Guest Artist Series 2021

SONIA ENGMAN

Sonia is a professional choreographer, performer, educator and certified personal trainer with dance background in Modern, ballet, and street styles such as Hip Hop and House. She has performed and presented choreography across the US and in Austria, and currently works with Houston based Social Movement Contemporary Dance and In Full Affect. Sonia views art as a means of social change, and feels that expression through movement is a necessary part of life. 

 

 

KRISTY MEDINA

Kristy Marie Medina is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in Hamburg, Germany. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she grew up training at Keshet Dance Company in their Pre-Professional Dance Program and studied at the Public Academy for Performing Arts. Kristy has trained in classical ballet, jazz, improvisation, and modern techniques such as Graham, Horton, and Release.  In 2015, Kristy moved to Lübeck, Germany, where she received her B2 language certificate and continued her dance studies at the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg.  Since 2018 Kristy has taught and choreographed for jazz and modern classes at the Sportverein Eidelstedt. 

BRADFORD CHIN

San Francisco native BRADFORD CHIN (he/him) is a San Francisco- and Los Angeles-based choreographer, educator, performer, researcher, and DEI/accessibility consultant and audio describer for dance. He has performed works by choreographers including Arthur Pita, Jennifer Archibald, and Robert Dekkers, and he has additionally danced with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Contempo Ballet, and Laurel Jenkins among others. Specializing in physically integrated dance and inclusive teaching methods for diverse student populations across race, disability, and gender, Chin has taught ballet, contemporary modern, improvisation, composition, and jazz techniques in ten states and internationally. 

NICOLE WOLCOTT

Nicole Wolcott is an independent choreographer, dance artist and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY although she is from Montana originally.  For fourteen years she was the Associate Artistic Director and Education Director of KEIGWIN + COMPANY, a professional dance company she co-founded with choreographer Larry Keigwin.  Wolcott stepped away from directing K+C in 2017, but continues to work with Keigwin on other projects. Wolcott’s independent work has been invested in intimate dances that draw from the personal lives of the artists with whom she works. Throughout her years as a director, choreographer and performer, Wolcott has been a dedicated teacher sharing her affection for dance with all communities professional and non-professional. For the past three years she has taught improvisation and choreography at the Joffrey School and is currently teaching composition in BA and MFA programs at Hunter College.  More information at www.nicolewolcott.com.