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OLIVIA ANCONA

Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. She trained with the Northwest Dance Project, Jefferson Dancers, and the Portland Ballet, and is an alumnus of the Juilliard School.

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In 2010-2012 Olivia was a member of the Batsheva ensemble, where she trained and became certified in Gaga. Olivia was one of the first dancers of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s company L-E-V from 2012-2014, while freelancing internationally including collaborations with Italian choreographer Luca Veggetti and performing in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s company, Eastman. 2014/15 Olivia was a member of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, where she had the opportunity to work with Mats Ek and create with Johan Inger before rejoining Batsheva Dance Company in March 2015. In the fall of 2016 she danced, acted, and coached for the upcoming film, Suspiria. While freelancing, teaching, and creating internationally in 2017/18 she will perform in productions with Roderick George, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and Wim Vandekeybus, among others. Olivia is currently based in Berlin.

VINSON FRALEY, JR.

Vinson Fraley, Jr. hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He began his training at the age of 14 under the direction of Lynise and Denise Heard. Vinson studied at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and was most recently a company dancer for Abraham.In.Motion.

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Vinson has been fortunate enough to work with many choreographers and instructors including Rashaun Mitchell, Cora Bos Kroese, Gus Solomons Jr., Cindy Salgado, Sean Curran and many more. Vinson joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in 2017.

CHIAKI HORITA

Born in Japan in 1989, Chiaki began her training at the age of 8 with the Ikemoto Ballet School in Hiroshima, Japan from 1997 to 2006. During that time, in 2004, she received a scholarship for a summer course at the Washington School of Ballet.

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In 2006 she joined Jo Kanamori’s company, Noism until 2008. She then joined the Netherlands Dance Theatre ll (Nederlands Dans Theatre) from 2008 to 2011, and the Gothenburg Opera Dance Company (Goteborgs Operans Danskompani) in Sweden from 2011 to 2014. In 2015 she Joined the Batsheva Dance Company’s Ensemble, until 2017, where she also trained to become a Gaga teacher and started teaching in 2017.

JOSH JOHNSON

Josh Johnson was born in the USA in 1987. He studied dance in L.A. and New York. Joined The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Josh has done commercial, TV, and film projects. He worked with William Forsythe as a collaborator, dancer, and external agent from 2010 to 2015.

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Directed the Bernhard Willhelm Men’s 2014 A/W Paris show. He has been a Co-Artistic Director of Sad, 2013 who have performed in various installation and have created a body of work around sensation. Josh is also a talented musician and created the music for Roderick George’s “Dust” which was created and premiered in Berlin at Sophiensaele 2016.

MAX LEVY

Born in Japan, Max Levy began his ballet training at the Haruyama Ballet Academy and the Yamaji Ballet School. He trained with Boulder Ballet School, and completed his education at the prestigious San Francisco Ballet Trainee Program, under the direction of Jean-Yves Esquerre.

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As a professional, he began his career with American Repertory Ballet under direction of Graham Lustig, followed by Charlotte Ballet, under direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Most recently, he has been soloist with Staatsballett Nürnberg, under direction of Goyo Montero. He has danced numerous roles by prominent choreographers, both in the American and European dance communities, including Crystal Pite, Cayetano Soto, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Christian Spuck, Goyo Montero, Mauro Bigonzetti, Nacho Duato, Jeroen Verbruggen, Jiří Bubeníček, Gentian Doda, James Sutherland, Emery LeCrone, and Dwight Rhoden.
During his time with Staatsballett Nürnberg, Max took his first steps in the creative role as a choreographer, taking opportunities to create Observatory , a duet on self-reflection and self-perception, and Our Second Depths , a vignette on different forms of rejection and acceptance. Most recently, he was awarded the “Best Dancer” award at SOLOCOREOGRAFICO 2017 for his choreography Silent Bell . Using the depth of his knowledge gathered during his dancing career, Max continues to develop his personal experiences and memories toward his choreography and art.
www.max-levy.com

KEVIN QUINAOU

Dancer and performer, Kevin Quinaou has a high skill of adaptation in many modern dance style. He is a freelance dancer and teacher and recently works mostly with the Netherlands Dans Theatre. Kevin danced on stages across the globe, performing the greatest repertoires and creations

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by Maguy Marin, Jiri Kylian, Sasha Waltz, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Susan Marshall, Merce Cunningham, Tero Saarinen, and others. He started dancing when he was 6 years old and graduated from the Paris conservatoire (CNSMDP). In order to contribute to his development of classical knowledge and his technique, he joined il Teatro alla Scala di Milano dance company where he will perform as corp the repertoire of the company. Since 2010 he graduated as a ballet teacher (D.E) in France and since he has developed a modern ballet class for modern dancers. In fall 2016 he was invited to set the Sasha Waltz piece ‘Fantasie’ for the Columbia/Barnard College in NYC and join the faculty as a modern teacher. In the past 4 years he worked in collaboration with Barnard as well as with USF during the Semester and Summer program in Paris.
www.kevinquinaou.com

DOMINIC SANTIA

Originally from Michigan, USA, he received his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School in 2006. After his studies he joined La La La Human Steps (2006-09) under the direction of Edouard Lock for the production “Amjad”. He then spent some time as a guest with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal,

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before joining Nederlands Dans Theater in December of 2009. At NDT he had the opportunity to work with Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot as well as several other choreographers. Following his time at NDT, he joined Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, and toured internationally as a member of their company L-E-V, and is now working as a freelance artist.

HARUMI TERAYAMA

Harumi was born in Osaka, Japan, and is a freelance artist currently based in Berlin. She received BFA from The Juilliard School, and worked as a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Gallim Dance, Sidra Bell Dance NY, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and others,

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before moving her base to Berlin in 2014. She has been a co-choreographer in a series of “groove / space” productions with Sebastian Matthias which was presented in numerous cities in Europe and Asia. She also worked as a choreographic assistant for Matthias for the production, “Marienvesper” for Luzerner Theater in Switzerland. She is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® trainer since 2015. Parallel to her dancer career, she is pursuing film editing, and one of her works, “Replaced Vision” has been selected and screened for various international film festivals.
www.harumiterayama.com

JIN YOUNG WON

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea. After winning the Prix de Lausanne, she joined NDT 2 (Den Haag) as an Apprentice and a year later as a company dancer for 3 season. Jin has danced for Basel Ballett in Basel, Switzerland, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York

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and Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken ,Germany. She has worked with and performed pieces by choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Sidi Larbi cherkaoui, Hofesh Shechter, Crystal Pite, Emmanuel Gat, Stijn Celis, Andonis Foniadakis. Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman and Richard Siegal. Jin is very excited to join the first freelance collaboration with kNonAme Artist, starting August 2017.

J’KERIAN MORGAN aka LOTIC

Raised in Houston, Texas and now operating out of Berlin, Morgan is a resident at the city’s famed Janus parties and in recent years has evolved into one of the most original voices of Berlin’s club life. The 26-year-old released two EPs in 2013 – Sankofa / Glittering, and Fallout

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– both on Sci Fi & Fantasy, before following up with 2014’s Damsel in Distress mixtape on Janus’s own imprint. Having featured on Björk’s recent sit-in for Rinse FM alongside a flurry of press attention, the stereotype-baiting producer’s first official outing, 2015’s Heterocetera EP on Tri Angle, is undeniably worthy of the hype. His Berlin-via-Houston sound is an apocalyptic mix of haunting synth melodies, destructive beats, and skewed experimental electronica. The continuation and further development of which could also be found on Agitations, a mixtape released on Janus the same year as Heterocetera. 2016 saw Lotic touring extensively including performances at several high profile festivals as well as club debuts in Asia and Australia harnessing abstract leanings through hybrid live/DJ sets of gut wrenching bass and lurching hip hop rhythms, occasional shards of contemporary R&B splintered with tactile hi-hats, consistently swirling crowds into an unabashed party vortex.

SAD – CYRIL BALDY & JOSH JOHNSON
JUBAL BATTISTI

Jubal Battisti is a Berlin, Germany-based photographer and dancer. Pittsburgh born, New York grown, and Europe refined. He combines his extensive movement experience with photographic tools to create imagery that explore the gulf between body and spirit.

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A graduate of The Juilliard School and the New York Institute of Photography, his photographic work has appeared in Elle Decor Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Silver Eye Center of Photography. His images have also been exhibited at the Peridance Capezio Center in NYC and GöteborgsOperan in Sweden. His long-term collaboration with NYC-based choreographer Sidra Bell culminated in the 2011 book “Persona.” While working in Sweden, he photographed for ilDance and further developed his P^4: Post-Performance Portrait Project. Since moving to Berlin in 2014, Jubal has created imagery with choreographer Josep Caballero García, Roderick George, and others. He also assists photographers from around the globe.
www.jubalbattisti.com

RODERICK GEORGE

Artistic Director & Choreographer

Roderick George was born and raised in Houston,Texas, where he began his studies and classical training at Ben Stevenson’s Houston Ballet Academy. Roderick continued to develop his skill by exploring modern technique at The Alvin Ailey School, all the while developing a collaboration of the techniques at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX. After his general studies Roderick left his hometown and assimilated in New York City, where he began his undergraduate studies at SUNY Purchase College in 2003.

Before starting his professional career, he was a bronze winner of the Youth American Grand Prix competition in New York City in 2005 and was elected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in 2003, where he performed for the US President at the Kennedy Center. Roderick joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in 2005, which was very early on in his career engraving the beginning of his footprints in the dance world. Read Roderick’s full bio in our about page

DANIEL REHBEIN

Management & Financial Consultant

Daniel was born in Weimar, Germany in 1982. After his studies, he began his career in finance with a legal trainee-ship for the professions of the higher service in tax administration, from 2003 to 2006.

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In 2007 he moved on to filling the position of a Tax Auditor at the Tax Office of Frankfurt am Main III, until mid 2017. Just before dying of boredom at the tax office, Daniel bailed out and he is currently an in-house tax adviser to CA Immo Deutschland GmbH, as well as an independent tax adviser.

TANJA RUEHL

Lighting Designer & Technical Director

Tanja is a freelance lighting designer and lighting supervisor. She was born and resides in Germany. In 1999 she began her theatrical engineering apprenticeship at Frankfurt Opera House.

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After completion of the apprenticeship with distinction, Tanja joined Ballet Frankfurt under the artistic direction of William Forsythe in 2002 as Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor. She was then appointed Lighting Supervisor with the newly founded Forsythe Company in 2005. In 2006 she completed her master of theatrical engineering majoring in lighting. Since 2007 Tanja has been acting as the company’s lighting designer, mostly in cooperation with her mentor and her colleague in the company’s lighting department. Being a member of Forsythe Productions, Tanja acts as technical and design consultant, collaborating with ballet and dance companies in matters of Forsythe license works. Since 2014 she is working as a full time freelance lighting designer, collaborating with choreographers, companies and artists around the globe. As a designer she is also still working with William Forsythe on his new works and on recreations of his existing repertoire.

www.tanjaruehl.com

BETTINA ULLMANN

Public Relations

Bettina Ullmann is an ex-artistic gymnastics and dancer. After her university entrance diploma she first went to Italy, then to Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) where she danced at the Stadttheater (city theatre)

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with the Krisztina Horvàth Dance Company until the age of 28. After some exciting and interesting years in the theatre ambiance, she decided to finish her studies at University (German literature, Language and Political Science). She followed up in the dance magazine “TanzAktuell” (Berlin), the “Tanzhaus Berlin” (1991-1993) as well as with Marketing, Branding, Graphic Design for the two German fashion labels “Street One” and “Cecil”. Since 2001 Bettina Ullmann is working as a journalist.

GABRIELLE VEYSSIERE

Production Manager/Administrator

Gabrielle was born in Paris, France and moved to Berlin in 2008, where she successfully completed her Bachelor in Visual Communication and Art History in 2013.

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Since then she has been working in the art industry, both in contemporary art and contemporary dance in Berlin and across Europe. In the field of visual art, she worked with Alicja Kwade, Kader Attia and for the Galery Eigen+Art in Berlin. In dance she worked for the duo solo dance Festival (Senegal), The Forsythe Company and the Ballet Preljocaj. She met Roderick George in 2014 while working for the Forsythe Company. Gabrielle started her collaboration with Roderick and kNonAme Artist in 2015 in Berlin.

TANJA RUEHL

Lighting Designer & Technical Director

Tanja is a freelance lighting designer and lighting supervisor. She was born and resides in Germany. In 1999 she began her theatrical engineering apprenticeship at Frankfurt Opera House.

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After completion of the apprenticeship with distinction, Tanja joined Ballet Frankfurt under the artistic direction of William Forsythe in 2002 as Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor. She was then appointed Lighting Supervisor with the newly founded Forsythe Company in 2005. In 2006 she completed her master of theatrical engineering majoring in lighting. Since 2007 Tanja has been acting as the company’s lighting designer, mostly in cooperation with her mentor and her colleague in the company’s lighting department. Being a member of Forsythe Productions, Tanja acts as technical and design consultant, collaborating with ballet and dance companies in matters of Forsythe license works. Since 2014 she is working as a full time freelance lighting designer, collaborating with choreographers, companies and artists around the globe. As a designer she is also still working with William Forsythe on his new works and on recreations of his existing repertoire.

www.tanjaruehl.com

BETTINA ULLMANN

Public Relations

Bettina Ullmann is an ex-artistic gymnastics and dancer. After her university entrance diploma she first went to Italy, then to Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) where she danced at the Stadttheater (city theatre)

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with the Krisztina Horvàth Dance Company until the age of 28. After some exciting and interesting years in the theatre ambiance, she decided to finish her studies at University (German literature, Language and Political Science). She followed up in the dance magazine “TanzAktuell” (Berlin), the “Tanzhaus Berlin” (1991-1993) as well as with Marketing, Branding, Graphic Design for the two German fashion labels “Street One” and “Cecil”. Since 2001 Bettina Ullmann is working as a journalist.