koin & co directors
Director, Founder Koin & Co Dancers The Company
Co-Director, Koin & Co Dancers Junior Training Program
Thriving in New York City, Ali found her love for educating dancers & choreography early on. Spending her summers studying at the Joffrey Ballet School and American Ballet Theater, Ali focused on expanding her technique, to increase her artistic vocabulary. After graduating high school, already an award winning choreographer Ali chose to continue her training with Joffrey’s pre-professional year-round program.
Following Joffrey, Ali moved on to train in the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center, where she was studying with the most prestigious teachers around the world. During her time at BDC, Ali was fortunate enough to be selected for various performances as well as, having her own choreography chosen for multiple BDC showcases. Later on, Ali was selected for the Young Choreographers Festival, produced by Emily Bufferd. Ali’s current choreography credits include the Brooklynettes Dance Team, The New York Jazz Festival, Broadway Dance Center, Highline Ballroom, Peridance Capezio Center, and many more including an Off-Broadway production of “Woof; A New Musical.” Ali’s truest passion is teaching, and she has been very successful in pursuing a strong career in educating the next generation.
Since graduating from the Professional Semester, Ali went on to work in the Educational Offices at BDC, as their Educational Administrator. During this time, Ali was invited to set works on the Professional Semester, teach for BDC Group Services, and work closely with all the program students. It was truly an amazing experience as Ali was able to have her time at BDC come full circle. While starting her professional career as BDC, Ali formed a close bond with master teacher and choreographer, Derek Mitchell, currently the Resident Choreographer of Hamilton the Musical. Ali continues to dance and assist for Derek, and truly thanks him for being a true mentor for her over the years.
In 2013, Ali founded her company, Koin & Co Dancers. The company's performance credits include, The Young Choreographers Festival, Highline Ballroom, Symphony Space Theater, Dixon Place, NY Jazz Festival, and many more. In 2016 the professional company added a Junior Division which produces summer & winter intensives, and also has a year-round training program with focuses in training the next generation to be incredible, versatile dancers, while equally corresponding to be positive, nice humans.
Currently, Ali is a resident choreographer for many studios, local theaters, around the country, as well as a guest teacher at Peridance Capezio Center. Ali strives to work in all aspects of the dance industry from commercial, to theater, to companies, to further expose herself to the ever changing industry. Ali’s long-term goal is to be one day be educating and inspiring dancers around the world to grow to their full potential as talented dancers and kind humans.
Stephanie, originally from Northern New Jersey, is currently living in New York
City as a working performer, teacher and choreographer. Growing up harnessing her craft
through competitive dance and the convention circuit, Stephanie instilled a high sense of work ethic
and passion for creativity and professionalism. Training from a young age, under Marinda Davis, Stephanie is well known for her work as Ms. Davis’ assistant, protege, and a founding member of the company, marInspired; the storytellers. With Marinda, Stephanie was given various opportunities including, performing at The Joyce in DRA’s ‘Dancing Downtown at The Joyce’ in two of Marinda’s pieces, as well as, assisting Marinda on her piece “Losing my Way” for the Young Choreographer’s Festival in 2010, and finally starring in marInspired’s first company show in 2012 titled, “Breakable.
Shortly after graduating from the Marymount Manhattan College renowned Dance Department, Stephanie began development of a new Off-Off-Broadway musical, TRUE LOVE, based on the music of recording artist, Pink. Following this, Stephanie went on to work with Ellenore Scott, the 'So You Think..." dancer and Broadway associate choreographer, as well as the director of ELSCO Dance Company, while simultaneously work-shopping the Off- Broadway musical, The Anthem, with Director, Rachel Klein, and Choreographer, Danielle Fusco.
Stephanie's “on-camera” debut was in the short film titled, ‘#blessed’, Directed by Heather Lang, choreographed by Al Blackstone, and since then has been fortunate enough to work on various TV shows, such as TV Land's 'Younger,' FOX’s 'The Following’ with Kevin Bacon, Netflix’s 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and in Rachelle Rak’s Pilot Episode of ‘The Collaborators.' Aside from her avid performing career, Stephanie also has a flourishing teaching & choreographic career. A few summers ago, Stephanie had the opportunity to choreograph and work with recording artist, Summer Luk, on her music video, “I Am A Girl."
Most recently, Stephanie has helped found the NSquared Dance Company, with Artistic Director
Nick Neagle, and is an active member of Koin & Co Dancers, under the direction of Ali Koinoglou. With Koin & Co, Stephanie has co-founded & co-directed the Koin & Co Junior Training Program, where Stephanie an incredible mentor, teacher & inspiration to the young dancers. With Stephanie’s passion for education and teaching, she has found many venues to give back. Stephanie has worked with Broadway performer and choreographer, Shannon Lewis, as her assistant on the 2016 New York State High School Musical Theatre Awards, renamed The Roger Reese Awards.
Currently, Stephanie is in rehearsal for Michael Susten's next show entitled, "Ascending." Stephanie is continuing her training in New York City, while performing, teaching, and choreographing all over the tri-state area.
Co-Director, Koin & Co Dancers Junior Training Program
Bekah Joy Howard is a NYC based dancer and choreographer originally from central Florida. Since moving to NYC four years ago, Bekah attended NYU and completed Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester program.
Bekah is a member of the Derek Mitchell Dance Company and BEings Dance and has performed in contemporary dance festivals including Pushing Progress, the Giving Tree, and Brooklyn Dance Festival. Bekah has been featured as a dancer on the Today Show and in national commercials for K Factor Plus Resistance Bands. She has also performed as a dancer with touring acapella group “Rockapella,” and in John Brown’s production of “Requiem for a Young Man” in Orlando, FL.
Bekah has been lucky to train under some of today’s most sought-after creators. She has spent a great amount of time traveling with and assisting Derek Mitchell, Lane Napper, Emily Bufferd, and Emily Greenwell at various studios, workshops, and conventions across the nation.
Bekah has presented choreography at Symphony Space, the Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theatre, and the Highline Ballroom. Most recently she set work for the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Bekah also works for a flash mob company as a resident choreographer.
Presently, Bekah teaches dance at several local dance studios, and she currently has several new professional works in progress. Through performance and choreography, Bekah has developed a passion for teaching and sharing, and hopes to spread creativity and light with everyone she gets the chance to connect to.