BRIDGE PROJECT 2016 COLLABORATORS
PASTURE // STEPHANIE LIAPIS
MARTIN JARMICK is an artist working to weave the magic of cinema to the nature of our physical condition and surroundings. His primary artistic training is in illustration and video production. Now in his third year as a doctoral student at the Center for Digital Art & Experimental Media, Jarmick envisions his art practice as avid curiosity and experimentation with technology, poetic methodologies, and dialogue with artists of the past to discover his own personal history. His productions have screened across the states, and his multi¬media works, sound compositions, and illustrations have exhibited in national and international gallery and performance contexts.
DANIEL COSTA graduated with his BFA in dance from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Just moving to Seattle in 2015, he has performed for Cherdonna Shinatra, Zoe Scofield and Jamie Karlovich. His work, The Next 100, premiered in Next Fest NW 2015 thanks to Velocity Dance Center.
MARIAH DAVIS studied at Cornish College of the Arts where she received a B.F.A. in Dance in May of 2015. She’s had the honor of training at the Hubbard Street Dance Intensive as well as the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Mariah has performed works by Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Trey McIntyre, Eugene Ballet, Jose Limon, Deborah Wolf, Pat Hon, Michele Miller, and Joshua Crouch.
SEAN O’BRYAN is an alumnus from UW, where he obtained a double degree in public health/dance and performed three seasons with Chamber Dance Company. As an undergraduate, he was awarded the Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship for Artistic Promise and received the Bates Dance Festival Merit Scholarship for its summer intensive.
AYAKO SHAPIRO hails from a small town in upstate NY. She moved to Seattle where her dreams of both continuing to dance and work in the nonprofit sector came true. She is incredibly excited and humbled to work with Stephanie Liapis and the cast.
HENDRI WALUJO is grateful to be dancing, for Stephanie, and with this beautiful cast. He has performed with many Seattle luminaries [Hendri-W.weebly.com] and continues to explore various modes of performance that feed and challenge the senses and ideas. He loves savory, travel, variety, hot baths, and mangoes.
DOIN’ IT RIGHT // ILVS STRAUSS
ELIZABETH HOULTON, a Minnesota native, holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts in dance performance and choreography. Her early training was received under Lise Houlton at Minnesota Dance Theatre before becoming an apprentice with the company. While at Calarts Elizabeth performed works by Jonathan Fredrickson, Sidra Bell, Julie Bour and Colin Connor, as well as choreographed proposal-based works alongside professional LA choreographers. Her dance training includes summers at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Miami City Ballet, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, the Limon West Workshop, BodyTraffic, and Velocity Dance Center’s Strictly Seattle and Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation.
BRITTANY GAUDETTE was born from a creative mother, and despite efforts otherwise, has not fallen far from the tree. She began her dance career in sequins on competition stages, graduating to pointe shoes and too many Nutcrackers. She took a nice long hiatus from dance, but has now returned headlong. As a recent transplant, she is so grateful to be involved in the Bridge Project and a part of Seattle’s dancing brigade.
LINDSEY PALMQUIST is a mover. She diagonally moved herself across the U.S. from her hometown of Fort Myers, Florida to Seattle. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Florida. Lindsey has moved for Neta Pulvermacher, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Dana Ruttenberg, and Tzveta Kassabova, among others. She wants to keep this short and sweet and she wants you to know that she is dancing for you.
KATE POPE is a dance activist and maker from Richmond, VA. Kate graduated with a BFA in Dance and a certificate of Dance in Healthcare from the University of Florida. She has danced for Michele Miller/ Catapult, Emily Johnson/ Catalyst Dance, Catelier Dance Project, Neta Pulvermacher, Dana Ruttenberg, ilvs strauss, among others. Kate loves and practices martial arts in the Seattle School of Sil Lum with Michele Miller and Heather Coyle and at Seattle School of Chen Style Taijiquan with Derryl Willis. Currently, she lives in Seattle, WA
KATIE THOMPSON grew up dancing and teaching in midcoast Maine. Last year she completed a twomonth intensive training at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. In 2013/ 2014, she was involved in Women’s Works, a collective of women sharing their stories through dance. In 2014, Katie performed in The Everyman Repertory Theatre’s production of “Histoire du soldat” by Igor Stravinsky. In 2003/ 2004 she attended the Bates Young Dancers Festival. Katie just moved to Seattle in October and is very excited to be involved in the Bridge Project and get a chance to work with such an inspirational human.
THROUGH DESOLATE PLANES WE EMERGE: AN EXERCISE IN TRANSCENDENCE FOR THE NON-BELIEVER// Nathan Blackwell
JACK CARROLL is a composer and multi-disciplinary artist from Boston, currently based in Seattle. He releases pop music through his musical project KOJAC and is the co-founder and current member of Lion’s Main Art Collective.
CHLOE ALBIN is a native of the Seattle-area, who discovered dance at a young age and has received both local and international training. She holds a BA in Dance from Chapman University, and recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest. The Bridge Project is her first performance in Seattle.
CAMEO LETHEM, originally from Hawaii, holds a B.S. in Dance and Neuroscience from Skidmore College. She currently works in Seattle as an instructor for American Dance Institute and interns at Spectrum Dance Theater.
PHILIPPA MYLER is a freelance contemporary dance artist working in Seattle. She has had the privilege of dancing for choreographers including Karin Stevens, Anna Connor, Coleman Pester, Xaviera Vandermay, Sarah Kathryn-Olds, KT Niehoff, and Pat Graney locally, in addition to Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, and Kim Robards in the US, Canada, and Germany. Philippa enjoys teaching dance to students of all ages and is a staff writer with Seattle Dances.
ALISA POPOVA does art related things sometimes. It’s her favorite thing to do.
with BRITT BRUTALITY GREENWELL
THIRD INCARNATION // Ashleigh Miller
TRAVIS CORWIN is a multi-instramentalist who specializes in guitar performance and composition. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Oregon and has also studied MIDI production and recording at the collegiate level through Berklee Online. He began playing as an accompanist for dance classes at Elon University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2012, and has since played for classes at the American Dance Festival, The Greensboro Ballet, Velocity Dance Center, and Dance Fremont.
HILARY GRUMMAN, with one hand in writing, one in film and two feet in dance, did her BFA at CalArts, along with artistic residencies at London Contemporary and Delfos Danza Mexico. Performances include with the National Ballet of Cuba, Barak Marshall and The Royal Society but she is now back in the Northwest to focus on collaborations with local artists and friends.
IMANA GUNAWAN, a Texas-based Indonesian, is a Seattle-based multimedia journalist and dance artist. She has presented work at Velocity’s Next Fest NW 2015 and American Dance Guild Festival in New York City, among others. She recently graduated cum laude from the UW, and has worked with Chamber Dance Company, GIGI Dance Company, Jennifer Salk, and Rachael Lincoln.
DONNA B. ISOBEL’s movement tendencies, compositional sensibilities and teaching philosophies are in rooted in her dance education at Ohio University. She is the creator and founder of Aluminum Siding Dance. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty for Seattle Pacific University where she teaches dance technique and composition courses.
RASHELLE MCKEE graduated from UW with a degree in Dance. She’s been involved with the Burlesque community, Bumbershoot, multimedia projects and dance installations. This is her 2nd time being a part of the Bridge Project and she’s thrilled to dance with all these amazing artists
LILY ORREY is a dancer and artist from Bainbridge Island, WA. She has a BA in Dance from Western Washington University. This is her second time in the Bridge Project and she is honored to be working alongside such brave and inspiring artists. Get it.
HANNAH REITSMA is a movement artist, born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She moved to Seattle shortly after receiving her B.A. in Modern Dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is currently a dancer/collaborator with Faunix and also teaches yoga throughout Seattle. She loves to move and groove and is honored to be a part of this year’s Bridge Project! Let’s dance!
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