Ezra Goh's journey with dance has had many twists. Following a chance encounter with the movie “You Got Served’, Ezra has flirted with various dance styles, including bboying, hip hop and jazz. He finally found himself stepping into a ballet class at the age of 21, enrolling into the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore shortly after. That decision eventually led him to the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY, where he graduated with a BFA in Dance in May 2015. During his years at NAFA and Purchase College, Ezra has had the privilege of working with acclaimed choreographers such as Pichet Klunchun (Thailand), Jeffrey Tan (Singapore), Zhang Xiao Xiong/Wu Chien-Wei (Taiwan), James Cousins (UK), Aszure Barton (USA) and MADBOOTS DANCE (USA). He holds a Diploma in Dance Choreography from NAFA and has also held scholarships with NAFA, Ngee Ann Kongsi, Moving Arts Scholars Programme, the Jitterbugs Developing Artist Programme and CSTD Summer School 2012. He is currently a company member of H.T. Chen & Dancers and Kizuna Dance Company, and also makes work of his own. In his spare time, Ezra does work as a professional dance photographer, as well as the occasional wedding and portraiture.
Matt Harvey is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. His photographic work focuses on portraiture, most notably with his on-going series of portraits of strangers in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. In addition to his video work with choreographer Anneke Hansen, he is currently the cinematographer of a feature crime documentary. Matt works concurrently in film acquisitions and production for Sony Pictures Classics, the New York-based film distributor.
Belinda He grew up in Singapore and earned a degree in English Literature at the National University of Singapore before moving to New York City to pursue her passion in dance. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in Dance, and is now teaching, making and dancing dances. She has taught at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Harlem School of the Arts, Long Island University and Queens College in New York City. Belinda is the Artistic Director of SINecdoche Dance, which she founded in order to investigate pedagogical structures as a means to understanding and proliferating her creative process. She has performed with various artists such as Sara Rudner, Jon Kinzel and Kathy Westwater, and is currently an active member of the Anneke Hansen Dance Company, with which she investigated the act of performance and its application to the creation of a dance in ‘Practical Space’. She assisted the company in rehearsal direction and coaching for ‘she is not a comfortable thing’ which premiered in November 2013 in New York City. Belinda was the Administrative Director of the Feldenkrais Institute of New York from 2011 to 2013, where she also taught weekly Awareness Through Movement® lessons while continuing her studies in the Feldenkrais Method®. Having graduated from the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 2013, Belinda is now a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She utilizes her understanding of the human body in movement culled from her experience in the Feldenkrais Method® and various other somatic approaches in her practices of dancing, choreography and movement education.
Russell Stuart Lilie graduated from Idyllwild Academy in 2008 and completed his BFA in Dance at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2011. Since graduation, Russell has danced for Shen Wei Dance Arts, Greene Lilie, Dai Jian Dance, Sara Du Jour and others. His choreographic works have been presented at NYU, Danspace, La MaMa, Gibney Dance Center and Bennington College. He has also taught dance, dance composition and improvisation in New York, at Bennington College and at Beijing Normal University in China.
Austin Selden, originally from Farmington Hills, MI, received his BFA from the University of Michigan. He lived in Philadelphia for one year where he worked with Kun-Yan Lin/Dancers and SHARP Dance Company. Since moving to Brooklyn, he has danced with Artichoke Dance Company, Amy Chavasse, Catherine Galasso, Dai Jian, Janice Lancaster-Larsen, and Nadia Tykulsker. He currently creates/presents dance and video works with his collaborator, Sarah Konner. Other ongoing collaborations include Jessica Harris, Jordan Isadore, and Megan Kendzior. He has danced with Shen Wei Dance Arts since 2011.
Chafin Seymour is a Brooklyn,NY native whose experience in dance has been investigative and eclectic. He began his training in earnest during his high school years with Dancewave and at the Packer Collegiate Institute. He received his BFA with Distinction in Dance from The Ohio State University in 2012. During his time there he was privileged to work with such artists as Susan Hadley, Vera Blaine, and Bebe Miller. He has since returned to his home borough and has had the pleasure of performing with Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance and Ni’Ja Whitson/The NWA Project among others. He teaches class regularly at Gibney Dance and has led workshops, masterclasses and presented work at Oberlin College, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan, and Ohio State.
Baille Younkman is an artist and designer from Columbus, Ohio. She received her BFA in fashion design and sculpture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Baille's work explores the intersections of form, spatial relationships, and the moving image through costume design. (there could be one more sentence here about your work and what you want to accomplish/show people) Most recently, Baille has worked with director and designer, Andrew Ondrejcak and choreographers, Anneke Hansen, Sonia Lopes and Stacy Grossfield. She is currently working and residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Nick Yulman works with sound and interactive media in a variety of contexts including installation art, oral history and music. He has presented his work at venues in New York and beyond including Paris’ Palais de Tokyo, the ISE Cultural foundation, MoMa PS1, Flux Factory, UnionDocs, The Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Hall of Science. In the spring of 2010, Yulman was artist in residence at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle in Warsaw, Poland through Art in General’s Eastern European Residency Exchange Program. He received a NYSCA distribution grant to produce a record, “Warsaw Machines & Songs” documenting the work created during this residency. In 2011 Yulman worked with the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition to create “No Bills”, a public sound installation, situated in construction fences, featuring oral histories of long-term residents of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. “Coppercussion/Papercussion”, his collaboration with printmaker Hope Dector won the audience choice award at the 2012 Dumbo Arts Festival. Professionally, Yulman spent five years working with the national oral history project StoryCorps, traveling the United States recording interviews, managing the organization’s Recording and Archive department and consulting on a variety of projects. He received his Master’s from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and is currently an adjunct professor there. Additional information at http://www.nysoundworks.org
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Sarah A.O. Rosner (Managing Director) is a choreographer and arts businessman based in Brooklyn, NY. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College, Rosner founded freelance arts business collective A.O. PRO(+ductions) in 2008, and has since been dedicated to providing New York’s creators with innovative and sustainable consulting, media, management, production, and design. Rosner worked at Dance Theater Workshop (and later New York Live Arts) for four years as the manager of the organization’s artist services and engagement programs before leaving to pursue her freelance work through PRO full time in 2012. She has become one of the field’s leading Kickstarter consultants, and specializes in consulting on sustainable and/or non-traditional fundraising initiatives. Rosner has been featured as a panelist, speaker, and educator by Dance Theater Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, the Field, Dance NYC, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Purchase College, and New York Live Arts. When not immersed in arts admin, she runs the A.O. Movement Collective, and is one of the four producers of ROVE. She loves to yell about art. More at www.AOPRO.info