Photo by Tommy Lusk
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 Velocity Dance Center, Bumbershoot, Vashon Center for the Arts, Trigger. New Dance Happenings., Seattle International Dance Festival, and Connecticut College. 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.
I make dances that mix big, intricate movement with subtle, cheeky humor. I like to surprise my audiences, tell them a story and send them off with a sense of delight. The movement is a nod to both ballet and groove-your-fu*king-heart-out dancing. The stories are about things like underdogs, lonely luminaries, group magic and the heartbreak in Dolly Parton’s voice. The soundscape reconfigures 90s pop sounds, underground dance music and a bit of country giddy-up. I make dances to get people in a room, and to create an enveloping spectacle where they can laugh, ride the ups and downs of the performers, and root for a common goal - because doing these things, together, is electric.
XSSORY / RYAN HUME (Sound Designer) 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.
ERIN McCARTHY (Dancer) 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 artists such as Ohad Naharin (re-staged by Danielle Agami), Colin Connor, Daniel Charon, and Zoe Scofield. She currently works at Velocity Dance Center as their Audience Services Coordinator and dances for numerous independent choreographers in Seattle.
ALEXANDER PHAM (Dancer), originally from Rosemount, MN, received his BFA in dance and BS in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota. He began his professional career dancing for Contempo Physical Dance in Minneapolis. Since moving to Seattle this past August, he has collaborated and performed with Kim Lusk, zoe | juniper, Anna Conner +CO, and Dylan Ward / Sleep Nod. Alexander is a company artist with Spectrum Dance Theater under the artistic direction of Donald Byrd.
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.
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.
Photo by Tommy Lusk