JOHN EIRICH (Performer) was raised in Orlando, Florida where he studied ballet and jazz at Southern Ballet Theatre. He earned his BFA in dance from New World School of the Arts in 2005, was a student at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions Program and performed with Miami Contemporary Dance company and the Florida Grand Opera. He has worked with the Amy Marshall Dance company, was a member of Taylor 2 from 2006-2010 and has been a member of TAKE Dance since 2007. John joined Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre in 2010, is currently a member of Dance Heginbotham, and has performed Missa Brevis with Limon Dance Company and L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Group.
KRISTEN FOOTE (Performer) is originally from Toronto, Canada, and joined the Limon Dance Company in 2000. She has since performed as a soloist in roles by Jose Limon, Isadora Duncan, Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Jiri Kylian, Donald McKayle, Murray Louis, Lar Lubovich, Susanne Linke and Adam Hougland. Her training began in Toronto where she studied in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz before joining the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, where she toured with the International Pre-Professional Company and began her training of the Limón technique. She has been hailed by the New York Times as “marvelously versatile” and has been recognized by Dance Magazine in their “Top 25 To Watch” in 2005, as one of the “Most Amazing Performers” of 2010, and a featured dancer in their September 2011 edition. In addition, she has also been a guest artist with the Yard, Thang Dao Dance Theater, Riedel Dance Theater and with Catherine Gallant and Dancers. She has also performed with Mark Morris Dance Group, was a Radio City Rockette and is a member of AUSTERLAND and Pajarillo Pinta’o. Ms. Foote also teaches Limon Master classes, workshops and re-stages Limon repertory across the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Foote is proudly supported by The Bay & Paul Foundations and the Enoch Foundation.
LINDSEY JONES (Performer) is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and started dancing at the Center for Creative Arts (COCA) under the direction of Lee Nolting. Lindsey graduated with a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 2012 and performed works by Nelly van Bommel, Merce Cunningham, John Heginbotham, and Mark Morris. Lindsey had the opportunity to study aboard at the London Contemporary Dance School in 2010. Since graduating, Lindsey has participated in various reconstructions of Cunningham’s works with Robert Swinston, Sandra Neels, Rashaun Mitchell, and Susan Quinn. She continues to perform with Dance Heginbotham, Adriane Lee/Rosario, Lindy Schmedt/Greyzone, Jessica Taylor/DAMAGEdance, and art collectives; The Hoover Dam and Co-Lab [Experiments in Collaboration].
MAILE OKAMURA (Costume Designer/Performer) has designed and constructed costumes for ten of John’s works. As a costume designer, she has also worked with Neta Pulvermacher and Mark Morris, for his production of Renard at Tanglewood. She has been a dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group since 2001.
NICOLE PEARCE (Lighting Designer) Selected dance credits: 6 works with Aszure Barton (Nederlands Dans Theater, Aszure & Artists, Hubbard Street Dance Company, & The Juilliard School); 10 works Mark Morris (Mark Morris Dance Group, Boston Ballet, & Voloshky Ukranian Dance Company); 6 works with Jessica Lang (Joffrey Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, & Jessica Lang Dance); No Longer Silent with Robert Battle (Introdans). New Dances with choreographers Monica Bill Barnes, Alex Ekman, Alex Ketley, Adam Hougland, Nicolo Fonte, Andrea Miller, Matthew Neenan, David Parker, Fabian Priovelle, Pam Tanowitz, & Doug Varone. (The Juilliard School); Kenttentanz (Joffrey Ballet); Commitments with Hinton Battle & From Dawn Till Dusk with Christopher Huggins (Philadanco); Swan Lake & The Little Mermaid (Ballet Memphis). Other selected New York Credits include The American Dream & The Sandbox directed by Edward Albee (The Cherry Lane); Beebo Brinker Chronicles (37 Arts) directed by Leigh Silverman; Edgewise (The Play Company & Page 73) directed by Trip Cullman; Betrothed (Ripe Time) directed by Rachel Dickstien; A Raisin in the Sun directed by Jade King Carroll and Savage in Love directed by Pam MacKinnon (The Juilliard School). Regional credits include The Sugar Syndrome, A Nervous Smile, and Blithe Spirit (Williamstown Theatre Festival) directed by Maria Mileaf. www.nicolepearcedesign.com
WEAVER RHODES (Performer) was born and raised in Colleyville, Texas, where he started to dance at the age of 12 at Dance Continuum. He later received his training from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts under the direction of Lily Weiss. He then went on to receive his BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase in 2012. Weaver has attended various summer workshops including the Rock School of Ballet, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company intensive at Skidmore, the American Dance Festival, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Northwest Dance Project’s LAUNCH: 7. He’s performed with various companies, including Northwest Dance Project, Mettin Movement Collective, The Kevin Wynn Collection, and the Metropolitan Classical Ballet in Arlington, Texas. Weaver has also had the pleasure to work with artists such as Robert Battle, Dwight Rhoden, Jessica Lang, Kate Skarpetowska, Patrick Corbin, Pam Tanowitz, and Greg Dolbashian.