Artistic Directors

Photos from Starrover's music video "And then I remembered"

Born and raised in Moraga, California,  Holly Sass  began her dance training at California Academy of Performing Arts. She received a BFA in dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she performed works by Crystal Pite, Kendra Portier, Chuck Wilt, and Ashley Robicheaux, pursuing additional training at Prague Academy of Dance, Impulstanz, Lines Ballet School, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. As a freelance artist, she has worked with Brendan Duggan, PALISSIMO, 2nd Best Dance Company, Gallim Dance, 10 Hairy Legs, Ashley Robicheaux, Lone King Projects, and the Merce Cunningham Trust. She has choreographed and performed for live music performances with artists BECCS and The New Tarot at notable venues such as National Sawdust and The Bowery Ballroom. Holly is a massage therapist and biodynamic craniosacral therapist based in Brooklyn. She is a freelance film editor and avid bike rider. 

 

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 Jonathan Matthews , a Memphis native, received a BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts in 2014, and completed a minor in music from NYU Steinhardt in the subsequent year. At Tisch, he studied with Phyllis Lamhut, Gus Solomons, Jr., and Stephen Petronio, and contributed to the processes of original works by Pamela Pietro, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Kendra Portier, and Deborah Jowitt. His work and studies have taken him abroad to Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Toscana Dance HUB, Springboard Danse Montréal, and the International Theatre Festival of Kerala. He performs with such disparate troupes as mishiDance, ChristinaNoel & The Creature, The Little Streams, Darrah Carr Dance, Valerie Green / Dance Entropy, and This is Not a Theatre Company, for which he also serves as choreographer. A collaborative musician, Jonathan accompanies dance technique classes at Tisch, has composed for Giada Ferrone, Rashaun Mitchell, Gaspard Louis, and Patrick Corbin, has music directed for the Medicine Show Theatre and Queens Shakespeare, Inc., and sings tenor with the Cecelia Chorus of New York. His writing has been published by Eye on the Arts, The Dance Enthusiast, The Journal of Dance Education, Dance Magazine, and Time Out NY. An avid teacher of children and layfolk, trained in yoga pedagogy by the Perri Institute for Mind and Body, Jonathan is passionate about sharing multidisciplinary study through physical practice.

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