Kit Stanley is one of four choreographers who will compete at The Tank on February 20th in xyz nyc: The Olympics. Read on for more about Kit!
Kit Stanley is originally from Madison, WI, also home to her alma mater. After graduating with a dual bachelor’s degree in Dance and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin in 2011, she moved to New York City to pursue a degree in LMA and Somatics. Kit earned her C.M.A. from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies the following year. Most recently, she helped turn a Coldstone Creamery into The Space, a world-recognized art gallery. As a cultural curator, she enlivened The Space with dance, performance, and video artists. Want more art & Midwest nice? kitstanley.com
Julia Smith-Eppsteiner is one of four choreographers who will compete at The Tank on February 20th in xyz nyc: The Olympics. Read on for more about Julia!
Julia Smith-Eppsteiner, originally of San Diego, California, graduated with honors from University of Michigan, where she earned a BFA in Dance and BA in English. During her undergraduate survival, she had the pleasure of performing works by Sidra Bell, Monica Bill Barnes, Amy Chavasse, Austin Selden, Nadia Tykulsker, and many others. She is currently collaborating with Sum Bones Co., cakeface, Hollye Bynum, and Seline Baumgartner, assisting BANGS with their enchanting music videos, and freelancing all over this concrete jungle. Julia’s choreography will be presented upcoming at Cinedans - Dance on Screen - Festival in March and Triskelion Arts’ 5th Annual Comedy in Dance Festival in April. She is stoked to be a part of xyz nyc’s spring season. juliasmitheppsteiner.me
Kristen Klein is one of four choreographers who will compete at The Tank on February 20th in xyz nyc: The Olympics. Read on for more about Kristen!
Kristen Klein hails from Connecticut and is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. She has performed with The Harvard University Historical Society, Chie Mukai, Tribe of Human, Catie Cuan & Dancers, Christina Suhkgian Houle, Leyya Mona Tawil/DANCE ELIXIR, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Six Degrees Dance Company, and C. Eule Dance. Kristen is also the founder and Artistic Director of Inclined Dance Project, which formed in 2009. The company has performed throughout New York and New England at various festivals and venues, including Baruch College, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the CoolNY Dance Festival, NEWSTEPS, Dixon Place, The Flea, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, among others. She has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Critical Dance Magazine, and on DanceMedia.com. In addition to performing and choreographing, Kristen also works as a professional pointe shoe fitter for Freed of London. Please visit inclineddanceproject.com
Jesse Factor is one of four choreographers who will compete at The Tank on February 20th in xyz nyc: The Olympics. Read on for more about Jesse!
Jesse Factor was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania. He received a scholarship to the Martha Graham School, and danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Graham II. He serves as Artist-in-Residence at the Marymount School of New York, and as a Teaching Artist for the Teens Division of the Martha Graham School. Education: BFA with honors from the Tisch School/NYU.
Sochi? More like So-xyz. That’s right: xyz nyc is BACK this month with four new choreographers and an esteemed guest judge. The theme? The Olympics.
February 20th marks the first of four competitions this spring, culminating in a championship round in May. This month’s daring choreographer contestants are Jesse Factor, Kristen Klein, Julia Smith-Eppsteiner, and Kit Stanley. Michael Burke joins us on the 20th as the guest judge, and we’re thrilled to announce that he will share an excerpt from his current work. Stay tuned for more info about all the choreographers!
xyz nyc: THE OLYMPICS will take place at The Tank, 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor. Tickets are $10; buy them online or at the door.
The Tank’s monthly xyz nyc series seeks an associate producer for the spring 2014 season. An ideal candidate has experience as a non-profit intern, and is looking for an opportunity for hands-on producing experience with mentorship and institutional support. Candidates must be extremely organized, detail oriented, and have basic computer literacy. This position is unpaid. Please send a resumé and relevant brief writing sample as attachments to xyznyc AT thetanknyc DOT org with a cover letter in the body of the email. Deadline is Jan 24th. Position begins February.
Back for another exciting season,
Like the Cherry Blossoms of the New York Botanical Garden, xyz nyc (a perfect combination of 6 letters) returns in the Spring of 2014. Kicking off on February 20th, followed by March 20th, April 17th and May 15th.
Stay tuned for more information on the exciting Spring Season!
XYZ NYC Returns to The Tank Soon … How Soon? .. Stay Tuned.