Pixie Aventura | Performance Consultant, Provocateur
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Pixie Aventura has been living in New York City since 2009 after graduating from Otterbein University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance Concentration. She has done some regional theater work- Angel in RENT in Augusta Maine and several play workshops in the city- including a reading of “Colored Museum” directed by Tonya Pinkins. Pixie has become known as the Latin dancing- lip sync slaying- Diva of Manhattan. Her drag career has allowed her to perform at a very consistent rate. She has 5 weekly shows, ranging from solo acts, duo shows, large ensemble productions, and several corporate jobs around the city. She also recently was the opening act for WigStock, working with John Leguizamo as the legendary character, Chi Chi Rodriguez, and travel internationally for several drag gigs as well. You can find her on social media using Pixie Aventura.
Sunday “Pixie’s Big Adventure” at Barracuda Midnight Show
Monday “Pixie Aventura Show at the Ice palace in Fire Island 11pm Show
Tuesday “Drag Swap” Hardware 11pm Show
Wednesday “THE HELP” Therapy 11pm Show
Friday “Distorted Shows” The Laurie Beechman 10pm show with http://www.spincyclenyc.com
Follow her @pixieaventura on all social platforms.

Emily Ames | Movement Collaboration, Performance
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Emily Ames is a dancer, choreographer, and collaborator who tries to add sequins and a touch of irreverence wherever she can. She graduated May 2018 from the University of Maryland with degrees in Dance and History. When not at her 9-5 at Studio Theatre, Emily dances for Heart Stück Bernie and Britta Joy Peterson. Emily’s choreography has been presented at the NextNOW Fest, the American College Dance Association, UMD’s Second Season series, and supported by Dance Metro DC and Washington Project for the Arts. Past artistic highlights include: destroying abandoned classrooms with Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s blessing, throwing a post-apocalyptic party courtesy of Monstah Black, and touring Sinaloa, Mexico with PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER along with by many, many oranges.

Evan Anderson | Lighting Design, Music Composition
Evan is a lighting designer and musician. Originally from Bainbridge Island, WA, he currently resides in New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and the University of Washington and a company member of CabinFever. He is the recipient of the 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship. Evan has collaborated on projects with BJP since 2015. evancanderson.com

Stephanie Bahniuk | Costume Design
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Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Bahniuk’s select credits include costumes design for Manahatta (Yale Repertory Theatre); Trouble in Mind and YELL: a “documentary” of my time here (Yale School of Drama); sets for Is God Is and The Light Fantastic; sets and lighting for How to Relearn Yourself; costumes for Cock, littleboy/littleman, the light is… and It’s Not About My Mother (Yale Cabaret); costumes for The Swallow and the Tomcat, Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin (Yale Summer Cabaret); production design for Blood of Our Soil (Pyretic Productions); Stupid Fucking Bird (Edmonton Actors Theatre, 2017, Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award, Outstanding Set Design); costume design for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Twelfth Night (Studio Theatre); costumes and set design for Hansel and Gretel (Alberta Opera); lights for The Moon at Midnight (Prairie Dance Circuit); and assistant costume designer for Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is the recipient of the Jay Keene and Jean Griffin-Keene Prize for Costume Design and recently earned her MFA in Design from Yale School of Drama.

Derek Blackstone | Music Composition, Sound Design
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Derek Blackstone is a musician, composer, improviser. He thrives on collaboration and contributes music to various contexts, including installation art, musical theater, and dance. He makes electronic music, plays synthesizers in Unity Garnish, and plays drums in Heavy Petting. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he teaches drum lessons at School of Rock Portland and at his home studio.

Amanda Blythe | Movement Collaboration, Performance, Provocateur
External Organ, Frequencies
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Amber graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018 with degrees in Dance and Kinesiology. Since graduating, she has fully embraced her artistry within the DMV dance community. She is a company dancer with Heart Stück Bernie, ReVision Dance Company, and darlingdance, is part of the inaugural Performance-in-Progress cohort with DanceMetroDC, and has also worked creatively with Madeline Maxine Gorman, CityDance DREAM, and Orange Grove Dance. Amber is currently the Communications Associate at Dance Place and prior, she worked administratively at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Callahan Consulting for the Arts, and The Yard. Amber is thrilled to share her creative experiences and energy with all of the incredible collaborators who are part of Britta Joy Peterson’s ‘Frequencies’.

Lauren Jessica Brown | Documentation, Production Assistance
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Lauren Jessica Brown (she/her/hers) is an avid traveler, a gifted conversationalist, and an excitable collaborator. Lauren DC based creative, with a wildly varied and interdisciplinary practice, including dance, photography, UX/UI and jewelry making.
Lauren studied dance and sustainability as an inter-institutional student between CCD and MSU in Denver, CO. She then transferred to American University and graduated as part of the inaugural class of dance majors. Performance venues include the CPRD Theater and Tivoli Historic Building in Denver, CO, and in Washington DC; The National Gallery of Art, The Greenberg Theater, and The Katzen Art Center.
Currently, Lauren works as a freelancer, focusing on photography and design. When off the computer, she is either biking, making music, or researching her next furniture restoration project. She is always looking for her next opportunity to get creative with others!

Malik Burnett | Movement Collaboration, Performance
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Malik Burnett, born in Washington D.C., began his formal training at Suitland High School Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Maryland. He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) under dean Susan Jaffe. Burnett has also attended summer programs such as The Washington School of Ballet, The Ailey School, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Sidra Bell Module, and BODYTRAFFIC. He has worked with and performed works by Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Shen Wei, Helen Pickett, Robyn Mineko Williams, Juel D. Lane, Alexei Kremnev, Brenda Daniels, BJ Sullivan, Christopher Huggins, Carmen Rozestraten, and David Harvey. He has danced for the Merce Cunningham Trust in ‘MinEvent’ as apart of the Cunningham Centennial Celebration. Burnett is currently a graduate student at American University majoring in Arts Management. He is a recipient of the Lines Ballet Homer Avila scholarship Award and was an Education Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Amber Lucia Chabus | Movement Collaboration
Amber Lucia Chabus is an artist who finds joy moving her body in spaces with other creatives. Amber graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018 with degrees in Dance and Kinesiology. Since graduating, she has fully embraced her artistry within the DMV dance community. She is a company dancer with Heart Stück Bernie, ReVision Dance Company, and darlingdance, is part of the inaugural Performance-in-Progress cohort with DanceMetroDC, and has also worked creatively with Madeline Maxine Gorman, CityDance DREAM, and Orange Grove Dance. Amber is currently the Communications Associate at Dance Place and prior, she worked administratively at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Callahan Consulting for the Arts, and The Yard. Amber is thrilled to share her creative experiences and energy with all of the incredible collaborators who are part of Britta Joy Peterson’s Frequencies.

Sean Doyle |Music Composition

Bio coming soon.

Bria Granville | Video Creation
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Bria Granville is a cinematographer based in the DC-Baltimore area. Believing the captured image to be one of the most powerful tools humankind has created, she seeks to take on projects that amplify underrepresented communities, educate, and create space for beauty. She has worked for NPR, The New York Times, and USA Today and has also worked on various documentary, commercial. and narrative fiction sets.

Sergio Guerra Abril |Movement Collaboration, Performance
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Sergio Guerra Abril (he/they) is a Berlin-based dance artist, curator, and collaborator. Originally from Madrid, Spain, he is a recent graduate of American University, Washington DC, where he studied Dance & Mathematics. In Berlin, he performs on a variety of projects, continues making work, and co-curates the Berlin_Portal at Shared_Studios. His practice explores the creative possibilities of relations between ideas, setting improvisation and mathematical devices as methodologies. His research interests include the actualization of mathematical ideas on stage, the emergence of intimacy within rigorous structures, and the relationship between body and mind in performance. He is also passionate about engaging communities around the world through embodied encounters and artistic collaborations.

Zachary Handler |Photography
Zachary Handler has always collected the discarded or left-behind: his favorite item being the receipt he saved from when his father took him to Hooters restaurant for his sixteenth birthday just to see how he reacted to the waitresses. Zachary’s visual art is his chance to construct the worlds he saw when he was younger and still wishes to inhabit now. Zachary loans my fluorescent beige-colored glasses to his viewers and through this gesture of friendship, he creates dialogues about romanticizing bric-a-brac, shopping mall celebrities, and how maybe, just maybe, it’s Maybelline©. 
Magical realism is the muse that guides Zachary’s hand to balance object upon object. He combines photography with an arts & crafts aesthetic to imbue these souvenirs with all sort of pomp and circumstance; tapping them on their funny bones just to see what happens. 
From first love to first heartbreak and back again, these mementos mingle with 1980s ephemera, and take shape inside dioramas I build from thrift store magic. Zachary is a big flirt with even bigger ideas and these are my elements. He documents these things because they carry a certain something that runs throughout my life—something he wants to share with others. 
Zachary received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2003 and a Masters in Arts Administration from Columbia University Teachers College in 2005. 
In addition to his work as a visual artist, Zachary has constructed a career where the fields of healthcare and art education intersect to provide community and access programs to individuals who are D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind. Zachary has also taught arts education classes, across the country and overseas, to D/deaf and Hard of Hearing youth in foster care.
Currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland with his grandmacore home decor to the max, his neon pink heart on his sleeve, and his two cats – The Readymades of Marcel Duchamp (Readymade for short) and his little brother Gagosian Gallery 555 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011 (Gallery for short) – Zachary is nothing if not extra 😉

Carolyn Hoehner | Movement Collaboration, Performance, Provocateur
External Organ, Frequencies
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Carolyn Hoehner (she/her) is a performer and creator rooted in Washington DC. Her creative research centers around radical hospitality as performance, manifesting as large scale treasure hunts, housewarming parties, and intimate dinners. She was a 2019 fellow at Art Omi Dance, a 2017 choreographer in Doug Varone’s DEVICES cohort, and a 2016 artist-in-residence at the Trinity Fellows Academy. She has performed work by Zoe Scofield, Alex & Xan Burley, Scott Putman, BodyCartography, Jenny Boissiere, Ryan Corriston, Sonia Rafferty, Shannon Hummel, and Ann Sofie Clemmensen. Her creative work has been presented by Gibney Dance, Dance Place, The Richmond Dance Festival, Situations Gallery NYC, the Academy Art Museum…as well as in her own living room. She holds a theater & dance degree from James Madison University and is a graduate of the Studio Acting Conservatory. As an arts administrator, she has held positions in programming at Dance Place and the John F. Kennedy Center. Currently, she dances & collaborates with Britta Joy Peterson, Robert Priore, and Tariq O’Meally. To pay her rent in Adams Morgan where she lives with her ginger cat named Toulouse, she produces storytelling & persuasive communications workshops for tech industry professionals through a creative agency. For mostly cat content you can follow her on instagram @carohoehner.

William Keiser | Movement Collaboration, Performance
William Keiser is a movement-based artist, TV writer, and podcast host based in the DC area. Check out his website for more details on his work: https://www.williamskeiser.com/

Dylan Lambert | Movement Collaboration, Performance
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Dylan Lambert (he/they) is a DC-based contemporary performer and administrator. A graduate from American University in Washington, DC, Dylan studied Business Administration and Dance and, as a member of the American University Dance Company, has performed in works by Michel Kouakou, Zoe Scofield, Erin Foreman Murray, Cynthia Gutierrez Garner, and Meredith Rainey. Professionally, Dylan has danced for Britta Joy Peterson, Ben Levine’s Extreme Lengths Productions, Madeline Maxine Gorman, and Terre Dance Collective.

Sydney Lemelin |Movement Collaboration, Performance

Bio coming soon.

Gabriel Mata | Movement Collaboration, Performance
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Gabriel Mata (phonetic pronunciation: gah-bryehl mah-tah) is a Mexican American dance choreographer, educator, and performer. He also navigates the world as queer, Latinx, immigrant, and as of recently a permanent resident to the U.S. The StarTribune has called him “Sly, subtle and totally virtuosic, theatrical dancer-choreographer Gabriel Mata holds the stage with expressive movement and witty words.” Gabriel Mata Movement is a Washington DC project-based company, initiated in 2015. His work has been performed in Minnesota, California, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His dances have been commissioned and performed by sjDANCEco, the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, the Luna Dance Institute, Joy of Motion, Dance Place, and the Caroline Calouche Dance Co/Charlotte Dance Festival. Recently, he was awarded the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Grant and the UMD Board of Visitors Research Award. He is currently a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Maryland – College Park. He can be found at www.gabrielmatamovement.com

Annie Peterson | Movement Collaboration, Performance
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ANNIE PETERSON (she/they) is a freelance movement-based artist, producer, and administrator in Washington, DC. AP has collaborated with and performed in the works of many fine people, including Britta Joy Peterson, Extreme Lengths Productions, Maria Gillespie, Daniel Burkholder, Wild Space Dance Company, and Hyperlocal MKE among others. AP has presented and produced both solo and collaborative work throughout Milwaukee ranging from industrial galleries to outdoor solstice performances to experimental living room shows, at Bates Dance Festival, and now in DC. A thrice undergraduate research fellow, AP received her BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance + Choreography with a second major in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies with a concentration on Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts (2019). petersonannie.com

Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal | Dramaturgy, Perfomance Consultant, Provocateur
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Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal is a dance artist who was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He was a 2016-2018 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2020 Dance and Process participant at The Kitchen. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at University of Maryland, College Park.

Gavin Price | Sound Design
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Gavin Price is a multidisciplinary performing and technical artist. He is a classically trained actor and vocalist, and plays over ten instruments. He is also a sound designer and engineer, as well as a Motion Capture technician. Since 2013, he has toured nationally & internationally with the critically acclaimed theater group Elevator Repair Service as both actor and sound designer. He has performed and designed across the country in museum installations (MCA’s Arguendo; MoMA’s A Sort of Joy (Thousands of Exhausted Things); New Museum’s XX-ID; Metropolitan Museum of Art’s The Return of Adam; Walker Art Center’s Fondly, Collette Richland) and extensively in New York City (Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, HERE Arts Center, PS122, LaMaMa, Soho Rep, River2River Festival). From 2011-2014, he was production manager for Face the Music, the country’s only youth orchestra devoted to music by living composers, who has collaborated and performed with Kronos Quartet, Nico Muhly, Angelica Negron, Bang on a Can, among others. In 2016 he was awarded the New Music USA grant to record CabinFever’s companion album for MCA’s Merce Cunningham retrospective Common Time.

Elsa Rinde | Scenic Design
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Elsa Rindeholds an MFA in scenic design from the Yale School of Drama. Yale credits include Arden (as u like it) and Othello; Yale Cabaret credits include AlmaRed SpeedoThe Swallow and the Tomcat and Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin. She also holds a B.A. in theater with a minor in Philosophy from Barnard College. She was the production designer on the short film An Occurrence at Arverne, and has art-directed several shorts including Jack and Jill and Candace. She has worked as an art department assistant and clearance coordinator on multiple television shows including The Deuce (HBO), The Sinner (NBCU), Gotham (WB), and Elementary (CBS), and is a 2020 recipient of the Donald and Zorka Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design

Candace Scarborough | Movement Collaboration, Performance

Candace Scarborough is a performer, choreographer, and teacher based in Baltimore, MD. She received a B.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a recipient of the Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship. She has performed with AndaryDance, Graham Brown, Denise Leitner, Ashley Thorndike-Youssef, maree remalia-merrygogo, Helen Simoneau Danse, and PearsonWidrig DanceTheater. Candace is currently dancing for Kendra Portier, Tariq O’Meally, Robert Priore, and Orange Grove Dance. In 2017, Candace became a certified Gaga teacher under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan and Ohad Naharin. She has taught Gaga classes extensively in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, London, Manchester, Tel Aviv, Toronto, and Atlanta. Candace’s choreography has been presented at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, The Clarice, Dance Exchange, Joe’s Movement Emporium, and Baltimore Theater Project, in addition to Highways Performance Space with Los Angeles-based performance artist Samantha Mohr.  In 2019, she received a Rubys Artist Grant to create velvet pony, in collaboration with Samantha Mohr and Philadelphia-based musician Liz DeLise.

Erin Sullivan | Video Content Creation, Documentation
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Erin Sullivan is a film editor and projection designer based in NYC. She has a passion for experimental storytelling through film and performance. Her sculptural projection installation Spine Lines was exhibited at The Prague Quadrennial Performance of Design and Space. Recent credits for theater include Auntie Vanya (Ars Novas Festival), This American Wife (New York Theater Workshop) and Jeremy O’ Harris’ YELL: A Documentary of my Time Here (The Carlotta Festival of New Plays, Yale School of Drama). She was the Visual Effects Editor for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Studios) and The Goldfinch (Warner Brothers). She produced and edited the stop-motion feature film In Reality, which won the Special Jury Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. http://www.ErinMSullivan.com

Vyette Tiya | Movement Collaboration, Performance
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Vyette Tiya is a D.C.-based dancer and collaborator. Through movement research, improvisation as practice, and melding different forms, Vyette seeks to tap into the subtleties and extremities of sharing our authentic selves. Vyette is invested in community-engaged dance and social commentary, utilizing performance as means for shared knowledge and personal connection. A graduate of American University, Vyette studied international relations and dance, where she honed her skills in contemporary and jazz, blended with her background in African dance, freestyle, and urban choreography. Vyette has performed on stages and in site-specific works, including at the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Dance Place, the Kennedy Center, Georgetown Waterfront, and Katzen Arts Center. Connect with her at vyettetiya.com

Aaron Tucker | Videography
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Aaron is a cinematographer who’s passionate about lensing simple human stories, told through bold perspectives. He strives to make works that feel lived in and convey a sense of soul. He’s a graduate of American University where he received a Masters in Film and currently works as a director of photography and operator on a variety of scripted and unscripted projects.

Zoe Wampler |Movement Collaboration, Performance
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Zoe Wampler is a Movement Artist, Teacher, and Arts Administrator based in the DMV. A native of North Carolina, she has slowly been making her way up the east coast – receiving her BFA in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2019 and moving to Washington, DC the following fall. As a performer, Zoe has had the pleasure of working with Snap Soup Dance, Choreographers Collaboration Project, Extreme Lengths Productions, and Britta Joy Peterson. Her creative work has been presented at ACDA Mid-Atlantic South Conference Gala (Raleigh, NC), Hind Gallery (Richmond, VA), Ascending Choreographers Showcase (Edgewood, MD), Koresh Artist Showcase (Philadelphia, PA), and Dusklit Interactive Art Festival (Sugarloaf, NY). She is a Teaching Artist with Tippi Toes© DC and Jane Franklin Dance. 

Olivia Weber | Associate Producing
Olivia Weber (she/her) is a DC-based creative innovator, researcher, and producer. Originally from Seattle, WA, Olivia grew up in the heart of a thriving arts community and emerging tech industry. Early experiences fostered an enduring fervor and curiosity for how innovation, both as action and mindset, can lead to transformation and profound affect. Olivia’s current research engages nonmonetary resources for the arts, investigating how digital infrastructure can empower artists and organizations with obtaining workspace. Her research has been presented through the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and University of Maryland with support from the American University Center for Innovation’s Entrepreneurship Incubator and American University Eagle Endowment Fund. Olivia is the Founder of Dancespace, a digital marketplace connecting dance professionals with workspace. She holds a BS in Business Administration (Honors), with a specialization in Digital Innovation, and Dance, summa cum laude, from American University. oliviajweber.com.

Robert Woofter | Director of Photography, Video Editing
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ROBERT WOOFTER (BAMBI WARHOL) is a control freak, sporadic drag queen, and founder of haus of bambi (hausofbambi.com), a dance and film company in DC. His work has been commissioned for Vogue.com and the Kennedy Center and has been presented in New York City at the wild project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, and Triskelion Arts. Robert is interested in the juxtapositions of the gaudy and subdued, the crude and refined, and the classical and contemporary as he lives by the motto “extravagance is a virtue.”
Robert holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and trained at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Ballet Austin, The Rock School, The Boston Conservatory, Hubbard Street Dance, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Robert performed professionally in New York with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Christopher Williams, Austin McCormick’s Company XIV (as an originating member in the New York Times critic’s pick Baroque Burlesque), and Gillian Walsh (as performer/collaborator in the Bessie Award nominated Grinding and Equations).
Robert teaches at American University in Washington, DC.