ABOUT OUR COLLABORATORS

CURRENT DANCERS

 
photo: Giulia Ferrando

photo: Giulia Ferrando

ERIK ABBOTT-MAIN

Erik is a performer and choreographer working in New York City. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University (BA Theatre Arts) and The Ohio State University (MFA Dance), he is an artist engaging the field through improvisation, mixed media and installation performances, collaborations with other artists and lots more. He has worked extensively with Punchdrunk in their off-Broadway production of Sleep No More (Macbeth), was an originating cast member of Third Rail Projects' The Grand Paradise (Dad), a company dancer with Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, and director/choreographer generating original performance projects under the moniker "Boy Friday". He is also an active student in yoga, literature, video shorts and more.  www.boyfridaycompany.com

photo: Whitney Browne

photo: Whitney Browne

NICOLE VON ARX

Nicole studied dance at Springboard Danse Montreal, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Alvin Ailey School, and at Jacob's Pillow. She has worked internationally (notably, with Carte Blanche,  the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance) and had the pleasure of performing in the works by Hofesh Shechter, Stephan Laks, Didy Veldman, Andrea Miller, Sidra Bell, Etienne Frey, Bryan Arias, Malcolm Low, and Nathan Trice, among others. Most recently, Nicole danced in the critically acclaimed show Nutcracker Rouge with Company XIV, of which she is a current member. Her works in choreography have been presented in New York at the Dumbo Dance Festival, Triskelion Arts, Gowanus Arts in Brooklyn, and at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre. Von Arx is also a teacher at Peridance Capezio Center and an independent model.

photo: Michael Discenza

photo: Michael Discenza

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. 


Past performers

Benjamin Asriel, Massimiliano Barachini,  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)