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10492073_10152507869463839_7710045142051761019_nKATE GRIFFLER/ Director NYC based choreographer, producer, dancer, teacher. Graduate of Purchase College SUNY, Conservatory of Dance, Certificate in Arts Management with continued studies at  The Commercial Theater Institute run by the Broadway League.  Kate has been part of REVERBdance from the inception in 2005, first as a dancer then moving to curators assistant, choreographer, curator and then named director in 2011. As a choreographer, Kate’s work has been shown The New York Musical Theater Festival,  the Akashi Arts Center (Japan), the Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Dairy Center for the Performing Arts (Boulder), The Ailey Citigroup Theater,  Purchase College, the Brooklyn Fashion Festival, The Gershwin Hotel, The Clemente Soto Theater , TANK, & The CENTER at West Park.  Kate is also lead producer and choreographer of a new musical, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna which received 5 Awards of Excellence at the New York Musical Theater Festival. She has also produced Equity readings at Theater 80, The Dramatist Guild, and a developmental production in Boulder, Colorado.  Other producing credits include: danscores by Ofelia Loret de Mola presents: “NYC-MEX Festival de la Ciudad International Tour” : El Teatro José Peón Contreras, (2008), “O! Balletto” directed by Lane Gifford at the New York International Fringe Festival (2008), “Antigones” directed by LEIMAY at Joyce SoHo (2008) and “International Dance Exchange & Performance” in collaboration with CAVE.  As a dancer, Kate has had the privilege to  perform the works of Kathleen Dyer, Brooke Broussard, Masumi Kushimoto, Megan Williams, Ayako Kurakake, Stacy Grossfield, Yung Li Chen, Ofelia Loret de Mola, Takuya Muramatsu  & Kun Yang Lin among others.  

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10628079_10153233272264815_5938050460821231013_nBRADLEY SHELVER Originally from South Africa, attended the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, and was awarded a full scholarship to The Ailey School by Ms. Judith Jameson. He has danced as a soloist with Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Elisa Monte Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Limon Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and Phoenix Dance Theater in the UK. He has performed as a guest artist with The Mark Morris Dance Group, Universal Ballet Company, Lar Lubovich Dance Company, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, Eglevsky Ballet, Minnesota Ballet Arts, Nathan Trice Dance, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance, and the Francesca Harper Project. He has also performed with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In 2002, he was invited to perform “The Blackbird Solo” choreographed by Mr. Jiri Kylian as well as works by Ohad Naharin and Angelin Preljocaj for the 70th Anniversary of Jacobs Pillow. He was a principal dancer and singer in Javier De Frutos’, Cattle Call which toured the UK in collaboration with composer, Richard Thomas. Mr. Shelver choreographed works for Purchase College, Long Island University, Cedar Lake 2, Svenska Ballet (Goteborg), Sobers and Godley Dance, The Dance Umbrella Festival, OURE Contemporary Dance (Denmark), MAS Milan (Italy), and works for The Ailey School, New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, Cape Dance Company (South Africa), Lustig Dance Theater, Ballet Austin and Periapsis Music and Dance. He has created solo works for himself and works for his own company, BSCDT, which premiered in Italy, Israel, Brazil, Denmark, Germany and Sweden. He toured a solo show featuring himself in works created by Jose Limon, Elisa Monte, Alvin Ailey and Jiri Kylian.

He is Co-Producer and Curator for the annual, New York based, REVERBdance Festival He is on the teaching faculties of many notable schools and companies worldwide including The Ailey School, Matthew Bourne’s ‘Adventures in Motion Pictures’ and Phoenix Dance Theater (UK) and has been a guest teacher at the Alteballeto Festival (Italy), Bartholin Ballet Festival at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, the Laban Centre (London), Performing Arts High School (Israel), LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, World Modern Dance Congress (Brazil), as well as for the Joffrey Ballet and ABT/JKO School. As a writer, he has written a monthly column for Dance Spirit Magazine. His book, Performance Through The Dance Technique of Lester Horton, was published in 2013.

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