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KIM LUSK is descended from a hearty line of cowboys, homesteaders, and mountaineers. A performer and choreographer based in Seattle, her choreography has been presented at On the Boards' Northwest New Works Festival, Velocity Dance Center, Bumbershoot, Vashon Center for the Arts, Trigger. New Dance Happenings., and Seattle International Dance Festival. Her work is supported by Velocity’s Creative Residency program. Kim has performed with zoe|juniper, and serves as Rehearsal Director + Choreographic Assistant to the company setting zoe|juniper's work around the country. She currently performs with Peggy Piacenza and Britta Joy Peterson. She holds a degree in dance from Connecticut College and grew up dancing at Bainbridge Dance Center.
XSSORY / RYAN HUME is a daytime industrial designer and nocturnal music producer/media artist out of Seattle. Shuffling between the far limits of club music, cinematic sound design and pop structure, his sound refuses to stay in one place for long. Armed with technology, Ryan seeks to destroy your previous relationship with music, and replace it with an uneasy but enjoyable sense of freshness. Raw minimalism and confusion are core ingredients in Ryan’s work, cut with a measure of familiarity to make it palatable. www.soundcloud.com/xssory
AMIYA BROWN is Lighting and Visual Designer based in Seattle, WA. She holds a Master’s Degree in Theatrical Lighting Design from the University of Washington. Designing nationally and internationally for Theatre, Dance, and Opera, she specializes generative performance productions. Her work has been presented throughout the United States and abroad. She received a Gypsy Rose Lee Award in 2012 for her work on The Skriker (Janet Findley Production) and designed lights for Pat Graney's Bessie award-winning production Girl Gods. For information and contact please visit www.amiyabrowndesign.com.
BECCA BLACKWELL has been freelancing across Seattle for 8 years now. She is currently Producer/Stage manager for Alice Gosti’s MDICAC, as well as Production Stage Manager for Whim W’him. She also dances for Michele Miller/Catapult Dance, where she acts as both company member and Production Manager. Becca is stoked to help bring Kim Lusk’s A Dance for Dark Horses to life as the Technical Director.
JOLIE JOLI is a luxe custom clothing business which handcrafts any garment, for all silhouettes, from sketch to final piece. The company was founded by siblings, Jeffrey and Juliana, who have a deep commitment to craftsmanship, sustainability, and fashion. The pair carefully consults with clients on styles, cuts, colors, likes/dislikes et cetera, to cultivate a personal understanding of one's wants and fashion dreams. www.joliejolidesign.com/
ERIN McCARTHY received her formative training from the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and holds a BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts. She has performed in works by Ohad Naharin (Batsheva), Colin Connor (Limón Dance Company), Daniel Charon (Ririe-Woodbury), and Zoe Scofield (zoe | juniper). In Seattle, she works and performs with Kim Lusk and Laura Aschoff/GRIEF GIRLS.
ALEXANDER PHAM, born and raised in Rosemount, Minnesota, received his BFA in Dance and BS in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with dual honors. Alexander has had the privilege of performing works by artists such as Roy Assaf, Gregory Dolbashian, Martha Graham, Bill T. Jones, Larry Keigwin, Stephen Petronio, Uri Sands, Zoe Scofield, and Yin Yue among others. Alexander had been collaborating with Kim Lusk since moving to Seattle in 2015. He has also performed with Seattle-based companies and choreographers zoe | juniper, Anna Conner +CO, and most recently with LED, based out of Boise. Alexander is in his third season with Spectrum Dance Theater.
SHANE DONOHUE is a Seattle based dance artist currently working with zoe|juniper, Kim Lusk, Alyssa Casey’s Squatch Tanztheater, and Elby Brosch. His performative philosophy derives from an interest in movement and creative practices as they provide him an opportunity to gain new insight on his perception of the world. While studying Dance and Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he received the Incoming Freshman Scholarship in Dance, the Bukolt Family Scholarship, the Chancellor’s Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. Shane is currently a Creative Resident at Velocity Dance Center.
JENNA EADY trained under the direction of Susan Thompson at Bainbridge Dance Center. In 2015 she graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in dance. As a performer she has worked with artists such as Sidra Bell, Carl Lawrence and Kate Wallich + The YC/YC2. Jenna is a freelance performance artist currently dancing for Jody Kuehner and will be performing next spring 2019 in Ella Mahler’s evening length work, "Where Will It Land" as a part of Velocity Dance Center's Made in Seattle.
BRITT KARHOFF Britt's performance works have been presented in Seattle at Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, Behind the Pink Door, NEPO 5K and at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco. She has performed locally, nationally and internationally on stages, in historic buildings and on the sides of skyscrapers with artists and companies including Project Bandaloop, Joe Goode Performance Group, Flyaway Productions, zoe | juniper, KT Niehoff, Shannon Stewart, Coleman Pester, Anna Conner, Alice Gosti and Kaitlin McCarthy among many others. She is currently developing an evening of solo work, STILL WONDER FULL, coming this June!
ALE MADERA graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas State University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Ale has performed inter/nationally with Khambatta Dance Company, Amy Johnson, Dylan Ward, Ilona Roth, zoe | juniper, and Merge Dance Company. In addition, Ale has worked behind the scenes as Operations Manager of SQUID MGMT working with leading contemporary dance artists zoe | juniper, Kate Wallich, Amy O'Neal, KT Niehoff, Blind Tiger Society, Peggy Piacenza, and Jody Kuehner producing performances, fundraisers, and events in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not in the dance studio she is teaching the Lagree Method at Studio 45 in Seattle.
DEVIN MUÑOZ DEVIN MUÑOZ was California and received her early dance training in Seattle where she graduated from the Pacific Northwest Ballet school student division in 2014. In May 2017, Devin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Devin has performed in pieces for Strictly Seattle 2017 by Alice Gosti and The Bridge Project Summer 2017 by Anna Krupp. When Devin isn’t dancing she spends her time creating dance films and collaborating with other dancers through photo series. She was recently awarded the Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency and started a new series of dance films in January 2018.
LILLIAN ORREY began dancing when she was four years old, religiously, every morning to the entire Grease soundtrack before anyone else woke up. She went on to receive a BA in Dance from Western Washington University. She currently works with Grief Girls, a local interdisciplinary performance group directed by Laura Aschoff.
KATIE WYETH originally from Batavia, Illinois, received her BA in Dance and BS in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. Over the years she has had the privilege of performing works by Nora Chipaumire, Ananya Chatterjea, Shapiro & Smith, and Kate Wallich. Since moving to Seattle, Katie has been working as a freelance performance artist dancing with Virtualso Dance Co, Anna Conner Co, Dylan Ward, Kim Lusk and Jody Kuehner (Cherdonna Shinatra).
EVAN ANDERSON (Lighting Designer) hails from Bainbridge Island, WA and is a lighting designer for theatre and dance. He holds a BA in Drama Production from the University of Washington. Locally he has designed for ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, On The Boards, Washington Ensemble Theatre, CabinFever, Velocity Dance Center, The UW School of Drama, and other fine companies. He is currently the Resident Lighting Designer at Velocity Dance Center and the Lighting Director for zoe|juniper. http://www.evancanderson.com/
LEE WHITE (Costume Designer) is a craftsman and teacher based bicoastally between Seattle and Jacksonville, FL. He designs clothing, costumes, salves, roomscapes and recipes out of his Beacon Hill studio.
ELIZABETH "LIZZY" SKOLMAN (Hair + Make-up Designer) is an Experiential Graphic Designer who also works in Branding and Illustration. She creates branded experiences through the use of 2D and 3D elements. Her experience in Signage and Wayfinding has given her a keen eye for moving people through spaces. With the use of storytelling and a strong passion for the built environment, she creates comprehensive systems that elate and engage users.
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