Sophie Sotsky (Extended Cast Performer, barrish) is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer and the artistic director of TYKE DANCE. Currently, Sophie is thrilled to be a 2016/2017 Fresh Tracks artist at New York Live Arts. Sophie has presented work at Gibney Dance, Dixon Place Theater, The Brick, The Tank, The CURRENT SESSIONS, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Danspace Project, Triskelion Arts, Soundance Studio Theater, The Center for Performance Research, AUNTS, The Panoply Performance Laboratory, THROW at The Chocolate Facotry Theater and other venues. Recent support from: Work Up at Gibney Dance, Salem Art Works (Independent Artist Residency), The CUCALORUS Film Festival (NC) and GO! An Emerging Artist Commissioning Program at the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics. Sophie has recently had the pleasure of performing with Chafin Seymour’s seymour::dancecollective, and for Megan Byrne.
photo by lindsay keys
Kirsten Schnittker (Extended Cast Performer, barrish) is a dance-maker, performer, and arts administrator living in Brooklyn. A graduate of Barnard College where she studied History and Dance, she has since created works presented in New York City by AUNTS, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, ROVE/Rooftop Dance, and Triskelion Arts, among others, and has had the pleasure of performing in the past work of Kim Brandt, Annette Herwander, Tara Aisha Willis, the A.O. Movement Collective, Andrew Schneider, and others. irsten currently collaborates with composer Caroline Park and dances with Brooklyn-based artists Yanira Castro/a canary torsi, Ilona Bito, Diana Crum, and Amity Jones. In 2016, she received an Emergency Grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts for the remoun of her recent work, Yours And Our Devices (2015). Up ahead for 2017: Kirsten is curating a Food For Thought evening in mid-January or Danspace Project, where she works as the Development Associate, and will be off to Chicago in March to perform in a canary torsi's Court/Garden for the fourth time on tour!
Alex M Schell
A native North Carolinian, Alex M Schell (Extended Cast Performer, barrish)is a performer, choreographer, and eternal optimist. She graduated with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Dance. Alex currently performs with Third Rail Projects in Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise. She alsodances and acts as a rehearsal director for MATYCHAK (Nathalie Matychak, artistic director). Outside of performance, Alex is an arts administrator at Pentacle, a non-profit organization driven to provide flexible and affordable management support for the arts community. You can learn more about Alex at - http://alexmschell.wixsite.com/create
(Composer and Musician, barrish)
(Lighting Designer, barrish)
Woody Leslie (Extended Cast Performer, barrish) is an artist and book maker born and raised in Northern Vermont, but currently based in Chicago, IL. Through books, writing, and performance, he takes small thoughts about language, memories, and insignificant personal ritual, and reframes them as official histories, grand theories, and significant objects. As a performer, his bookwork has left the page and entered the stage as fictional lectures, interactive books, installations, and take-home objects. In 2008 he founded One Page Productions to print and produce his work, but since 2015 he operates under the imprint of Large Home Tiny Idea. More at WoodyLeslie.com