The Company

DANCERS

Alex Bittner (Dancer) was raised in Brooklyn where she began her dancing with the Mark Morris Student Company. She attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, and continued on to graduate from the Dance Conservatory at SUNY Purchase. She has had the pleasure of performing works by Alexandra Beller, Jose? Limo?n, MADBoots Dance, Martha Graham, and more. Alex has performed with the Creators Collective, the Dance Collective, Dunn Danse, Dash Mob, WitWorks,Zoo City, and more. She is currently a dancer and rehearsal assistant for Corinne Shearer and Dancers. She started dancing with Time Lapse Dance in the Spring of 2018.

Morgan Bontz (Dancer) is originally from Houston, Texas, where she began her dance training at an early age. She later moved to NYC where she attended Marymount Manhattan College and graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a Dance BFA with a concentration in jazz. While attending Marymount, Morgan performed works by Twyla Tharp, Pascal Rioult, Kate Skarpetowska, Ray Mercer, Dus?an Ty?nek, and others, and as a senior was presented the Gold Key in Jazz Dance. Morgan has appeared in concerts and choreographic festivals throughout NYC and teaches barre classes at Physique 57. Morgan began dancing with Time Lapse Dance in 2016.

Jenny Campbell (Dancer) hails from Chicago, IL. She received a BFA in dance performance from The Ohio State University and since graduating has worked with artists such as Karl Anderson, Chris Elam, Brynne Billingsley, Amanda Selwyn, and Jane Franklin. She was a company member of Misnomer Dance Theater for 4 years. In addition to TLD, Jenny dances for Brynne Billingsley and Artists. Jenny is a certified yoga instructor and founded her company, Urban Om NYC, as a way to offer in-home and in-office yoga classes to busy New Yorkers. Jenny joined Time Lapse Dance in 2011.

Carly Cerasuolo (Dancer) a native of Rochester, NY began dancing at the age of three under the instruction of Lisa Allain. She is a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she earned a BFA in Dance Performance. She has studied with many artists and has performed works by Jason Parsons, Katie Swords- Thurman, Doug Varone, Mark Caserta, Roni Koresh and Sidra Bell. Carly is a certified in Pilates mat instructor. She joined Time Lapse Dance in 2016.

Alejandra Dominguez (Guest Dancer) started her career as a professional dancer in Zurich, Switzerland at the Zürich Tanz-Theater-Schule (ZTTS). There she studied ballet, contemporary, modern, hip-hop, and flamenco. As a student, she danced in Michelle Mattle’s production of Pandora und das Feuer and Prisca Pfister’s Ritual Warriors, as well hip-hop showcases with the choreographers Debbie Zehnder and Saeed Hosseini in the show Zürich Tanz. In NYC, she participated in the Voices and Visions Workshop at the Ailey School with Jennifer Archibald. Currently, she is a member of Mickey Sakai’s hip-hop company Femme Fatale, and Julie Petrusak’s JP Dance Group. She began dancing with Time Lapse Dance in 2015.

Nyemah Stuart (Dancer) was born and raised in New York City. She began her dance training at the age of five at Uptown Dance Academy. Stuart continued training at Professional Performing Arts High School, which had a dance program tied to the Alvin Ailey School. After graduating High School she studied ballet at The Dance Theatre of Harlem as a scholarship student. Stuart is currently a performing apprentice with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater under the direction of Kevin Iega Jeff. Stuart is also a dancer with Harambee Dance Company under the direction of Sandella Malloy. Stuart is one of the newest members of Time Lapse Dance.

Frances Barker (Apprentice) is a native of Lafayette, LA and a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a BFA in Dance & Choreographic Design. As a performer, Barker has worked with Image Animee?, Movement Lab Dance Group, Clare Cook Dance Theater, Roger Belman, Ursula Payne, Cissy Whipp, Amy Waguespack (Acting Up in Acadiana), Clare Cook Dance Theatre’s (CCDT) collaboration with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s Elements in Fire: Stravinsky’s Firebird as well as CCDT production of Touching Loss. She also worked with Michelle Gibson on her MFA thesis Secondline “Taking it to the Roots”, about the evolution of her hometown of New Orleans beginning with slavery into the history of Congo Square blending into the notable New Orleans “jazz funeral”, culminating with a Secondline dance.

COLLABORATORS

Matthew Burtner (Composer), is an Alaskan-born composer and sound artist who creates music from materials and data of climate change, particularly related to the Arctic. Burtner spent his childhood in the far north of Alaska and this profoundly shaped his musical language. He is the leading expert on the eco-acoustics of snow and ice, and has worked extensively with systems of climatology applied to music. First Prize Winner of the Musica Nova International competition, and an NEA Art Works and IDEA Award winner, Burtner’s music has received honors and prizes from Bourges (France), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany) and The Russolo (Italy) international competitions. His concert music has been performed in festivals and venues throughout the world, and commissioned by ensembles such as NOISE (USA), Integrales (Germany), Peak FreQuency (USA), MiN (Norway), Musikene (Spain), Spiza (Greece), CrossSound (Alaska), and others. He teaches composition and computer music at the University of Virginia, and directs the environmental arts non-profit organization, EcoSono (www.ecosono.org).

Norman Scott Johnson (Cellist) is an architect, artist, composer and founding principal of XDEA, a design studio in NYC working at the crossroads of public space, performance and architecture. Prior to XDEA, Johnson was a Principal with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Trained as a classical cellist, Johnson collaborated with filmmaker Barbara Hammer on a performance piece for the Whitney Museum’s 2016 Dreamlands Immersive Cinema exhibit. His visual score for the Dreamlands Exhibit was recently published by Inpatient Press. In February of this year, Mr. Johnson’s score Duet for Cello and Film with Barbara Hammer’s film Evidentiary Bodies was featured at the Berlin International Film Festival, where he performed live with four screenings. Johnson is currently working on Saint Vincent’s Project: Novenas for a Lost Hospital, a performance piece with Rattlestick Theater in the West Village as a vehicle to remember, honor and celebrate the life and impact of St. Vincent’s Hospital in June 2018.

David Ferri (Lighting Designer) has worked with prominent choreographers such as Pina Bausch, Shen Wei, Doug Varone, Yin Mei, Eiko and Koma, Jane Comfort, David Rousseve and Ballet Preljocaj. He has been the Production Manager for the prestigious American Dance Festival since 1996 training upcoming designers in America. Recipient of 1987-1988 BESSIE AWARD for his design of Doug Varone’s Straits and 2000-2001 BESSIE AWARD for Sustained Achievement in Lighting Design. Ferri is the resident Lighting Designer – Technical Director for The Vassar College Dance Department. Ferri was also resident lighting designer and technical director at PS 122 from 1985-1991. Ferri lives in New York between his travels and projects. Ferri has been collaborating with Jody Sperling since 2002.

Amy-Claire Huestis (Visual Artist) makes a space to encounter the mysterious and to suspend a state of wonder in her interdisciplinary practice of expanded painting, light, and experimental media. One of her unique projects is to pioneer the re-invention of the magic lantern projector. She brings the device and its form forward with the contemporary technology of plasma light and with her own painted and shadow-cut light pictures. amyhuestis.com

Omar Zubair (Composer/Visual Artist) is utilizing skills developed and continually honed through art practice, scientific experimentation, and trans-ethnographic participation. He has been focusing on expanding the scope of reality by creating a process of bringing back artifacts from the dream place, catalysing the growth of new sensory organs via confocal synaesthetics, and building placetimes & languages from which multi-species groups can come together into temporary superorganisms.

Mary Jo Mecca (Costume Designer) NY Premiere’s of Rebecca Laziers’ Coming Together/Attica at The Invisible Dog and Zvi Gotheiner: Sky and Water at MUSA! Festival. Also for Lazier: Terminal (2009) at the Joyce SOHO and I Just Like This Music in Nova Scotia. Rashaun Mitchell: Interface at BAC and Nox at St. Marks Church, Barkin/Sellisen Project: Differential Cohomology (2011), Susan Marshall: Atelier project (2010), Brian Brooks: Landing, Deganit Shemy: Narrowline, Jill Johnson: Folding Articulation, Graham Lustig: Vault, Raja Kelly: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Ms. Mecca designs for the Theatre/Dance Department at Princeton University. Mecca studied Couture Design with Miss Alice Sapho of Paris and New York. www.mjmecca.com

Gina Nagy Burns (Textile Artist) is an artist and the founder of The Painted Sole® – Extraordinary Hand-Painted Accessories for Extraordinary People. Gina creates signature hand-painted designs that emerge through collaboration with a broad range of clients, from brides and grooms to performers, choreographers and costume designers. In 2011 Gina launched TPSCreatesTM – an educational initiative that is bringing wearable art & design courses to after school programs across the country. Visit: ThePaintedSole.com and TPSCreates.com.

Quentin Chiappetta (Composer) enjoys a diverse career as a composer and sound designer for dance, television, film, and theater. He has scored dozens of independent films and documentaries. His work has been heard at film festivals around the world. He has worked with choreographers including Stephen Koplowitz, Heather Harrington, Mary Anthony, Kevin Wynn, Pat Catterson, Igal Perry and Kun-Yang Lin. Quentin is also composer and musical director for Cirque Le Masque, an international touring circus company. His music can be heard on the television shows The First 48, Decoding Disaster, Detroit SWAT, and has been aired on The Travel Channel, Court TV, Bravo and The Sundance Channel. Theater Projects include David Drake’s Son of Dracula, Joyce Carol Oates’ Bad Girls, and Dan Gordon’s Murder in the First for which he won two Innovative Theatre Awards. Quentin’s collaboration with Jody Sperling began in 1999. He is the director of MediaNoise.