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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

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COLLABORATOR // PERFORMER

SEAN HOWE

AN OHIO NATIVE, IS A YOUNGARTS MODERN DANCE WINNER AND 2013 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR IN THE ARTS. HE GRADUATED FROM THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL (UNDER LAWRENCE RHODES) WITH A BFA IN DANCE IN 2017. SEAN RECEIVED THE JUILLIARD CAREER ADVANCEMENT FELLOWSHIP AND THE HECTOR ZARASPE PRIZE FOR CHOREOGRAPHY (2017), HAVING PIECES SHOWCASED AT JUILLIARD AND ELSEWHERE. HE IS A DANCER WITH GALLIM DANCE (UNDER ANDREA MILLER) IN ADDITION TO WRITING AND PRACTICING REIKI.

 

PHOTO—DANIEL ROBINSON @DROBPROD

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COLLABORATOR // performer

CHRISTOPHER KINSEY

IS A RECENT GRADUATE OF BOSTON CONSERVATORY (B.F.A.). HE HAS PERFORMED WORKS BY DOUG VARONE, ASZURE BARTON, JASMINE ELLIS AND DANIELLE DESNOYERS. CHRISTOPHER IS A NATIVE OF NEW JERSEY.

PHOTO—DANIEL ROBINSON @DROBPROD

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COLLABORATOR // performer

VICTOR LOZANO

IS A BROOKLYN-BASED DANCER WHO CURRENTLY PERFORMS WITH THE BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY AND PAM TANOWITZ DANCE. VICTOR HAS ALSO PERFORMED AS A GUEST ARTIST WITH THE LAR LUBOVITCH DANCE COMPANY AND KATE WEARE COMPANY. HE IS A GRADUATE OF THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL (B.F.A.) AND A FELLOW OF THE JUILLIARD CAREER ADVANCEMENT AWARD (2016). VICTOR IS ORIGINALLY FROM HOUSTON, TX.

 

PHOTO—DANIEL ROBINSON @DROBPROD

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COLLABORATOR // PERFORMER

PAUL MORLAND

 

PHOTO—DANIEL ROBINSON @DROBPROD

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COLLABORATOR // performer

SPENCER JAMES WEIDIE

IS ORIGINALLY FROM HONOLULU, HI. SPENCER BEGAN HIS FORMAL TRAINING AT THE AGE OF NINETEEN, STUDYING CLASSICAL BALLET AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA UNDER FORMER NETHERLANDS DANS THEATRE COMPANY MEMBER, EVE WALSTRUM SANDERS. AFTER STUDYING AND TRAINING FOR A YEAR, SPENCER WAS ACCEPTED INTO SUNY PURCHASE CONSERVATORY OF DANCE'S CLASS OF 2017. IN THE FALL OF 2015, HE WAS CHOSEN TO STUDY ABROAD AT LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCHOOL. SPENCER HAS PERFORMED WORKS BY MERCE CUNNINGHAM, OHAD NAHARIN, DOUG VARONE, SHARON EYAL, KIMBERLY BARTOSIK, EVANGELOS POPLINS AND MORE. HE HAS ALSO STUDIED AT LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCHOOL, SPRINGBOARD DANSE MONTREAL AND WITH THE MERCE CUNNINGHAM TRUST.

 

PHOTO—DANIEL ROBINSON @DROBPROD

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COLLABORATOR // PERFORMER

Jeff Docimo

GRADUATED WITH A BFA FROM NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS IN MIAMI FLORIDA. HE IS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF PUNCHDRUNK'S 'SLEEP NO MORE' PRODUCTION IN NEW YORK CITY. JEFF HAS ALSO TRAINED UNDER AND PERFORMED THE REPERTORY WORKS OF RUBBERBANDANCE GROUP, PETER CHU (CHUTHIS.), AND BRIAN ARIAS & COMPANY.

 

PHOTO—DANIEL ROBINSON @DROBPROD

 

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COLLABORATOR // PERFORMER

GUS REED

IS A MOVING IMAGE-MAKER AND WRITER BASED IN NEW YORK CITY. RAISED ON CAPE COD, HE RELOCATED TO NYC IN 2O1O TO STUDY FILM AND VISUAL ART AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. WHILE STILL A STUDENT, HE BEGAN TO SPECIALIZE PROFESSIONALLY IN VIDEO FOR DANCE, AND TO DEVELOP ORIGINAL WORKS AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLASSICAL FILMMAKING, DANCE AND VIDEO ART.

 

PHOTO—GUS REED 

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR// LIGHTING DESIGNER

JENNIFER REISER

IS A NEW YORK CITY BASED LIGHTING DESIGNER FOR THEATER, DANCE, OPERA, AND EVENTS. SHE HOLDS AN MFA IN LIGHTING DESIGN FROM NYU-TISCH AND A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN THEATER FROM DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.

 

PHOTO—GERARDO VIZMANOS