Marissa Quimby began her professional training at the School of Performing Arts in Connecticut under the direction of Arlene Begelman and Robert Maiorano, and continued her studies at FineLine Theatre Arts working closely with Elizabeth Parkinson, Scott Wise, and Mary Ann Lamb. Marissa was privileged to be a member of Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater for three years before joining Coriolis in 2010, where she has since assumed the roles of Executive Director and Social Media Coordinator. She also regularly performs with Alana O Rogers Dance Company, Can Can Productions, Verlaine and McCann Present, and House of Verlaine. Over the years she has appeared on many local stages, including those at Seattle Opera, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Northwest New Works at On the Boards, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, The Triple Door, Ten Tiny Dances, Moisture Festival, Next Fest NW, and more. www.MarissaQuimby.com
Katherine Grace Murphy is a Seattle-based dancer and choreographer. While studying dance at Cornish College of the Arts, she danced for various local companies, choreographers, festivals and events from go-go dancing to Ballet Bellevue’s Handel’s Messiah. She has been dancing for Coriolis Dance since 2012 in Unfixed Arias, Seattle International Dance Festival and various other projects. Most recently she performed in Voluntary Ceasura under the direction of Christin Call. As a performer, she has also had a few brushes with acting in various film projects, most recently a web series called Don’t Do It! (produced by Cainan Martens Film). She has also choreographed for various music videos, plays and events (this year she is re-staging her choreography for Waning, under the direction of Kamaria Hallums-Harris). Katherine is grateful for the opportunity to dance for and with the beautiful and moving women who make up Coriolis Dance.
Mariko Nagashima is a dancer, writer, teacher and general enthusiast of all things dance related. She grew up in Spokane, WA and later earned a BFA in ballet and BS in biology from the University of Utah. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, Mariko has performed with Coriolis Dance, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, and Lotus Body among others. Mariko is a member of the ballet faculty at All That Dance and also was the editor of SeattleDances from 2010 to 2016.
Hannah Simmons, originally from Boston, is a Seattle-based choreographer and performer. She graduated from Bennington College, where she studied Dance and Mathematics. After graduating, Hannah spent a season dancing for Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre (Boston). She also had the privilege of spending several months working with The Forsythe Company (Frankfurt) and their offshoot Motion Bank, a digital data collection project. Since migrating to Seattle, Hannah has worked with Anna Conner + Co and PE|Mo, among others. Her own choreographic work sits at the intersection of dance, math, and technology. Her work has been supported by Velocity’s Bridge Project, Arts Incubator at Cornish Playhouse, and Artist Trust.
Joshua Dent began playing cello at the age of fourteen in Kissimmee, Florida. At the age of sixteen he began learning how to improvise and exploring genres outside of the classical umbrella of music. Towards the end of his studies at Florida State University, he decided that it was best to pursue music by learning in the professional world in new ways. Since then, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he currently resides. His career is always changing; currently, his work ranges from playing in chamber music groups, vaudeville style bands, rock groups, and jazz ensembles, to playing with singer/songwriters and in recording studios for various genres of music, to teaching improvisation workshops to cello studios around the country.
With an active and fruitful career, he travels around the United States playing in various genres of music, spending much of the year away from his home.
Cainan W. Martens is a Seattle-based Director of Photography, Director, Editor and Executive Producer. His short film “To Whom it May Concern” is starting the festival circuit this September at Oregon Independent Film Festival. “Don’t Do It!”, produced by Cainan Martens Film (as was his short) has released 9 episodes on various online platforms and started its festival run with Austin Web Fest in July, 2016. Cainan has been grateful for his deepened relationship with movement and continued exploration in filming and editing Voluntary Ceasura.
Stacy is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan and began her dance training at a young age. She went on to receive her Bachelors of Fine Art in Dance with the honor of Presidential Scholar from Western Michigan University. As a professional dancer, Stacy has had the privilege to perform with many of Seattle’s top Contemporary Dance choreographers, including several productions with Seattle Opera.
Stacy is also a certified Pilates Instructor. She has taught for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Cirque du Soleil and is currently at Bodycenter Studios.
Stacy has years of experience managing her own business as a freelance performer and instructor and is eager to bring those skills to Coriolis Dance.
Lauren Hlubny is an experimental theatre director and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is thrilled to have joined the crew of Voluntary Caesura and to have had the opportunity to use her skills as an acting coach and creative facilitator in the role of Assistant Director. This is her second project in Seattle, after directing “This Is Not A Table For Three” in 2014 (The Pocket, On the Boards).Hlubny has a background in classical ballet, art history, anthropological research, and theatre. She is fascinated by the artistic needs of different communities, and has staged trans-disciplinary experimental works over the past few years in a wide range of cities including Paris, San Francisco, Birmingham, New York City, St. Petersburg, FL, and Portland, ME. She is currently directing “sans: an exposed dance-theatre experiment” set to premiere in Seattle October 2016 at The Pocket and The Slate, starring Joshua Dent, Christin Call, and Daniel Christensen.http://laurenhlubny.wix.com/portfolio
Janelle Abbott – Costume Design for Hymn: a Psalm for Healing, 2009.
Sylvain Boulet/Paris Original – Dancer, 2009-2011. Guest Dancer, 2013. Costume Design for try to hover (or Private Practice 7), 2011.
Danny Boulet – Dancer, 2009-2011.
Philip Borunda—Dancer, 2013.
Amiya Brown – Lighting Design for try to hover (or Private Practice 7), 2011. Lighting/Set Design for Unfixed Arias, 2014.
Sean Cormack—Dancer, 2013.
Hannah Crowley—Dancer, 2013.
Maddie DeVries—Dancer, 2014.
Matthew Fishel—Animation for INFERENCE, 2011.
Roxanne Foster—Dancer, 2013.
Matt Holmes—Composer for Tethered Apparitions, 2009-2010.
Richard Isaac—Guest Dancer, 2009.
Carla Korbes—Voice narration for selection/fixation, 2009.
Andrea Larreta—Dancer, 2009-2014.
Paul D. McKee—Set/Costume Design for when we were young and Deciduous Urge, 2010.
Lizzy Melton—Dancer, 2009.
Joel Meyers—Dancer, 2013.
Alana O’Farrell Rogers—Guest Dancer, 2011. Costume Design for He Said She Said, 2009.
Patrick Pulkrabeck—Dancer, 2009.
Adam Rapa—Trumpet for He Said She Said, 2009.
Ryan Soper—Composer for selection/fixation, 2009. Composer/live musician for falling and sitting up (or Private Practice 5) and tilt and open (or Private Practice 6). Composer/props for try to hover (or Private Practice 7), 2011.
Sean Tomerlin—Dancer, 2009.
Markeith Wiley—Dancer, 2010.
Shannon Behrens—Dancer, Unfixed Arias 2015.
Vanessa DeWolf—Dramaturg, Unfixed Arias 2015-2016.
Jackie An—Composer, performer, conceptual collaborator on The gentle abduction of Esther Williams, 2012. Composer, musical performer for Insofaras the landscopic report, 2013. Musical director, composer, performer for Unfixed Arias, 2014-2015.
Daniel Brigman—Musician/Live performer for Unfixed, 2014-15
Taylor T. Merisko—Musician/Live performer for Unfixed, 2014-15
Erin Weathers—costume design for Unfixed Arias 2015, Voluntary Caesura 2016.
Dani Norberg—Assistant Lighting Design for Unfixed Arias 2014, Lighting Design Unfixed Arias 2015, Voluntary Caesura 2016.