Choreographer / Dancers / Composers / Lighting Designers / Outside Eyes
Dancers - Performers
ALISTAIR GOLDSMITH - The Ephemeral life of an octopus 2019
BREANNA O'MARA - Simones, 2013
Breanna O'Mara graduated from The Juilliard School, where she was recipient of the Joseph W. Polisi Award. She has worked with artists Chris Haring, Johannes Wieland, Stijn Celis, Alexander Ekman, Jack Ferver, Larry Keigwin, Colleen Thomas and Ryan McNamara as well as performed work by Ohad Naharin, Marie Chouinard, Mark Morris, Paul Taylor and more. Breanna has performed in ImpulsTanz- Vienna International Dance Festival, Deloitte Ignite 2011 at the Royal Opera House in London, Jack Ferver’s “Rumble Ghost” at P.S. 122, the Chicago Dancing Festival, and New York’s Fall for Dance. As a native of Detroit, Breanna founded the annual outreach program, Detroit Arts Immersion. Breanna is currently working at the Tanztheater Wuppertal, Pina Bausch.
CATARINA BARBOSA - The Ephemeral life of an octopus 2019
ELSA PETIT - Elsa in Wonderland, 2014 / TOYS, 2017
Elsa holds a BA is psychology. In 2009 she graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a BA (hons) degree. She then worked as an understudy with Lea Anderson and Yolande Yorke Edgell and danced with Jessie Brett with whom she won the Dance Bytes competition in Cardiff, Wales. Elsa danced for Toni Mira, Letizia Mazzeo, Immigrants and Animals and regularly performs with Trumpet Creepers, an improvisation group. As a physical theatre performer she worked with Underconstruction Theatre, Theatre Nomad and the Bottlefed Ensemble. Elsa has also been working for films with Jacob Hobbs (Deutsche Bank award winner), video artist Carolina Melis and more recently with Kezia Barnett whose short film Rouge Amour won the Straight 8 competition and was screened during the Cannes Festival 2011. She has since been working as a freelance actress in London and in Berlin with film director Michael Carstens. She recently joined The Bee's Knees, a 1920s performance company.
GEORGES MAIKEL PIRES MONTEIRO - TOYS, 2017
Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro began his training at the Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg where he obtained his degree in 2012. After working with choreographers of the Greater Region, he joined the 3rd edition of SEED's in 2012, a professional Master held by the CobosMika Dance Company, based in Spain. Then, he danced for choreographers such as Thomas Noone, Jorge Jauregui, Roberto Olivan and Peter Mika. In 2013, he danced with CobosMika Dance Company on CHOICE and WISH and with the Cie PrÄk for the piece NIPPLES THEORY, with whom he is still working. In 2014, in collaboration with Piera JOVIC, he created their first piece called "Fest", still under construction. He regularly works for choreographers of the Greater Region.
JAMES FINNEMORE - N87HP, 2014 / TOYS, 2017
James graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance School, Leeds. After graduating he joined Carte Blanche, the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance. He has since worked with the Hofesh Shechter Company, performing on international tours of Uprising/In Your Rooms and Political Mother. He worked with Olivier Dubois, Punchdrunk and Gary Clarke. James also develops his own work. He is supported by The Place London and is Associate Artist at The Point, Eastleigh.
LEILA JELASSI - Elsa in Wonderland, 2014
JOACHIM MAUDET - love me tender 2015 / The Ephemeral life of an octopus 2019
Joachim trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris and gained a BA in Choreographic Performances and Art at the University Paris VIII. He worked with Nevermind Company (Emmanuelle Grach), Akram Khan Dance Company (UK), Noord Nederlandse Dans (Holland), the National Dance Wales Company (UK), La Vouivre (FR), Christian Ubl (FR/AUS) and Leonard Rainis & Katell Harterau (FR).
JOSS CARTER - TOYS, 2017
Joss has danced with T.R.A.S.H, Gary Clarke and Titled Production. Joss is currently touring his own work: Misery Flesh and Salvation.
LAJA FIELD - Simones, 2013
The Salt Lake City native, Laja Field graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in modern dance from the University of Utah in 2012. While there she performed in pieces by Abby Fiat, Eric Handman, Juan Carlos Claudio, Satu Hummasti, Kendra Portier, and an original work by Martha Graham. Highlights of those years also include two years dancing with the company RawMoves, and performing at the Montreal Fringe Festival with inFluxdance. Upon graduation Laja relocated to Germany to dance in two productions by Johannes Wieland at the Staatstheater Kassel, she also worked with guest artist Chris Haring for “Lego Love” which was performed again that summer at ImpulsTanz in 2013. She was a permanent member of the TanzTheater Ensemble in Kassel, Germany for three years and is currently working with Wim Vigor in New York.
MAASA SAKANO - Simones, 2013
Born in Japan, Maasa Sakano was trained by Rieko Miyaki from 1996. She graduated from the National Theatre Ballet School (Melbourne) in 2004. She then started working as a freelancer based in Berlin, Germany, with Bettine Owczarek, Bianca Martin, Nora Schott, Elly Fujita, and participating to the festival Lucky Trimmer in Berlin. From 2008 to 2011, Maasa was a company member at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany, under the direction of Mei Hong Lin, collaborating with Johann Kresnik, Christina Comtesse as well as Jochen Ulrich. From 2011 to 2013, she was a company member of Staatstheater Kassel, Germany, under the direction of Johannes Wieland, collaborating with Linda Kapetanea, Jozef Frucek, Stephanie Thiersch, Michael Langeneckert and Chris Haring. In 2012 she participated to the dOCUMENTA(13) project « This Variation » by Tino Sehgal. In 2013 she created the piece « Copy it Right » with Rene Alejandro Huari Mateus. With this solo she became a finalist at Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany; and received the public prize at the Festival of Choreographic Miniatures Belgrade, Serbia. The same year, she participated to the ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Austria, with the piece « Lego Love » choreographed by Chris Haring. Maasa also worked with Felix Landerer (Landerer & Company) in Hannover and Pierre Miroir company in Paris, France. She is currently part of the Tanz Ensemble of the Staatstheater Mainz.
MICHAEL BARNES - TOYS, 2017 > Research and Development
Michael’s dance training began at The BRIT School before continuing at London Contemporary Dance School and Purchase College, New York. Since graduating in 2009 Michael has enjoyed a freelance dance career which has allowed him to work with a range of artists, choreographers and dance companies including National Dance Company Wales (PLUNGE 2010), Darren Ellis, Nigel Charnock, Jo Fong, Gary Clarke Dance Company, Aletta Collins and Ben Wright’s Bgroup. Michael has also worked in Opera, television, music videos, TV commercials and film. Most notably working with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in the 2012 Joe Wright film, Anna Karenina.
ROSIE TERRY TOOGOOD - love me tender 2015 / Rosie in Wonderland, 2015 / TOYS 2017 / The Ephemeral life of an octopus 2019
Rosie trained at LIPA gaining a BA (Hons) degree in Dance and Performing Arts. Rosie moved to Israel to train with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Yamit Kalef, Cullberg Ballet performing Rami Be’er’s choreography in Jerusulem and Kibbutz Ga’aton. Rosie has performed for Ivan Blackstock’s Wild Card at Sadlers Wells, The Female Choreographers Collective’s The Experiment at LABAN, worked as a dancer for Exzeb dance company, has toured with Joss Arnott as part of his Autumn 2013 tour and has since focused on dance to film projects, for both bands and fine artists.
MARTIN DUROV - TOYS, 2017; The Ephemeral life of an octopus, 2019
Martin is dancer and a composer. He was a part of the Tanztheater Kassel and is currently dancing and composing for New York City based company Wim Vigor.
ALEX JUDD - Simones, 2014
Alex is a musician and composer. He studied violin, piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to read music at Goldsmiths College, University of London and specialising in composition. In 2013 he was nominated for an Off West End Award for his work on The Little Soldiers (Theatre Re). Alex composes extensively for dance and drama projects. Alex is also an experienced session musician having performed in many orchestras as a violinist, and worked with several bands in the recording studio and live onstage as a session pianist and guitarist. www.soundcloud.com/alexjudd
NICOLAS TREMBLAY - The Ephemeral life of an octopus, 2019
KRISCHAN KRIESTEN - TOYS, 2017
ANDRES VELASQUEZ - Simones, 2014 / love me tender 2015
GUILLAUME PIGE - XX/XX - a further study / Simones / love me tender
Guillaume is an actor, director, mime and magician. He formed Theatre Re in 2009. Guillaume trained at the Conservatory of Villeurbanne (FR) and graduated from the International School of Corporeal Mime in London under the direction of Corinne Soum and Steven Wasson. He also studied with Thomas Leabhart and Daniel Stein. Guillaume holds an MA in Text and Performance Studies from King’s College & RADA. Apart from directing and performing in all Theatre Re’s productions to date, Guillaume worked as a Movement Director with Andrew Visnevski, Sue Dunderdale and Bill Gaskill. He is an Associate Teacher at RADA, and is regularly invited to give workshops in the UK (London International Mime Festival, Fourth Monkey TC), the US (Louisiana State University) and France (Conservatory of Villeurbanne). He was recently commissioned by The National Theatre (UK) to produce a new literal translation of Tartuffe by Molière. Since 2014, Guillaume is an Associate Artist at South Hill Park Arts Centre (UK).
BOHUMIL KOSTOHRYZ - The Ephemeral life of an octopus (teaser, behind the scenes video, pictures)
DANILO MORONI - TOYS, 2017 (teasers, pictures), The Ephemeral life of an octopus (teaser, pictures)
JILL CROVISIER - TOYS, 2017 (trailer)
FRANCOIS VERBEEK - Simones, 2014 (pictures)
JESUS UBERA - N87HP, 2014
Jesus is a photographer and a video artist ; he graduated with a BA from the London College of Printing in 2001 and with a Master from the London College of Communication in 2009. He was elided editorial photographer of the year 1999 from The Creative Review. Real life as a performative element at its maximum doesn’t stop on surprising him by the escaping truth of everyday lies.
Brea is a multidisciplinary Art and Executive Director engaged within the Creative and Cultural Industries. Presently, Ms. Cali is Executive Director and Board President of the Savannah Dance Festival and Founder of BREA CALI. Ms. Cali spent almost 6 years as a Soloist Performer for STAATSTHEATER KASSEL, under the direction of Johannes Wieland. Brea additionally performed for numerous independent choreographers, contemporary dance companies, opera houses and musical theaters throughout the United States. Ms. Cali was an adjunct member of the ballet faculty of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI and taught several styles of dance throughout the United States and Germany. She has held the positions of Administrative Assistant for ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE and General Manager for johannes wieland, both New York City based dance companies. Creating work under her own brand BREA CALI, Brea’s creative work emphasizes collaborative integration, spans a variety of disciplines with award winning collaborators, has been presented at global festivals and exhibitions and received international nominations and awards. Ms. Cali received her B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
RENE ALEJANDRO HUARI MATEUS
René was born in Chocontá, Colombia. He studied Chemistry at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá and started to dance in the Company Danza Común, dancing for several choreographers such as Jeremy Nelson and Luis Viana. In 2003, he began his studies in Dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, where he danced in pieces by Rodolpho Leoni, Malou Airaudo, Mark Sieczkarek and Urs Dietrich as well as creating his own work. In 2010, René completed his Posgraduate studies in Choreography and danced in a piece by Jerome Bell at the Folkwang. From 2008-2010, he was a guest dancer for the Tanzteather Wuppertal Pina Bausch and in 2011 a guest dancer for Neuer Tanz directed by V.A. Wölfl. René´s choreographic works have been invited to Festivals in Germany, Spain, Hungary and Serbia. Currently, René is a member of the Tanztheater ensemble at the Staatsteather Kassel under the direction of Johannes Wieland.