Fleet Moves is made possible by the collaborative efforts of our team of teachers, performers, designers and community partners. Many Fleet Moves artists work to support the festival in multiple capacities, whether through performing, teaching, choreographing, or coordinating.
Katie Baer Schetlick (Co-Director) a wanderer of sorts, has never been able to call one place home. Her lone constant has been movement. An explorer at heart, she revels in collecting all forms of “dance” in the most unexpected places. Co-founder of Fleet Moves, Katie brings her passion and expertise to the festival as producer, curator of visual arts, and fueler of the groove.
Zena Bibler (Co-Director) is an independent dance artist with a voracious appetite for all types of movement. An avid surfer, she has spent many magical months in Wellfleet and hopes to channel her love for dance and ocean into site-specific performances that enrich each other. Co-founder of Fleet Moves, she works in a variety of capacities, producing, directing, and facilitating workshops and performances.
As The Movement Party they have facilitated unique performance experiences at Movement Research at the Judson Church, NADA Art Fair, Dixon Place, Eldert Street Lofts, Sesc Vila Mariana(São Paulo), as well as Grand Army Plaza, Union Square, Prospect Park, and the Downtown Mall (Charlottesville). As educators they have taught classes in movement, composition, and improvisation at Yale University, University of Virginia, Washington & Lee University, Vassar College, American College Dance Festival Association, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, and Shambhala Yoga & Dance with a focus on increasing body awareness and integration through movement and imagery.
Sky Freyss-Cole (Community Liaison) is a facilitator, community connecter and dancer-at-heart who was born and raised in Wellfleet. She studied at the Global College of Long Island University as well as KaosPilots International School of Project, Process and Business Design in Denmark. She lived and worked around the world in North and Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia before returning to live full-time in her community on Cape Cod. Sky has been dancing for most of her life and although it has never been a professional endeavor, it is a deep passion of hers. Sky is also co-chair of Wellfleet Preservation Hall‘s Programming Committee and spends much of her time helping projects like Fleet Moves come to fruition.
Robin Bangert is a Brewster native and longtime Welﬂeet enthusiast! She began training at the age of ﬁve at the Academy of Performing Arts. At 15, Robin packed her bags and made her way to Florida where she studied at The Harid Conservatory for a year, followed by a year at North Carolina School of the Arts and two years at the Houston Ballet Academy. In 2004, Robin joined Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth Texas under the direction of the great Ben Stevenson and has been dancing merrily along for eight seasons. Some favorite roles include Carabosse and Fairy Song in “Sleeping Beauty”, Harlots in “Romeo and Juliet”, Cygnets, Pas de Trois and Neopolitan in “Swan Lake” all by Ben Stevenson and also roles in George Balanchines “Serenade” and “Theme and Variations” and Peter Zweifelʼs “Glimpse”, “Love Always Remains” and “The Finding”. She is thrilled to get a chance to work with Fleet Moves and dance on her home turf!
Rebecca Burrill is a dancer, visual artist, and movement based educational therapist. She received her doctorate in studies focusing on the relationships between movement, brain evolution, child development, art making, and learning. She is a certified elementary educator and is artistic director of improvisationally based dance programs in schools, K-12. She is published in Teaching Artist Journal, most recently: “The Primacy of Movement in Art-Making”, 10/2010; and published in The American Journal of Dance Therapy 10/2011. She recently performed a solo dance piece—Dancing the Dunes—linking languages of nature with languages of art, exemplifying her work of tracing the evolution of human intelligence back to our primal relationship with Nature, a relationship that was instrumental in the development of language and art. With these understandings she seeks to renew human engagement with the primary creative intelligences of movement, sound, feeling, imagination and ecological conscious and their natural, organic, empowering and integrative capacities.
Isabella Bruno is an exhibition designer who leads BRUNO, a collaborative design firm. We love local stories presented a local context. We also love working with artists, helping them translate their thoughts into an audiences’ language. We’re happy to get Wellfleet dancing through Fleet Moves’ identity and presentation!
James Clotfelter (Production Advisor) is committed to the creation of collaborative and socially conscious work for theatre and dance. He is an Artistic Associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company, the Resident Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Miro Dance Theatre, company member of johannes wieland, and co-founder of Mlab, a laboratory for innovations and design technologies in the live arts. Recent collaborations include work with John Jasperse, Rennie Harris, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Bill Shannon, Sara Shelton Mann, Rainpan 43, Thaddeus Phillips, David Szlasa, and Lubelski Teatr Tanca. www.jcld.net
Kristin Clotfelter (Teaching and Performing Artist) is interested in developing improvisational models that lead to live performance. Her focus centers on enabling generative performers rather than interpreters and she hopes to present work that translates individually through shared themes. Kristin lives in Brooklyn but grew up dancing in Ohio. She currently works with Susan Marshall & Company and Mark DeChiazza, for whom she recently acted as Assistant Director on the Princeton One-Act Opera Project; an evening of three new operas by composers Anthony Davis, Barbara White and James Chu. Projects on the horizon include choreography in collaboration with DeChiazza and composer Steven Mackey on a multi-screen video installation for SOLI Chamber Ensemble in San Antonio. Kristin also freelances with johannes wieland, The Metropolitan Opera, and Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre. She has performed as a guest artist with eighth blackbird, The Santa Fe Opera, Sara Shelton Mann, Janice Lancaster Larsen, and the Staatstheater Kassel in Germany. Kristin is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in New York City and teaches yoga.
Sara Genoves-Sylvan, a native New Yorker, is a dancer and writer interested in the creative process and improvisation. She graduated from the Ailey/Fordham BFA-Dance program cum laude, and has since worked and performed with Alex Ketley’s The Foundry, Helen Pickett’s Orange Coat Gallery Project, Yaa Samar! Dance Theater, and the lara wilson dance project. Sara is a certified yoga instructor currently teaching in Brooklyn, and also enjoys collaborating with Fana Fraser on movement projects.
Emma Hoette took her first class dance in a small beach town in Australia. Since then she has danced in many places from Amsterdam to NYC. She has performed with the Dutch National Opera and Imprint dance Co. but it was her role with the Next Stage Project that first brought her to NYC where she still lives and creates today. After studying at the Alvin Ailey School, DNA and Lang College Emma was certain of the importance of combining dance and design which led her to the Integrated Design Program at Parsons the New School for Design. Emma has articulated her fashion/fine arts talents under the inspiring guidance of Pascale Gatzen, Gabi Asfour, Susan Ciancolo, Sarah Stolwijk and Sabine Seymour. Simultaneously she has been honored to work with and perform for renowned Forsythe dancers Jill Johnson and Mario Zambrano, as well as renowned artists Keely Garfield, Rebecca Stenn and Alexandra Beller. For Ishmael Houston Jones and Eric Jackson Bradley she not only performed but also designed costumes. Emma has also created costumes for Yaa Samar Dance Theater and Ashleigh Leite.
Born 1982 Philadelphia, PA. Athena Kokoronis is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her works are most often collaborative and research-based. They involve food, cloth, and mushroom hunting to create experiential presentations in both dance and art contexts. With support of iLAND in 2009, Kokoronis co-founded StrataSpore, an interdisciplinary research platform dedicated to a collective knowledge of fungi. She has performed for choreographer Daria Fain and has collaborated as Digestion Choreographer at Mildred’s Lane, an artist community in Northeastern Pennsylvannia. Recent performances in New York have involved cooking, theories of mushroom procreation, a John Cage score, and the development of dance with a barter economy. Current work in progress is influenced by motherhood and a fermenting indigo vat in her cellar.
Hannah Krafcik (Marketing Coordinator) studied English and American literature and Dance at the University of South Florida. She went on to receive her Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University, where she focused her research on dance theory, spectatorship, and photography. Hannah has worked with various artists, arts groups, and entrepreneurs including JenEd Productions, skybetter & associates, and Chief Amusement Designer, specializing in communications, research, and writing. Hannah works as Marketing and Development Associate at Fourth Arts Block, where she focuses on all aspects of communication for programmatic efforts and grant writing. Her curiosities lie with the potency of dance and visual art as a catalyst for community building.
Abigail Levine is a dance and performance artist from New York. Her dances explore possibilities for new interactions between human bodies and urban environments. They have been shown in the US, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil and Taiwan, recently at venues including the Movement Research Festival, The Not Festival, Center for Performance Research, Foro Performática, Art in Odd Places, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. Abigail has performed most recently with Marina Abramovic at the New York MoMA, Carolee Schneemann, and choreographers Marianela Boán, Rebecca Davis, and Larissa Velez. She holds a degree in English from Wesleyan University and a Masters in Performance Studies and Dance from NYU. More information: abigaillevine.com
Kathryn MacLellan first danced on the beaches of Cape Cod and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans, MA, then toured with Configuration under the direction of Catherine Batchellar and Joseph Cipolla. Upon receiving scholarship to The Ailey School/Fordham University, she moved to NYC, and performed works by Alvin Ailey, Hans Van Manen, and Dwight Rhoden, was coached by Yuriko, and graduated with honors and a B.F.A in Dance. With Graham II, she portrayed lead roles in Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring,” “Chronicle,” and “Heretic,” the iconographic solo “Lamentation” and Ruth St. Denis’ “The Incense.” She has created and revived feature roles for Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater and the Martha Graham Dance Company NY season. Other credits include Buglisi Dance Theatre, legend Pearl Lang’s memorial, and most recently Richard Move’s Martha@ The 1963 Interview, voted “Best of 2011” in ARTFORUM International and Time Out NY, and Courtney Giannone’s films “HOME” and “GET HER WINGS.” As a certified teacher in the Graham technique, she teaches at the Martha Graham Center, The Ailey School, The Hartt School at Hartford University, Ahkmedova Ballet Summer Intensive and Configuration Dance Studio. Kathryn is also a certified Gyrotonic® instructor.
Tara Murphy is originally from Washington, D.C., and grew up studying ballet and theater. She earned her B.A. in theater and religious studies at Yale University, where she also began studying African dance. At this time Tara began exploring her African heritage through African studies at Yale, and was awarded a fellowship to study traditional dance and drumming at the University of Legon in Ghana, West Africa. Since returning to the U.S., for the past 20 years, she has studied closely with many African and Afro-Caribbean artists in Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston. Her primary mentors have been Issa Coulibaly and Joh Camara of Mali; Mohamed Kalifa Kamara of Guinea; Fatou N’Diaye and Astou Sagna of Senegal; and Jean Appolon of Haiti. In addition to African dance, Tara has also practiced yoga and meditation since she was a child. Tara recognizes the practice of African dance and drumming as a tremendous force for healing, meditation, empowerment and community. It is her greatest honor to spread the inspiration of this ancient tradition. For more information about Tara’s classes and performances, please visit www.capecodafricandanceanddrum.com.
Trevor Pearson is a juggler and musician who grew up on Cape Cod. As a musician, Trevor specializes in Musical Theatre, playing most often on the bass for productions at Cape Rep Theatre, Harwich Junior Theatre, and Cotuit Center for the Arts. He also plays regularly with the Cape-based bands Vanborkestra and Bruschetta Jazz Festival. As a juggler, Trevor performs and instructs throughout the Northeast. Check out www.trevorthejuggler.com for more information. Image by TJ Keen
Argyrios Petsas aka Fuzzy Fotch was born in Worcester, MA. Most of his childhood was spent traveling to Wellfleet, listening to Dub Reggae, playing in Punk bands and creating electronic music. As he grew up, he began DJing house parties in Boston and now produces and DJs Tropical Bass music all over the Boston area with his brother under the name Snake Soundsystem. Currently, he has several residencies in Boston and runs SubTropix at the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain, MA. In 2012, Fuzzy Fotch was signed with Bad Shoes Records out of San Francisco and is expected to have a release out late summer.
Zoe Rabinowitz is a freelance dancer, instructor and arts administrator based in New York City. Originally from Vermont, Zoe earned her BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program and has since performed with companies such as INSPIRIT, JoAnna Mendl Shaw/ Equus Projects, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, MBDance, Nia Love/ Blacksmith’s Daughter, Urban Bush Women, and is a founding member and Associate Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre. As a dancer, Zoe is deeply interested in the use of dance as a tool for social and political change, and as a teacher hopes to provide students with the tools for creative self-expression and empowerment through movement and body awareness. www.zoerabinowitz.com
Mikey Rioux is a performance and visual artist based in Chicago and Seattle. The long list of companies Mikey has performed with includes River North Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Mordine & Co., Lucky Plush Productions, Same Planet Different World, Scott/Powell Performance, Lingo Dance, Nandanse, and Salt Horse. In 2001 Mikey formed Impetus Dance Theater and served as Artistic Director until 2005 when he picked up and moved to Seattle. While in Seattle Mikey received his BFA in printmaking and video from Cornish College of the Arts, and formed The Sho. The Sho is a vehicle for Mikey’s performance and dance film work. The Sho has been presented by PICA’s TBA Festival, Ten Tiny Dances Seattle, and the Northwest Film Forum. Mikey’s choreography has been performed by Mordine & Co., Instruments of Movement, Lehua Dance Theater, Cornish Dance Theater, Chicago Dance Crash, and Giordano’s Jazz Dance. Mikey has been a faculty member at Lou Conte Dance Studio, Velocity Dance Center, and the Spectrum Dance Theater School. Currently Mikey dances with Kate Corby & Dancers, and teaches at Visceral Dance Center. Mikey also teaches in outreach programs in the Chicago Public School system through CAPE and Luna Negra Dance Theatre. His concern is to be full of joy and discovery. musterseed.tumblr.com, mikeyriouxphoto.tumblr.com, youngrioux.tumblr.com, ghostmotherphotography.tumblr.com, ehg-thesho.tumblr.com
Mickey Sanchez is a video artist and editor whose interests include technology, science-fiction, and music. He holds an M.A. in Performance Studies, where he focused on creating endurance art pieces and a sci-fi/fantasy film. For the last three years he toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe as keyboardist in the band Delicate Steve. He currently lives in Brooklyn, and has been editing, programming, and making work in his band, New Beings. More information: mickeysanchez.com
Bill Shannon was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1970. In 1992 Shannon attended the The Art Institute of Chicago, earning a BFA in 1995. In 1996 Shannon moved to NYC and immersed himself in the art, dance and skate cultures of Brooklyn and Manhattan while expanding his performance work to multimedia video installations, group choreography and the theater arts. Over the past two decades Shannon’s installations, performances, choreography and video work have been presented nationally and internationally at numerous venues, festivals and events including, Sydney Opera House, Tate Liverpool Museum, NYC Town Hall, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Temple Bar Dublin, Kiasma Museum Finland, Hirshhorn Museum and many more.Shannon has been honored with a Newhouse Foundation Award a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Award among others. Shannon continues the evolution of his technique of dance on crutches via spontaneous street skating sessions through the city to local spots with smooth tip surfaces. www.whatiswhat.com
Brandin Steffensen is a dance artist based in Brooklyn since 2008. Before making New York his home he danced for the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company and received a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. His interests in game theory and complexity have informed his latest choreographic ventures. His work with Deborah Hay and his performances of her News since 2006 have greatly informed his process as does his work with Nancy Stark Smith. His pentamodes have been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, The Tank, The New Museum, La Mama and Rooftop Dances. He currently dances for Liz Gerring Dance Company and with the lovely Keely Garfield.
Ben Van Buren is a Vermont native currently living in Brussels, Belgium. Before moving to Brussels in 2012 Ben called New York City home where he had the great fortune to perform for and with such wonderful artists as Ishmael Houston-Jones, Ann Liv Young, and Eric Jackson-Bradley, amongst others. Additionally, in honor of his old day job passing out fliers for Broadway musicals Ben created www.tsqtour.com, which is a collection of interviews and pictures that offer an insiders perspective into Times Squares unseen daily operations. Ben’s own work as a choreographer has been presented in New York and abroad, including stints in Latvia, Senegal, and Germany. www.benvanburen.com
Lailye Weidman is a dancer and maker, currently based in Boston. Her recent projects include Higher ED—an interdisciplinary collaborative project exploring kite-mapping, dance, and micro-weather in NYC (supported by the iLAB residency), a dance theater duet with choreographer Alli Ross, and mining in the studio with dance artists Hana van der Kolk and Teilo Troncy. Lailye serves on the advisory board of Contact Quarterly, a journal of improvisation, where she has recently been a guest editor and editorial assistant. Lailye’s work has been shown at Anatomy Riot and Pieter PASD in Los Angeles, CounterPulse in San Francisco, APE Performance Space in Northampton, and Green Street Studios in Boston. She was a Spring 2012 Emerging Artist at Green Street Studios and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hothouse summer residency program at UCLA and the SEEDS Festival 2009 (Somatic Experiments in Earth Dance and Science). She teaches contemporary dance and yoga in academic and community settings. Her writing has been published in Contact Quarterly and ITCH dance zine.
Anne Zuerner is a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist from Rhode Island, currently living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She studied dance at Newport Academy of Ballet, Andover, Barnard College and the University of Michigan. She has been presenting her work in New York City since 2002, with a two-year hiatus in Boston (2003-2005). Her work has been presented by venues such as Movement Research at the Judson Church, RAW Material at Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion Arts, and Food for Thought at Danspace Project. She has self-produced at venues such as Center for Performance Research and the Bushwick Starr. Yearly, she gathers various dance artists to create site-specific work for the roof of her building, 345 Eldert St. Zuerner’s work has received funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council and a fellowship from Summer Stages Dance. Currently Anne is a creating new piece commissioned by Danspace Project in New York City. Teaching is a huge part of her life and she shares her thoughts, ideas and experience with students ages 2-18 as a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Institute, the New Victory Theater and Cynthia King Dance Studio.
Rishauna Zumberg lives, works, and dances in New York City. By day she works as a social worker coordinating a relationship abuse prevention program within an East Harlem high school and by night (‘s and weekends) she participates in body-based practices and performance projects. Some collaborations include summer shows on an Eldert St. Bushwick rooftop with Anne Zuerner and Deborah Karp, the Sternberg Park video dance project and FAB fest tango riff with The Movement Party, and working on improvisation/performance work with Accidental Movement/Mariangela Lopez since 2009. Last year’s participation in Fleet Moves brought great joy in returning to dances in the wild so she is thrilled to embark upon the next adventures of 2013!