Moving Current dance collective Erin Cardinal has had the privilege of dancing her entire life. After earning her BA in Dance from the University of South Florida she danced in New York with Pedro Alejandro Dance then returned to Tampa to witness the birth of Moving Current as one of three artistic directors. Now, she is a dancer, teacher and creator. www.movingcurrent.com
NobleMotion Dance exploded onto the Houston dance scene in 2009 and has since received critical acclaim for their "extraordinary athleticism" and "cutting edge" programming. NMD has been presented nationally at venues such as The Kennedy Center and Seattle's On the Boards and was recently listed in Dance Magazine as one of Houston's "A-list" dance companies. For more information, visit us at www.Noblemotiondance.com.
Revolve Dance Company is the professional branch of NHPA dance studio in Spring, Texas and was founded in 2004 by the seven owners of NHPA as a means to present new works in the community with the intentions of motivation, inspiration, and education in and through the art of dance.
S. J. Ewing & Dancers Sarah currently works at CityDance, DC. She has presented work at Eureka Dance Festival, DC, and Green Space, NYC. This year she will present at Source, DC, DUMBO Dance Festival, NYC and with BalaSole, NYC. Sarah has danced with Washington Reflections Dance Company, El Teatro De Contemporian de El Salvador and CityDance, DC.
Tim Glenn, formerly of Nikolais & Murray Louis Dance, is an Associate Professor at Florida State University. Glenn's area of creative activity include: choreography, multimedia theater, documentation, costume design, videodance, and telematics. He offers courses in dance technology, as well as contemporary technique based on the Nikolais/Louis philosophy of performance.
VON USSAR danceworks Astrid von Ussar has been faculty at The Ailey School since 1998. She has also taught at Sam Houston University, Columbia University, Long Island University and various studios in NYC.
Her company VON USSAR danceworks premiered in 2002 and has since been presented at numerous festival, most notably the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts) and Graz Tanzwochen (Austria).
She has been commissioned to do a new work on the BFA students at the Ailey/Fordham, Lula Washington Dance Theater, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, The Ailey Student Performance Group, Genesis Dance Company, Long Island University and Plesana Izba (Europe). Most recently the company made a guest appearance at the Dancin' Downtown at the Joyce, presented by Dancers Responding to Aids and was commissioned for NY Summerstage. Von Ussar is the artistic director of The Dance Gallery Festival.
iMEE, co-founded in April 2009 by nationally acclaimed dancers/ choreographers, Spencer Gavin Hering and Andrea Dawn Shelley, is dedicated to presenting contemporary dance works created by emerging & established choreographers as well as multi-disciplined collaborations. "Through the innovative collaboration of artistic mediums, the artists of iMEE (infinite Movement Ever Evolving) remind us that violins can dance, sculptures can breathe and dancers can speak." iMEE is envisioned as an evolving organization, passionate about providing artistic enhancement. www.imeedanceco.com
Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup is a New York City based performance group known for powerfully provocative, sensual, content based work derived from the awkward beauty and idiosyncrasies of her unique company of dancers. The company has been presented in Canada, Mexico, and throughout Italy; locally at venues including the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob's Pillow, Joyce SoHo, La Mama, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. She is the Founder and Director of DANCE ITALIA, an international summer dance intensive for contemporary dancers.
The Dance Gallery Festival is produced and curated by VON USSAR danceworks under the artistic direction of Astrid von Ussar and Mojca Ussar. In 2011, Andy Noble became Associate Artistic Director of The Dance Gallery Festival. Founded to address the scarcity of affordable venues available for presentation of modern dance, the festival showcases the works of both established and emerging choreographers in a state of the art theater.
For more information, visit: www.dancegalleryfestival.com.
Photo Credit: Allison Jones Dance - Corey Melton