Ashleigh Miller is a Seattle-native choreographer, musician, and multimedia artist. She holds a BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she independently studied music and graduated with honors. In collaboration with the company she creates performance based works and installations, and is currently in process for a large scale performance at Velocity Dance Center in April 2016. Ashleigh also plays with the band Floraform and creates 3D Environment Art. She was a 2016 recipient of Velocity’s Bridge Project residency and is an ongoing resident artist at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. Her work has also been shown at Northwest Film Forum, the FRED Wildlife Refuge, and Postcrypt Gallery (NYC).
Claire received an early dance education in Amsterdam at the Henny Jurriens Foundation, under the direction of Gary Feingold, and in New York where they trained at Steps on Broadway and Alvin Ailey, and spent summers in Syracuse training under Danita Emma and Momchil Mladenov. After moving to Seattle and studying dance at Cornish College of the Arts, they have performed in works by Shannon Stewart, Daniel Linehan and Ashleigh Miller, among others, and developed original work for Ten Tiny Dances. With a focus on creating and producing, Claire is interested primarily in using art to spark social awareness and develop perspective. Her evening length production In Broad Daylight premiered in the Spring of 2016 at Seattle's Ballard Underground. Claire is currently serving as a dance captain for Faunix.
Hannah is a dance artist from Denver, CO. She graduated with a B.A. in modern dance from Point Park University in 2013 where she performed with the Conservatory Dance Company. She moved to Seattle in the summer of 2014 and most recently worked with and performed work by Pat Graney. Hannah explores movement through yoga as well which she teaches in Seattle.
Originally from outside Detroit, Michigan, Stacy studied jazz, tap, and the Cecchhetti Method of Ballet. She continued her training at Western Michigan University where she earned a number of grants and scholarships, including being named the Department of Dance Presidential Scholar and graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance. She has performed works by George Balanchine, Martha Graham and Gus Giordano, apprenticed with Ballet Concerto in Fort Worth, Texas and was a company member of MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company in Michigan. Since moving to Seattle, Stacy has performed with Maki Morinoue, oaklanDrive dance company, Quark Contemporary Dance Theatre, Marlo Martin|THREAD, Redd Legg Dance, Ashani Dances and the Seattle Opera. Stacy is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor and has taught at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, eXit SPACE School of Dance, Bodycenter Studios and for Cirque du Soliel.
With one hand in writing, one in film and two feet in dance, Hilary Grumman received her BFA from CalArts, along with residency certificates from London Contemporary and Delfos Danza Mexico. Her films have appeared in the International Film Festival of Buenos Aires, DVDanza Habana Cuba and NW Film Forum. She now lives in the enchanting Northwest, working to bridge these disciplines as a performance artist.
Travis Corwin is a multi-instramentalist who specializes in guitar performance and composition. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Oregon and has also studied MIDI production and recording at the collegiate level through Berklee Online. His recent collaborations include pieces for Daniel Costa Dance and Faunix, which have appeared in Next Fest NW, The Bridge Project, Full Tilt, and Men in Dance. He is also co-founder of (cor)sound&movement, a music and dance company, along with his wife, Liz Corwin.
Liv Fauver began her dance career training at City Center Ballet in Lebanon, NH. She has since graduated from the Smith College dance program where she served as artistic director of Celebrations Dance Company and co-facilitator of Smith Arts for the Earth. She completed a year long residency with Delfos Contemporanea Dance Company at La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán in Mazatlán, Mexico under the direction of Omar Carrum, Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz. She has performed the works of Zoila Fernández and Guillermo Carrillo, co-directors of La Danza Ballet de Mazatlán, Robert Battle, Monica Bill Barnes, Andrea Miller, Adam Burruch, Sidra Bell, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Paul Matteson, Melissa Edwards, Mat Elder, and for Kelly Silliman in her graduate work and as a tinydance collaborator. Currently Liv is working with Faunix, the Three Yells, and Emma Hreljanovic.
Imana Gunawan, a Texas-born Indonesian, is a Seattle-based multimedia journalist and dance artist. Imana currently works as editor for Breaking News (NBC News Digital) and Humanosphere. She is a member of Au Collective. Since graduating cum laude from University of Washington's journalism and dance programs in June 2015, she has been commissioned/produced by American Dance Guild in NYC, Velocity's Next Fest NW, Full Tilt, UW Dance Major's Concert, The Studios' Launch 2.0, and BOOST Dance Festival. She has performed with/for Au Collective, Chamber Dance Company, GIGI Dance Company, and other renowned artists such as Alice Gosti, Rachael Lincoln, Jennifer Salk, Mary Sheldon Scott, Amy O'Neal, Andara Moeis, Gianti Giadi and others in major venues across Seattle and Jakarta since 2011. While at UW, she received Pioneer Newsgroup's Excellence in Journalism Award, the Journalism Foreign Intrigue Scholarship to work as reporter in Amman, Jordan, and the Dance Program Scholarship.
Sean Tomerlin started performing in Fresno California at a young age and was heavily involved in music and theater throughout high school. He started dancing when he was 19 and joined the Fresno Ballet soon after. Sean was introduced to modern dance at Cornish College of the Arts and received his BFA in dance there. Professionally, Sean has danced for many modern and ballet companies, such as Arc Dance, Ballet Met, Dance Kaleidoscope, Thodos Dance Chicago, and Lingo. Recently Sean graduated from massage therapy school and is working as an LMP in West Seattle. In his free time he still plays music.
Elizabeth Monsoor is a native of Folsom, California, where she began her dance training at the Hawkins School of Performing Arts and Northern California Dance Conservatory. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 2015 where she earned her BFA in Dance. She has been privileged to perform the choreography of Jose Limon, Sidra Bell, Barak Marshall, Alice Gosti, and Deborah Wolf. She is on faculty at The Ballard Academy of Music and Dance and manages the social media for SeattleDances. She is currently serving as a dance captain for Faunix.
Ben is a musician and drummer who loves partnering with other passionate individuals to create sounds that have never been heard before. He brings his 20+ years experience and knowledge as a touring/recording artist into his collaborations. While not creating music he teaches yoga all around Seattle and on the Puget Sound (upon paddle boards) giving him access to his other passions of movement and nature to nourish his creative energies.