BRENDAN DRAKE is a Brooklyn based choreographer who uses theatricality and disparate dance forms to create hybrid performance spectacles. He was a 2017-2018 Fresh Tracks Artist at New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop) and the recipient of a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative Grant through Baruch College Performing Arts Center. His work has been presented at HERE, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Triskelion Arts, Gowanus Loft, Wild Project, Industry City Distillery, Joe’s Pub, Museum for the Moving Image, Dixon Place and he is a current Artist-in-Residence at Brooklyn Studios for Dance. In addition to his work for the stage, Brendan choreographed the fall 2014 “Equality = Love” campaign for Adidas Originals/Pharrell Williams. He has also served as movement coordinator on editorial shoots for Vogue, Porter, V and Elle Magazines (photographer: Ryan McGinley, Liz Collins).  He was also named a 2016 “Artist to Watch” in Dance Europe Magazine. Brendan received his BFA in Dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

COLLABORATING ARTISTS

QUENTIN BURLEY is a dance artist based in Brooklyn. He has spent the past few years as a freelance videographer, capturing performances ranging from downtown dance to a one-man clown show.  He is the Artistic Director of Quentin Burley Dance Group which has presented work at The Red Bean Studios and Triskelion Arts. He has also had the pleasure of performing with Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance, Brendan Drake, The Moving Architects, and The Median Movement. He hails from Youngstown, Ohio and received a BFA in Dance and a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University in 2013.

ARTISTS

Quentin Burley

Kate Ladenheim

Flannery Houston

SHANNON NASH grew up dancing in Illinois, and went on to further her studies at Northern Illinois University. Her additional education includes training and dancing with P.A.R.T.S, Henny Jurriëns Stichting, Maine Island Dance Festival, David Dorfman, and ABT. She is currently performing with Emily Craver and The Little Streams, Lisa Fagan Dance Problems, Brendan Drake Choreography, and The People Movers. Shannon is also a budding carpenter at Boxart, and aspires to someday design and build sculptural elements/scenery for future performative endeavors.

Collin Ranf

Calvin Tsang

LENA ENGELSTEIN is a Brooklyn based dancer and performance artist. She currently works with Lisa Fagan, Seymour::dancecollective, and Brendan Drake while creating in collaboration with Kimiko Tanabe. She also supports dance as the House Manager at Gibney Dance Center and as a Development Associate at the Center for Arts Education.  She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Dance from Colorado College.  

MALCOLM MCMICHAEL is a freelance dance artist, media man and teacher based in New York City. Hailing from Jersey City, New Jersey, Malcolm graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Montclair State University. He has performed at venues such as The Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, Martha Graham Studio Theater, Joe’s Pub, Triskelion Arts, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Malcolm has been privileged to dance the works of Abdel Salaam (Forces of Nature Dance Theater), Sunhwa Chung (Ko-Ryo Dance Theater), Bill T. Jones, Lisa Fagan (Lisa Fagan Dance Problems), Earl Mosley, and Elisa Monte Dance as an apprentice. 

© 2013 by Brendan Drake/Brendan Drake Choreography brendan@brendandrakechoreography.com

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