CREATIVE DIRECTORS

STEPHANIE KIM

Stephanie Kim is a Music Video Director, classically trained ballerina, kick ass commercial dancer and model.  She has worked with Katy Perry, danced at The Academy Awards, featured at Lincoln Center, and performed on NBC's Peter Pan Live the Musical among other notable appearances. She has also graced the visuals for John Legends tour.  Stephanie has had her first two music videos premiere on Billboard.com. As thankful as Miss Kim is, she sets aside some credit for the words of the late Thoreau, “live the life you’ve imagined.“

www.stephaniekim.kim

WHYTEBERG

WHYTEBERG is a Los Angeles-based contemporary dance duo created by Gracie WHYTE and Laura BERG as a platform for their collaborative choreographic work. Since their inception in 2014, WHYTEBERG has performed and choreographed for film, stage, music videos and site-specific productions, working with prominent artists, platforms and venues such as Mac Miller (Grammy Nominee), Anderson .Paak (Grammy Award Winner), Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (US Billboard top 10 musician), Seattle Art Museum, TEDxUCLA, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, and Jacob Streilein (Emmy-award winning animator). In addition to their choreographic work, WHYTEBERG teaches a weekly professional floorwork class in Los Angeles and holds workshops and master classes throughout the US. 

http://www.whyteberg.com/

dendy/donavan

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dendy/donovan projects was formed in 2008, between longtime collaborators Mark Dendy and Stephen Donovan, to create a dance-theater multi-media company valuing all forms of design and collaboration with a political sensibility and a searing social satire. Obie, New York Dance & Performance (“Bessie”) and Alpert award-winning choreographer, writer and director Mark Dendy and designer, director and filmmaker Stephen Donovan have been a creative team since 2003 when they worked on the Broadway musical TABOO! Mark as the choreographer and Stephen as Assistant Director.

MARK DENDY has worked in a variety of dance genres ranging from experimental dance and edgy East Village drag to high-end Broadway productions, prominent ballet companies and opera to large-scale site-specific works. Mark Dendy Dance & Theatre was presented at PS 122, the American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Lincoln Center, Central Park SummerStage, Kennedy Center and Dance Theater Workshop, as well as numerous national and international venues. Dendy has been commissioned by both modern and ballet companies worldwide, most notably Pacific Northwest Ballet. Mark has collaborated with directors Julie Taymor, Tina Landau, Gabriel Barre, Ellen Hemphill, Rebecca Taichman and Timothy Sheader; writers Neil Simon and Charles Busch; and composers Boy George, Don Byron, Andrew Lippa, Heather Christian, Jim Steinman and Stephen Schwartz. Commercial theater credits include choreography for Taboo and The Pirate Queen (Broadway); The Wild Party, The Miracle Brothers and Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well... (Off-Broadway); Pippin, Camille Claudel and Hair (regional and national tours); The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera); Orpheus (NYC Opera); and Rappaccini’s Daughter (Gotham Chamber Opera, NYC). Dendy has received many awards and honors, most notably a Bessie Award, an Obie Award, the National Society of Arts and Letters Sustained Achievement Award, the Herb Alpert Award and the Joe A. Callaway Award, as well as numerous grants. Recent works include Golden Belt, set in an abandoned tobacco-processing factory in North Carolina, at the American Dance Festival; Ritual Cyclical, an epic site-specific work for 80 dancers, at Lincoln Center; Dystopian Distractions! ; Labyrinth a; NEWYORKnewyork,  Whistleblower and Elvis Everywhere.

STEPHEN DONOVAN studied Contemporary Art at Nottingham Trent University under the leadership of, interdisciplinary artist and social sculpture practitioner, Shelley Sacks and Acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where he was a member of Irma Sandrey’s professional class.

Donovan and Dendy have been collaborating since working on the Rosie O’Donnell/Boy George Broadway musical Taboo. Stephen’s works with Dendy on concecption and development of the work, is a dramaturge, designs and makes the visuals - costume, sets, video and props, and manages the company, and when there is time he performs as well.

Other credits include performer in Comedians; costume designer for Desperate Writers , and co- writer and designer for Andru's Head (NY Fringe) Experiments & Disorder (Dixon Place) and Girl/Talk (Mind the Gap Theatre). Stephen has worked extensively as a performer, designer, and director and tried about everything else.

www.dendydonavanprojects.com

MADISON HICKS

Madison Hicks, a Dallas TX, native, is a graduate from Booker T. Washington HSPVA and The Juilliard School. She is a MFA canidate at California Institute of the Arts. This coming summer, she will be in resident as choreographer for The Juilliard School Summer Intensive, faculty member for Steps on Broadway summer intensive, and choreographer for New York City Dance Alliance. She is a freelance teacher, choreographer, and performer. She was a full time company member with LA Dance Project under the direction of Benjamin Millepied for the 2018/2019 season. Her Choreography has been showcased at NAVEL, Palm Desert Choreography Festival and at the Theorists Festival. In Los Angeles, Madison is a faculty member for Icon Dance Awards, California School of the Arts, Project 21 and is also a faculty member and choreographer for Joffrey Southwest. She is also a founder and the director of Moving Forward Dallas, an innovative dance intensive and Non-Profit Organization for young artists.

https://madisonhicks.com/