Tiffany Mills is a choreographer and artistic director of the NYC-based Tiffany Mills Company. Mills moved to NYC in 1995, and formed Tiffany Mills Company in 2000, earning praise from The New York Times: "Mills is making a name for herself as a young modern-dance innovator." Recent highlights: In 2016, the Company will be presented by LaMama. In 2012, the Company was selected by BAM, in collaboration with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management (DVIAM) at the Kennedy Center, to participate in the inaugural session of BAM's Professional Development Program, which culminated in a NYC Season at the BAM Fisher (2013). The Company's past collaborative work has been presented at: PICA's TBA Festival (OR), Wexner Center (OH), Contemporary Dance Theater/NPN (OH), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Residency (MA), Dance Place (DC), Guggenheim Museum Works & Process Series, Duke on 42 Street, Symphony Space Dance Sampler, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dancing in the Streets, Joyce SoHo, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace Project's City/Dans Series, Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks, PS 122 Avant Garde Arama, Movement Research at Judson Church, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, HERE, and in Russia, Italy, Mexico and Canada. Mills' guest teaching includes: Trisha Brown Studios, Dance New Amsterdam, Gibney Dance Center, The Playground, Earthdance (MA), Velocity (WA), Conduit (OR), ACDA, universities nationally, and festivals internationally. Mills has received awards, and residencies: NYU's Tisch Summer Dance Festival (15), CUNY Dance Initiative Residencies (14-15), BAM/DVIAM PDP (12-13), Joyce's Mellon Anchor Tenant Program (11-present), Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency (10), Dance New Amsterdam Residency (10), Joyce Residency (07-08), Field Residency (08), LMCC Swing Space Residency (08-09, 12), Bogliasco/Jerome Robbins Foundation Fellowships (Italy 07), Help Desk (05-06), HERE's Artist Residency (02-03), Dance/NYC Artistic Advisory Board (02-03), ACDFA Adjudicator (04, 07), Tribeca Performing Arts Center/LMCC Space Grant (05-06), University of Oregon Alumni Award & Boekhelheide Creativity Award (05 & 06), Bates Dance Festival Emerging Choreographer Award (98). Funding includes: Asian Cultural Council, Mertz Gilmore (via La MaMa), Evelyn Sharp, Harkness (via HERE), LMCC/FFCC, DCA, BAC/JPMC, BAC/DCA, BAC/NYSCA, BAC/Destination Brooklyn, Bossak/Heilbron, Sorin Charitable Trust, Puffin, MCAF, Meet the Composer, American Music Center, and New Music USA. Mills hails from Eugene, Oregon (BA University of Oregon, MFA Ohio State University). tiffanymillscompany.org
Kyle Marshall currently dances with Tiffany Mills Company, Doug Elkins Choreography Etc, and is a founding member of 10 Hairy Legs. He created Kyle Marshall Choreography in 2014 to help support his dance-making process. He is curious how histories, cultural movements and personal experiences dictate how people create social groups and interact with their environments. Marshall's dances have been performed at the Dumbo Dance Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Green Space, Upstart Festival at BAX, STUFFED, AUNTS, Rutgers University and the Dance+ Festival in Portland, OR. He has also received residencies from the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, CoLab Arts and is the 2016 Montclair Dance Festival’s emerging commissioned choreographer. Marshall graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance. www.kmchoreography.com
Jordan Morley is a skinny man with a wide imagination. He works in the field of the body. Creating performance through dance, video, text and puppetry. His work has been shown around the world. Highlights include REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA), Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY), STUFFED at Judson Church/Bailout Theater (New York, NY), Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn, NY), The Museum of Moving image(Queens,NY), The Detroit Institute of the Arts(Detroit, MI), and Uferstudios (Berlin, DE). He is a recipient of a New Music USA grant with composer John Glover for their work "Snow". As a dancer he was a member of the original cast of Punchdrunk's Sleep No More (London, UK/Boston,MA/New York,NY), and has worked with Kyle Abraham/Abraham In Motion, Christopher Williams Dance, Ron De Jesus Dance, Wanda Gala, Mira Kingsley, Alexandria Yalj, Jessica Mitrani, Phantom Limb Puppet Company, and Danielle Desnoyers (Montreal,QC). Currently he is working with the super awesome Keely Garfield, and the inventive Amber Sloan. He joined the Tiffany Mills Company in 2015 and is excited to learn new things and create with the company. www.jordanmorley.com
Kenneth Olguin is a Brooklyn based dance artist and performer. Deeply invested in the sustainability of dance and art making communities, Olguin splits his time as the Assistant Technical Director at Abrons Arts Center, freelance dance theater technician and freelance performer. He graduated from Bennington College in 2014 with a BA concentrating in dance and psychology. Through his dance training in college, Olguin worked with Gwen Welliver, Kota Yamazaki, and Susan Sgorbati on the development of new works set on students. Over the past two years, Olguin had the unique opportunity to participate in the American Dance Festival's summer and winter programs. During these intensives, he worked with New York based artists Netta Yerushalmy and Jack Ferver as well as Miami based artist Rosie Herrera. Olguin has also performed in a work by BodyCartography Project and performed with Dance Exchange in DC. Most currently, he has understudied for Beth Gill and joined the Tiffany Mills Company in 2015.
Emily Pope is a performing artist, teacher, choreographer, and video artist. She is an alumnus of the North Carolina School of the Arts (1991). She received her BFA in Dance Performance/Choreography from The Ohio State University (1997) and her MFA in Dance/Choreography from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts (2007). She has performed/toured with Malcolm Low, johannes wieland, Gerald Casel, Bridget Moore Dance, Chimaera Physical Theater, BalletMet Ohio, and Charleston Ballet Theatre. She currently performs with White Wave Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Hilary Easton + Co., Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, and Tiffany Mills Company. She created HoverBound Productions in 2006, and her choreography and video work has been produced in New York at The DUMBO Dance Festival, Wave Rising Series, Cool NY Festival, St. Mark's Church, Mulberry Street Theatre, Chez Bushwick, 3rd Ward, and The TANK. She is extremely excited to be a dancer and rehearsal assistant for the Tiffany Mills Company!
Mei Yamanaka is a dancer and choreographer from Tokyo, Japan. She started to learn classic ballet when she was 6-years-old, hip-hop when she was 16-years-old, and contemporary modern dance when she was 18-years-old. In 2008, she came to New York to dance. Yamanaka has worked with Jennifer Archibald, Mana Kawamura, Saul Urelio, Palissimo, Small Apple Co., Mark Dendy, Oui Danse, Malcolm Jason Low, Emily Berry, White Wave Dance Company and more. Her choreographic work had been presented at Fresh Tracks, New Steps, Cool NY, Dumbo Dance Festival, Under Expose, COLLABOFEST, GAP Presents | Shared Space, The New Work, Take Root Series, and more in NYC. She was elected as an artist-in-residence at Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts) Fresh Tracks in 2010-2011 and also at Chez Bushwick in 2014. She joined Tiffany Mills Company in 2013. She is really happy to be part of the Company!!! meiyamanaka.com