage and for film, from music videos to plays, from web series to evening length works. Kate has choreographed for Odyssey Theatre Ensemble shows In Circles, Daughter of the Wicked and the Serpent. Kate always says “dance is my first language, English is my second” and loves working for MeMT because of the stories we get to tell to audiences around the world!
Mary Ann Welshans
(she/her) Previously having worked with Janet & Ryan in various productions, she had the pleasure of joining Mixed eMotion Theatrix this past year performing in So Now You Know at La Mirada. An actress & singer, Mary Ann is also a recently certified Pilates instructor who enjoys helping people share in her love of Pilates. Past credits include Ulla in The Producers & Helga in Cabaret (Celebration Theatre), and Vicky in The Flight Attendant (HBOMax).
Michael Quiett is a Los Angeles based actor, dancer and choreographer originally from Napa, CA. He is a graduate of UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television. Some recent credits include, MeMT’s So Now You Know at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, the International Tour of Anaïs Nin: Unbound (Los Angeles, Avignon and Paris, France, and Casablanca, Morocco) and the Developmental Workshop for the new musical Hans Christian Anderson’s The Shadow.
Olivia Perez was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and has been dancing since the age of three. She is a graduate of Webster University with a BA in Media Communications, where she was the first-ever recipient of the school’s prestigious Donald M. Suggs academic scholarship. She is represented by Go 2 Talent Agency and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Sarah Wines began her dance training in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona as a competitive dancer. She completed programs at NYU Tisch school of the Arts, the Korean National University of the Arts, and received her degree in Jazz Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating she moved to Los Angeles and she has been acting and dancing in Television, film, motion capture, music videos, voice over, and live performances ever since.
Trenton Williams is from Enterprise AL. He started dancing at the age of 19. Shortly after discovering his love for dance, Trenton moved to Chicago to train with Giordano Dance Chicago. Trenton has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance and commercials for Nike, Apple, and Tik Tok. He has danced on stages all around the world, including stages in Iceland, Norway, Belgium and France. Trenton hopes that through his gifts and talents that at least one person will be inspired, impacted, and motivated.
is from Baltimore, MD where he began dancing at the age of four. He continued his training at The Baltimore School for the Arts and on full scholarship at The School of American Ballet. He danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet for four seasons before joining the 2nd National tour and Broadway cast of Billy Elliot The Musical. Nicholas toured Europe for two years in an international tour of West Side Story. He has danced at The Metropolitan Opera in various productions for four seasons. Nicholas can be seen in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and various campaigns for brands like Estée Lauder and Zara. Nicholas has danced with Mixed Emotions Theatrix, Laurie Sefton creates, and the LA Opera since moving to LA in 2021. Follow his journey on Instagram @nicholas.sipes
is a professionally trained dancer, specializing in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Partnering. Quinn has performed with professional companies all over the US: Silverlake Contemporary Ballet, The Inland Dance Theatre, the Pacific Ballet Dance Company, Los Angeles Ballet, Mixed eMotion Theatrix, LA Dance Company and Neville Dance Theatre to name a few. Quinn has also performed in numerous music videos and network ads. Quinn has also danced at a variety of venues in Las Vegas, Los Angles and New York. He is a graduate of The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and now resides in Las Vegas as a free lance artist and a health and wellness as owner and creator of TeamQuinnFit.
Tiffany Wolff is an actor and dancer from Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from AMDA College of the Performing Arts, studying both in NYC and LA, where she received her B.F.A. in Theatre. Tiffany is a company member of Mixed Emotion Theatrix and The Road Theatre Company. She has toured in Paris and Avignon, France, Casablanca, Morocco, and NYC with MEMT and performed locally as 'Daisy" in Gatsby Redux with Moves After Dark at The Music Center and Greystone Mansion. Tiffany has also worked in Theatre starring in Bright Half Life, The Spanish Prayer Book, This Is Our Youth and more. Film: Final Diagnosis, Distant Tales, and Tom Schulman’s (Oscar Winner, Dead Poets Society) Identity Crisis. More info @tiffany_wolff.