ALAN DUNN - Owner
Right after Alan graduated college, he bought a one-way ticket to Paris and traveled through Europe and Asia for over a year. In every way, this time in his life brought him an awareness and appreciation for other cultures. When he came back, he enrolled in the NYC theatre school Circle in the Square and spent the next five years in New York as a quintessential struggling actor. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but instead landed a job as a Food and Beverage Manager at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood. This is when everything came together. It soon led to him taking a position as the Food & Beverage Director at The Standard's sister property––the iconic Chateau Marmont Hotel. After several years of providing hospitality and cuisine in a way that caters to the specific tastes of the most discriminating clientele in Los Angeles, he felt confident in starting a brand of his own. A catering company at the highest level, paring exceptional cuisine with luxury hotel-caliber service. Tres L.A. was created in 2003. In Tres L.A., his driving principle has been to leverage his past experience and deliver the same level of service, detail and visual appeal for his clients and their guests that he learned while working in the boutique hotel and restaurant industry. In 2011 he purchased what is now known as The Carondelet House and in 2015, he purchased The Ebell of Long Beach. He approached the remodeling and design of both venues like a blank canvas where he could fully curate every aspect of his work experience, his education and his travels. Both venues have become a pure expression of his vision as a host––warm, inviting, stylish and above all else, timeless. To compliment his beautiful venues and high-brow catering company, Alan's passion for the arts and luxury experiences lead him to create Nuit Blanche; an orchestrated dinner theater experience, a throw back to the 1920's when Carondelet House a was built and a perfect way for his guests to experience all what Tres L.A. Group has to offer.
Vai Tiare - Producer
Born and raised in the paradisiacal island of Tahiti, Vai discovered her passion for Dance at the early age of three through classical ballet. After drilling fundamental dancing techniques for many years and in many genres, Vai finds herself unleashed in the crazy entertainment industry we call "Hollywood". Her credits include working with directors such as David Lachapelle, Peter Farelly, Diane Martel, Dave Meyers just to name a few. You can catch her on Ads and commercials for Puma, Gap, Geico, Dr Pepper, Chrysler and Motorola among others. Vai has also worked with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Hudson, Tony Braxton, Craig David, and Luther Vandross through different projects. Soon after, Vai also found a passion for choreographing. Her versatility had given her the opportunity to choreograph for different artist and projects such as Chris Brown, Ciarra and Ne-Yo's Amercian music Awards performances, the Gypsy Kings music video, commercials such as DSW Shoes, Bayer and TV shows such as "Dance Your Ass Off" and "Segundo Compeonato Mundial de Baile". Vai specialized herself in partnering and made several guest star appearances on "Dancing with the Stars" as Usher's lead dancer and for Shakira, Tiempo Libre and Benise. After traveling the world for dance and living the life of her dreams, Vai injured herself and was forced to retire from a successful career. Shortly after her recovery, Vai started a new path in the event planning industry. Vai planned weddings for about 5 years before she met Alan Dunn, owner of Tresl.A.group. By Joining all forces, they created a very unique dinner theater experience called Nuit Blanche, inspired by the events of 1928, when Carondelet House was built. Vai now works for Tresl.A.group where she happily combines her passion for event planning and show business.
CATi jean - Choreographer
Originally from Versailles, Cati Jean grew up in Grasse, south of France and studied Ballet with Annie Oggero since the age of 8. She studied extensively with renowned teachers and choreographers from the Nice conservatory, Rosella Hightower and Bruno Vandelli school in Cannes, Rafael Reyes from the Cuban Ballet Company; The Marais School in Paris; and Jacqueline Finaheart, floor barre teacher at the Paris Opera.
She performed a wide range of the classical repertory before studying the Jose Limon and Martha Graham techniques of Modern and Contemporary dance in Paris. Cati’s love of dance and years of teaching experience make her an inspiring teacher and has established her as an inventive choreographer.
As a performer, Cati worked in television for 5 years in Paris while performing in the renowned cabaret shows Alcazar de Paris and Le Paradis Latin. She later moved to Los Angeles to undertake a scholarship program at the EDGE Performing Arts Center. She also began training in the Aerial Arts, thereby expending her palette of visual dimension and adding to her vocabulary of movement. Cati has worked with artists such as Prince, Bryan Setzer Orchestra, Toni Braxton, Ricky Martin, The Gipsy Kings, East 17, Jay-Z and Tina Turner. She has also worked with Robin Williams and Isaac Hayes at the 72nd Academy Awards and Brian McKnight at the 27th American Music Awards. Her film credits include Ms Santa Claus andCinderella choreographed by Rob Marshall, featuring Whitney Houston and Brandy ;Three to Tango, Rock Star, Ocean’s Eleven, featuring George Clooney and Brad Pitt; Jag, The Shield and Kiss Kiss, Bang, Bang, featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer.
Cati choreographed 3 visuals for Kylie Minogue ‘s world tour 2011 “Aphrodite, les Folies” as well as for the alternative rock band “Janes Addiction” world tour 2011. She has conceptualized and choreographed for a live grand piano concert, featuring famous classical composer 's music, Frederic Chopin, at the Broad Stage Theatre. Cati choreographed for Carrie Underwood for the Country Music Awards and the American Music Awards 2009 and had the honor to be invited to work with Dita Von Teese at several of her special events in Los Angeles. She created aerial choreography for the feature film Powder Blue and trained lead actress Jessica Biel for her dance sequences. She has choreographed for the MGM Grand Hotel, Pepsi and Benson & Hedge commercials, the Spike TV awards, the feature film Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, the television show The Shield and music videos for a variety of artists such as the punk band Rancid, the R&B group Silk to name a few. Cati is the Producer, Creator and Director of the successful French-style cabaret L’effleur des Sens: www.leffleurdessens.com