Zoe Scofield is a dance and visual artist based in Seattle Washington since 2002. Born and raised in Gainesville GA, Zoe began ballet at a young age, instilling in her a deep love and interest in structure, discipline and performances’ ability to create a transformative experience. Zoe attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts, an arts high school in Boston MA, receiving a Monticello Choreography Fellowship and graduating with high honors in dance. After, she danced with Prometheus Dance in Boston and Atlas Moves, directed by Bill James in Toronto Canada.
In 2005 Zoe began working with video and visual artist Juniper Shuey on video, photographic and dance collaborations shown in visual art galleries, museums and theaters. They have been commissioned and presented by national and international arts centers such as, On the Boards, PICA, Trafo House of Art, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, NYLA, Spoleto Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Body Festival (New Zealand), Yerba Buena Center, Columbia College Chicago, DiverseWorks, The Frye Art Museum and many more. They have taught workshops and given lectures on dance, photography, collaboration and installation throughout the US and internationally.
Throughout her career Zoe has been awarded residences, awards and grants from The MacDowell Colony, Princess Grace Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Artist Trust, The Stranger Genius Award, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Alpert Award, Wesleyan University, Seattle Magazine, Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, CityArts Magazine, among others. Zoe has taught at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston Conservatory, Columbia College, University of Colorado at Boulder, and served as a guest panelist for Dance Critics Association, PICA’s Educating Dance Audiences, gloATL Tanz Farm, and Cornish College of the Arts. Zoe and Juniper are the co-founders of Lo-Fi Annual Arts Festival and What We Talk About… an in-process feedback session for artists of all disciplines.
Born in California, Juniper Shuey is a visual artist based in Seattle WA since 1997. Juniper went to Emerson College in Boston, studying set and lighting design for three years. He then transferred to Ceramics at the University of Washington where the faculty allowed him to develop his art in performance and clay. This developed into the use of video projection into space as a sculptural element in his work. Juniper’s work has been published in several art books including SOIL Artist, Lava, and Fashion is ART. His video installations, photographs and performances have been shown both nationally and internationally including Italy, Budapest, NYC, Houston, Seattle, Portland and Christchurch, New Zealand. Juniper has participated on several professional art panels including New England Foundation for the Arts, The MacArthur Foundation and a professional practices panel discussion at the University of Washington. In 2004 Juniper received the Curators Choice Award at Tacoma Art Museum’s Northwest Biennial. In 2005 he had his first solo gallery exhibition at Howard House in Seattle and in 2006 he won the People’s Choice Award at Bellevue Art Museum’s Northwest Biennial. Juniper was a fellow at The MacDowell Colony in 2010 and won the 2013 Stranger Genius Award for Performance with collaborator Zoe Scofield.
In 2005 Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey teamed up to create their first stage performance for On the Boards Northwest New Works Festival.&nbsp; As collaborators their work has been presented nationally and internationally. They have had the good fortune to work with students and artists sharing their creative process in many cities including: Houston, Portland, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Budapest, Atlanta, Montana, San Francisco, New Zealand and more.
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.
Board of Directors
Benjamin David Kerr
Stefanie Karlin, Managing Director, has been working with zoe | juniper since July 2012 and has been instrumental in the formation of zoe | juniper's Development Committee and Board of Directors, the organization's move toward becoming a 501(c)3 and the company's ongoing organizational success. She has had the honor of working at Velocity Dance Center since 2011, serving as Producing Director assisting Tonya Lockyer and the rest of the team in the revitalization of the Northwest's leading contemporary dance center. Stefanie also runs and operates Squid MGMT working as a manager to leading Seattle artists Amy O'Neal, Lilienthal|Zamora and Amiya Brown. Stefanie has also worked for several other arts organizations in Seattle and Chicago including the Seattle International Film Festival, Chicago Public Radio, Northwest Dance Network, and The Moving Architects.
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.
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.
Past Members Include:
Raja Kelly - Dancer and Company Manager
Christiana Axelsen - Dancer
Anna Schon - Dancer
Diana Deaver - 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