Janice Garrett is an internationally active choreographer and dance educator who began her career as a dancer with Dan Wagoner and Dancers. Honored in 2004 as one of Dance Magazine’s top “25 to Watch,” she has received commissions from companies throughout the US and Europe. Her choreographic grants include awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, James Irvine Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, and San Francisco Grants for the Arts. Honors include a 2010 Isadora Duncan Dance Award (“Izzie”) for “Best Company Performance” for her collaboration with Charles Moulton on “The Illustrated Book of Invisible Stories,” three 2011 Izzies for “The Experience of Flight in Dreams,” and recognition by the San Francisco Chronicle for “StringWreck” (2008) and “The Luminous Edge” (2014) as one of the “Top 10 Dance Performances of the Year.”

 

Guggenheim Award winner Charles Moulton began his career dancing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1973-1976. He has created works for the Joffrey Ballet, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project and many other dance companies in the US and abroad. He is the winner of a 1989 Dorothy Chandler Arts Achievement Award and has received support for his work from the NEA, NYSCA, The Jerome Foundation, and Meet the Composer/Choreographer. Moulton has directed theater and opera and has created works for film and television including choreography for 1,000 dancers in the Matrix Reloaded. He is a founding co-director of Performance Space 122 in downtown Manhattan and is widely regarded for his signature work Precision Ball Passing in which large groups work together to solve a living puzzle. He has most recently completed a new version of this work, 72-Person Ball Passing, for the Fall for Dance North festival in Toronto. Moulton has been active as a visual artist for 12 years. His work has been featured at the Pro-Arts Gallery, Oakopolis, and Terminus Gallery in downtown Oakland.

 

Carolina Czechowska was born in Stockholm and received her education at the Royal Swedish Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, The Boston Ballet and at Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Training Program. In San Francisco she has danced with RAWdance and Capacitor and internationally, she has been part of installations by Tino Seghal as well as working with Johannes Wieland at the 2015 One Small Step festival. In 2017 Carolina was awarded an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (“Izzie”) for outstanding individual performance. She has been a member of Garrett + Moulton Productions since 2011.

 

Michael Galloway is a freelance dancer, dance educator, and Pilates instructor. Originally from Madison, Alabama, he began his dance training at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and holds a BFA in dance from Butler University. He has performed with Tulsa Ballet, Company C Contemporary Ballet, ARC Dance Company, ZiRu Dance, Oakland Ballet, and Hope Mohr Dance. This is his fourth season with Garrett + Moulton Productions.

 

Originally from Cary, North Carolina, Gretchen LaWall is a professional dancer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Arizona’s School of Dance. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area she can be seen dancing with Garrett + Moulton Productions, The MoveMessenger(s), SARAH BERGES Dance and Urban Jazz Dance Company. Before moving to the Bay Area, Gretchen had the privilege of dancing with River North Dance Chicago (2012-2015), LEVELdance (2012-2014) and Art.if.Act Dance Project (2011).

 

Nol Simonse grew up in Washington, D.C., and trained at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He moved to San Francisco in 1997 and is a founding member of Kunst-Stoff, Janice Garrett and Dancers, Garrett + Moulton Productions, and Sean Dorsey Dance. He produced his own work at Dance Mission Theater for eight home seasons in the ‘Shared Space’ series, from 2007-2016, and has had residencies at Dance Mission and Studio 210. He has set work on the Lines summer program, ODC’s Dance Jam, Dance Brigade’s Grrrl Brigade, students at USF, and the Shawl-Anderson Youth Ensemble. Nol teaches modern at the Alonzo King’s Lines Dance Center, and Shawl-Anderson. He has taught technique, repertory, and choreography workshops for adults and teens. In 2009 he received a ‘Goldie’ (Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery) in dance, and in 2011 an ‘Izzy’ (Isadora Duncan Bay Area Dance Award) for individual performance. He was the first to win Luna Dance Institute’s Choreofund prize, and is a 2017 CHIME awardee with mentor Margaret Jenkins.

 

Haiou Wang has studied, performed, and choreographed, ballet, contemporary, and Chinese and Korean traditional dance. He received his undergraduate degree from Minzu University of China, and a Masters in Korean Traditional Dance and Dance Production from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea, and was a member of the Korea National Dance Company. He was also a choreographer at and company member of ChangMu Dance Company in Seoul and member of City Dance München, Germany.

 

A native Bay Area dancer, this is Miche Wong‘s first season with Garrett + Moulton Productions. After receiving a BFA from UC Santa Barbara in 2009 she was performing in San Francisco Bay Area as a dancer and multi-mover with companies such as Capacitor, Flyaway Productions and ZiRu Dance. In 2013, Michele began working with The Guangdong Modern Dance Company (GMDC), Mainland China’s premiere modern dance company founded by Willy Tsao in 1992. She performed GMDC’s repertory throughout Europe, Australia, the Middle East and China. She choreographed “The Spaces in Between”, a site-specific piece, and co-choreographed “Harry II” for the Beijing International Dance Festival. Most recently choreographed “Ceiling” for the Silicon Valley dance festival. Miche also taught dance/body workshops and produced dance events in China to advocate the effectiveness of dance in the arts and in the lives of Chinese people.