Creative Team


GRACE BUCKELY (Ballet Mistress / Rehearsal Director / Executive Assistant)
Since graduating from Colgate University in 2007, Grace has become a sought after dancer/choreographer/teacher across the USA. Grace has performed as a member of DeMaDance Company, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet and Rock The Ballet. Grace tours the world as Ballet Mistress & performer for “ROMEO & JULIET by Rock The Ballet”, choreographed by Adrienne Canterna. She is on faculty at Steps on Broadway in New York and NYCDA. Most recently, Grace has been a guest artist with BAD BOYS of BALLET in gala performances around the world and was assistant choreographer to Adrienne Canterna for the workshop of the new rock-ballet “POE”. Grace will continues to tour the world as Ballet Mistress for other SweetBird shows like “ROCK the Ballet”.

LUTIN TANNER (Lighting director / Production Stage Manager)
Lutin received a Bachelor of Dance and Theater at Western Michigan University. He began his career as a dancer in Garth Fagan Dance, nationally and internationally for 5 years. Then he became Director of Lights and Stage Manager for Dance New Amsterdam. Lutin made the lights for Arthur Aviles, Sara Baird, Brian Brooks, Theresa Duhon, Larry Keigwin, Alex Beller, Earl Mosley, Oliver Steele, Camille A. Brown, Troy Powell and Kevin Wynn, as well as plays, “7 Veils “and” Funeralogues “. Lutin has been with the BAD BOYS OF DANCE since Premiere at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

TONY MARQUES (Lighting director / Technical Director)
Tony Marques has created 3 world premiere of  “the Kings of Dance”, two new works for choreographer and light designer Jennifer Tipton and the “Paul Taylor Dance Company”, a premierefor the 25th anniversary of “Rebecca Kelly Ballet” in New York, for Wendy Osserman and SYReN (Modern Dance Company) and the  “Nicholas Andre Dance theater”. He also Il a also taken over the design of “C. Eule Dance” at Studio Cunningham, “the tAKe Dance Company” in the SoHo Joyce, for SYReN at Ailey Citigroup Theater, as well as for the company “Thomas-Ortiz Dance” at the Dance Theater Workshop, a prestigious place for contemporary dance in New York.


  • John Canterna


  • Sally Canterna
  • Shay Bares
  • Tallon Moss


ASHLEY DAY (Lighting director)
Ashley is graduated with honors from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where he studied music composition and studio music. Between his musical performances he began as a lighting designer. Since then he has created the lights of many Rock and Theater shows. He also made the lights for 2 world tours of Joan Armatrading, Grammy nominee.

WILLIAM CUSICK (Video/Projection designer)
William is a video and projections designer based in NYC, whose work has recently been seen in productions at the BAM Harvey, Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theater Workshop, PS122, Culture Project, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, and The Chocolate Factory, as well as various theaters in Europe and Canada.  Cusick is the recipient of the 2007 Henry Hewes Design Award for Projections for his work on Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center Theater.  Cusick has designed four original productions for the experimental theater company Temporary Distortion, including the recent Americana Kamikaze at PS122. Cusick is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers for 2009-2011.

DEBORAH ENGERMAN(Maître de ballet)
Deborah Engerman teach classical ballet since 1995. She learned at the Baltimore Ballet, in the tradition of the Royal Academy of Dance. She coached winners of prestigious international competitions as in Lausanne, the CIB of Varna and the Youth America Grand Prix.