Artists

 
Richard Move and MoveOpolis!
 
Under the Direction of Richard Move, along with a dynamic Advisory Board, MoveOpolis! serves as the umbrella organization for a range of multi-disciplinary projects with the mission to provide a supportive, nurturing infrastructure for the collective’s ventures, collaborators and artistic goals. The works of Richard Move and MoveOpolis! include live...

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Robert Wierzel
 
Robert Wierzel has worked with artists in theatre, dance, new music, opera and museums, on stages throughout the country and abroad. He has worked with choreographer Bill T. Jones and his company since 1985. Projects include Blind Date, Another Evening/I Bow Down, Still/Here, You Walk?, Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land,...

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RoseAnne Spradlin
 
Biography RoseAnne Spradlin’s choreographic work suggests a shifting experience of the body, one where unexpected impulse interweaves almost haphazardly with more subtle expressions of intent.  Working without a fixed vocabulary in the creation of a new work, Spradlin’s process proposes a phenomenology of actions and gestures, as layers...

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Rude Mechs
 
Since 1995, Rude Mechs has created 21 original works and produced another handful of plays by other people. We tour our original work nationally and abroad whenever we can; maintain The Off Center, a performance venue in Austin for arts groups of every discipline; and run a year-round arts mentoring...

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Rude Mechs + Deborah Hay
 
Since 1995, Rude Mechs has created a mercurial slate of 25 theatrical productions that represent a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theaters as meeting places for audiences and...

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Saúl Ulerio
 
Saúl Ulerio is a classical artist from the Dominican Republic and has been making works and performing in the mediums of sound and dance performance in New York City since 2006. Ulerio has initiated a 25 year exploratory choreographic process rooted through his deep passion for the art of music,...

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Sam Crawford
 
Sam Crawford completed degrees in English and Audio Technology at Indiana University in 2003. A move to New York City led him to Looking Glass Studios where he worked on film projects with Philip Glass and Björk. His recent sound designs and compositions have included works for the Bill T....

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Sam Kim
 
Since 2002, Sam Kim has created several, long works presented as seasons in NYC:  Darling (Performance Space 122, 2009), dumb dumb bunny (The Kitchen, 2007), Cult (Dance Theater Workshop, 2007), AVATAR (Mulberry St Theater, 2006), Nobody Understands Me (Dance Theater Workshop, 2004), Placid Baby (Performance Space 122, 2003) and Valentine...

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Sandhi Smalls Santini
 
The Last Chanteuse (A solo performance based on the life and times of entertainer Eartha Kitt) Sandhi Smalls Santini is a performer and playwright based in New York City. THE LAST CHANTEUSE is her first fulllength play. She (Sandra Smalls) received her B.A. in Journalism from the Howard University...

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Sarah A.O. Rosner / A.O. Movement Collective
 
Founded in 2006, the A.O. Movement Collective is a home for hard falls and heavy lifting: a community of dancers, thinkers, and makers who live by their art. The A.O. Movement Collective encompasses the choreographic work of Sarah A.O. Rosner and, when joined with blog Urgent Artist and production company...

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Sarah Council Dance Projects
 
Artist Statement My name is Sarah Council; I create emotionally evocative and physically honest modern dance works for my Astoria, Queens-based dance company, Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP). SCDP was formed in 2007 as a platform for my choreographic investigations and the creation of new works. These works emerge from a...

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Sarah Dahnke/Round Tuit Dance Project
 
Sarah Dahnke is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, multimedia artist, and arts educator. She has earned a bachelors in dance performance from Oklahoma City University, a masters in interactive telecommunications from New York University. She began her professional career as a dancer touring the U.S. and Europe, performing everywhere from City Center...

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SARAH HORNE / RAHDANCEWORKS
 
Sarah Horne grew up in St. Croix, USVI and founded RahDanceWorks in 2011 so that she could combine her artistic passions with her interest in community development. Considering herself a “Third Culture Kid,” someone who was raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture, her education came in many...

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Sarah Horne / SoHa Dance
 
Sarah Horne is a choreographer, arts administrator, and performing artist based in New York City. She grew up on the island of St. Croix (USVI) and around the world in places like Rome, Italy, and Bangkok, Thailand. Sarah received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport, where her passion for choreography...

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Sarah Jones
 
Called “a master of the genre” by The New York Times, Sarah Jones is “a one woman global village” perhaps best known to theater audiences for her multi-character, one-person show Bridge & Tunnel — a critically acclaimed Broadway hit originally produced Off-Broadway by Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and The Culture Project....

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Sarah Mettin / Mettin Movement
 
About Mettin Movement   Described by Karen Shapiro of the Wet Paint Journal as “one to watch", Mettin Movement is a contemporary dance company based out of New York City. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director, Sarah Mettin, Mettin Movement exposes the versatility, strength and physicality of aspiring dancers while compromising the...

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Sean Dorsey
 
Sean Dorsey is an award-winning choreographer, writer and dancer. Celebrated as the nation’s first out transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has won audiences from San Francisco to New York with his powerful dances that provide a window into transgender and queer experience. Dorsey is also the founder and Artistic Director...

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Shane Larson
 
Shane Larson was born and raised in Minnesota, where he received his training at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. During his time...

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Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre/ Billy Blanken
 
Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre was created in 2016 by Billy Blanken as a launchpad for exploring performance. The project aims to create works of dance and physical theatre. Repertoire ranges from the Avant-Guard to Classical Ballet to reflect the human condition at it’s core. Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre is a...

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Sidra Bell
 
Biography Sidra Bell has a BA in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. Recent commissions include River North Chicago Dance Company, The Ailey School, The Duo Theatre, Ballet Divertimento (Montréal), Arts Umbrella Dance Company (Vancouver), Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre (Toronto), Purchase College...

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SITI Company
 
SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of young theater artists, and a commitment to international collaboration. SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through...

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Slain in the Spirit/Lisa Milinazzo
 
I am excited by material which teeters on the edge of comedy and tragedy.  I like depicting extreme worlds.  My vision is to create a cauldron of peculiar, lively and desperate personalities and circumstances that I want to bring to vibrant life. I often like characters that are dark and...

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Solomon Weisbard
 
Weisbard is Brooklyn-based and Oregon-born. Since 2006, he’s created various projects with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company, most recently Story/Time, Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray, and 100 Migrations. Other lighting designs: Rite of Spring(Martha Graham); The Soldier’s Tale (with Michael Cerveris at Yale / Carnegie Hall);Stones in his Pockets (Yale Rep); Macbeth (Arden); Luis...

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Sonya Tayeh
 
Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and teacher. Tayeh hardly whispers in the movement she creates, she screams. An undeniable force in the dance world, her work is a tribute to her Detroit roots — a constant yet grounding influence that inspires her to create aggressive, sometimes jarring,...

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Sophia Cleary / REHEARSAL
 
Sophia Cleary is a performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder and coordinator of the works-in-progress series REHEARSAL and is co-editor for Ugly Duckling Presse's performance annual Emergency INDEX....

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Sophie Sotsky
 
Sophie Sotsky is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. Sotsky has recently received support from GO!: An Emerging Artist Commissioing Program at the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, Work Up at Gibney Dance and Salem Art Works. Sotsky has also shown work at Movement Research at the Judson Church, The...

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Souleymane Badolo
 
Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He started his professional career as a dancer for the DAMA, a traditional African dance company, and in 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, fusing traditional African and western contemporary dance aesthetics. Solo has danced with...

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Souleymane Badolo with Cynthia Oliver
 
Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He started his professional career as a dancer for the DAMA, a traditional African dance company, and in 1993, he founded his own Burkina Faso-based troupe, Kongo Ba Téria, fusing traditional African and western contemporary dance aesthetics. Solo has danced with...

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Stacy Spence
 
Biography Stacy Matthew Spence is a choreographer, teacher, and dancer based in New York City. Stacy’s work has been commissioned by Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, EDge at London Contemporary Dance School, The University of New Mexico, and the OtherShore Dance Company in New York. In addition he has...

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Stewart Hurwood
 
Originally from the UK, Stewart Hurwood grew up in a town near Cambridge, the same neck of the woods as Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd. Hurwood was a guitarist in school which led to forming a band and joining the local music scene. At that time, live music was thriving....

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Suitcase Fund Partners
 
Mojca Jug finished her primary and secondary education in Ptuj and from 1995 – 2000 studied Special Education at Faculty of Education in Ljubljana. In 1998 she began to work for Bunker as coordinator and administrator of the first edition of international festival of theatre and dance Mladi Levi. Since joining...

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Susan Rethorst
 
Biography Choreographer Susan Rethorst punctuates her 100-hour creative residency with two work-in-process conversations with Melinda Ring. Rethorst and Ring will discuss the creation of 208 East Broadway Exploded and 208 East Broadway SOLD as well as Rethorst’s ideas of collaborating with circumstances and physical surroundings, and her past and future experiences...

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Susan Tenney
 
Director-Choreographer Susan Tenney has forged a unique fusion of interdisciplinary work – combining dance, theater, and spoken text. Her repertoire, in addition, contains a great many pure dance pieces ranging from the lyric to the elegiac, from pop culture to the austerely classic.

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TAKE Dance
 
Takehiro “Take” Ueyama was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the United States in 1991 to study at the Juilliard School in New York. Upon graduation, Take was invited to join the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In 2003, he made his choreographic debut “Tsubasa” which...

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Talli Jackson
 
Talli Jackson was born and raised in Liberty, NY. He received his first training with Livia Vanaver at the Vanaver Caravan Dance Institute in upstate New York. He has been a recipient of full scholarships from the American Dance Festival in ‘06 and ’08, the Bates Dance Festival, and the...

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Tara O' Con
 
Tara O’Con’s work has been presented consistently since 2005 in showcases around NYC, including Dancenow | NYC, and Dance Theater Workshop’s Fresh Tracks Residency Series (2007). Her work has also been commissioned and presented by Danspace Project and twice at The Chocolate Factory Theater. Her lates work created for the...

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Taylor Mac
 
Taylor Mac is a theater artist (who uses the gender pronoun, judy) which means judy’s a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, performance artist, director and producer. TimeOut New York has called Mac “One of the most exciting theater artists of our time” (naming judy the best cabaret performer in New York in...

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Ted Coffey
 
Ted Coffey makes acoustic and electronic chamber music, interactive installations, and songs. His work has been presented in concerts and festivals across North America, Europe and Asia, at such venues as Judson Church, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center (NYC), The Lab, New Langton Arts, Zellerbach Hall,...

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Tere O'Connor Dance
 
Tere O'Connor has been making dances since 1982 and has created over 35 works for his company. He is recognized as one of our nation's most influential contemporary choreographers. The company has performed his works throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Canada. O'Connor has created numerous commissioned works for...

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Tess Dworman
 
In my choreography and performance, I attempt to evoke landscapes of action and character where familiarity is conjured and bent. There are never stories or messages in my dances, but I work with the assumption that there could be. The way that I improvise and pin together choreographic structures is...

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Thami Manekehla and Thabiso Pule
 
Hector Thami Manekehla was born in Soweto South Africa; he started dancing after leaving his favorite sport, cricket. In 1998 he joined Soweto Dance Project under the directorship of Carly Dibakwane, were he met other choreographers. He was involved in various projects and collaborations with different choreographers and dancers from...

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The Bang Group
 
Biography THE BANG GROUP is a contemporary theatrical dance troupe which is devoted to choreographer David Parker’s fascination with the rhythmic potential of the dancing body.  At the center of his work is an abiding love of rhythmic form and the intensity of communication it allows between audiences and performers.  Among...

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The Black Iris Project
 
Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black IrisProject is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and Blackhistory. Based in New York City, the project hosts a team of predominantly minority artists...

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The Canales Project
 
the CURRENT SESSIONS/Alexis Convento
 
"…a true breeding ground for artists." -Matthew O'Donnell, DIY Dancer, July 2012 The CURRENT SESSIONS is a contemporary dance series which showcases works from choreographers in NYC + beyond. The CURRENT SESSIONS was conceived in July 2011 to bring like-minded contemporary choreographers together and present work that is in-the-moment and reflective of...

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The D.R.E.A.M. Ring
 
Led by Flex pioneer Reggie 'Regg Roc' Grey, The D.R.E.A.M. Ring (Dance Rules Everything Around Me) strives to provide quality competitions that honors the culture of the Brooklyn community, encourages artistic and character development, provides youth with a safe environment to express their artistry, ensures a wealth of opportunities such...

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The Dance Cartel // Choreographer Ani Taj
 
The Dance Cartel is after a new brand of dance experience.  Taking note of a dance community that often serves a niche audience, the Cartel creates dances that are vibrant, immersive, and often participatory.  Without sacrificing technical rigor or artistic ambition as a dance company, we endeavor to employ the...

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The Eagle Project
 
Exploring American identity through performing arts and our Native American heritage Ryan Victor Pierce is Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, originally from Southern New Jersey and Delaware. While he grew up around various US cities (Cincinnati, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area), he had the privilege and the honor of receiving his...

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The Jinah Parker Project
 
Jinah Parker is a multi­faceted creative force from Buffalo, NY. She was a member of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II (DCDC2), Lehrerdance, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company and Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, where she soon became a commissioned choreographer. Jinah has also worked as a full­time dance educator in both the Buffalo and New York City Board of Education.  Her specialties lie in modern technique, dance composition, and curriculum writing.  Jinah recently resigned from the Department of Education and started “The Jinah Parker Project,”  an arts organization created to inspire people of all backgrounds through dance, choreography, and education. Tackling major social issues in America and globally Jinah views dance as a transformative tool to encourage cultural exchange, courageous conversations, and individual and community action. In short Jinah’s art is for ‘the people” and is inspired by everyday people. Her newest major effort in that regard is SHE, a multimedia suite on sexual violence against women and girls, Sandra Bland, and healing.

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The Mill/Michou Szabo
 
I create dance works that present the human spirit as unadorned as possible. Raw, exposed and dynamic – the physical language reflects the intimacy of life and the power of shared and individual experiences, exposing vulnerability, human fragility and the vast emotional terrain of the human soul.  The work exists...

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