Danielle Agami of Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY
Danielle Agami

Originally born in Israel in 1984, Agami studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School and was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company from 2002-2010. Between 2007-2009, Agami served as the artistic director of Batsheva Dancers Create.

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Banning Boulding Pretty Creatives
Banning Bouldin
Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2015

Banning is a Nashville native, who received her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School in 2002. She spent the first eight years of her career working internationally with some of her field’s most renowned companies, dancers, and choreographers.

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Patrick Delcroix

Choreographer Patrick Delcroix was educated in at the Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes and the Ecole de Danse Colette Soriano in Orthez, France. In 1982 he joined the Iwanson Dance Company in Munich (director Jessica Iwanson), followed by the Scapino Ballet Amsterdam in 1985 (director Armando Navarro).

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Tracey Durbin

Tracey started dancing professionally at the age of four. After studying years of piano, theater and ballet at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Tracey moved to Los Angeles where she studied ballet with Stanley Holden, jazz with Luigi (the innovator of the world’s first jazz technique).

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Rachel Erdos

Rachel Erdos is an independent choreographer born in England. She received her MA from The Laban Centre London specializing in choreography. She is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Eric Handman
Eric Handman

Eric Handman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah’s Department of Modern Dance. Prior to receiving his MFA from the University of Utah in 2003, he earned a BA in English from Skidmore College in 1991.

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Carla Mann

Carla Mann creates choreography for stage, alternative sites, installations and video. Throughout her career, the investigation of new creative methods, as well as collaborative ventures with composers and visual artists, have catalyzed the development of her work.

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Jirí Pokorný

Jirí Pokorný was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1981. He started his dance training at the pre-ballet school of the State Opera in Prague when he was eight years old and continued his studies at the Prague National Dance Conservatory.

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Ihsan Rustem
Resident Choreographer

Ihsan Rustem was born in London and studied from 1998-2000 at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, during in which time he was a member of the National Youth Dance Company. His professional performance career began in the UK with Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures…

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Yoshito Sakuraba Pretty Creatives Winner Northwest Dance Project
Yoshito Sakuraba
Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2015

He departed from Japan to New York at the age of 19 and started dancing a year later. He received B.A.in Dance from Manhattanville College then graduated from the Martha Graham School. In the fall of 2012, he founded his own dance company.

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Sarah Slipper
Founding Artistic Director

Sarah Slipper was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and received her professional training at the Royal Ballet School in London, England and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. In 1980, she made her professional debut with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a corps de ballet member, and became one of the company’s leading dramatic ballerinas.

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Alex Soares
Alex Soares

Alex Soares has taken part in Brazil’s contemporary dance companies such as São Paulo City Ballet (BCSP), Balé Teatro Guaíra and Cisne Negro Dance Company, performing pieces by renowned choreographers like Ohad Naharin, Mauro Bigonzetti, Rami Levi, Gagik Ismailian, Itzik Galili, Angelin Preljocaj, Cayetano Soto, Oscar Araiz, Luis Arrieta,Henrique Rodovalho, among others….

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Lesley Telford

Lesley Telford is presently a freelance choreographer, performer and teacher. She was born in Vancouver, Canada. She finished her studies in Montréal at L´Ecole Supérieur de Danse du Québec before joining the company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes.

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