Dance Imprints – Collaborators

Jax Jax Brodsky (lighting designer) is pleased to collaborate with Dagmar for his 4th production with Dance Imprints. He is an alumni of University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Jax is currently working at iWeiss Theatrical Solutions and has recently worked for Franco Dragone
Entertainment Group on The House of Dancing Water in Macau. Jax is a proud IATSE member.
klara-web Klara Burgess (dancer, choreographer) started her dance training at the age of 6 in Prague, Czech Republic, where she is from. While studying Social and Culture Anthropology at the Charles University she was teaching modern dance, choreographing and performing with various Czech contemporary dance companies. After receiving her BA degree she moved to London to complete her masters in Dance Anthropology and Choreography at the Roehampton University. After finishing her master degrees she moved to New York to study at the Limon Institute . Her interest in presence through movement lead her to yoga and meditation, which she currently teaches in her native city.
john_leaman John Leaman (composer) is a recipient of The Young American Composers Award from ASCAP and has been recognized for achievement in song writing from Billboard Magazine for his outstanding compositions and recordings with his group The Mandala Octet. Fellow musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin, Curtis Hasselbring, Matt Wilson, Jim Black, Doug Yates, Mike Sarin, Paula Cole have collaborated on his recordings. He has toured throughout Europe with renowned theater group of Jango Edwards, written and arranged music for choreographers including projects for Dance Imprints, The Hatch New Works Festival in NYC as well special events for The United Nations, The Apollo Theater and The New York City Public School System. John’s newest project and CD is Anesthesia Lounge.
eloh_portrait_sm Elisabeth Lohninger (singer, songwriter), in a career that has taken her from the slopes of the Austrian alps, where she sang folk songs as a young girl, to jazz clubs, concert halls and the stages of international jazz festivals, vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger has proven herself to be a powerful and elusive talent. As a band leader she has recorded eight critically acclaimed albums and toured Europe, the Middle East, the US, Mexico and Japan. She is a faculty member at the world renowned New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. http://www.lohninger.net/
Carolyn Carolyn Morrow (writer, co-director) currently lives in Munich, Germany, where she teaches acting and creative writing, and develops original pieces of writing and performance. She has an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts, an MA in Directing from Binghamton University, and has recently completed a pre-doctoral program in Expressive Arts at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
iorgo Iorgo Papoutsas (actor, co-director)) graduated at the National School of Dramatic Art /Buenos Aires,  Argentina; he initially developed a career in TV-Series and Theatre Plays in Argentina, sited on the Southern Cone and well known by its theatre culture.  A few years later, he was prompted to come to the United States after being awarded a full scholarship to study at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute /NY (extended on behalf of this Establishment’s Main Director: Mrs. Anna Strasberg).  After completing the full program, he participated in different commercials, indie movies, play readings and varied dramatic roles in and around New York. Moreover, in the last few years he also got fruitfully active into the exciting, but not less challenging, fast-flowing field of Public Relations, Event Organization and Promotion. In parallel, he is also a Certified Tutor & Acting Instructor on Theatrical Games for children and young teens, and a Specialized Teacher of Spanish as a Second Language.
IMG_0825 Adrienne Ramm (composer/pianist) has always felt that the merging of music and dance expresses her creative spirit. She trained and performed since childhood in the Isadora Duncan dance repertory/technique which has inspired her spontaneous musical style. As a pianist she has worked with many dance companies, dance schools, and educational institutions including the Mark Morris Dance Group, Harkness Dance Center, Long Island University, Dance New Amsterdam, Joffrey Ballet School among many others. She has performed her original piano compositions which have been choreographed by dance companies and presented in New York at The Riverside Church Dance Festival, Joyce Soho, Symphony Space, Old Westbury Gardens, Tilles Art Center, 92 Y Harkness Dance Center, St. Marks Church as well as several programs in Europe. The current CD of her original piano music, “Reminiscence Isadora: Songs of the Dancing Muse” is the embodiment of the merging of music and dance.
Roussel_Francine_redux Francine Roussel (actor, director) following studies at The Sorbonne, received the Certificate of L?École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and
was among the founders of the Actors Studio in Paris. She has written and performed her own shows, and continues her acting career in France and America: Saturday Night Live, Sex and the City, Sydney Pollack?s film The Interpreter, and, most recently, as Hermia in a European tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Footsbarn Theatre Company. Ms. Roussel taught acting and directed at NYU?s Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Program, Experimental Wing and Stella Adler Conservatory. She was movement director for Nicholas Hytner?s film, The Crucible, and mask coach on The Green Bird, directed by Julie Taymor, at The Victory Theatre. She also directed The Square, by Marguerite Duras, at UBU Repertory Theatre in NYC. She is an Associate Professor of Acting at Muhlenberg College. She directed The Marriage of Figaro, Curse of The Starving Class, La Dispute, Blood Wedding, A Flea in Her Ear, Orpheus Descending, Tartuffe, Electra, The Game of Love and Chance, The Crucible, Jack or the Submission, The House of Bernarda Alba, The Bear and The Proposal. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
director-976 Lewis Smithingham (filmmaker) is British American and lives in New York City. He has released a number of films and videos that have received international distribution and have aired on music video channels globally. Lewis received his Bachelor’s degree in Film Production and Theory from UC Santa Cruz, where he studied under Chip Lord (Ant Farm). He received his Master’s degree in Video & Film Art from the School of Visual Arts. His Master’s thesis advisors were Amy Taubin and filmmaker Guy Maddin. He is also a graduate of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. As a director, he is interested creating hybrid forms that meld experimental film, documentary and narrative cinema into a single form. http://www.smithingham.com
maxine_at_TC Maxine Steinman (choreographer/artistic director) has had an extensive career as a performer, teacher, and choreographer, spanning over 20 years. New York (Brooklyn) is her home, where she has had the opportunity to present her choreography in numerous festivals and venues, as well as around the globe in places such as Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Italy, Israel, and Cyprus to teach, choreograph, and perform her work. Jack Anderson and Jennifer Dunning of the New York times have called her choreography both “ingenious” and a “jewel”. In 2009 and 2011, she received grants from the O’Donnell-Green Foundation for Music and Dance for Sense of Way and Flowers Part 1. Over the past 15 years, Maxine has created works for colleges and conservatories in the US and abroad and has been consistently creating and setting work on students from Montclair State University, Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College and the Ailey School where she is also on faculty. Maxine was a soloist with the Eleo Pomare Dance Company for 12 years and has performed with Denishawn Repertory Dancers, Mafata Dance Company, Robin Becker, Regina Larkin, Sue Bernhard, Spiritdance, Danceimprints, and in the LINKs project with the José Limón Dance Company, among others. Maxine holds a BFA in dance from Adelphi University, an MA degree in Dance and Dance Education from Teachers College Columbia University, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. http://www.maxinesteinman.com
Michel Joo Michele Joo (violinist) aka Sos is also violinist engaged Buddhist and future lawyer. She is co-creator of the hip-hop duo Misnomer(S), with her sister, Knewdles, that released their debut album, “American (I)s” in Sept 2010. She is also the Co-Artistic Director at the Noel Pointer Foundation based in Brooklyn, NY. She relocated to Washington DC to attend Howard Law School fall 2012, she is deeply appreciative to end her time in NYC (for the time being) as an artistic collaborator in, “Yellow is Not Gold.”
Wayne Wong Wayne Wong (photographer, videographer) is a well traveled photographer from Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate to bring his artistic vision from fashion and performance arts to any project. It was a great pleasure having the opportunity to work on Yellow is not Gold. http://www.wayne-wong.com