The Moving Beauty Series proudly presents:
Choreographer of ‘Dust’.
RedCurrant Collective performs in The Series on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 with the performance of ‘Dust’. Choreographed by Julia Jurgilewicz for RedCurrant Collective, ‘Dust’ is a highly entertaining romp that explores the different pathways available to its characters in a fantasy fiction inspired ‘choose your own adventure’ style journey.
Led by a mythical quintet comprised of five incredible dancers, ‘Dust’ follows the format of a novel all the while igniting the audience’s imagination and transporting them to another world in which fateful duels, off beat episodes, and tumbles through the forest wait around every corner.
Julia Jurgilewicz is a native of New England where she trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and baton twirling. Since moving to New York, she has performed locally, nationally, and internationally with multiple dance companies as well as appeared in commercials, TV shows, and music videos. She attended Tisch School of the Arts, NYU where she earned her BFA in dance. While in school, Julia had the pleasure of performing works by Sidra Bell, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Gus Solomons Jr., Pamela Pietro, and Charles Weidman. From 2011-2013, Julia performed in the productions of Don Giovanni, Aida, and Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera. She has worked with choreographers Mark Dendy, Johannes Wieland, and Jillian Pena as well as performed with LEVYdance, The Anata Project, Seed Dance, and Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance. She has had the amazing opportunities of dancing at the Minna Gallery in San Francisco, California, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and as a part of the Black Box Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Currently Julia dances with Erica Essner Performance Co-Op, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, and Liz Gerring Dance. She is a founding member of RedCurrant Collective and has presented her own shorter works at Gibney Dance Center in Manhattan and in various bars in Brooklyn. When Julia is not dancing she enjoys reading fantasy fiction and remembering her baton twirling days.
Sarah is a native of Rochester, NY. There, she trained with Garth Fagan, Timothy M. Draper, and was a member of the Rochester City Ballet. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she had the privilege of performing works by talented artists including Sidra Bell, Lucinda Childs, Gus Solomons Jr, and Charles Weidman. Most recently, Sarah performed in the world tours of DANCE and Einstein On The Beach. Currently she dances for Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, AMS Project, MATYCHAK, and is a founding member of RedCurrant Collective.
Phoebe Rose Sandford
Phoebe is a modern dancer and singer with a background in classical ballet. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she choreographed several pieces and danced in works by notable choreographers such as Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Deborah Jowitt, and Trisha Brown. Phoebe is a certified yoga teacher with The Perri Institute for Mind and Body, and she teaches a melee of dance and yoga at Cynthia King Dance Studio, BAX, The Ridgefield School of Dance, and Soma Health Club. She is a founding member of RedCurrant Collective, and in addition to dancing and choreographing for her collective, she dances for Anne Zuerner, AMS Project, and mishiDance. Phoebe has presented her own work at La MaMa, Judson Memorial Church, Gibney Dance Center, and Cameo Gallery. When she is home in Greenpoint, she sings and plays her ukulele.
Lindsey received her dance training at Boston Ballet School as well as Green Street Studios. After graduating she joined Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre and danced in a variety of concert dance performances at the Sanctuary Theater in Cambridge, MA. In 2009 she began working with several local modern dance companies and individual choreographers including Contrapose Dance, EgoArt.inc, LCTC, Caitlin Corbett and Dancers, Audra Carabetta and Marcus Schulkind. In 2013 Lindsey relocated to NYC from Boston, MA and since then has danced with BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance performing Control Dominion and the Mantises are Flipping at CPR, in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Prince Igor choreographed by Itzik Galili, guested with Oliva Contemporary Dance Project and joined The Bang Group in it’s 2014 season of Nut/Cracked.
Monica grew up and trained in Southern California where she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Chapman University. She spent summers training with Doug Varone and Dancers, Trisha Brown Dance, LA Contemporary Dance Company, and at the American Dance Festival. Following graduation, Monica worked with Los Angeles and southern California based artists including Joe Alter, Stephanie Nugent, Sarah Swenson, Genevieve Carson, and Stephan Koplowitz on site-specific work, short films, and black box performances. Now residing in New York City, she has had the pleasure of working on projects with independent choreographers Kensaku Shinohara, Sarah Foster, and Christian Serrano. Monica currently dances for Mersiha Mesihovic/CircuitDebris, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, is a member of RedCurrant Collective, and is a guest artist with Suzanne Beahrs Dance. She is also an arts development administrator, yoga instructor, reiki practitioner, and dance educator.
Jessica is a native of Canada and Australia where she studied at the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts respectively. She graduated from SUNY Purchase, and in 2014 she began dancing with RedCurrant Collective. Currently, Jessica dances with CoreDance Contemporary and teaches at various dance studios.