Kriston Lee


A native of Seattle, Kriston Lee has been performing and dancing his whole life. He travels around the world training aspiring dancers and he teaches performance techniques. 



An avid hiker, Matt is pursuing his PhD in Cultural Studies and working at Georgetown University as a Research Specialist. From the San Francisco Bay Area, he is third generation Deaf from a Deaf family. He loves pitbulls, fine coffee and working out. 

Bobbie Jo


Bobbie Jo hails from Pennsylvania, where she grew up signing in a Deaf family. An educator at heart, she currently teaches and inspires new generations of teachers at Gallaudet University .

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A dabbler in all things digital, Melissa heads her own lab focusing on motion capture, 3D technology, and storybook app development. With her love for languages and the absurd, she creates projects that pique curiosity.



Fifth generation Deaf, April is a talented all-around storyteller, having been involved in multiple projects. April also heads her own businesses, in essential oils, health and wellness, and travels the country giving appearances and speaking engagements.

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With his Thai and Chinese heritage, Jesada grew up in a multilingual family and is a self-proclaimed linguist and foodie. His love of languages took him around the world, but his heart belongs in San Francisco where he is based now, enjoying the culinary delights.



As someone addicted to adrenaline rush, Mary seeks adventures, and is never afraid of going to new places, creating new friends, and savoring what the world has to offer. 

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Nyle is a native signer, born into a fourth generation Deaf family.  Nyle is a model, actor and advocate. Nyle is the only winner of America's Next Top Model and Dance With the Stars.