Current and Past Collaborators
Galen Rogers grew up in San Francisco studying taiko, aikido, capoeira, gamelan, and tablas. These forms provide the foundation of his physicality and musicality and cultivated curiosity, sensitivity, and an expansive vocabulary from an early age. At Oberlin College he earned his BA in ethnomusicology and founded Oberlin College Taiko. After graduating from Oberlin College in '12 he joined Jiten Daiko, a taiko ensemble based in San Francisco that focuses on pioneering new expressive territory for taiko arts. He has been the director of this ensemble since 2014. In 2013 he also began studying Gaga with James Graham. He performed professionally and toured with James Graham Dance Theater in 2016 and 2017, and has continued to dance professionally ever since. He also currently teaches taiko at Rosa Parks Elementary, John Muir Elementary, and Marin Academy, and he teaches taiko, capoeira, gamelan, and ethnomusicology at San Francisco Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.
Jenny Stulberg a dance artist, filmmaker and fitness professional. She has danced for Hope Mohr Dance and Xandra Ibarra/La Chica Boom. Jenny teaches at St. Mary's College, and is co-artistic director of Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations. Her dance-films have been accepted into international festivals across the country, including San Francisco Dance Film Festival and Dance Camera West. She is drawn to the intimacy of both dance and film and inspired by the relationship between these moving mediums. Jenny comes from a strong somatic and functional fitness background and loves blending these movement modalities in both her technique and fitness classes. M.F.A, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. B.F.A, Western Michigan University. www.jennystulberg.com
Michael Wall is an internationally recognized composer, performer and educator who collaborates with dancers, choreographers and filmmakers around the world. He composes original music, accompanies dance classes, and teaches sound design for dance and performance with Ableton Live. Michael has worked at Rutgers University, Princeton University, NYU, The Ohio State University, The Bates Dance Festival, The American Dance Festival and is currently on faculty at The University of Utah, School of Dance. He’s supported independent artists in digital music distribution for the last ten years and offers a comprehensive online library of music for dance students, teachers and choreographers. www.soundformovement.com
Shanna Sordahl is a sound artist and composer based in Oakland, CA. Using analog and digital electronics, amplified cello, and installation art as her primary mediums, Shanna’s work is a continual exploration of the depth of one's relationship to both sound and physical spaces. Her approach to the cello is comprised of unconventional playing techniques combined with electronics to emphasize timbral changes and the resonant body of the instrument. With an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, Shanna has worked with a variety of choreographers and composers including Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, Wax Poet(s), Alvin Lucier, Trimpin, Wrekmeister Harmonies, and Sarah Davachi. In addition to a recent album release of solo material, her most active collaboration is as the duo SO AR with percussionist Robert Lopez. www.shannasordahl.net
Arletta Anderson is a Bay Area-based mover and maker. She has worked with Holly Johnston/Ledges and Bones, Kevin Williamson, Rebecca Pappas, and Molly Heller in Los Angeles and New York prior to re-locating to San Francisco. Locally, Arletta dances with Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, Gerald Casel, Katie Faulkner, and Alma Esperanza-Cunningham, as well as having danced in the choreographic work of Aura Fishbeck and Stephen Pelton and engaged in improvisational practices with Fishbeck, Christy Funsch, and Erin Mei-Ling Stuart. Arletta is currently making work students at University of San Francisco. www.andersmith.co
Virginia Broyles, originally from Atlanta, is a transplant to the Bay Area. She studied at American University, DC and University of Georgia, where she received her BFA and was a member of Core Concert Dance Company directed by Bala Sarasvati. In addition to her own dance and video work, Virginia has performed with Rob Esposito, Rebecca Enghauser, Diavolo Dance Theater, Helen Pickett, Catellier Dance Projects, Hallie Dalsimer, Alison Williams, ALTERNATIVA, Scott Wells and Dancersand is currently dancing with Bandaloop and viv dance company. She has attended Impulstanz Contemporary Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, and Bates Dance Festival.
Lydia Clinton, a Bay Area native, went to Point Park University receiving a BA in Dance (Modern). During college, she attended the American Dance Festival on scholarship and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance’s summer program. Since returning home, she has worked with AXIS Dance Company, Garrett+Moulton Productions, Capacitor, PUSH Dance Company, and Zaccho Dance Theatre.
Marlie Couto graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2013 and moved to the Bay Area to train extensively with Summer Lee Rhatigan at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. As a freelance artist, Marlie has had the pleasure of working closely with and performing works by Margaret Jenkins, Christian Burns, Bobbi Jene Smith, Tom Weinberger, David Harvey, Marissa Brown, and Margot Gelber. She is currently a collaborator with burnsWORK and SFCD’s Alumni Company, Crossings SF. Courtney Mazeika, Max Judelson, and Marlie began an ongoing performative and choreographic collaboration in 2013. Their last work, “eventually” was awarded the 2nd place prize at Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition in June.
Cauveri Madabushi Suresh graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Dance. She has had the fortune to learn from Jodi Melnick, Doug Varone, David Parker, Katie Faulkner, and Alex Springer among many others. She has performed in original works by Joanna Kotze, Jodi Melnick, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Christina Robson. She collaborates frequently with Leah Samuels as part of the project Samuels/Suresh and with Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes as part of Apartment A Dances.
Dana Hemenway is an artist based in San Francisco. She received her MFA from Mills College and her BA from University of California Santa Cruz. She has had residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), SÍM (Reykjavik, Iceland), The Wassaic Project (Upstate New York), Root Division (San Francisco, CA), and is a charter resident of the Minnesota Street Project's Studio Program (San Francisco, CA). Dana is the recipient of The San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, a Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Grant, and in 2017 she was awarded her first Permanent Public Art Commission for SFO’s Terminal 1, which is scheduled for completion in late 2019. Dana has exhibited her artwork locally, nationally, and internationally including: Sophis Gallery in Seoul, Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City; Aquarius in Brooklyn, NY; Wave Pool in Cincinnati, Ohio; The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA; Eleanor Harwood Gallery, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, SOMArts Cultural Center, Park Life, Southern Exposure, & Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco; Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley; Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto; EXO Project Space in Oak Lawn, IL; and Statler-Waldorf Gallery in Los Angeles. From 2015 – 2017, Dana served as a co-director of Royal Nonesuch Gallery, an artist-run project space in Oakland, CA. She is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
Brion Nuda Rosch lives and works in San Francisco, he has exhibited his work at Et al., San Francisco; Halsey McKay, New York; DCKT Contemporary, New York; ACME., Los Angeles; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Recent curatorial projects include OK GREAT THANKS THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS, at ACME. and DCKT. He has also organized exhibitions and projects for SFMOMA’s Open Space, Adobe Books, as well as his residential gallery, Hallway Projects and One-Day Residency Program. Rosch was recently an artist-in-residence at UC Berkeley’s Ceramics Department. SFMOMA SECA Finalist in 2011, he was the recipient of the Artadia Award in 2009.
Jack Beuttler is a Bay Area native who studied philosophy at UC Berkeley. His lighting, video and production designs have appeared with punkkiCo, Dance Theater of San Francisco, Hope Mohr Dance, Risa Jaroslow, LEVYdance, Lamplighters Music Theatre and many others and have been called “cool” and “evocative” by the San Francisco Chronicle. He is a recipient with both GERALDCASELDANCE and PunkkiCo of Lighting Artists in Dance Grants. As a production manager and lighting director he has toured nationally and internationally with companies and shows including Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Van Anh Vo’s Odyssey, The Forgotten Empress and ODC/Dance. He has worked for Fluid Hug-Hug, ODC/Theater, Grisha Coleman, and others as a Production Manager, Stage Manager, Technical Director and Lighting Director. He's the Production Manager for the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and Ballet Sun Valley in Idaho and is based in Oakland, California.