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CAROLYN LUCAS (Choreographic Assistant) was born and raised in North Carolina where she studied dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She received a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1984, studying under Sarah Stackhouse. She apprenticed with the Jose Limon Company before joining the Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1984, dancing with the Company though 1994 and originating roles in “Newark,” “Astral Convertible,” and “Foray Forêt.” In 1994 she became Ms. Brown’s Choreographic Assistant, and has been instrumental in the creation of Ms. Brown’s solo “If you couldn’t see me” and the duet versions with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Bill T. Jones entitled “You can see us” among many other pieces. Carolyn reconstructed “Opal Loop,” and “Accumulation” for TBDC and “Glacial Decoy” for TBDC and White Oak Dance Project. Carolyn has taught extensively in the U.S. and abroad and was a guest faculty member at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels.

NEAL BEASLEY was born and raised in Mississippi, where he began his dance training. For the duration of his high school years, he attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California on scholarship. He received his B.F.A. in dance from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and danced for choreographers Johannes Wieland and Lorraine Chapman prior to joining Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2003. In 2004, he was honored with a Princess Grace Foundation – USA award for dance.

SANDRA GRINBERG was born in Gdansk, Poland, where she first started dancing and graduated from The Ballet School. In 1995 she joined P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Sandra moved to New York in 1997 and joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in May 2000.

BRANDI L. NORTON began her dance training with Norman Shelburne in Alaska where she was born and raised. She graduated with a B.F.A. from the Julliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. She has since danced with the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company and Brian Brooks Moving Company. She joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1998.

CORI OLINGHOUSE was born in San Diego, California. She received a B.A. from Bennington College where she combined studies in Dance, Film, and Writing. She has been influenced by her study of the Alexander Technique and by her investigation of improvisational forms. Cori also works part-time with choreographer Cathy Weis and curator Jon Gartenberg of Gartenberg Media Enterprises, Inc. as a film and video archivist. Cori moved to New York in 2001 and joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2002.

STACY MATTHEW SPENCE was born in Louisiana and grew up in Colorado. He graduated with a B.A. in Dance from Loretto Heights College in Denver and his M.F.A. from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Stacy has danced and collaborated with numerous NY choreographers including choreographer Polly Motley and filmmaker Molly Davies, Eun Me Ahn, The Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company, and has performed at The Yard. Stacy has also shown his own work at SUNY Purchase Context Hall, Tisch School of the Arts under the guidance of Bessie Schönberg, and Movement Research at Judson Church. He joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in July 1997.

TODD LAWRENCE STONE has danced with Irene Hultman Dance Company and Wil Swanson. He has also worked with Pearl Lang Dance Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Neta Pulvermacher and Dancers. Todd graduated from SUNY Purchase in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Dance. He currently studies with June Ekman. Todd joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1998.

KATRINA THOMPSON was born and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned a B.F.A. in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. In New York she has worked with Daniel Gwirtzman, Michael Mao Dance, Artichoke Dance Company, American Dance Ensemble, and Mary Seidman and Dancers at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Katrina joined the Trisha Brown Dance Company in 1998.

Trisha Brown Dance Company has presented the work of its legendary artistic director for 35 years. Founded in 1970, when Trisha Brown branched out from the experimental Judson Dance Theater to work with her own group of dancers, TBDC offered its first performances at alternative sites in Manhattan’s SoHo district. Today, the Company is regularly seen in the landmark opera houses of New York, Paris, London, and many other theaters around the world. The repertory has grown from solos and small group pieces to include evening-length works and important collaborations between Ms. Brown and major visual artists.

Artistic Director: Trisha Brown
Executive Director: Michele Thompson
Rehearsal Director: Gwen Welliver
Choreographic Assistant: Carolyn Lucas
Special Projects: Diane Madden Dawson
Administrative Manager: Nicole Taney
Director of Education and Outreach: Laura Hymers
Production Stage Manager: Tricia Toliver
Lighting Supervisor: John Torres
Assistant to the Artistic Director: Rebecca Davis
Assistant to the Executive Director: Kimberly Maynard
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Bachhuber

International Representation:
Thérèse Barbanel
Les Artscèniques
Tel: +33 1 48 93 66 54

Exclusive North American Management:
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Phone: 212-994-3500 Fax: 212-994-3550

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