Sidra Bell is currently a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, an Adjunct Professor at Ball State University in Indiana, was artist in residence at Harvard University, and was an Adjunct Professor at Barnard College in New York City. She has a BA in History from Yale University and an MFA in Choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. VIDEO
Itzik Galili is an Israeli choreographer, knighted in the Netherlands on the royal order of the House of Orange-Nassau for his contributions to Dutch Arts and Culture in 2006. His oeuvre of over 60 works has received numerous awards and been performed by the most reputable companies in the world, including Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Batsheva Dance Company, Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Rambert Dance Company, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the Stuttgart Ballet. VIDEO
Yin Yue was born and raised in Shanghai, China, she trained rigorously at the Shanghai Dance School, Shanghai Normal University, and NYU's Tisch School of The Arts. Her choreographic credits include: winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, winner of the 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, and winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013, Limon Dance Company, Bruce Wood Dance, New Dialect, Balletto Teatro di Torino in Italy, Backhausdance and George Mason University among others.
Marco Goecke since graduating fro the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Goecke is one of the world's most sought-after choreographers, due to his particular movement language. Goecke's work is performed by dance companies worldwide. Since 2005 Goecke is resident choreographer at the Stuttgart Ballet, between 2006 and 2011 with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and since 2013 he is also associate choreographer with Nederlands Dans Theater. In the past decade, he has created over fourty choreographies, including two full-length performances.
Thomas Lempertz is a German designer and former dancer for the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2011 he was nominated for the New Faces Award Fashion. He works with choreographers like Marco Goecke, Demis Volpi, Bridget Breiner, and Katarzyna Kozielska. As a former dancer, he knows how to highlight the silhouette of the body, working with subtle colouring or material mixtures for his leotards. Thomas is also a guest lecturer at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart in a laboratory for Dance, Choreography and Movement.
Shannon Gillen is one of NYC’s most sought after choreographers. She was recently championed by Deborah Jowitt as 'vastly gifted' and VOGUE Magazine called her work 'mesmerizing'. Recent creations and educational commissions include the B12 Workshops in Berlin, the Ruvuelo International Festival in Chile, with New Dialect in Nashville, the Lines Training Program in San Francisco, the University of Michigan, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Springboard Danse Montreal, Manhattanville College and VIM VIGOR's summer program in August. This year she will create new works for Benjamin Millepied's L.A. Dance Project and at the b12 Festival in Berlin.
Ryan Lawrence danced for Las Lubovitch Dance Company, Hubbard Street 2 and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. As a teacher, choreographer, and répétiteur for independent studios, universities and dance and theater companies Lawrence utilizes his dance background and experience as a Physical Therapist to ensure safe and effective technique. He wrote the ballet curriculum for the Dance Teacher Education program at Codarts University and has been invited to give seminars on dance health and injury prevention by various institutions who prize his distinctive position in the dance world as professional dancer and health care provider.
Elisabeth Gibiat met Itzik Galili, Artistic Director of the NND/Galili Dance and guest choreographer at the Ballet Gulbenkian, and was invited to join him in 2001 as Assistant Artistic Director of the NND/Galili Dance, and in 2009 of the Dansgroep Amsterdam, to create and implement his artistic vision.
As Rehearsal Director, she was responsible for Itzik Galili’s work and for the works by the following guest choreographers: Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Rui Horta, Ohad Naharin, Angelin Preljocaj, Stijn Celis, Tero Saarinen, Meryl Tankard, Né Barros, Mark Baldwin…
As Galili's Artistic Executive since 2011, Elisabeth has been resetting his works and assisting him in his creations with the following companies: English National Ballet, Israel Ballet, Ballet de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux, Quorum Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Compañia Nacional De Danza de México, Metropolitan Opera, Roberto Bolle, Bale da Cidade…
Brett Perry is a dancer, farmer and music promoter working around the globe and living in Boise, Idaho. He started dancing at the age of four at The Dance Company in Indianapolis, Indiana under the direction of Diane Gudat. After graduating from The Juilliard School in 2008, Brett started his professional career with Trey McIntyre Project in Boise where he spent 6 years with the company. After finishing up a season at Ballet BC in 2015, he is currently working as a freelance dancer with Aszure Barton and Artists, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company ,LED and Adam Weinert. He is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award for Dance 2010. When not on stage or in the studio he is working as a farmhand on Meadowlark Farm, music promoter for Treefort Music Fest and Duck Club Presents and finding ways to better his community through art, collaboration, and creative thinking.
Stephen Petrilli is a New York and Boston based lighting designer with over 40 years of experience in theatre, dance, opera, music and touring. He has designed shows for Anikaya Dance Theater, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Nathan Trice/Rituals, Prometheus Dance, Doppelganger Dance Collective, Noche Flamenca, Zoe Dance, Shapiro & Smith Dance, Ailey II and The Kevin Wynn Collection. He also spent five years touring as the Lighting/Sound Supervisor for Pilobolus and has stage managed six seasons of Dance Africa at BAM.
Peishan Zhu Stinnett was born and raised in China and is now a New York-based fashion designer. She launched her first clothing line in 2016.
Micaela Taylor is a professional dancer/teacher/choreographer from Los Angeles, CA, where she trained at Marat Daukayev School of Ballet and Los Angeles County High School of the Arts. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance, 2014. She has worked and performed with Ate9 Dance Company, Zoe Scofield, Camille A. Brown, Kate Wallich, & BODYTRAFFIC. Nonetheless, her choreographic passion led her to found Los Angeles based contemporary dance company, The TL Collective in 2016. Her individual movement style of Hip Hop combined with contemporary technique has led her to find a new way for people to move which is best described as Contemporary/Pop. She is the recipient of the Inaugural EMERGE Choreographic Award and will be choreographing for Gibney Dance Company and BODYTRAFFIC in the 2018/2019 season.