Deborah Black is a multidisciplinary performer maintaining a daily performance practice of The Runner (2007) and I’ll Crane For You (2008), solos commissioned from Deborah Hay. She has performed The Runner in New York (DTW, Dixon Place, Lumenhouse), Berlin (Ufer Hallen, Play2c), and London (The Place). Currently she is collaborating with Karl Cronin and Diana Crum, and previously with Sasha Welsh, Peter Sciscioli, Susan Rethorst, Anneke Hansen, and Naomi Goldberg-Haas. In 2008, Deborah was in residence with London-based dance artist, Genevieve Beth Grady at ArToll in Germany to create a duet that was later performed at The Place in London. Her choreography has been produced in Berlin (The Lucky Trimmer Tanz Performance Serie, Tacheles) and venues in New York including Chashama Oasis Festival and DanceNow at DTW. Deborah, with Karl Cronin, received funding from the Jerome Foundation in 2010 to travel to Childress, TX to research the town, the people, and its landscape. She studies the Alexander Technique regularly with June Ekman, trains with the SITI Company (Suzuki and Viewpoints), and received a BFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a second major in Art History.
Cindy Chung Camins is a dance artist based in New York. Born in Taiwan and raised in Southern California, she graduated from UCLA with BAs in World Arts and Cultures and International Development Studies. Cindy has had the pleasure of working with Victoria Marks, Milka Djordjevich/Team Djordjevich, tompricedance, Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement Theater, among others, performing in venues in New York City such as Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research at Judson Church, NY City Center and Danspace Project. She has toured with Parijat Desai Dance Company performing in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Chennai, India. Cindy is also a certified Pilates instructor.
Robbie Cook is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer whose work has been seen in NYC at Dumbo Dance Festival, Tonic, 92nd Street Y, The Flea, Club La MaMa, BRIC Studio and Dixon Place. He has danced for Douglas Dunn, Other Shore, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Keith Thompson, Liz Gerring, Margaret Jenkins, and Jan Erkert among many others. Robbie has commissioned two solos from Deborah Hay, while participating in her Solo Performance Commissioning Project: Music 2001 & The Runner 2007. He earned a BFA in Visual Art from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA in Dance from Bennington College and certifications in Pilates and Yoga. Robbie has taught dance at Bennington College, Long Island University, Summer Dance Institute at University of Wisconsin/Madison and master classes at UCLA, ADF and TCU. He currently lives in Dallas, TX and collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Mabus Cook.
Alison D’Amato is a choreographer and performer working in New York City, having recently completed an MA in European Dance Theater Practice from the Laban Centre in London (2006). From 2002-2005 she lived and worked in Philadelphia, dancing for a range of local choreographers and companies such as Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Headlong Dance Theater. Since 2003, Alison has been a co-director of Dead Genius Productions, a dance/theater collective that has presented work at Chashama, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, the nEW Festival (Philadelphia), the University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and Haverford College. Alison has presented her own choreography at several venues in Philadelphia and internationally at the Laban Centre and The International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival Bytom, Poland. In 2007, she’ll present new work at Dixon Place and the Open Performance series at Movement Research. Since moving to New York, Alison has also been dancing for Sasha Welsh and De Facto Dance, writing for The Dance Insider, and working in the administrative office of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
Rebecca Lloyd-Jones was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and now dances and lives in New York. She received her BFA in dance from Temple University, and has also studied Capoeira Angola with Mestre Valmir in Salvador, Brazil. She has worked with various artists and companies in Philadelphia and in NY such as Marianela Boan’s Boan Danz Action, Leah Stein Dance Company, Yelena Gluzman’s Science Project, Noemi Segarra, Darla Stanley, Megan Mazarick, Melanie Stewart, Merian Soto, Nicole Bindler, Charles Anderson and more. Her own choreography has been and will be shown in various venues in Philadelphia and New York.
Originally from St.Petersburg, Florida, Cynthia St.Clair spent her formative years studying dance at The Pinellas County Center for the Arts, Academy of Ballet Arts, The Juilliard School, and The American Dance Festival. In May of 2004, Cynthia graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University with a BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography. She has enjoyed the opportunity to perform and work professionally with Paule Turner’s COURT, Charles O. Anderson’s Dance Theatre X, Darla Stanley Dance, Philip Grosser, and Sasha Welsh, among others. She has presented her own choreography at the d.u.m.b.o. Dance Festival, The Far Space, and Movement Research’s Open Performance Series at Dance Theatre Workshop in New York City, as well as at various venues throughout the east coast of the United States. When she’s not in rehearsal, Cynthia can be found teaching dance and yoga to people of all ages, working as a labor-support doula, and traveling the world.
Kerrie Welsh is a film, video, and new media maker interested in rethinking genre, mixing mediums, and practicing alternative production paradigms. Her work has been presented in galleries, festivals, and international conferences. She currently teaches in Tisch School of the Arts’ Undergraduate Film & Television program and writes for the CUE Art Foundation’s on-verge. www.realkerrie.com
Composer/producer J Why performs on bass clarinet, drum set and electronics. The recent album “Urban Shocker” that J created in collaboration with Julz A is music consisting entirely of sounds recorded on the streets, in the parks and subways of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Recent projects include: compositions contributed to the score for Amir Bar-Lev’s Sundance Festival hit documentary “My Kid Could Paint That”; original score for the dance video short “Fist City, directed by Anna Brady Nuse and Sasha Welsh; and producer for the albums “Not the Same” by the Benny Lackner Trio; and “Squeeze Rock” by Julz A. Email email@example.com.