COARTISTIC DIRECTORS // performers

JONATHAN CAMPBELL
+AUSTIN DIAZ

CAMPBELL AND DIAZ HOLD BFAs IN DANCE FROM THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL AND NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, RESPECTIVELY. THEY CO-FOUNDED MADBOOTS DANCE IN 2011 AND HAVE SINCE TOURED THEIR WORK NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. THE DUO HAS BEEN NAMED "25 TO WATCH" BY DANCE MAGAZINE AND ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF SEVERAL AWARDS AND HONORS, INCLUDING— THE INCEPTION TO EXHIBITION SPACE GRANT, DANCENOW'S JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL CHALLENGE WINNER, CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT RESIDENCIES AT JACOB'S PILLOW, AND CHOREOGRAPHERS ON CAMPUS AT LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. 

IN JUST SIX YEARS, THE DUO'S ATHLETIC AND POIGNANT CHOREOGRAPHY HAS BEEN SOUGHT AFTER AND COMMISSIONED BY VARIOUS COMPANIES AND SCHOOLS, INCLUDING— SUNY PURCHASE, POINT PARK UNIVERSITY, DESALES UNIVERSITY, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HSPVA, NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, BOSTON CONSERVATORY AT BERKLEE, DARK CIRCLES CONTEMPORARY DANCE, AND WHIM W'HIM. 

THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS NOTED CAMPBELL AND DIAZ'S "DARK THEATRICALITY AND UNASHAMED INTIMACY".

 

THE PAIR HAS ALSO TAUGHT WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES ALL AROUND THE U.S. AND CANADA AT — ARTS ON SITE, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HSPVA (DALLAS), BROADWAY DANCE CENTER, DANCEMAKERS (TORONTO), DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM, GIBNEY DANCE CENTER, THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL, KENNESAW UNIVERSITY (ATLANTA), PERIDANCE CAPEZIO CENTER, THE PLAYGROUND NYC, GALLIM DANCE, VELOCITY DANCE CENTER (SEATTLE), POINT PARK UNIVERSITY (PITTSBURGH), SIMON FASER UNIVERSITY (VANCOUVER, B.C.), SMU MEADOWS (DALLAS), LAFAYETTE COLLEGE (PA), MUHLENBERG COLLEGE (PA), DESALES UNIVERSITY (PA), AND UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS (PHILADELPHIA).

PRESENTLY, CAMPBELL AND DIAZ CONTINUE TO CREATE COMPELLING, ORIGINAL WORKS FOR MADBOOTS, AS WELL AS, TEACH BOTH EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS AROUND THE NATION THROUGH THEIR UNIQUE VOICE AND MOVEMENT LANGUAGE.

 

PHOTO—GUS REED