Inclined Dance Project performs in on Sunday March 8th, 2015 in The Series at The Secret Theatre.
Fusing classic dance vocabulary with the quirky, familiar gestures of everyday life, Inclined Dance Project creates dance works of contemporary athleticism inspired by ever diverse human experiences. Inclined approaches dance-making through a set and destroy method, allowing the performers the opportunity to deconstruct the material and incite dialogue, exploration, and personal contribution to a work. The end result is athletic, technical, and dynamic movement that challenges the dancer and engages audiences.
Led by Artistic Director Kristen Klein, Inclined Dance Project was founded in 2009 and retains a troupe of 6-8 dancers. Since its creation the company has performed at various venues and festivals throughout New York and New England, including Baruch College, the Center for Performance Research, Chen Dance Center, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, The Flea, University Settlement, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the John Ryan Theater, The Gowanus Arts Building, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, among others. The company has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Critical Dance Magazine, Ballet-Dance Magazine, and on DanceMedia.com.
Inclined Dance Project presents for The Series ‘Stuck Together Pieces’, an exploration in connecting, disconnecting, and re-connecting. The work delves into the complex bonds of human beings within both physical and mental space, exploring how environment, distance, and personalities affect how we interact with each other. Inclined will also be presenting Temporizer, a duet which examines dominant and reticent energies.
Kristen hails from Connecticut and is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, where she was awarded the Julie Ince Thompson Choreography Scholarship. Since graduating, she has performed with The Harvard University Historical Society, Tribe of Human, Tiffany Spearman, Chie Mukai, Ceceilia Seaward, Catie Cuan & Dancers, Christina Suhkgian Houle, Leyya Mona Tawil/ DANCE ELIXIR, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Six Degrees Dance Company, and C. Eule Dance. Kristen founded Inclined Dance Project in 2009, and her choreography has been performed throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and in Japan. Kristen is also a professional pointe shoe fitter for Freed of London where she works with dancers from the nation’s top schools and companies, including the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, and more.
Amy lives in Brooklyn where she dances and makes work for the stage, nightlife, musicians, and anyone else who will let her put on a show. A native Ohioan, she received a BFA in Dance and Choreography from the Ohio State University. She currently makes work, performs, and directs her super talented friends under the moniker Crooked Mouth. She has also performed, choreographed, and collaborated with Public Domain, Backspace Performance Ensemble, aemp:dance/Amiti Perry+Dancers, musicians Fashion Week, Yula and the eXtended family, and other various talented artists. This is her third season with Inclined.
Christina is a native of Texas and is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a BA in Dance. While in college she performed with Inflight Dance Theater and Contemporary Ballet Dallas (guest artist). She has performed in San Francisco with Napoles Ballet Theater, Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble, Todd Courage/Courage Group, and Copious Dance Theater. Since relocating to New York, Christina has worked with Arch Dance Company, TrioDance Collective, JohnJ Zullo Dance, and Alisa Fendley’s Fingerprints Projects. This is her fourth season with Inclined Dance Project.
Leighann hails from New York and received her BFA from the Boston Conservatory in 2009 on a performance scholarship. While at the Conservatory, she performed works by Anthony Tudor, Martha Graham, Luis Fuenté, and Kathryn Posin. Since graduating she has performed in Danny Pelzigs Bartered Bride with Opera Boston, as a soloist in Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, XT Danscollective, and work choreographed by Roni Koresh. Leighann studied and performed in London, UK from 2012-2014 and is a founding member of Inclined Dance Project.
Chie hails from Osaka, Japan and moved her career to the United States in 2001, attending the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Boston. She was accepted to The Boston Conservatory in 2004 with the Al & Pat Houston Scholarship, Conservatory Scholarship, and the Press Award Assistant Scholarship, graduating with a B.F.A in Dance in 2008. After moving to New York City, she has appeared on stage with C.Eule Dance, Tina Croll + Company, Zhukov Dance, ACB Dance Company and other various artists. She is also a certified trainer for GYROTONIC® and works at Body Evolutions Studio. She has been working with Kristen Klein since 2004, and is a founding member of Inclined Dance Project.
Morgana is excited to perform in Inclined Dance Project’s 5th hails from St. Louis, Missouri and in 2010 she graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Dance Performance and minor in Psychology. Before her big move to New York City, Morgana ran away with the circus and performed in Le Grand Cirque and later joined Santa and his elves in Christmas on Broadway. During her time in NYC, she has performed with Inclined Dance Project, Beth Liebowitz & Artists, Manuel Vignoulle, BODYART, and CoreDance Contemporary. This is her third season with Inclined Dance Project.
Jennifer is from Columbia, Maryland where she began her training at the Ballet Royale Academy under the direction of Donna Harrington-Pidel. She then moved on to the Boston Conservatory where she performed in Jose Limon’s Missa Brevis, Les Slypides, and the premiere of the musical Heaven and Hell: The Fantastical Temptation of the 7 Deadly Sins directed by Jason Slavic and created to music by Joe Jackson. Jennifer received her BFA in Dance Performance from the Boston Conservatory and has since been teaching with the Shooting Stars Company and performing with various NYC freelance choreographers. She has been working with Kristen Klein since 2004 and is a founding member of Inclined Dance Project. Jennifer also acts as Inclined’s Rehearsal Assistant.