Artistic Directors

Holly Sass (they/them) is a genderqueer Bay Area-born / Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and bodyworker. Their bodywork and creative practices feed and nourish one another. They came to NYC in 2011 to study dance at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

 

As a freelance dancer/performer, they have worked with 2nd Best Dance Company, Gallim Dance, Indah Walsh Dance Company, PALISSIMO, Brendan Duggan and Mallory Rosenthal (formerly LoudHoundMovement), Ashley Robicheaux, Lone King Projects, and the Merce Cunningham Trust, among others.

 

They have movement directed music videos for Norah Jones' Puss N Boots, Iris Lune, beccs and Charlotte Jacobs. As a film editor, their work has been presented at Dance On Camera (Lincoln Center) and Create: ART (Center for Performance Research). 

 

Holly was a 2021 artist in residence at Triskelion Arts.

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

Jonathan Matthews-Guzmán (they/them) is a nonbinary, Memphis-born / New York-based performer, creator, curator, writer, and educator of Irish and Puerto Rican descent. They hold a BFA from NYU Tisch Dance, where they currently
accompany technique classes, mentor the students of Pamela Pietro’s Future Dancers and Dancemakers Workshop on musical collaboration, and direct the Tisch Dance Alumni Choreographic Mentorship with Gus Solomons, Jr.


Their work and studies have taken them abroad to Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Springboard Danse Montréal, the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, and Toscana Dance HUB (now WADE), where they studied dance accompaniment with Robert Boston.
 

They dance with Darrah Carr Dance, Indah Walsh Dance Company, and Valerie Green / Dance Entropy, and, with Holly Sass, co-founded and co-direct BREAKTIME.
 

Jonathan sings tenor with the Cecilia Chorus of New York, music directs for Queens Shakespeare Inc./What Dreams May Co., has composed original scores for Giada Ferrone, Patrick Corbin, Gaspard Louis, and Rashaun Mitchell, and teaches lower school chorus at The Calhoun School. They additionally accompany Ballez classes at Gibney Dance and youth classes at Mark Morris Dance Center.


Jonathan was an inaugural Curatorial Fellow in Dance through SMUSH Gallery. They regularly review performance for Eye on Dance and the Arts, and have additionally contributed to The Dance Enthusiast, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Time Out NY, Dancegeist, and The Journal of Dance Education.