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Giulia Carotenuto, dancer, is a NYC-based dance artist hailing originally from Rome, Italy. She attended Chapman University in southern California, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance. After college Giulia moved to New York and had the pleasure of working with Mark Dendy, Douglas Dunn, Catherine Miller, and Kate Fisher, and was one of eight dancers selected to participate in the Bessie Schonberg Residency at The Yard. It was thanks to the Yard that Giulia met Yara Travieso and Esmé Boyce, with whom she still collaborates. In 2011 Giulia became a member of Palissimo, directed by Pavel Zustiak, with whom she created and performed Strange Cargo, the third part of the The Painted Bird trilogy. That same year she joined Monica Bill Barnes & Company and toured, taught, and performed at the Joyce Theatre, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In 2012 Giulia joined the Faye Driscoll Group and was part of the making and performance of Driscoll's Thank You for Coming: Attendance. She most recently was in residency with the company at the Walker Art Center, as they continue their work in the next iteration of the Thank You for Coming trilogy.
Kit McDaniel, dancer, was raised on the beaches of Florida and holds a BFA in dance from FSU, where she graduated with honors. Before college, Kit performed works by Ronen Koresh, Eddie Toussant, Danny Catanach, Densil Adams, and Scott Benson. As a full-scholarship student at the American Dance Festival, she performed repertory by Trisha Brown, Mark Dendy, and Kirstin Kapustik. In 2009, Kit landed the cover for Tom Welsh’s Conditioning For Dancers. Since her arrival to NYC, she has had the privilege to work with artists Larry Keigwin, Judy & Ellen Dennis, Catherine Miller, Mark Dendy, Kirstin Kapustik, Lucy York Struever, Esme Boyce, among others. Kit was honored to be a dancer in San Francisco-based HereNowDanceCollective's "The Dan Wagoner Project," a dance for film set to release nationwide in March 2013. Kit was recently seen in Dir. Travis Greisler's Children Of The Stars: The Orien Experience. Kit is a frequent model for dance photographer Travis Magee Photography and on those rainy days, can be found dancing in music videos and drag queen glam shows. Kit currently dances for Esme Boyce, Kirstin Kapustik & Dancers, and KEIGWIN + COMPANY. When she’s not dancing, Kit is the Marketing|Design Associate for K+C and freelances as a dance ediographer and field market-eer. Kit is an active Millennial Collectivist.
Cody Boyce, video artist and composer, is an arist, usician and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2012, and has most recently developed sculptures and drawings for studio and group showings. Cody's music compositions for dance include A Particular Premiere of a First, which premiered at The Howard Gilman Performance Space at Baryshnikov Arts Center in October 2011, and Radix ut Paliurus, Senior Dance Production, performed at the Clark Studio Theater of the Juilliard School in 2009. In the summer of 2010, Cody also contributed illustrations to Redmoon Theater's The Astronaut's Birthday, a multimedia public art spectacle employing live performers and hand-illustrated shadow imagery which was presented at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sue Julien, costume desgner, is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and costumer. Ms. Julien has designed costumes for performances at BAM’s Fishman Space, The Joyce Theater, The Howard Gilman Performance Space at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, Zipper Hall (The Colburn School, Los Angeles), Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (The Juilliard School), DanceNow at Tisch Studios (New York University) and Dixon Place. Ms. Julien holds a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for an Individual Artist, 1983, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for an Individual Artist, 1982. For the last few years she has been developing a series of drawings titled A Woman was a Woman.
Kyle Richardson, graphic designer, is an artist and graphic designer raised and based in New York. Richardson graduated from The Cooper Union with a BFA in May 2012. She is interested in urban landscape, iconography, pattern and distortion in both her painting and graphic design. Kyle has done graphic design work for Opening Ceremony, BAGGU, Friends & Family, TUFF x LES and Guayoyo. She has participated in group shows, most recently The Last Brucennial organized by the Bruce High Quality Foundation in March 2014 and an artist-organized show on 37 First Street titled First in April 2014.
Darren Hoffman, cinematographer, founded Tutti Dynamics, a content and technology company, in 2007. Currently an Artist and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of New Orleans, Hoffman developed a progressive technique for capturing dynamic music and technique based content. In 2008, Hoffman co-produced Jason Marsalis's critically acclaimed album Music Update," in 2010, served as associate producer for Ellis Marsalis's Platinum Edition release of "An Open Letter to Thelonious" and in 2011 collaborated with Yara Travieso on a production of “L’Histoire du Soldat” for Beyond the Machine XI at The Juilliard School and "METAMOTO" at the New World Symphony in Miami, FL. He is a graduate of Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts and was awarded the Basin Street Scholarship for Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans.
Christopher Ralph, dancer, was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y. He began his dance training at Holy Trinity High School, where he was accepted into the theater/ dance program lead by Cathy Murphy and James Whore. While training at school he simulataneously attended classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway with teachers such as Peter Schabel, Dorrit Koppel, Frank Hatchett and Chio Yamada. In 2005 Christopher attended SUNY Purchase college to complete his B.F.A in dance. Christopher Ralph has performed works by Lauri Stallings, Nick Ross, Yung-li Chen, Doug Varone, Gregory Dolbashian and Rebecca Lazier. He has also gone on tour with CorbinDances during the fall of 2009. Christopher has performed in many spaces throughout his career including Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Reverb Festival, DRA events, Dance Theatre Workshop, and The Joyce Soho.
Chat Travieso, set designer, is a Brooklyn-based artist and architectural designer born in Miami, Florida. Travieso creates interactive installations and urban interventions that engage the public and encourage people to question their assumptions of the everyday built environment. He received a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture. Travieso has worked as an architectural and urban designer at WXY Architecture + Urban Design where he managed the community outreach and production of design for the East River Blueway Plan, a community-based waterfront initiative along Manhattan’s East River between the Brooklyn Bridge and East 38th Street. In addition to this, he was a teaching artist with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design to increase meaningful civic engagement. Travieso has also worked for the architecture and urban design firm Interboro Partners and the architecture firm Harrison Atelier, and was an artist assistant for Michael Rakowitz. He is currently working on a number of public art installations including Paths to Pier 42 with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, and the NYC Department of Transportation's Summer Streets Urban Art Intervention. He is also the set designer for Kwaidan, a multimedia opera installation that is part of a residency at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Ted Levine, actor, can currently be seen starring in the F/X Network series, ‘The Bridge," Prior to "The Bridge," Levine starred opposite Tony Shalhoub in the USA Network series, "Monk." Ted portrayed ‘Captain Leland Stottlemeyer’ for eight critically acclaimed seasons. Levine's extensive film credits include starring opposite Brad Pitt in "The Assassination of Jesse James," "American Gangster" for director Ridley Scott, in which he stars opposite Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington and "Shutter Island" with Leonardo DiCaprio for director Martin Scorsese. Additionally he has starred in "Wonderland" with Val Kilmer and Kate Bosworth, "lronweed" with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, "Betrayed" with Debra Winger and Tom Berenger, "Heat" with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, "Georgia" with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mare Winningham, "Bullet" with Mickey Rourke, "Wild, Wild West" with Will Smith and Kevin Kline; van Reitman‘s "Evolution" with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore, "The Fast and the Furious" with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, Jonathan Demme's thriller "The Truth About Charlie" with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton, Jonathan Demme's “The Manchurian Candidate" with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, "Birth" opposite Nicole Kidman, "Memoirs of a Geisha," Wes Craven‘s "The Hills Have Eyes" and one of his most intriguing roles, as the serial killer ‘Jame Gumb’ in the classic thriller “The Silence of the Lambs." Recent television appearances include a recurring role on David Milch and Michael Mann's HBO series "Luck." Ted's stage credits include Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" directed by Gary Sinise, "El Salvador" and "Killers" at Steppenwolf Theatre Co. and "70 Scenes of Halloween," "Time of Your Life," "A Class D Trial In Yokohama" and "The Tooth of the Game" for Remains Theatre.
Cori Kresge, dancer, is a NYC based dancer/performer. She has a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase and the Dean’s Award for “breaking the mold”. In 2005 Kresge received a Darmasiswa International Scholarship, studying Balinese dance in Indonesia. She was a member of the Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, José Navas/Compagnie Flak, and Stephen Petronio Company. She currently works with various artists including Esme Boyce, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Bill Young, Xavier Cha, Sarah Skaggs, Ellen Cornfield, Rebecca Lazier, Wendy Osserman, Glitter Kitty Productions, multi-media artist Liz Magic Laser, and film maker Zuzka Kurtz.