• 60x60 Dance - madness that makes the cultural world go round
  • 60 one-minute music works
  • 60 one-minute dances
  • one hour of non-stop excitment
  • 60x60 Dance celebrating Vox Novus and 15 years of new music
60x60 Dance - madness that makes the cultural world go round1 60 one-minute music works2 60 one-minute dances3 one hour of non-stop excitment4 60x60 Dance celebrating Vox Novus and 15 years of new music5

60x60 Dance - Choreographers

Diane Abela
The notable work of Diane Abela includes 2012-2013 Random Acts E4K Charity choreography/performance, 2011-2013 NYC Dance Festival choreography/performance, 2010 QAS choreography/performance on pointe in Webster Hall, 2010 60x60 choreography/performance, 2008-2010 Nicu Spoon Theatre for Moving Beauty choreography/performance and 2008 Diamond-Sokolow Modern Dance Company as a principal dancer. Her training began in 1988 with the Kennedy Dancers in Jersey City and extends to the USF Dance Department, the Firethorn Dancers, and the School of Classical Ballet in Tampa, FL.
Karesia Batan - The Physical Plant
Karesia Batan’s choreography has been presented at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, Northside Townhall, Triskelion Arts, WAH Center, Theaterlab, Secret Theater, and Gibney Dance, and in MA and CT. Her dance work spans installation, film, humor, and developing Aikido-based dance vocabulary. Karesia has held company positions with Abby Bender/Schmantze Theatre, Nancy Meehan, Anne Zuerner, Jenny Rocha, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, VESSEL, Craig Hoke Zarah, and Neville Dance, in addition to work with film and installation artists. She currently dances for Beth Soll & Co., and Reut Shemesh. Karesia also produces the Queensboro Dance Festival and DANCE SHORTS film screenings.
Sean Boyt
Sean Thomas Boyt is a dancer and choreographer based in Philadelphia. He currently dances for The Naked Stark, Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet, and Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company; collaborates as part of stb x at and SKI BALL; and works on projects with Antonia & Artists, Vervet Dance, and Kat J. Sullivan. Sean's work has been presented at Omaha Under the Radar Festival, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Collage Festival, LOUi, Ten Tiny Performances, SCI New Music Symposium, SoLow Fest, IC Open City, Koresh Artist Showcase, 24+24, iHearIC, Jennifer Muller's Hatch Presenting Series, IUCC Experimental Microcinema, ETC. Series, Border Border Border Conjure Dazzle, Green Space's Fertile Ground, InHale Performance Series, FringeArts Scratch Night, and OCGOPF, as well as at various colleges and universities in concerts and tours. His work consists of a shifting combination of classical composition structures, nontraditional material generation, and theatrically-inclined performances. Sean enjoys collaboration with other artists and working with video, improvisation, and text. By using performance as a vehicle for art-making, Sean is interested in finding new ways to ask questions and upcycling old methods to create different perspectives within dance as a medium. As a choreographer, he operates under the phrase, "Dance like no one likes you."
Melissa Brading - dino
Melissa Brading is a New York based teacher, dancer and choreographer from Topeka, KS. She holds a BFA in dance education from the University of Central Oklahoma and spent 3 years dancing for Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, TX before moving to New York in 2007. Melissa has danced for choreographers such as Hope Boykin, Nejla Yatkin, Amanda Selwyn, Chris Ferris, Sue Bernhard, and Sarah Council and is currently teaching and dancing with Avodah Dance. Melissa works for The Joyce Theater Foundation and makes dances of her own when the two magical forces of time and space come together.
Katya Bryleva
Emily Bufferd - BEings
Emily Bufferd, is the Producer of The Young Choreographer’s Festival. Her concert work (BEings dance) has been presented at Joyce SoHo, The 92nd St. Y, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Symphony Space, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, among others. Emily is currently faculty for Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program and Guest Faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center in NYC. “Emily Bufferd continues to impact the New York dance scene.” – Examiner.com.
Nicole Bugge - Buggé Ballet
Nicole Buggé holds an MFA in Dance from New York University and a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University she graduated cum laude. She has performed with American Repertory Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Exit 12, and additional companies in NYC. As the artistic director and choreographer of Buggé Ballet, Nicole’s work has been performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lincoln Center, the NuDance Festival, with One World Symphony, Dixon Place, Bryant Park, Jump on the DanceWagon, in Virginia and Maryland. She was selected in Rider University’s Emerging Choreographers Competition, The Breaking Glass Project, and seen on WHYY PBS Friday Arts. Her work has been called, “Fresh…Charming…A wonderful articulation of Americana.” by Edward Villella.
Melanie Cortier - Eidolon Ballet
"Melanie Cortier (Choreographer/ Artistic Director Eidolon Ballet) has danced professionally with several companies and choreographers throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Michael Mao Dance, Dances Patrelle, Lydia Johnson, Stamford Ballet, American National Ballet, and Gen Horiuchi, for whom she was dance captain at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1998 Winter Olympics (Nagano, Japan).  She graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance and has choreographed for Phoenix Productions (Evita), The Puppeteer Cooperative, as well as over 20 ballets for Eidolon Ballet where she has been resident choreographer since its inception in 1999.  She has been on faculty at Chicago Ballet Arts, Ballet Academy East New York, and has guest taught at Steps on Broadway, the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Center, American Youth Dance Theatre, and Ball State University.   Her choreography has been has performed at The Joyce SoHo, Ailey Citibank Theater, Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater, Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors Festival, New York City Center, Dance Parade’s Dance Fest at Tompkin’s Square Park, The Downtown Dance Festival, Merce Cunningham Studio Theater, Steps on Broadway, The Bridge for Dance, Dixon Place, The Brecht Forum, Borders Bookstore at 57th Street, Summerstreets, the CBS morning show, White Wave Cool NY Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Dance Tracks Choreography Showcase, the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Center, The New York Fringe Festival, Chicago Freelance Dance, Link's Hall, Chicago Ballet Arts, Dance in the Parks, and The Inside/Out Series at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. "
Joey Dillon - Joey Dillon & Rob Williams Acro Duo
Joey Dillon has been a visual artist all her life but a few years ago found the wonderful world of circus arts. Joey focuses on Acro balance and fire dancing.
Ann Dragich
Originally from California, Ann studied tap at the Eddie Brown Studio for the Arts (THE BEAT) with Gregg Geoffroy, Babs Yohai, Mark Mendonca, and modern dance at UD Davis with David Grenke, Della Davidson, Kerry Mehling, Randee Paufve and Eric Kupers. Ann has choreographed and performed around New York City, including Symphony Space, FIT, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, and Duplex Cabaret Theater. She is a founding member of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret, and has performed in Paris Fashion Week, as part of the Rick Owens Spring 2014 Women’s show.
Caitlin Dulton - caitlin+dancers
"Caitlin Dutton is a movement enthusiast and native of Savannah, GA. She graduated from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase and studied at the London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) in the UK. Administratively, Caitlin has helped produce the work of emerging and mid-career artists through Chez Bushwick’s Artist In Residence program in partnership with CPR – Center for Performance Research, has self-produced her own work as a guerilla site-specific festival in collaboration with the City of Savannah, GA, and co-produced concert work at Chen Dance Center in NYC. Caitlin has performed in dances by Richard Alston, Lane Gifford, Rosalind Newman, Nelly van Bommel, Lauri Stallings, and Twyla Tharp. She has danced professionally for Backhausdance and Motion/TRIBE in Califormia, gloATL in Georgia, Calpulli Danza Mexicana, Emily Faulkner, Regina Nejman, and Jody Oberfelder in NYC. As an instructor, Caitlin has taught ballet and modern at various studios in Georgia, California, and New York, and holds a DEL Certificate from 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center. Currently, Caitlin performs the role of Alice in Third Rail Project’s Bessie award winning immersive theater production Then She Fell, inspired by the classic tales of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. She also dances with Amalgamate Dance Company and coordinates their Guest Artist Showcase: an initiative to connect dancers with potential paid employment, and has featured the work of Sidra Bell, Francesca Harper, Jessica Taylor, Bryan Strimpel, and Jessica Gaynor. As a choreographer, Caitlin has presented dances at Dance Theater Workshop (NYLA) and the Robin Howard Dance Theatre in London, UK, and in early 2014, she founded caitlin+dancers as a small group of collaborators. Under the new moniker, the company has been presented in New York at Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Westbeth, the historic Falchi Building (commissioned by chashama), The Actors Fund Theater, Green Space, Gibney Dance Center, The Norwood, and PMT Studios, and in New Jersey at the DeBaun Center for the Performing Arts."
Jenny Efremova - Expressions Dance Company
Jenny Efremova is a Brooklyn based dancer, teacher and choreographer. Originally from Russia, she has lived in Europe, Africa, Caribbean and North America for the past twenty years. Jenny has a Diploma in Dance Theatre and Production from Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica, completing her studies at University of Ghana. She has studied and researched the Fon-, Ewe- and Yoruba traditional and ritual dances in Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria. Her studies focus on the retention and the fusion of these traditions both in the Americas and in West Africa. Jenny has presented her own work on stages around the globe, at JCDC festival in Jamaica, with Adebayo Olasunkanmi in Nigeria, at various festivals in Sweden and with MJ in Ghana to name a few.
Jennifer Enchin - Jazz Squared
Jaclyn Enchin
Sarah Esser - e r a Dance Collective
Sarah Esser is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City.  She studied dance and women's leadership at Barnard College, where her research focused on the intersection of feminist leadership and improvisation.  Esser has choreographed for Raw Elementz and the Columbia Ballet Collaborative and was the associate choreographer for BACCHANAL (2013), an immersive theatre rendition of Euripedes' The Bacchae directed by Jamie McGonagill.  Her dance films have been shown at Dance Film Lab and Videology.  She is the artistic director of era Dance Collective, a company dedicated to finding empowerment through choicemaking in movement.  Since its founding in 2012, era has presented work at WAXworks at Triskelion Arts, Green Space's Fertile Ground, and Megan Lynn/Asterial Dance's Biomorphic Dance Festival, and will soon present work at 60x60 by Vox Novus.  era has presented its own studio showings at Gibney Dance and Barnard College and hosted a multimedia art installation at Word Up Books.
Angel Fan - Princeton
I did a little bit of ballet and gymnastics for 3 years, then later decided to do tap dancing and I tapped in a competitive team for 3 years. For the last two years I have focused on contemporary dance while studying dance in college. Now I've been dancing a couple of musicals and I danced in the premier of David Neuman's "Knee Play." I will be choreographing the fall show in Princeton University as well.
Chris Ferris - Chris Ferris and Dancers
Chris Ferris is the artistic director of Chris Ferris & Dancers. Her work is based on an exploration of movement from a sculptural, dynamic and emotional point of view. Its focus is to bring you design in space and time with a human element. Perfect Tension, our newest full evening work was performed in Nov. 2014 at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, NYC after premiering at FLICfest, Irondale Center, Bklyn NY in Jan. 2014. Urban Pastoral an outdoor improvisation with 10 sculptural lights by Warren Kloner, 10 dancers, and live music was presented, in June 2015 at Socrates Sculpture Park LIC NY, Battery Park City NYC, and Carl Schurz Park NYC. In Urban Pastoral’s Spring 2014 series we performed at Central Park NYC and Squibb Park/Bridge, Brooklyn. In the Fall of 2013 we presented at the Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park; The High Line, Manhattan; and Central Park NYC. Circuitous Body, a full evening work in collaboration with composer Loren Dempster, was performed at Roulette, Bklyn NY 4/12 and Green Space LIC, NY 11/12 where it was partially funded by a Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late-Stage Stipend. Chris Ferris & Dancers’ 2011 concert, Continental Drift, was presented at CPR – Center for Performance Research. Proximity Of Clouds (2010 full evening work), premiered at Joyce SoHo NYC; incorporating sculptures that hang, swing, slash, glow, and illuminate. Ferris' dances have been shown in New York at 3 season concerts at the Cunningham Studio Theater. Her work has also been presented at Queensboro Dance Festival, WestFest, Green Space Blooms, Biomorphic Dance Festival, Performance Mix, Solar Powered Dance Festival, Dance Conversations at the Flea, Movement Research at Judson Church, University Settlement, the 92nd Street Y, and a variety of other venues.
Nadia Manuela Fischer
Nadia M Fischer (CH/USA) has been dancing since when she was thirteen years old. She came to NYC 15 years ago in order to pursue dancing. A Fulbright award helped her come here and make a second masters degree possible. This time in dance ( NYU 2006), while her first masters degree and started phd was in east asian research (Cambridge UK). Nadia has enjoyed learning Balanchine ballet technique and musical theatre dance in NYC. She danced for Ballet America, contemporary ballet theatre, Linda Diamond and co. and Rahway ballet theatre. She has been a dancer with Ballade ballet since 2009. Nadia is also an actress who worked at the Spittel theatre in Switzerland and Paolo Martini performance company, performing in Switzerland and Italy before coming to the US. Legendary ballerina Xiaoshan Wang and Nadia founded their own company "rhythmic ballet" in 2008. That particularly interesting blend of Western ballet on pointe and Asian dancing assisted Nadia to receive a green card for extrairdinary ability in dance. This is her second contribution to 60x60 dance. Nadia M Fischer is acting/dancing with the Strindberg Repetory ensemble at the residential Gene Frankel theatre.
Ezzell Floranina
Ezzell Floraniña is a dancer, stilt-dancer, clown, and theater artist of great heights! She embodies many characters and creatures. Giant mermaids, flying dragons, pirate queens and fairy godmothers! One never knows who will appear on a stage near you! Lives in Western Massachusetts dancing through life. FYI: Stilt dancing for almost 30 years in the modern, contemporary, improvisational, theatrical arenas.
Daniel Gwirtzman - Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
Daniel Gwirtzman--producer, director, educator, filmmaker and dancer--celebrates twenty years as a choreographer and company director in the fall of 2015. He has received praise for a diverse repertory known for its humor, musicality and accessibility. “Mr. Gwirtzman does know that in dance less can be more,” writesThe New York Times. The New Yorker describes him as a choreographer of “high spirits and skill.” The acclaimed New York-based Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company is known for its charismatic and virtuosic work. Hisrepertory, well over one hundred choreographed works, has been performed at venues throughout the country and abroad. He has been awarded commissions, residencies and fellowships from institutions including Bryant Park Presents, Joyce Theater Foundation,Inception to Exhibition (NY), The Yard (MA), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (MA), La MaMa, Sfakiotes Residency (Greece), Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA), Raumars (Finland) and the Sacatar Foundation (Brazil). Daniel has been a guest choreographer fornumerous institutions including the Rochester City Ballet, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, North Carolina Dance Theater, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, The Joffrey Ballet School, Kenyon College, The University of Tulsa, The University of Michigan, Virginia Commonwealth University, Fordham University/The Ailey School, Princeton University, New York University, Barnard College, Duke University, The University of the Arts, The Interlochen Center for the Arts, and LaGuardia High School for the Arts. Danielholds degrees from The University of Michigan and The University of Wisconsin. He danced withGarth Fagan Dance and the Mark Morris Dance Group among other companies.As a dancer he has been described as a willowy John Travolta, sensual, playful, a rag doll, unusually supple, and one who moves like the wind.In 2014 he celebrated the Company’s fifteenth anniversary with the evening-length premiere of The Oracle at New York’s BAM Fisher.
Katelyn Halpern
Katelyn Halpern is an independent choreographer and performer making dances out of gestures, limitations, and literature. Her current projects include the bi-coastal piano-dance duo K A T E S and Do a Dance!, an interactive series of temporary dance installations. Ms. Halpern’s dance work has been featured at the Omaha Under the Radar Festival (Omaha), the Flea Theater (New York), and the DiMenna Center (New York); at Princeton University, the University of Houston, and Rice University; as well as in parks, on sidewalks, and on rooftops.
Jerel Hercules - The Levitations
Jerel Hercules, from Tampa, FL, graduated from Santa Fe College with his AA in Dance in 2014. Hercules has been the student choreographer for Santa Fe College over the past year. He has received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Dance for 2013/2014 and the Outstanding Performer R&B in 2014. Currently, he attends University of Florida. Hercules is currently doing work with The Levitations, a hip hop based performance and competition crew from Gainesville, FL. He is the creator of the group which has been around since 2013. The Levitations is making new choreography this month, to be featured in various show around Florida. Hercules hopes to bring some of the southern style to NYC this year.
Jamila Holman - J.A.M.
Jamila Holman moved to New York in 2003, to work with renowned Jazz Choreographer Frank Hatchett, soon finding herself featured in his “VOP” instructional jazz dance DVD, as well as assisting Hatchett in numerous dance conventions. In 2005, Jamila began dancing professionally at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks. During her engagement as a Knicks City Dancer, she was chosen to perform in China, as well as in shows with John Legend, and Paul McCartney. Jamila began her training in Massachusetts under Frank Hatchett’s principal dancer Kim Norrington, and traveled to New York to train under countless choreographers at the Broadway Dance Center, as well as Hunter College. Her training varies in styles from ballet, to jazz, tap, hip-hop, African and beyond. Her love of dance created a passion to teach, and she began teaching at the age of 14. Her vibrant and encouraging energy creates a fun and motivating atmosphere that has her students eager to learn. This has led her to not only assist Frank Hatchett at conventions such as "The Dance Teachers Summit" and "NADAA", but to also instruct for the New York Knicks Cheering for Children Organization, as well as teach at some of New York City’s most popular gyms like Crunch and David Barton. Jamila is a true student of “VOP” and her choreography style reflects just that. Keeping the legacy alive she blends jazz with African and a mix of hip hop that creates fierce high energy movements. Currently, Jamila tours arenas nationwide as a choreographer and back-up dancer with R&B star Lisa Lisa of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam. She has also joined forces with New York City Dance Parade as their Festival Producer.
Randy Kato - Svindelic Cyr Wheel troupe
Randy's obsession with the Cyr Wheel began the moment he first saw a video of it online. After many months of fruitless searching for instruction or information in New York City, he ordered a wheel from Montreal and began the long arduous journey of teaching himself. He has performed for The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, the CBS Morning Show, Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco, and more at venues including The Queens Theatre, The Irondale Center and Dixon Place. He has taught at Streb, Circus Warehouse, Brooklyn AirSpace, and Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater. Now as a principal with Svindelic Cyr Wheel Troupe, Randy hopes to continue spreading his love of this unique art form through performance and instruction.
Monifa Kincaid - MAK Dance Company
Brooklyn based choreographer, dancer and dance educator Monifa Kincaid has worked in various genres of dance from contemporary to rhythm tap. She has performed with Nia Love/Blacksmith’s Daughter Dance, Barbara Duffy and Company, Camara Dance Unlimited, New Tap Dance Orchestra/Brenda Bufalino, Sanza Nemo Collective/Guido Tuveri, and the tap ensemble “Sophisticated Ladies” featuring Dormeisha Sumbry-Edwards at the world famous Cotton Club in New York City. Her work has been presented at: Dancing In The Streets, Jennifer Muller/Hatch, The Battery Downtown Dance Festival, Fordham University for Lend-A-Hand India, Symphony Space for the American Tap Dance Foundation’s production of Tap and Song, Rebound Dance Festival CT., PMT studios N.Y.C., Rhythms Festival/eyeBLINK, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon N.Y., Gowanus Arts/Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, White Wave/D.U.M.B.O. dance festival, and Joyce Soho for Dancenow/NYC. She holds an M.S. in early childhood education from Lehman University, an M.A. in dance studies from the Laban Center, U.K., and a B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Kristen Klein - Inclined Dance Project
Inclined Dance Project was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Kristen Klein. Since its creation, Inclined has performed at various venues and festivals including The Dance Complex, Baruch College, NEWSTEPS, The Center for Performance Research, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, The Flea, University Settlement, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Secret Theater, the 2010-2014 CoolNY Dance Festivals, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, among others. The company has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Critical Dance Magazine, and on Dancemedia.com. Aesthetically, Inclined aims to present pieces that display athletic and dynamic movement and that offer a collaborative environment for the dancers and performers.
Brain Konash
Brian Konash has been practicing partner acrobatics since December of 2013 at Circus Warehouse under Ken Berkeley and at The Muse under Angela Buccinni and Yoni Kallai
Bassam Kubba - Bassam + Mendel
Bassam and Mendel bring to the stage a unique duo dynamic with high intensity acrobatics. These two NYC Acroyoga teachers bring their passion and personalities to life when they flow together.
Jonathan Lassiter - Psychosomatic Dance
Jonathan Mathias Lassiter is Founder, Resident Choreographer, and Co-Artistic Director of Psychosomatic Dance where all his creations investigate the psychological and spiritual complexities of struggle and transcendence. His dances are fundamentally influenced by his training as a Clinical Psychologist and are simultaneously spiritual and scientific. His work has been shared with audiences across the United States’ East Coast in both community and concert venues. He was most recently selected as an Emerging Choreographer by Ronald K. Brown for the 2015 National Choreography Conference.
Ashly LeGrant
Ashly LeGrant is so excited to be making her choreographic and dance debut in New York City. Hailing from Washington DC, Ashly is a performance artist trained in dance, theatre acting, and most recently, circus arts. Ashly is continually humbled by her journey towards becoming the greatest living performance artist.
Stacey Lunin
The feisty and fiery Stacey Lunin originally hails from New Jersey but has recently chosen to bite the Big Apple, the center of the world to strut her unique stuff: a lethal combination of burlesque inspired dance, gymnastics, fire performance, and circus arts. Recently, she has shared a stage with Flambeaux Fire in the theatrical fire fantasy production The Calling V, and twirled her tassels at The Producers Club for Dirty Dizney Burlesque as part of the New York City Independent Film Festival. Both provocative and proactive, her work aims to expose and break unhealthy social & societal standards and stigma regarding sexual exploration and body image. Continuing to explore the limits of her own mind and body, Stacey is currently a circus assistant as The Muse Brooklyn and looks forward to flying high over audiences as an aerial performer.
Holly Maddock - Praevado Dance Collective
Holly Maddock was raised on Long Island, New York, where she studied at the American Ballet Studio, and was a member of the American Dance Theatre of Long Island. After leaving the company, Holly was a guest artist at Dance Fever, Long Island Fringe Festival, and the Long Island Ballet Competition Gala. A graduate of LIU Post, Holly holds a BFA in Dance Studies, and received the Dolores Maickel Bardof Award for Excellence in Choreography. She was a member of the Post Concert Dance Company, with whom she has performed in the annual "Choreographers Showcase" at Symphony Space. Holly began her choreographic journey for the Post Concert Dance Company's “Diversity” concerts. Northport-East Northport Community Theatre, Raw: Natural Born Artists, DanceWorks New York City, and various other choreographers' showcases.
Rebecca McCurdy
Rebecca McCurdy was raised in Massachusetts and moved to New York City in 2006 to attend Eugene Lang College at the New School University. In 2010, McCurdy graduated with a B.A in the Arts and Economics. During her time in school, McCurdy choreographed two pieces, “By ‘I’, I mean ‘We’,” in 2008 and “Candy Land” in 2010, both at the Alvin Ailey Theatre. In 2010 McCurdy presented “Homens” at the InHale Performance Series in Philadelphia. McCurdy was honored to be a part of 60x60 in 2011 and hopes to be a part of this wonderful collaboration again.
Sameena Mitta - MeenMoves
Sameena Mitta of MeenMoves is a graduate of the professional ballet training programme of The School of Dance in Ottawa where she was honoured as the recipient of the Celia Franca Scholarship. In 1999, she was awarded, with distinction, the Associate Diploma of the Cecchetti Society. Sameena has spent over 15 years teaching and working as a freelance modern dancer performing for numerous choreographers and schools in North America and abroad. In 2008, she successfully completed the Master’s program in Dance Creation at UQAM focusing on Movement Intervention for survivors of domestic violence. This was followed by a year in Japan teaching and creating her first independent dance film. She has been choreographing for several years with her company, MeenMoves, and has presented her work in North America, India, Japan and Europe. She is currently on staff at the Limón Institute and at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. Sameena is the Artistic Director of MadHops, a dance program for underrepresented groups and individuals.
Wendy Osserman
WENDY OSSERMAN B.A. Growing up in NYC, Wendy was able to sample many dance forms. She studied modern dance with Martha Graham, José Limòn, Betty Jones, Valerie Bettis, Muriel Manings, Daniel Nagrin, and Helen Tamiris and choreography with Louis Horst, Anna Sokolow, Bessie Schönberg, Robert Ellis Dunn, and Martha Myers. Wendy performed as a soloist with Valerie Bettis, Alice Condodina, Kei Takei, Frances Alenikoff, and the Hellenic Chorodrama throughout Greece. The Wendy Osserman Dance Company will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016. Wendy's work has been presented in most downtown venues as well as at Symphony Space, Theater Row and the Beacon Theater. Commissions include Scriabin’s 5th Symphony at Baryshnikov Arts Center and choreography created for ten annual John Lennon Tributes produced by Theatre Within. From 2006 to '11 she created and performed site-specific scores at the Chelsea Art Museum with her company. Wendy was featured in Dancing Divas at La Mama, Women in Dance at 92Y: History in the Making Anniversary Special, From The Horses Mouth, Rebecca Stenn & Company and My Inner Sole conceived and directed by Zuzka Kurtz. Wendy received the Lawrence S. Epstein Choreography Award in 1991 and the 2004 Gallatin Arts Festival Award from NYU. She has taught at the New School, Rutgers University, the College of Staten Island, CUNY and in numerous public and private schools. Wendy makes original dance theater work in NC where she spends more than half of the year.

LAUREN FERGUSON earned her BFA at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase and performed as a guest with Merce Cunningham's Repertory Understudy Group. She has danced in works by David Gordon, Adriane Lee (Rosario), Cori Kresge, and Esme Boyce, among others. Lauren has also performed experimental theater with Goat Rocket Productions and appeared in The Public Theater's Shakespeare In The Park Production of All's Well That Ends Well. She currently dances with The Lonely Goats, and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. This is her fifth season with Wendy Osserman Dance Company!

EMILY VETSCH hails from the beautiful mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho. In addition to co-founding Glitter Kitty Productions www.glitterkittyproductions.com, she is Co-Artistic Director of The Hudson Vagabond Puppets. Emily is currently a member of The Wendy Osserman Dance Company, and The Marcos Duran Performance Group. In her freelancing some of her favorite gigs involve having performed in conjunction with Making Books Sing in Allegra Kent's "Ballerina Swan," Noemie Lafrance's "Agora 2," her first musical debut in "The Lovely Wilds" by Jeff Davis and Elliot Roth, performance art by Molly Lowe, her work with Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama, among countless other performance adventures. She loves to dance, play and create work with her amazing and talented friends who identify as Glitter Kitties! Most recently the Emily co-directed/co-choreographed and performed in Glitter Kitty Production's second original musical "The Gunfighter Meets His Match," at Here Arts Center. Emily is delighted to perform a today with WODC!
Mito Pavio
Mito is native in Japan. Learned dance in NYC. She is inspired and learned Capoeira, Modern and House dance style.
Linda Pehrson
Linda has danced to electronic music in New York, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Trained in ballet, modern and jazz she enjoys dancing and choreographing 60x60 events, Dance Parade, Composers Concordance and International Street Cannibals concerts. She has danced to David Taylor’s music with the New York Trombone Consort and in Kat Wildish’s adaptations of classical ballet variations at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Thank you, Dan Cooper and Judith Shatin, for composing exhilarating music and to Andrea Skurr and Rob Voisey for producing this wonderful celebration of music and dance.
Aimee Plauche
Aimee Plauche is a dance/physical theater art-maker and director living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 2010. She has shown work at Movement Research Open Performance, WAXworks, Spoke the Hub's Winter Follies and Local Produce Festival, NACHMO, the Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts, Westfest: All Over Westbeth, and xyznyc at The Tank. In January 2015, she self-produced her first evening-length work, Trains and Hurricanes, which was subsequently presented at the New Work Series at Emerging Artist Theater in June 2015. Aimee grew up in Lilburn, GA and holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University. Her next work, About an Octopus, will premiere in April 2016.
Gwen Potter - Gwen Potter and friends
Gwen Potter moved to New York City from Indiana with big dreams and an unwavering determination to pursue her dance career.  She attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and graduated with a BA in Dance Performance.  Since arriving to the city, Gwen has explored many different avenues in the dance world.  At an early point in her career, she discovered her love for choreography.  Gwen has showcased pieces at the Highline Ballroom, Alvin Ailey, Lincoln Center, and various other dance festivals along the East Coast.  In addition, Gwen continues to train and pursue her career as a performer. She has been fortunate to be mentored by some of the greats, including but not limited to, Heather Cornell, Jeannie Hill, Lynn Schwab, Kelly Peters, and Gigi Torres.  Dance credits include performances with the Harlem Globetrotters, The Gratitude Project,  The Giving Tree, World of Dance NY and NJ, Facebook, Alice and Olivia, Ladies of Hip Hop,  Broadway Underground, Run The Night, Sybarite, and many more. Her latest project is working with Xavier White (an up and coming artist signed with Sony Records) as his movement coach. His national tour dates are soon to be announced. Gwen looks forward to many more years of continuing her journey in the big apple.
Joya Powell - Movement of the People Dance Company
Movement of the People Dance Company is dedicated to unearthing historic and present sociocultural issues through dance. Primarily a Dance Theater company, their choreography blends dynamic Contemporary Dance with world folk dances, and develops a sensitive balance of pedestrian gestural phrases with grounded visceral movements. MOPDC has performed nationally and internationally including: Lincoln Center, SummerStage, Casita Maria (AIR 2014-2015), Dance on the Greenway (commission), The Performance Project @ University Settlement (AIR 2012-2013), chashama (AIR 2015), Amnesty International's Human Rights Art Festival (Maryland), York University (Toronto), The Southern Vermont Dance Festival, BAAD!, Dixon Place, and Evoke’s Celebrate Dance Festival (San Diego).
Jen Roit - Armada
Proud of her West Coast origins, Jen Roit received a merit scholarship to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. After working with Karole Armitage, Bill Young, and Dwight Rhoden, Jen graduated with a BFA in Dance. She continued a diverse dance career with Alpha Omega, Gaddy Works, Jennifer Archibald/Arch Dance Company, Nathan Trice/Rituals, Daniel Holt/DIRT, and Transcendance Group, as well as performing and choreographing for film shorts and music videos. Spoke the Hub has presented her work after she won the Winter Follies People’s Choice Award. She was selected for the Breaking Glass Project and has presented work for BalaSole, MaD Circle Dance, NYU's Alumni Workshop with Stephen Petronio, the 12by12 Initiative, the Amalgamate Artist Series, Dance 2 Dance, HATCH, TRANSLATE at Dixon Place, and Ticino in Danza in Switzerland.
Katie Rose - Designated Movement Company
Katie Rose McLaughlin grew up in Minneapolis, MN and studied ballet under the direction of Bonnie Mathis. She then attended the Joffrey/New School BFA program on full scholarship before falling in love with contemporary dance and theater. Her choreography has been presented by the theaters all over the world including Chocolate Factory, Catch, the Invisible Dog, Dixon Place, Little Theater, AUNTS, Movement Research at Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Dance New Amsterdam, Triskelion, 9x22 DanceLab, Links Hall, Red Eye Theater, newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the International Festival of Art & Ideas. She was a 2013 artist-in-residence through LMCC's SPARC program and a 2015 artist-in-residence at the Barn Arts Collective. She is the artistic director of Designated Movement Company.
Jaime Shannon - Kilowatt Dance Theater
Jaime began dancing at the age of four in her hometown of Milford, CT. In 2006 she acquired a BA in Dance from Hofstra University where she studied with such noted instructors as Lance Westergaard, Stormy Brandenberger, Karla Wolfangle, Rachel List, and Maxine Steinman. Since graduating, Jaime has performed professionally with Kelly Donovan and Dancers, Lauren Hale Dance, and The Bronx Opera Company. Currently, she is a member of Azul Dance Theatre and Dance Cat-Alyst. In 2010 Jaime began her study of early jazz and swing dances. Since then, she has taught and performed various styles of swing throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. She has had her choreography presented with such notable organizations as Jazz Choreography Enterprises, The Group Theater Too, Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing, and Jacob’s Pillow.
Andrea Skurr
Daydreamer and visionary at heart, Andrea Skurr is devoted to ushering dance into sacred spaces and ordinary places. A foundation in gymnastics and piano lessons paved the way for her earning a BA in Dance and Music from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. There she discovered her movement voice as a conduit through which to communicate, express and inspire. This later breathed life into her company, Ruah, Inc, which aims to reunite arts & humanity by honoring the human spirit throughout the creative process, on the stage and in the world. Collaboratively the dance company creates kinesthetic experiences that engage the senses and encourage connectedness. Over the years, Andrea has enjoyed working with several modern/aerial dance companies including MeCo, Time Lapse Dance, Vox Novus, General Mischief and Above & Beyond Dance. In 2012, she participated in Vertigo Dance Company's first international training program in Israel and afterwards traveled around the world researching the arts and connecting with people. Performance venues Andrea's performed at in NYC include Joyce Soho, Alvin Ailey, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Streb’s SLAM, Triskelion Arts, the JCC, Jennifer Muller/The Works (Hatch), the Zipper Theatre and the Dance Parade. Alongwith co-directing this year's 60x60 Dance, she has directed the Breast Cancer Awareness benefit dance concert at The JCC, LIC Arts Open at The Metropolitan Building, The Trunk Show at Jeffrey Leder Gallery, and December Dance at Jan Hus Church. "The arts naturally exhibit the power to connect and heal, two of my favorite things. When we come together to celebrate these treasures, magic happens. I feel blessed to be a part of the magic that Brookfield is hosting, Vox Novus is producing, the show Fran and I are forming and the dance the choreographers are creating.
Fran Sperling
Fran Sperling runs her own company, Skybody Aerial Entertainment and Fitness. An aerialist of over 20 years, she choreographs, creates and performs for various events, and teaches in studios in Manhattan. She also offers a Skybody 60 - hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training certification and installs aerial hammock classes into gyms and studios everywhere! She is proud to be acting as co-director of 60 X 60 with Andrea Skurr for Vox Novus's 15 year Anniversary at the wondrous Winter Garden.
Chizuru Tanaka
Chizuru Tanaka (singer, dancer, and choreographer) was born and raised in Japan. She began her dance training during college. After she graduated with a B.A. in Music and Dance from University of Wisconsin, she attended the Alvin Ailey Dance School for three years. Upon completion of Alvin Ailey, she attended the pre-professional programs at Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet School. In addition to classical and contemporary styles, Chizuru trained in jazz, jazz funk, hip hop, and house. She joined the Harmonia Opera Company in 2009 while also performing repertoire with Nathan Trice, DMC (Run DMC) Rie Okamoto, Brian Freedman, Complexions, and Alonzo King. She has performed at the Joyce Soho Theater, The Kennedy Center Washington DC, City Center NYC, Ailey City Group Theater NYC, Lincoln Center Out Door Concerts, Central Park Summer Stage and Shinnyo- en Temple Tokyo Japan.
Morgelyn Tenbeth-Ward
Originally from Cornwall, UK, Morgelyn graduated with a First-Class BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban, London, before training on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham Studio. She has performed on national tour with Darkin Ensemble (UK), Levy Dance (San Francisco, CA) and with New York companies Tina Croll + Dancers, June Finch Dance, Amy Kail, Mana Kawamura/Kawamura the Third, Greyzone and CeDan Dance, amongst others. She has performed her own choreography at Bushwick Open Studios, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Green Space and the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, often in collaboration with Emily Faulkner Dance. Morgelyn is currently the choreographer and dancer for multi-disciplinary arts company Cre.Art Box.
Hannah Ulmer - Fred and Hannah
Fred and Hannah first put themselves out to New York City as a choreographing duo last fall at Jared Grimes event Broadway Underground, where they received a very positive and excited reaction from the audience. This inspired them to keep creating together and to put their work out into the world as much as they can. For Fred and Hannah their art is an escape from reality, a chance to release their emotions and express how they are feeling through movement; a chance to become who ever or what ever they want to be in the moment. Each style that Hannah does expresses a different part of her personality and who she is as a person. Fred dances to be free, to not think but feel the music and to translate what he feels through his body. Together Fred and Hannah push to keep inspiring and motivating each other and those around them. They hope that the audience enjoys their work as much as they love the process of creating it together.
Robert Voisey
Robert Voisey loves to dance!
Charly Wenzel - Charly Wenzel & Dancers
Charly is an award winning choreographer whose work has been presented in her native Germany, as well as at Dixon Place, Judson Church, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Steps on Broadway, The Secret Theater, Triskelion Arts, Bridge for Dance, Cunningham Studio Theater, PMT, Interborough Repertory Theater, Connecticut College and many other venues in and around New York. She choreographed for several recording artists and she is the choreographer of the music video “Over the Love”, which aired on BCNet Television Networks. She has produced, choreographed for and danced in several films, which have been screened at film festivals worldwide. For her film “Global Tides” Charly received an award for Best Dance Choreography at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival and her film “Licht” won an award for Best Experimental Film at the Coney Island Film Festival. Charly was the Rehearsal Director and Associate Artistic Director of Naganuma Dance and she worked as the Rehearsal Director for Shadow Box Theater. She is currently the rehearsal director for Bodystories Teresa Fellion Dance. As well as at Dixon Place, Judson Church, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Steps on Broadway, The Secret Theater, Triskelion Arts, Bridge for Dance, Cunningham Studio Theater, PMT, Interborough Repertory Theater, Connecticut College and many other venues in and around New York. She choreographed for several recording artists and she is the choreographer of the music video “Over the Love”, which aired on BCNet Television Networks. She has produced, choreographed for and danced in several films, which have been screened at film festivals worldwide. For her film “Global Tides” Charly received an award for Best Dance Choreography at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival and her film “Licht” won an award for Best Experimental Film at the Coney Island Film Festival. Charly was the Rehearsal Director and Associate Artistic Director of Naganuma Dance and she worked as the Rehearsal Director for Shadow Box Theater. She is currently the rehearsal director for Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance.
Rob Williams Joey Dillon & Rob Williams Acro Duo
"Rob Williams started Partner Acrobatics a couple years back in New Orleans. Since then his life has seen him settle in New York and become part of the wild family of NYC's circus scene. Partnering with Joey Dillon has introduced him to a re-found love of performing both partner acrobatics and Boylesque! "

Dancers and Performers

Diane Abela, Burke Adams, Jonathan Alsberry, Brianna Anderson, Èlan Bass, Karesia Batan, Melissa Brading, Ruth Bruno, Katya Bryleva, Emily Bufferd, Nicole Bugge, Maria Busquets, Amy Campbell, Raquel Chavez, Marquita Antoinette Christian, Brittany Cochran Ferrin Coleman, Amy Connerley, Valerie Cortier, Danielle Cortier, Derek Crescenti, Joey Dillo, Maureen Duke, Jenny Efremova, Jennifer Enchin, Jaclyn Enchin, Sarah Esser, Angel Fan, Chris Ferris, Max Fineman, Nadiia Manuela Fischer, Ezzell Floranina, Eric Sean Fogel, Taylor Anne Gillhouse, Leann Gioia, Beth Griffith, Katelyn Halpern, Safi Harriot, Casey Hartman, Jerel Hercules, Jamila Holman, Mira Kardonne, Randy Kato, Kristen Klein, Brain Konash, Bassam Kubba, Martha Lavery, Ashly LeGrant, Jean-Pierre Lemire, Andre Lumpkin, Holly Maddock, Alex Martin, Debbie Mausner, Rebecca McCurdy, Rachel McGannon, Morgan McMahon, Sameena Mitta, Rachel Moore, Wendy Osserman, Emily Pacilio, Mito Pavio, Linda Pehrson, Aimee Plauche, Gwen Potter, Gwen Potter, Joya Powell, Jennifer Quinones, Jen Roit, Fred Romano, Amy Romero, Katie Rose, Mark Schmidt, Jaime Shannon, Mary Kate Sickel, Andrea Skurr, Fran Sperlin, Chizuru Tanaka, Morgelyn Tenbeth-Ward, Hannah Ulmer, Robert Voisey, Charly Wenzel, Sherrell Whitmire, and Rob Williams