Justin Jones (composer) is a dancer, choreographer, sound designer and educator. He has danced with BodyCartography Project, Chris Schlichting, Dylan Skybrook, Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Chris Yon and was a member of Tere O’Connor Dance Co. from 2001-2004. His choreography has been presented in Minneapolis at Bryant Lake Bowl, The Red Eye, The Southern Theater and the Walker Art Center; in New York at The Thalia, LaMama Etc., Sarah Lawrence, EMPAC and has been a sometimes visitor to CATCH! Justin creates sound design for his own choreography and for other dance makers including Ivy Baldwin, Body Cartography Project, Chris Schlichting and Chris Yon. Justin is also a preschool teacher is the Co-Artistic Director of Young Dance, a youth modern dance company and school in Minneapolis. He holds a BFA in dance from NYU, was a Cowles Chair visiting artist at the University of Minnesota Dance program in 2014, is the recipient of the 2007 McKnight Fellowship for Choreography, and was awarded a 2003 NYFA Fellowship for Performance Art/Multidisciplinary work for his work with Chris Yon.
Chloë Z Brown (lighting design) is thrilled to be the new production manager for The Lewis Center for the Arts, Programs in Dance and Theater at Princeton University. She was the Director of Production at New York Live Arts and Dance Theater Workshop (DTW) from 2002 to 2013. As a lighting designer, she collaborates with Ivy Baldwin, Laurie Berg, Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeanine Durning, Juliana May, Sarah Maxfield, David Neumann, Heather Olson, Brian Rogers, Vicky Shick, Chris Yon and many more. In 2005, she was honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her lighting of Amanda Loulaki’s La la la la, Resistance (The Island of Breezes) at DTW.
Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen (set design) have collaborated since 2005. They have collaborated on more than a dozen works using paper as their primary medium. The works range from large sculptural objects to warehouse-sized immersive environments that suggest layers of earth, old growth forests, or the flow of a glacier. www.stripedcanary.com
Mindy Nelson (costume design) is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she studied dance and business/economics. In New York, she has designed costumes for a variety of local theater and children’s productions as well as dance works by Ivy Baldwin, Melissa Briggs, Netta Yerushalmy, Mimi Garrard,Shannon Hummel, Nicholas Leichter, and Katie Workum, among others. After years of dancing, teaching, and costuming on the East Coast, Nelson moved back to her home state of California in 2012 where she lives in Santa Barbara with her family. She continues to design costumes for dance locally and in New York City while operating her sewing/design business. www.sprucedbymindy.com.
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