Javan Mngrezzo is a company dancer at Bodyvox, a local dance teacher, and certified instructor of The Ellové Technique®. His dance journey began during his first year of college at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. He graduated in three years, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in Dance and Sociology. Javan then toured nationally and internationally as a company member with Rainbow Dance Theatre and has had the privilege of performing as a guest artist for companies such as Heidi Duckler Dance, Dar Vejon Jones Dance Ensemble [DJDE], Dance Warehouse Dance, Company Movimiento, and Agnieszka Laska Dancers. He is also honored to have performed original works by Leslie Watanabe, Vanessa Thiessen, Sara Parker, Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, Darryl Thomas, and Tim Cowart to name a few.
Javan has taught multiple dance disciplines throughout Portland – as well as instructing summer intensive curriculum at STEPS PDX and June Taylor School of Dance. Additional training includes summer intensives at Utah’s inaugural Dance West Festival, PDX Contemporary Ballet, Bodyvox, and Polaris Dance Theatre.