ABOUT OUR COLLABORATORS

CURRENT performers

 
from Asteria by Christine Bonansea

from Asteria by Christine Bonansea

Julia Discenza photo by Michael Discenza

Julia Discenza photo by Michael Discenza

Cameron Mckinney photo by Megan Conklin

Cameron Mckinney photo by Megan Conklin

Emily Tellier

Emily Tellier

CHristine Bonansea

Christine is a dancer and choreographer with over 15 years of international experience in conceiving, directing, choreographing, and performing movement-based works. She creates performances, installations, and films, and is the Artistic Director of Christine Bonansea Company. Defined by expressive, virtuosic, improvisation-driven movement, her work inhabits an experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment in which other media play an important and integral part. She's worked with Catherine Galasso, Katie Duck, Sara Shelton Mann, Faustin Linyekula, Tino Sehgal, and Yoshiko Chuma. In NYC her work has been presented by Danspace Project, Dixon Place, and Movement Research at Judson Church. Her dances have also been developed in art residencies and commissioned by numerous venues and festivals in the U.S. and worldwide. christinebonansea.com

Julia Discenza

Julia Discenza is a native of Hartford, Connecticut. She holds a B.A. in Dance and Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she majored in dance and molecular biology, and performed in original works by Faye Driscoll, Sidra Bell, Bill Young, Larry Keigwin, and Andrea Miller. Since graduation, she has performed with Colleen Thomas Dance, MICHIYAYA Dance, FrediDance Project, Trainor Dance, and NathanTrice/RITUALS Dance Theater. A lover of nature, wine, food, and travel, Julia has spent 2 summers dancing in Europe. Julia also works as a freelance photographer and videographer and she serves as an Art-To-Tech Connector Fellow at Gibney Dance's Digital Technology Initiative. 

cameron mckinney

Cameron McKinney (Performer) is the Artistic Director of Kizuna Dance. He has also worked with 10 Hairy Legs, Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance, Christal Brown/INSPIRIT, Chafin Seymour/Seymour::dancecollective, and AnA Collaborations, among others. His choreographic work has been presented by prestigious festivals and institutions nationally and internationally, including the The Japan Society, Gibney Dance, Movement Research, Dixon Place, the Wassaic Project Summer Festival, and Triskelion Arts, among many others. He has also been commissioned twice by the Joffrey Ballet School, as well as by LIU Brooklyn, The Moving Beauty Series, the Steffi Nossen School of Dance, and SpectorDance Studio. He has taught in eight states and internationally in Japan, Mexico, and the UK. He is currently on faculty at Gibney Dance Center. cameronmckinneydance.com

EMILY TELLIER

Emily Tellier is originally from North Vancouver, Canada, and now resides in Brooklyn as a freelance dance artist. She has performed in various festivals and shows including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Ladies of Hip Hop Festival, and the Vancouver International Dance Festival, and has recently premiered works in both New York and Vancouver with 277 Dance Project, Heather Laura Gray, Thryn Saxon, and Joya Powell. She can also be seen in Ingrid Michaelsonʼs newest music video, Celebrate, choreographed by Stacey Tookey. In addition to working with Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, Emily collaborates with Movement of the People Dance Company directed by Joya Powell.


Past performers

Massimiliano Barachini, Erik Abbott-Main, Nicole von Arx, Benjamin Asriel, Julian Barnett, Aszure Barton, Nathanael Buckley, Dominique Bulgin, Alex Clair, Ben Cortes, Malinda Crump, Hallie Dalsimer, Cristiano Fabbri, Katie Federowicz, Emily Giovine, Gierre Godley,  Isabel Gotzkowsky, Saar Harari, Daniel Holt, Jeff Kent Jacobs, Christophe Jeannot, Karen Johnson, Lesley Kennedy, Cara Liguori, Ofelia Loret de Mola, Sarah Matry-Guerre, Mor Mendel, Mckay Montz, Lauren Naslund, Marissa Nigro, Matty Oaks, Sarah Parker, Hunt Parr, Yarden Raz, Amanda Reichert, Rachael Rosen, Eric Russell, Valentina Savelyeva, Ali Schechter, Ariana Seigel, Jennifer Sydor, Mark Thrapp, Bergen Wheeler, Benjamin Wolk, Yin Yue, Jon Zimmerman


COLLABORATING ARTISTS

Greg Barrett (photographer)
Nell Breyer (choreographer, media artist)
Maria Rosaria Busia (costume designer)
Andrew Dickerson (light design)
Andrea Ferrara (composer, live electronics)
Howard Fishman Quartet
David Leach (photographer)
Philip Lees (composer)
Kim Lennox (costume designer)
Lische (dance company)
Lisea Lyons (costume design)
John Price (filmmaker)
Sahand Rahbar (composer)
Daniel Bernard Roumain (composer)
Eric Scott (composer)
Ian Shand (photographer)
Paul H. Taylor (photographer)
Justin Randolph Thompson (Visual Artist)
Bradly Dever Treadaway (Videographer)
Solomon Weisbard (light design)
Wendy Leigh Wilf (composer)