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 performedMissa Brevis with Limon Dance Company and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato and The Hard Nut 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 byDance 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 where started dancing at the Center for Creative Arts (COCA). She graduated with a BFA from SUNY Purchase and also studied at London Contemporary Dance School. Since graduating, Lindsey has participated in various reconstructions of Merce Cunningham’s works with former company members. She has performed with Ian Spencer Bell, Adriane Lee/Rosario, June Finch, Jessica Taylor, and Lauren Camp with Co-Lab [Experiments in Collaboration]. Lindsey is currently dancing with Dance Heginbotham, Pam Tanowitz, and GREYZONE.
COURTNEY LOPES (Performer) is originally from Bermuda, attended The University of North Carolina School of the Arts for her high school education focusing on Contemporary Dance, and earned her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase in 2012. Courtney has studied with the American Dance Festival, Limon Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, and the Taipei National University of the Arts. Courtney has performed works by such choreographers as Lar Lubovitch, Paul Taylor, Jessica Lang, B.J. Sullivan and Huang Yi of Cloud Gate Dance Company. Courtney is delighted to currently be working with choreographers John Heginbotham, Ian Spencer Bell, and Kathryn Alter.
MAILE OKAMURA (Costume Designer/Performer) has been designing and constructing costumes for John since 2002. She is also a dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group.
NICOLE PEARCE (Lighting Designer) Previously with Dance Heginbotham: Closing Bell, Dark Theater, Fly by Wire, Manhattan Research & Twin. Selected dance credits: 10 works with Mark Morris (Mark Morris Dance Group, Boston Ballet, & Voloshky Ukranian Dance Ensemble); 6 works with Aszure Barton (Nederlands Dans Theater, Aszure & Artists, Hubbard Street Dance Company, & The Juilliard School); 10 works with Jessica Lang (Joffrey Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Japan, & Jessica Lang Dance); No Longer Silent with Robert Battle (Introdans). Blush with Andrea Miller (Jacoby & Pronk). Episode 31 with Alexander Ekman (Joffrey Ballet). New Dances with choreographers Monica Bill Barnes, Alexander Ekman, Brian Brooks, Alex Ketley, Nicolo Fonte, Larry Keigwin, Andrea Miller, Matthew Neenan, Fabian Priovelle, & Pam Tanowitz. (The Juilliard School); Commitments with Hinton Battle & From Dawn Till Dusk with Christopher Huggins (Philadanco); Swan Lake & The Little Mermaid (Ballet Memphis). Selected New York theater credits include The American Dream & The Sandbox directed by Edward Albee; Beebo Brinker Chronicles directed by Leigh Silverman; Edgewise directed by Trip Cullman; Betrothed directed by Rachel Dickstein; A Raisin in the Sun directed by Jade King Carroll; and Savage in Love directed by Pam MacKinnon. 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.
SARAH STANLEY (Performer) is from Houston, TX where she trained at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She also studied at Taipei National University of the Arts and graduated with a BFA from SUNY Purchase, where she performed works by Nelly van Bommel, Wally Wolfgruber and Johannes Wieland among others. She now lives in Brooklyn and has worked with Dance Heginbotham, Nelly van Bommel/NØA Dance, Julie Cunningham, LancCoArts, Brice Mousset, Jonathan Royse Windham, Mettin Movement and LoudHoundMovement.
MACY SULLIVAN (Performer) is originally from Camas, WA, and currently dances for Dance Heginbotham and The Chase Brock Experience. She recently performed the roles of Peter in Isaac Mizrahi and John Heginbotham’s Peter and the Wolf, Marie in Chase Brock’s The Nutcracker, and a featured tap dancer in Tyne Rafaeli’s The Poor of New York. Sullivan has danced for Ray Hesselink, Anabella Lenzu, Alexander Weinman, and Caleb Teicher, and performed work by Alexander Ekman, Mark Morris, Ohad Naharin, Christopher Stowell, Merce Cunningham, George Balanchine, and August Bournonville. As a teaching artist, Sullivan has worked with Lincoln Center, Cayman Arts Festival, Artists Striving to End Poverty, and most recently, New York City’s Department of Education. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School (Martha Hill Prize, John Erskine Prize, Choreographic Honors) and formerly trained with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Josie Moseley, Tracey Durbin, and Karen Cannon.