COMPANY } Choreographers
NEW NOW WOW! 2013 Choreographers
Loni Landon / Choreographer
Loni Landon, born and raised in New York City, received her training from the NYC High School of Performing Arts, Dance Theater of Harlem, The School at Jacob's Pillow and The Scholarship Program at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2005, under the direction of Benjamin Harkary and Larry Rhodes, she received her BFA in dance from The Juilliard School. After graduation, she worked with Aszure Barton on the opening of the Baryshnikov Arts Center before joining Ballet Theater Munich directed by Philip Taylor, under whose guidance she began to explore her own choreography. From 2007-2009 Loni performed with Tanz Theater Munchen, under the direction of Henning Paar. During her time in Munich, she was exposed to a variety of European choreographers such as Ji?í Kylián, Stephan Thoss, Rui Horta, Robert North, Tony Rizzi, Cayetano Soto, Mirko Hecktor, and Marco Goecke to name a few. She currently dances at The Metropolitan Opera and had the privilege to work with Crystal Pite on The Tempest. Her work has been shown at The Joyce Theater as part of Working Women, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out series, APAP at City Center, The Ailey Theater, Dance Now at Joe's Pub, H.T. Chen’s NewSteps Choreography Series, The Dumbo Dance Festival, and The State Theater of Munich. Loni was a finalist in the Hannover International Choreographers Festival, selected to represent the US in the International Solo Dance and Theater Competition in Stuttgart, Germany and participated in the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab. Loni, along with Gregory Dolbashian, founded The Playground, a new choreographer's initiative designed to give emerging choreographers a place to experiment, while allowing professional dancers to participate on a donation basis. The Playground was recognized by Dance Magazine as a “25 To Watch” for 2013. Most recently, Loni was named a winner of a 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, Hubbard Street 2’s International Choreographic Competition and was the first place winner of Ballet Austin's New American Talent Competition. Loni was one of two winners of Northwest Dance Project’s Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2010 and returned to create Covered on the company the following year. Loni has also received commissions from Ballet X, The NYC High School for Performing Arts, CityDance Ensemble, The Hartt School, The Juilliard School, Marymount Manhattan College, and SUNY Purchase.
James Gregg / Choreographer + Dancer
James Gregg began dancing at the age of nine. He trained with Ballet Oklahoma, Cece Farha's Range of Motion, Houston Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Lou Conte Dance Studio and The Edge Performing Arts Center. He later moved to Chicago to dance with River North Dance Company in 1999. He was with RNDC for several years and then moved to Montreal in 2005, where he is currently dancing with Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal. James also is a member of Aszure and Artists, and guests with other dance companies around the country. Gregg started choreographing as a youngster in school, but really found his passion when he arrived in Chicago. He has, since then, set works on River North Dance Company, Impetus Dance Company, Instruments of Movement, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballet Jazz Workshop, Northwest Dance Project LAUNCH, Domain Forget, Springboard Danse Project Montreal, and he is also the resident choreographer for L’Ecole Superieure de Danse de Quebec. James won Northwest Dance Project’s 2010 Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition. In 2011, he won the International Choreographic Competition at Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur for his piece, Radio Kids and he was a finalist in the 2013 Genesis International Choreography Competition held by Milwaukee Ballet. James is currently dancing for Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and Rubberband Dance, and creating works for companies throughout North America.
Danielle Agami / Artistic Director, Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY
Danielle Agami was born in Israel in 1984. She studied at the High School of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance 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 and functioned as the company's rehearsal director from 2008-2010, during which she received the Yair Shapira Prize for Excellence in Dance in 2009. After 8 years with the Batsheva Dance Company, Danielle relocated to New York, where she functioned as senior manager of Gaga U.S.A. In 2011, she created original works at Rutgers University, Boston Conservatory, and Springboard Montreal. After relocating to Seattle, Agami founded Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY as her first longitudinal project - a discovery of her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.
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