teoma n a c c a r a t o - AME and "411"
Teoma Naccarato is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and pedagogue with passion for interdisciplinary and inter-media creation. Her research focuses on the interplay of creative practice with theory, harnessing dance and multi-media to facilitate personal and social awareness and growth. Naccarato received her BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University in 2004 and an MFA in Dance & Technology at The Ohio State University in 2011. In Autumn 2011, Teoma was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Dance at the Ohio State University, and the interdisciplinary production manager for the Experimental Media and Movement Arts Lab (EMMA). For spring 2012 she joined the sunny Florida State University as a visiting professor, teaching courses in dance technique and composition. Over the past decade Naccarato has presented choreography at venues across Canada including Studio 303, Series 808, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Vue sur la Releve Festival, KickSeries, Toronto Festival of Independent Dance Arts, Montreal Fringe Festival, La Société des Arts Technologiques de Montreal, and more. Internationally Naccarato has shared work at Columbus Dance Theater in Ohio, the DanceNow Festival in New York City, and the Hemispheric Institute Encuentros in in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2007) and Bogota, Columbia (2009). Recent choreographic credits include Experience #1167 (2012), Beneath the pavement, an ocean (2012), Gently between us (2011), and Exposure (2010). Naccarato has also created a significant body of Dance for Camera projects disseminated by web and at festivals in Canada and the US. In June 2012. Next April 2013 her newest creation Experience #1167 will premiere at the Time Wave Festival in Manchester, UK.Naccarato has performed nationally and internationally with choreographers Michael Montanaro, Marianne Desjardins, Catherine Castonguay, Ilona Dougherty, Ming Shen Gu, Lillian Skove, Meghan Durham Wall, and others. For information on past, present and upcoming projects visit www.naccarato.org/dance.
lael s t e l l i c k - AME and "411"
Lael first graduated from John Abbott's Theatre program in 2001 before attending Concordia's Contemporary Dance program. As an interpreter/dancer Lael is currently working with choreographers Sasha Kleinplatz, Lara Kramer, Aurélie Pedron, Catherine Lavoie-Marcus and Michael Montonaro for 2012-2013 performances as well as continuing to dance with the improvisation dance league, Les Imprudanse, since 2006. As a choreographer Lael has worked with Dix Tempsdix (2008) as well as two collaboration projects Division (April 2011) and Breakaway (April 2012). Lael is currently developing a new piece Waiting for 2013
ashlea w a t k i n - "411"
Ashlea is a contemporary dance artist coming from a background in ballet, modern dance, as well as a variety of other somatic techniques including: The Axis Syllabus, Gyrotonics, Pilates and Yoga. As a freelance dancer, she has worked professionally with choreographers from across Canada: Tania Alvarado, Heidi Bunting, Lucie Grégoire, Michael Montanaro and Brian Webb as well as many of Montréals exciting new voices including: Nicolas Cantin, Marie Béland, Milan Gervais, Sasha Kleinplatz, Dana Michel, Isabel Mohn, Dorian Nuskind Oder, and Andrew Tay. She is very active in the Montréal dance scene and has represented the community across Canada, in New York as well as at Festival ArtDanThé in Paris, France. She also collaborates with film director Thibaut Duverneix (Dpt.). With Duverneix, she has worked as choreographer, mise en scene assistant and is featured in many of his projects including two video installations at Place Des Arts (Montréal). Her own work has been presented by Tangente (Montréal), Wants and Needs Productions (Montréal), Studio 303 (Montréal), as well as at NextFest (Edmonton). In spring of 2013, as an artist resident at Studio 303, she has been invited to Mains d’oeuvres in Paris for a two week residency for her new project, Peur du jour.