Amiya grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she studied Ballet and Modern dance at the Santa Fe Dance Foundation. She received her BA in Drama with a minor in Dance from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. At UIW she pursued acting, dancing, painting, and lighting design. After college, she worked as a performer and lighting designer. In 2010, she received her MFA in Theatrical Lighting Design at the University of Washington. She now works as the Resident Lighting Designer at Velocity Dance Center, as well as a freelance lighting designer and visual artist. Her work includes collaborations with choreographers, theatre companies, visual artist and musicians. Some notable collaborators include Pat Graney, AmyO/Tiny Rage, Amelia Reeber, Aiko Kinoshita, Umami, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Book-it Repertory Theatre, Austin Shakespeare, and Washington Ensemble Theatre.
Julian Martlew is a musician, composer, audio technician and radio announcer in Seattle.
Recent projects include:
Audio - mixing a live radio broadcast of Sub Pop artists Mudhoney from the roof of the Space Needle at Seattle Center.
Composition - music based on Tarot cards for choreographer Catherine Cabeen's work Fire, commissioned by On the Boards.
Live Performance - slide guitar for choreographer Paige Barnes work Naked.
Voice - imaging and underwriting for KEXP FM 90.3 Seattle.
Greg Haines is an English musician and composer who has been living in Berlin since 2008. He was born in a small town in the south of England in the 1980s, where he began from a young age to develop an interest in sound and the devices used to create it.
Since 2008, he has also been working regularly as a composer for dance, creating music for choreographers such as Meg Stuart (Berlin), Ina Christel Johannessen (Oslo), and the MD Collective (Cologne). In February 2012, Greg premiered a new work with contemporary Ballet choreographer David Dawson, the Holland Symfonia and the Dutch National Ballet as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Roslyn Sulcas for The New York Times wrote:
“The work is dark, both literally and metaphorically, but also exquisitely, wrenchingly, beautiful; a world of its own that draws you ineluctably within.”
Morgan Henderson is the former bassist of the post-hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the indie rock band Sharks Keep Moving, the current bassist in the post-punk band Past Lives, and a multi-instrumentalist with Seattle-based folk-pop group Fleet Foxes and Seattle based folk group The Cave Singers. Henderson has also been credited for playing a range of keyed instruments, including piano, accordion, and a Nord II synthesizer. As with the other former members of The Blood Brothers, he grew up in the eastside suburbs of Seattle, attending high school with his bandmates in the late 1990s when the band originally formed.
Christine Meyers is a Costume, Set and Production Designer and Cinematographer who creates for opera, theatre, dance and film across the United States and Europe. You can see her work at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's The Tempest and the upcoming indie film The Bhakti Boy. Past productions include Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme at the Cornish Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Circle Mirror Transformation, This and Speech and Debate; and the earlier Peter Pan, The Highest Tide, and The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears at Book-it Repertory Theatre, Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar at Seattle Shakespeare Company, as well as The Imaginary Invalid at Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Film credits include the 48hour film short Lethal Cotillion (2008 Cannes Film Festival), and the indie short Medicine Wheel. She created dissolving dresses and special effects for Alice in Chains’ 2009 video Lesson Learned. Her work with HandelFestival in Gottingen, Germany, included draping on Orlando, which was brought to Drottningholm Palace, Sweden.
Rehearsal director & Choreographic AssistanT
Kim Lusk is a performer based in Seattle, WA. She holds a degree in dance from Connecticut College. Currently she dances with zoe|juniper, and also serves as Rehearsal Assistant to the company setting zoe | juniper's work on colleges around the country. Kim also works as the Programming Coordinator at Velocity Dance Center.
Ariel Freedman earned her BFA at The Julliard School, where she was a recipient of the Martha Hill Prize. After graduating, she performed with AszURe & Artists, Mikhail Baryshnikov's Hell's Kitchen Dance, and David Parker and The Bang Group. She danced with the Batsheva Ensemble for two seasons and with the Batsheva Dance Company for three. She teaches Gaga, the movement language of Ohad Naharin, and has performed with Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot, Motley Dance, Keigwin + Company, the Troupe, Helen Simoneau Danse, Noa Zuk, Idan Sharabi and Dancers, Talia Beck, and Roy Assaf.
Past company members
Raja Kelly - Dancer and Company Manager
Christiana Axelsen - Dancer
Anna Schon - Dancer
Diana Deaver - Dancer
Erin McCarthy - Dancer
Britt Karhoff - Dancer
Kate Wallich - Dancer
Randall Smith - Dancer
Allison Sale - Dancer
Shannon Stewart - Dancer
Allison VanDyke - Dancer
Jim Kent - Dancer
Ezra Dickinson - Dancer
Jessica Trundy - Lighting Design
Robert Aguilar - Lighting Design
Matt Starritt - Sound Design