Brandon Michael Arrington has been dancing with Omega since 2009 when he performed in his first Earth Mass at St. John the Divine at the invitation of Martha Chapman, his ballet instructor, friend, fellow church member at the Church of the Village, and current Co-director of Omega. He most recently performed with Omega for Pentecost 2014 at St. Ignatius. Brandon enjoys sacred dance as an extension of his faith and artistic talents; it challenges him beyond the genre of musical theatre, from which most of his performing experience stems.
His recent theatrical credits include directing and choreographing productions of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and THE MOST EPIC BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER at New York Live Arts as part of the Children’s Musical Theatre Festival produced by The Broadway Workshop.
Other credits include the roles of Andy Lee and Dance Captain in 42ND STREET at the Alhambra theatre, Chad in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at the Alhambra and the Fireside Theatre, and performing in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 at North Shore Music Theatre. He has been seen Off-Broadway as Ziggy in Stephen Schwartz's CAPTAIN LOUIE, Reggie in Jon Marans’ and Edward Thomas’ IRRATIONALS, and Linus in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. Other favorite roles include Curly in the National Tour of PETER PAN, and Prince Dauntless in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.
In addition to performing, Brandon Michael has been an instructor and created curriculum with arts education programs such as The Professional Performing Arts School, Periwinkle National Theatre, Inside Broadway, Camp Broadway, D.A.R.E. America, and D.E.A. Youth Dance. Currently, he has a principal role in AT&T’s "Ignition!" commercials for U-verse.
Vanity David started her dance training in flamenco at Ballet Hispanico School of Dance in 1997. She remained at the school for nine years, and also took ballet, modern, and jazz. During her training at Ballet Hispanico, she received the Rebekah Harkness Dance Scholarship and performed throughout NYC with Ballet Hispanico's Student Ensemble.
Vanity attended Barnard College and received a BA in Women's Studies and Sociology in 2010. While attending Barnard, she took dance courses such as the History of Spanish and Caribbean Dance, and a course on dance choreography. She received an MA in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from NYU in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, Vanity worked as a nursery teacher at Avenues: The World School; she currently works at the Chapin School as a kindergarten teacher.
Emily Regas received her Masters in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and her BA in dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Emily started dancing with Omega through her friendship with Co-director Martha Chapman, who first invited her to dance in St. John the Divine's Nightwatch in 2001. Highlights of her Omega career include dancing in the annual Blessing Of The Animals service (Earth Mass) and performing Carla De Sola's moving choreography at churches throughout the tri-state area. The beautiful, worshipful spirits of Omega’s talented dancers are the reasons why Emily remains a blessed and committed part of the Omega dance community.
In addition to dancing with Omega, Emily works in development at the Center for Reproductive Rights and has danced with The Arch Studio’s “A Path to Peace” project, Metronome Rhythm Tap Ensemble, Malleable Dance Theater, Camara Dance Unlimited, and Joyful Noise Tap Ensemble. Emily is proud to be a member of the Sacred Dance Guild.