Adriane Erdos has been dancing and acting since she was a young girl.
At 11, she was personally mentored by Anna Sokolow. She went to LaGuardia HS for drama. In college she was mentored by the famous Indian classical dancer Indrani Rahman and performed a solo of Bharatanatyam at Carnegie Hall. At 18, she was the youngest dancer/choreographer to have her work selected for Dance Theatre Workshop’s “Fresh Tracks” series.
She was also Assistant Director for the Tony award winning play “Side Man”, by Warren Leight. Adriane has always studied theatre, dance, religion, spirituality, myth and folklore from around the world.
She is particularly interested in how most classical and indigenous forms do not make distinctions between these disciplines and use performance art as a way to communicate between dimensions – be it gods and man or spirit and matter.
Gabriela Gullco is a contemporary dancer from Mexico who started her studies in ballet when she was 7 years old.
In 1997, she started to dance with Contempodanza dance company and has been the first dancer, production assistant and director assistant over the past 20 years. With Contempodanza, she performed in many of the most important theaters in Mexico, and in many International Dance Festivals in France, the U.S.A., Argentina, the Czech Republic, Canada and Germany.
In 2004, she won a grant of the FONCA (National Fund for Culture and the Arts) and in 2008 won a prize as the Best Dancer at the Lila López International Dance Festival in México.
She is currently developing her videodance project, UMBRO (“Shaded/Shady”), with her partner Ernesto Lehn, a photographer and filmmaker.
Can Wang (“Tsan Wahng”) is a dancer and choreographer. She is of Chinese origin and influenced by both contemporary and classical dance, and Western and Eastern culture.
She has performed works by Stephanie Batten-Bland, Roy Assaf, Andrea Miller, Valeria Gonzalez, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Helen Simoneau, Nacho Duato, Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, among others.
Her own choreographic works have been performed in China, South Korea and the United States.
She is a collaborator with internationally acclaimed visual artists. She was a prizewinner in 2012 Chinese Lotus Dance Competition and has performed with the National Ballet of China.
She is one of the ten recipients of Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship in 2019, and is a dancer with Buglisi Dance Theater.
Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance, Mark DeGarmo, Ph.D. is an award-winning, internationally recognized choreographer, performer, and educator with a passion for intercultural community-building. Over the past 30 years, DeGarmo has produced more than 100 dances and 30 international tours promoting cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America, Europe and Russia.
“As an artist and scholar, my work investigates embodied imagination, improvisational composition, and nonverbal/non-discursive ways of knowing. My transcultural transdisciplinary work examines the body as a medium to communicate.”
Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer, writer and teacher with over 25 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy, London and the USA. Lenzu directs her own company, Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama (ALDD), which since 2006 has presented 380 performances, created 14 choreographic works and performed at 100 venues, presenting thought provoking and historically conscious dance-theater in NYC.ALDD’s work has been seen at La Mama, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Movement Research at Judson Church, 92nd Street Y, HERE Arts Center, Abrons Arts Center, DUO Multicultural Arts Center, Queens Museum, Bronx Museum, Gibney Dance, Center for Performance Research, Roulette, Chashama, Dixon Place, Sheen Center, The Consulate of Argentina in NYC, NYU/Casa Zerilli Marimo, University Settlement, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes, 3LD Center for Art & Technology, Kumble Theater/Long Island University, among many others. She has received grants from Brooklyn Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Edwards Foundation, The Vermont Community Foundation, and the Independent Community Foundation.Her choreography has been commissioned all over the world for opera, TV programs, theatre productions, and by many dance companies.Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center and NYU Gallatin, and is Artist-in-Residence at CUNY Dance Initiative, 2019-2020.
Joan Liu was trained in multiple genres before starting her performing career with Taipei Royal Ballet.
She later pursued academics accumulating a MS in biology from New York University and MA in Dance Education through the collaborated program between NYU and American Ballet Theatre.
Her work, including a full evening length ballet, has been showcased in various historic venues including New York City Center, Dixon Place, Abrons Arts Center, Players Theatre, Frederick Loewe Theater…etc.
In 2019, Liu launched Axons Dance Theatre to focus on the creative process and to encourage communication through the art of dance.
Jill Moshman is a choreographer, performer, and interdisciplinary artist. She holds a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont, USA and an MA from Bath Spa University in Bath, UK. Her work is primarily grounded in movement, while seeking to explore the intersections between dance, film, text, and visual media, and the ways in which movement can be captured for an audience. She is particularly interested in the influence of memory and physical landscapes on identity. Jill is a co-creator and co-director of JKL Collective, a multidisciplinary arts group based in process-driven creation that curates artistic exchanges worldwide.
For more information, visit jillmoshman.com.
Mover. Artist. Human.
Graduated BFA dance from the University of Florida where she had the opportunity to work with artists such as David Dorfman, Juel D. Lane, Steffanie Batten Bland, and more.
She has presented work at various festivals across the country.
J Michael Winward is an independent dance artist based in Boston. With influences in American-style ballroom, ballet, contemporary and somatic dance practices, his work places a strong focus on building connection: connection to one’s body, one’s self, one’s audience, connection between dance partners, connection within and across communities. His solo performances blend movement and memoir, and deal with a variety of topics, including: coming of age, institutional injustice, and the politics of being oneself. Through the Steps in Time program, Michael brings social ballroom dance classes and parties to senior, elder, and memory care communities throughout Greater Boston. Dancing with Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM), Michael works to advance the PDM mission of cultivating dance/arts literacy, advocacy and engagement. Along with Maggie Cee, Michael produces Dancing Queerly, a festival of performances, workshops, discussions, and social dance gatherings by and for the LGBT+ community, friends, and allies. www.jmichaelwinward.com.
Saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra draws from the jazz tradition in spirit and sound, but has crossed stylistic and cultural borders in order to express a strong, evolving personal vision. He teaches at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory in Boston and has released over 20 of his own albums. www.jorritdijkstra.com
Jessica and Jorrit’s improvisational collaboration started in 2016. Their Boston based duet Buzz draws heavily upon free improvisation practices in music and dance, discovering abstract and often humorous theatricality around relationship dynamics.
Buzz has been presented by Wesleyan University, at Constellation in Chicago, Dance Complex, and Driff Music Festival in Cambridge MA, and by the Somerville Arts Council.
Jessica Roseman is a dance artist who incorporates healing arts philosophies into her improvisational choreography. Sensing and expressing the right action for the moment guides her work.
She studied Dance and African American Studies with Honors at Wesleyan University.
Jessica’s solo choreography has been presented by the Miami Light Project, Wesleyan University, The Dance Complex, and The Field.
Jessica recently was honored with an Associate Artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts to work with Deborah Hay. She danced professionally in New York where she was a founding member of Prowess, a downtown dance collective for women of color. In Miami, she managed and toured internationally with improvisational company Mary Street Dance Theatre.
She has performed with Bebe Miller, Clarinda Mac Low, and Headlong Dance Theater, among others. She lives with her 8 year old twin son and daughter in Lexington, where she practices therapeutic massage and the Feldenkrais Method.
Enya-kalia Jordan is a choreographer, dancer, and teaching artist from Brooklyn, New York. She will be completing a Master of Fine Arts degree at Temple University in Fall 2019.
Enya-kalia has performed with Nana Baakan’s Africa’s Voices, Kariamu & Company, Philadelphia Festival of the Arts, Dr. S. Ama Wray, and many others. She founded and artistically directs her movement-based artist collective, Enya Kalia Creations.
Enya-kalia is a teaching artist with Walnut Street Theater, Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ Every Body Move Initiative and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Dance Africa program. She is also the Youth Company Director at Cora Dance in New York.