Dance

Carolyn Friedhoff is a Miami native, raised in the space between an American man and a Nicaraguan woman. She is a dancer, and has trained with the Miami Conservatory of Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet, the American Repertory Ballet, Carleton College’s dance department and Experimental Dance Board, the Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Zenon Dance Company. She studies philosophy and cognitive science, and aspires to be an educator and an interface between cultures.

Sarah Tan is a deviser/producer, performer, and educator born and raised in Singapore. As an actor and dancer, Sarah has performed and trained with the Carleton Players, Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, Pig Iron Theater Company, GreenT Productions and Live Action Set. A strong believer in the importance of creating relevant and impactful work, she has been drawn to work that bring together performance, education, social justice, and community engagement.

An award-winning Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation, Heron Clan) mid-career choreographer based in Minneapolis, MN, Rosy Simas is a designer and director of dance, solo and collaborative performer, movement-based and multidisciplinary teacher, events curator, Indigenous and multicultural arts advocate, and mentor of diverse artists. For over 20 years, her immersive, intersectional, Indigenous-centered artistic practice has remained historically situated, geographically grounded, and politically current nationally and internationally. A movement and multimedia-based Native feminis

Pedro Pablo Lander, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, discovered the performing arts at Winona State University. Currently, Pedro is a Teaching Artist with Upstream Arts, a Resident Artist with the Pillsbury House Theater, a member of the April Sellers Dance Collective. Pedro has shown original work at the Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, Open Eye Theater, Public Functionary, 9x22 at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

 

The Lady Wolf is a fresh face in the world of Twin Cities Burlesque. Wolf got her start in musical theater and cabaret and is now ready to give the whole pack a peek! It's always a full moon with The Lady Wolf!

Akiko Ostlund is a radical and boundary-pushing performance artist based in the Twin Cities. Originally from Osaka, Japan, she developed an interest in tribal fusion belly dance after moving to Minnesota, and subsequently began to study and practice the classical  Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam with the Ragamala school in Minneapolis. In recent years she has developed her own cleverly original dance/performance pieces, as well as insightful and revealing spoken word poetry.

We are a group of dancers based in the Twin Cities dedicated to expression, movement and artistry. With a wide range of dance styles represented within our group, Energy Dance Collective showcases innovation, human experience, and raw emotion. Aside from the fact that we are dedicated to our art, we are fully devoted to each other. Energy Dance Collective is a family, a family who likes to move (and have fun).

Julian Hines has created a kaleidoscope of a path in his artistry for over 10 years in the Twin Cities and abroad. He's studied various genres of dance primarily focused on West African, Hip Hop and Step. Known for his membership in Voice of Culture Drum + Dance, where he trained and honed his craft in West African Dance.

Luz Cruz's work is multidisciplinary; they are a tap dancer, and artist and a writer. Their current work examines generational differences between the upbringing of their ancestors, traditions they have learned and uphold and that of the world they reside in. They center their work around their experiences as a trans person of color, many of their pieces of work are part of a larger show they are currently working on.

Yoni is a Nepalese American writer, choreographer and multimedia artist whose work explores trauma, transnationality, and publics. A student of Steve Paxton, Ralph Lemon and Jennifor Monson, she is best known for her installation work with the Soap Factory and Northern Spark, as well as her collaborations with the Minneapolis queer underground.

 

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