Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos
Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos is an Argentine-American violist. He regularly performs in a variety of styles: standard orchestral repertoire with the Metro Chamber Orchestra, new compositions with the Curiosity Cabinet, authentic tangos with Binelli’s Astoria Tango Orchestra, chamber music combined with dance with Artists By Any Other Name, and Dominican folk music with La Camerata Washington Heights. He appeared as a soloist with La Camerata Washington Heights at Aaron Davis Hall in City College.
He is a founding member of the Washington Heights Community Conservatory, where he teaches violin and viola. The Conservatory offers full scholarships and instruments to students in need. He holds a Master of Arts from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Music from Brooklyn College where he studied privately with Ji-Hyun Son and chamber music with Fred Zlotkin.
Timothy Leonard wound up playing cello at the age of 10 and hasn't looked back since. A New Jersey native, Tim performs throughout the US; recent appearances include performances at Barclays Center, NJPAC, and Merkin Hall. He has shared the stage with a variety of musicians ranging from Peter Serkin to Jay-Z and has collaborated with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and the American Modern Ensemble. Tim is a founding member of the Red Oak Contemporary Ensemble. He performs with Con Vivo Music, Artists by Any Other Name, and The Secret Opera. Timothy is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at Queens College in the studio of Marcy Rosen.
Emily Petry resides and works in New York City as a freelance performer.
Born in Germany, and raised in the United States, Emily has trained in classical dance forms including Ballet technique (Cecchetti, Balanchine, Vagonava), Modern technique (Lubovitch, Graham, Cunningham), and practices improvisation regularly. She earned her Bachelor in the Fine Arts Degree in Dance, Magna Cum Laude, from The Florida State University. At FSU, she had the honor to represent the college at the American College Dance Festival Association and to perform with the Tallahassee Ballet Company.
Since moving to New York, Emily has performed with Gerard & Kelly "Timelining" 2015 at the Guggenheim Museum, 2014 The Kitchen (Juried Bessie Award 2014), Aimee Plauche Dance Theater, Dance at Saint Peter’s, Edgar Cortes Dance, Artists By Any Other Name, and has guested with a myriad of other dance ensembles. In addition to performance work, her choreography has been shown throughout Europe and the east coast of the US.
During the summer months, Ms. Petry tours with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp on their international ballet program, connecting through performance, education, and choreography with dancers from the world. In addition to her performing, she enjoys working on various film projects and collaborating with other artists
Gwendolyn Petry is a performing artist, teacher, and production coordinator working and residing in New York City. She is a current a member of Artists By Any Other Name and Kista Tucker Insights, a D.C. based Dance company. While in New York, she has had the pleasure of performing with Gerard & Kelly, Together works Dance Company, Dance@St. Peter's, Edgar Cortes Dance Theatre, Empty Nave Projects, A.I.M. (Kyle Abraham), as well as several film projects.
Gwendolyn is a former company member with both the Tallahassee Ballet and the Fairfax Ballet and holds a BFA from Florida State University's School of Dance. She trained at the Russell School of Ballet in Chantilly, Virginia, The Sacramento Dance Academy in Sacramento, California, and Dance Station in O'Fallon, Illinois. She spent summers studying with American Ballet Theatre, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, The Atlanta Ballet, and Cecchetti International.
She also enjoys teaching and has had the opportunity to be on faculty at Silva Dance Academy, and a guest teacher at Brooklyn Ballet, Russell School of Ballet, and Abundance. She spends her summers with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp's International Ballet Ensemble, touring throughout Europe and Michigan.