AXIS CONNECT GUEST ARTISTS 2016/2017
Hailed by critics and audiences alike, choreographer Aszure Barton has created works for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, Nederlands Dans Theater, The Martha Graham Dance Company, ... Learn more about Aszure.
Crystal Pite created Kidd Pivot in 2002 in Vancouver. Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk ... Learn more about Kidd Pivot and Crystal Pite.
Vincent Paterson is a world-renowned director and choreographer whose career spans just about every genre of the entertainment industry including film, theatre, Broadway, concert tours, opera, music videos, television and commercials ... Learn more about Vincent.
Originally from Cocoa Beach, Florida, Peter Chu is a distinguished artist who strives to push the physical bounds of dance. He began his training as a competitive gymnast, later nurturing his artistry ... Learn more about Peter.
Alan Tudyk is an American actor and voice artist known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse, Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil ... Learn more about Alan.
Stephanie Klemons is Associate and Resident Choreographer in NY, Global Dance Supervisor of future companies and original Dance Captain and swing at Broadway's newest smash HAMILTON! Stephanie is no newcomer to the Andy Blankenbuehler vocabulary, ... Learn more about Stephanie.
Rick and Jeff are a directing and choreography team for stage and screen. Recent highlights include choreographing a special NYE performance for Phish at Madison Square Garden and Broadway Asia’s immersive Peter Pan in Beijing ... Learn more about the Kupermans.
Cheryl Mann has spent the last year and a half as Executive Director of Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. Los Angeles is still a new venture for Mann after living in Chicago for 20 years where she was formerly the Artistic Associate of Visceral Dance Chicago. ... Learn more about Cheryl.
Sarah Elgart has been on the forefront of dance in Los Angeles as a choreographer, director, and producer for many years. Known most recently for her large scale, site- specific productions, Elgart’s work engages audiences by transforming and catalyzing bus terminals, airports, museums and more with movement, music, and media... Learn more about Sarah.
Christian Denice began his professional dance career at Odyssey Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent the next three years at River North Dance Chicago in Chicago, IL, under the direction of Frank Chaves. ... Read more about Christian.
Alexandra Damiani is a choreographer and artistic director based in New York. Originally from France, she combines the sophistication and attention to detail of her early classical training with the edginess of contemporary dance ... Learn more about Alexandra.
As Principal dancer of the Ballet National de Nancy, Ms. Wells toured the world and formed lasting partnerships with the late Rudolf Nureyev for six years and Patrick Dupont for four. Following her performing career ... Learn more about Alexandra.
Since moving to LA in 2005, Testa has been an Artistic Director for The Voice UK, Nicki Minaj (AMA’s), One Direction (SNL), Kylie Minogue's "APHRODITE" World Tour, , Kpop's "EXO” Lost Planet World Tour... Learn more about Tony.
Ari Loeb, a native of Los Angeles, began dancing at age 9. He dedicated himself to the art of ballet, and eventually modern, until he joined MOMIX in 2002. Ari toured the world with MOMIX, Pilobolus, and Cirque du Soleil, from 2002-2009, performing in 30 countries, and over 350 cities. Learn more about Ari.
Nick is a multi-skilled preditor (producer, director, editor) who specializes in creating cutting edge ‘it’ content for brands and artists across all platforms. With an extensive background in music and the creative arts, Nick selectively places music and sound design at the core of all content. Read more about Nick.
Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. .Learn more about Adam.
Nathan Madden is currently in the Tony award winning Broadway revival of “Hello Dolly” staring Bette Midler. As a graduate of the Juilliard School, Houston, and Atlanta Ballet academies, he has had many opportunities to explore new movement of varying styles, both as a dancer and a choreographer. .Learn more about Nathan.
Emmy-nominated choreographer Stacey Tookey is a multitalented, Canadian-born director, choreographer and dancer who has worked with legendary musical artists such as Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Paula Abdul, Justin Timberlake and Michael Bublé. Learn more about Stacey.
JoJo is a dance educator, creator and coach focused on inspiring excellence and joy in the study of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern techniques with a constant dedication to the exploration of artistry and the creative process. Born in Normal, IL he began dancing with his mother Lyndetta and went on to graduate from The Chicago Academy for the Arts ... Learn more about JoJo.
Described as having "a brilliant mind...people want to see more" (The Dance Enthusiast), Bryn Cohn founded and assumed the position of artistic director of Bryn Cohn + Artists in 2011. Learn more about Bryn.
Melanie started dancing at the age of three in Marietta, GA. At age 19, she won season eight of Fox’s hit television show, So You Think You Can Dance. After the show, while living in Los Angeles, she went on to work with companies like Travis Wall’s, Shaping Sound, and Stacey Tookey’s, Still Motion. ... Learn more about Melanie.
Tony Selznick, scion of the legendary Hollywood Selznick family, has been in the business of dance and choreography for more than 20 years. In his role as Founder and Senior Agent at McDonald Selznick Associates, Tony has been instrumental in the career development ... Learn more about Tony.
Julie McDonald is co-owner of McDonald Selznick Associates (MSA). She is the pioneer in the field of dance and choreography representation, having formed the first talent agency in 1985 devoted exclusively to dance. Learn more about Julie.
Lakey founded Lakey Wolff & Company after 14 years at CESD Talent Agency, New York, where she was a top agent and respected leader in her field. She focuses on the development of artists, tailoring a team to fit each client individually ... Learn more about Lakey.
Pioneer & King of freeform bruk up dancing, pioneer of The Ghost Walk & pivot stepping/bruk up style gliding. As a child Albert was in a tragic accident that crushed his leg. He grew up with a leg brace and went through the normal teasing of a handicapped child ... Learn more about Ghost.
Teddy Forance grew up at his family's 4th Generation Dance studio the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton, MA. Teddy's professional career has afforded him the opportunity to perform with Madonna, Janet Jackson, Florence & The Machine, Usher, Lady Gaga ... Learn more about Teddy.
Being born and growing up in Los Angeles, Jim is a true Hollywood kid. He has worked in Los Angeles as a performer (actor and dancer), choreographer, educator and talent representative for over a decade. A former Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center ... Learn more about Jim.
JoJo is a dance educator, creator and coach focused on inspiring excellence and joy in the study of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern techniques with a constant dedication to the exploration of artistry and the creative process. Born in Normal, IL he began dancing ... Learn more about JoJo.
One of America's most versatile, popular and highly acclaimed choreographers, Lar Lubovitch founded the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company 46 years ago. In the years since, he has choreographed more than 100 dances dances for his New York-based company ... Learn more about Lar.
Skarpteowska first worked with the Lubovitch Company in 2007. She started dancing at age 13 in her native city of Warsaw, Poland. Two years later, she was cast in a first ever Polish musical Metro, directed and choreographed by Janusz Jozefowicz... Learn more about Kate.
Cindy Salgado has been a proud member of Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot since 2009. She is currently on faculty with New York City Dance Alliance, was recently Assistant Rehearsal Director for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and a co-founder ... Learn more about Cindy.
Lakey Wolff has been an Agent in the New York office of Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty, a top tier full service talent agency for over 14 years. She has developed a highly competitive roster of talent culled from the worlds of theatre, film and television ... Learn more about Lakey.
Nathan Madden works in many different arenas as a choreographer and continues to challenge himself with various companies, festivals, projects and productions around the world. He has set and created work on the Broadway cast members of "An American In Paris" ... Learn more about Nathan.
Born in Perth, Western Australia. Reed started dancing at the age of 18 months at his mothers studio Jody Marshall Dance Company, where he trained in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. At the age of 15, Reed was accepted into The Australian Ballet School ... Learn more about Reed.