Ellen Bromberg, a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, has been creating dances for companies and solo artists for over 30 years.She has received numerous awards for her work including three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards; one for outstanding achievement in choreography for “The Black Dress,” which was subsequently broadcast on PBS Television’s “Alive From Off Center,” a second for her work with Douglas Rosenberg on Singing Myself A Lullaby and a third for Visual Design for her work with Della Davidson for Collapse (suddenly falling down).She was also honored with a UC Berkeley Townsend H
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Juliette Carrillo is most known for her world premiere of Lydia by Octavio Solis, produced at Denver Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The New York Times quoted the work on Lydia as “Seductive and strong. Juliette Carrillo has directed with enormous skill and knowing compassion.”
Mindy Cooper has directed, choreographed and performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway in Chicago - The Musical (original revival), Titanic (original cast), Dracula – The Musical, 50 Shades – The Musical Parody, Mars/Venus Live, The Eternal Space, Soul Doctor, Wrong Mountain, Five Course Love, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Song & Dance, and Tenderloin, as well as TV’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Lucy Gough is an acclaimed British playwright. Her works are frequently broadcast on BBC World Service and BBC Radio.
She was shortlisted for both the John Whiting Award and BBC Wales Writer of the Year Award (1994) with her play Crossing The Bar. Her Gryhead was shortlisted for best new writing 2004 at Theatre in Wales – the Welsh theatre and performance web site.
Anna is Artistic Director of UK Manchester based Pigeon Theatre, an all-women, experimental physical performance company, who have toured nationally and internationally, and who make site-specific performance work. Pigeon Theatre’s central research concern is in the formal structures of space, environment and architecture and the affect of these on the physical spectating experience.
Russian born, Katya Kamotskaia, has been acting and teaching internationally for the last 25 years. She started her professional training in the Youth Theatre Studio, led by leading actor-director, Oleg Tabakov (now Artistic Director of the Moscow Art Theatre) (MXAT). From there, she won a place in Vakhtangov’s School (now called Schukin’s College). During her training, she took part in the Grotowski Theatre-Laboratory workshop entitled The Tree of People (Dzevo Ludzi). Herein began her own unique combining of Stanislavski and Grotowski.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce Qudus Onikeku, one of the preeminent Nigerian choreographers working today, as Winter 2013 Granada Artist-in-Residence.
Born in Lagos, Onikeku graduated from the National Higher School of Circus Arts in Chalons-en-Champagne, France. Often inspired by his Yoruban culture, Onikeku conducts artistic research in Africa and has toured the United States, the Caribbean and Europe with artists including Heddy Maalem, Christophe Abdul Onibasa, George Lavaudent, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jean Claude Galotta.
Miles Anderson has been acting on stage and screen for many years. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he recently completed his third season at the Old Globe Shakespeare Festival in San Diego where his roles have twice won the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play: Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and King George in The Madness of George III.
Ph.D. Bristol University (U.K.)M.A., Dance Studies, City University, London
Henry Daniel began his career in Trinidad as an actor with James Lee Wah’s San Fernando Drama Guild and with Derek Walcott’s Trinidad Theatre Workshop. He was a founding member of Astor Johnson’s groundbreaking company, the Repertory Dance Theatre of Trinidad and Tobago. In the USA he was a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre Workshop, the Bernhard Ballet, and soloist with the José Limón Dance Company of New York, among others.