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.
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.
CLEAR & SWEET
Ana-Maria Lucaciu was born in Bucharest, Romania. After graduating from the National Ballet School of Canada she joined Canada's National Ballet and went to dance with the Royal Danish Ballet, Germany's Augsburg Ballet, Lisbon's Contemporary Portuguese Dance Company, and most recently, with New York's Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, where she danced for seven years. Lucaciu has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiri Kylian, Alexander Ekman, Jo Stromgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many others. Ana-Maria assists Alexander Ekman with new creations and stages his work around the world. She also teaches and collaborates frequently with artists and companies in the US and Europe. Lucaciu has a BFA in Dance from Empire State College.
Clear & Sweet
Troy Ogilvie has danced for and collaborated with choreographers Andrea Miller (Gallim Dance), Sidra Bell, Gabriel Forestieri, Idan Sharabi, Itzik Galili, Shannon Gillen, Margie Gillis, Austin McCormick, Patricia Noworol, and Harumi Terayama; theatre company Punchdrunk; director Peter Sellers; and The Metropolitan Opera. Most recently, she performed as Lady Macbeth in Punchdrunk's Sleep No More (2013-2015). Troy has been working as a solo artist since 2008, performing solos by Sidra Bell, Itzik Galili, Margie Gillis (as a member of The Legacy Project/Le Projet Heritage), Shannon Gillen, Austin McCormick, Andrea Miller, Idan Sharabi and Harumi Terayama. Additionally, Troy is a founding collaborator and faculty member of the Movement Invention Project (Artistic Director Alexandra Wells) and Assistant to the Artistic Director of Springboard Danse Montreal. She is also one of Dance Magazine's 2011 25 to Watch and a BFA recipient form The Juilliard School.
CLEAR & SWEET
Thomas House was born in Virginia Beach, VA where he trained with Denise Wall. After receiving his BFA in dance from Purchase College, SUNY in 2014 he moved to Brooklyn, NY to begin working as a freelance artist. Thomas has worked and performed with companies Aszure Barton & Artists, Loni Landon Dance Projects, LoudHandMovement, The YC, and Still Motion Dance Company. While in school Thomas performed choreography by Lar Lubovitch, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Doug Varone, Stephen Petronio, Twyla Tharp and Kate Wallich. Thomas has also choreographed and premiered two of his own works in NYC this past year. He is thrilled to be joining zoe | juniper for the creation of Clear & Sweet.
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.
CLEAR & SWEET
Navarra Novy-Williams was born in New York City and received her early training from Elaine Kudo and Buddy Balou. She graduation from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance in 2006. She has since danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal (2006 - 2009), The Batsheva Ensemble (2009 - 2010), and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (2010 - 2015). She is currently freelancing in NYC, working with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Manuell Vignoulle M/Motions, and teaching Gaga. She is excited to be joining zoe | juniper for the creation of Clear & Sweet.
PAST COMPANY MEMBERS
Robert Aguilar - Lighting Design
Christiana Axelsen - Dancer
Diana Deaver - Dancer
Ezra Dickinson - Dancer
Britt Karhoff - Dancer
Raja Kelly - Dancer and Company Manager
Jim Kent - Dancer
Erin McCarthy - Dancer
Allison Sale - Dancer
Anna Schon - Dancer
Randall Smith - Dancer
Matt Starritt - Sound Design
Shannon Stewart - Dancer
Jessica Trundy - Lighting Design
Allison VanDyke - Dancer
Kate Wallich - Dancer