josh-johnson Josh Johnson (Lighting Director, Production Stage Manager) is a technical artist who uses all the tools of our time to support the emotional expression of theatre artists. In his time, Josh has engineered performances in airplane hangars and train stations, toured with shows to 35 countries, and worked with such notables as Robert Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Rauschenberg, and the Flying Karamazov Brothers. A highlight of his career was the years spent as resident lighting designer for Merce Cunningham, who taught him how to see again. Josh loves being the bridge between concept and reality, empowering artists to realize their visions through whatever means necessary. Josh’s latest big adventure was traveling overland from Guatemala to Argentina over the span of two years.
jordan-chiolis Jordan Chiolis (Composer and Sound Designer) is a percussionist, composer and electronic music artist living and working in New York City. His interaction with the dance scene continues to grow and most recently includes collaborating with Doug Varone and Dancers, David Dorfman Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Andrea Miller & Gallim Dance. In October of 2014, Jordan worked alongside Gallim to produce eight by eight, an interactive sound, movement, and video installation that premiered at Lincoln Center. He has been an on-staff musician and composer at the dance schools of Hofstra University and New York University. Jordan earned a Bachelor of Science in Jazz and Commercial Music from Hofstra University.
nicole-pearce Nicole Pearce (Lighting and Set Designer): Previously with Andrea Miller: Blush & Unwrap these Flowers. Selected dance credits: 10 works with Mark Morris (Mark Morris Dance Group, & Houston Ballet); 6 works with Aszure Barton (Nederlands Dans Theater & Hubbard Street); 10 works with Jessica Lang (Jessica Lang Dance & National Ballet of Japan); 10 works with John Heginbotham (Dance Heginbotham & Atlanta Ballet);No Longer Silent with Robert Battle (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Episode 31 with Alexander Ekman (Joffrey Ballet). New Dances with choreographers Kyle Abraham, Brain Brooks, & Pam Tanowitz (The Juilliard School). Selected theater credits includes work with directors: Edward Albee, Leigh Silverman, Trip Cullman, Pam MacKinnon, Jade King Carroll & Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. With companies including The Cherry Lane, The Play Company & Labryinth Theater Company. Website
christopher-duggan Christopher Duggan (Photographer) has been the Festival Photographer for Jacob’s Pillow Dance since 2006. In this capacity, and as a respected New York-based dance photographer, he has worked with renowned choreographers and performers of international acclaim as well as upstarts in the city’s diverse performance scene. He has photographed WestFest at Cunningham Studios, Dance From the Heart for Dancers Responding to Aids, The Gotham Dance Festival at The Joyce Theater, and assisted Nel Shelby Productions in filming Vail International Dance Festival.Collaborations:Fold Here, Works and Process / Guggenheim Museum, September 2013
Jacob’s Pillow, June 2012
Wonderland, Joyce Theater, 2010
Blush, 2008Website
ayala-gazit Ayala Gazit (Photographer) is a photographer from Israel currently living and working in New York City. In 2009, she graduated with Honors from The School of Visual Arts in NY.Collaborations:
Fold Here, Sadler’s Wells Workshop, December 2012
Gallim Studio Open House, September 2012
Pupil, Mama Call and Sit, Kneel, Stand, Pocantico Center, July 2012Website
ron-amit Ron Amit (Dramaturg) was born in Israel and began his professional career in 2003 when he joined the Batsheva Ensemble, where he performed works by Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Arkady Zaides and more. He received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship from 2003-2004 and from 2004-2006 he served as an Outstanding Dancer in the IDF. Ron’s choreography has been performed in over 10 countries. His work ‘Lu Carmella’ won Best Choreography at the SoloDuo International Festival and ACT Festival and was nominated for the Swan award for Best Production at the National Holland Awards in 2010. He has been a certified Gaga Movement Language teacher since 2004. Ron is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Transformøtion, which facilitates transformational dance workshops and classes for all people.Transformøtion Website
 headshot François Leloup-Collet (Graphic Designer) is a graduate of the Paris X University (International Law) with honors, Burgundy Business School (Arts Administration), and NYU (Web and Graphic Design). He is also a member of the NY chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), the professional association for design since 2008. As a marketing and communications professional, he has worked for a variety of companies, small businesses, and individuals where he was responsible for creating strong design concepts with a high visual impact that fortify brand identity. Past clients include the French Embassy, The Financial Times, choreographers Mark Morris, Jonah Bokaer, Kimberly Bartosik, and Raja Feather Kelly. François also works as an artist and collaborated with award-winning filmmaker Marie Losier, with whom he created a Macy’s window display installation for the ongoing series, “Art under Glass”. In 2006, he was a jury panelist at the Dance on Camera Film Festival.
valerie-oliveiro Valerie Oliveiro (Production Manager) is Singapore born and based in Minneapolis, MN. She works nationally and internationally with performing and visual arts projects and has collaborated with Ong Keng Sen, Jennifer Monson, Meredith Monk, Julie Tolentino, Bebe Miller, Mikel Rouse, Song Dong, John Heginbotham, Deke Weaver, Kyoko Ibe and others. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.Collaborations:
Fold Here, Works and Process / Guggenheim Museum, September 2013
Fold Here, Montclair State University / Peak Performances, September 2013Website
tal-rosner Tal Rosner (Video Artist) received his BA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1999-2003) and an MA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2003-2005). He lives and works in London.Collaborations:Fold Here, Works and Process / Guggenheim Museum, September 2013
Fold Here, Montclair State University / Peak Performances, September 2013Website
jose-solis Jose Solis (Costume Designer) is a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design. He has created and worked Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, Oscar De La Renta, and Bill Blass New York. Solis also designed the costumes for Gallim Dance’s Blush and Wonderland.Collaborations:Wonderland, Joyce Theater, August 2009
Blush, Joyce SoHo, January 2009Website
franziska-strauss Franziska Strauss (Photographer) is native of Berlin, Germany and studied photography in New York, Chicago and Munich. Her work covers covers dance and street photography.Collaborations:Ballet Bern, March 2012
TANZ Bremen Festival, March 2012
Jacob’s Pillow, July 2009
Gallim Dance Student Workshop, January 2009Website
vincent-vigilante Vincent Vigilante (Lighting Designer) is a SUNY Newpaltz graduate with a BA in Theater Performance and Technology. He has been working in the New York Dance & Theater scene for the past five years, and is currently living in Brooklyn and running his own lighting design company, Vigilante Design. Vincent is the Lighting Supervisor for Dance Theater Workshop, as well as a founding member and Production Manager of The Clockwork Theatre. Previous design credits include: Scenic design: True West, Cherry Smoke (The Clockwork Theatre). Lighting design: True West, Underground (The Clockwork Theatre); No mans Island (Gutworks); Gallim Dance – Andrea Miller’s Blush (Jacobs Pillow) I Can See Myself in Your Pupil (Spoleto); Dean Moss & Yoon Jin Kim Kisaeng becomes you, Melanie Marr’s Phenomenal Bodies, FreshTracks ‘09 (Dance Theater Workshop); Dance and Process’ 05,’ 06,’ 07, Robert Melee’s Talent Show, Raz Mesinai’s Myth of Nations, John Hollenbeck’s Inspirations and Aspirations, Padma Newsome & Bryce Dessner Clogs, Mike Ladd’s Domestica, Caitlin Cooks Skint, Aida Ruilova The Sliver Globe (The Kitchen).Collaborations:Sit Kneel, Stand, Premiere, The Joyce Theater, June 2012
Wonderland, Developed into full evening premiere, TANZ Bremen Festival, March 2012
For Glenn Gould, Dance Theater Workshop, January 2011
Wonderland, Premiere, The Joyce Theater, August 2010
Pupil Suite, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance, September 2010
Blush, Jacob’s Pillow, Redeveloped 2010
Dust, Dance Center at Columbia College, April 2010
Blush, Joyce SoHo, January 2009
Yi-Chun-Wu Yi-Chun Wu (Photographer) is a dance photographer, who has been photographing more than 300 dance companies, and currently the house photographer for Dance Theater Workshop. Her client base includes: MoMA, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Parsons Dance, Ballet Tech & the official photographer of dance festivals for WHITE WAVE’s John Ryan Theater. Photographs by Yi-Chun have been collected and published in the NEW YORK TIMES, Washington Post, the VILLAGE VOICE, Back Stage, amNewYork, METRO NEW YORK, DANCE Magazine, Dancer Magazine, Dance Research Journal, TATE ETC, Journal of Aesthetic Education, to name a few.Collaborations:Fold Here, Works and Process / Guggenheim Museum, September 2013
Fold Here, Montclair State University / Peak Performances, September 2013
Blush, BAM Fisher, May 2013
Wonderland, Joyce Theater, August 2010
For Glenn Gould, January 2010Website