A French choreographer, performer, teacher, and community connector. She was born and raised in a multiracial family in an underserved community in the South of France. Elizéon has performed and toured with various European companies, and her choreographic work has been seen across Europe. Her work includes commissions from the American Dance Festival, North Carolina Museum of Art, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, and Carolina Performing Arts. Elizéon is deeply committed to movement and embodied practices to unearth our potential for transformation. She initiates innovative collaborations that weave together artistic embodied practices with non-arts sectors such as health/sciences and restorative/social justice. Elizéon is a co-founder and co-director of Culture Mill, a performing arts laboratory based in Saxapahaw, NC. The artist-led organization is a vehicle for sustaining artistic work and community programs deeply rooted in Place, generating a vibrant and inclusive arts ecosystem in the rural, under-resourced region of Alamance County and beyond.
Cellist, singer-Songwriter, arts advocate, teaching artist, and cultural conduit. In each role, Shana Tucker is a builder of connections and collaboration. Tucker's unique genre of ChamberSoul™ weaves jazz, roots, folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of R&B. Tucker studied cello at Howard University. She later received her degree in Violoncello Performance from CUNY-Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. A sought-after collaborator, Tucker performs and records with legendary jazz saxophonist/composer Bennie Maupin, jazz flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell, Grammy-nominated NuSoul collective The Foreign Exchange, and countless others. Tucker is also an accomplished teaching artist with over 20 years of experience.
An independent French artist, photographer, designer, and creative researcher. Her work centers around the expressions of the moving body and the ever-evolving stories and encounters that emerge from it. Polyamorous in art, she works within a hybrid artistic approach, which she describes as an archipelago of possibilities, a myriad of permeable and creative ecosystems that nourish and inform each medium. She is working as a photographer, designer, and artistic collaborator on many creative processes.
A dance artist of the community from Hillsborough, NC. Locally trained, her performance career began with Durham's Collage Dance Company, then moved to join Dance Diaspora, and Philadanco where she studied, performed and choreographed original work. She received a B.A. from Oberlin College, and M.F.A. from Hollins University in collaboration with the American Dance Festival, and Frankfurt University for Music and Performing Arts.
Dance-maker, sound artist, and arts administrator from Black Mountain, NC. Throughlines of Caitlyn’s career include sustained commitments to embodied approaches to making, experimental art in non-traditional venues, and a sonic curiosity.
Myra is the Founder/Director of Proxemic Media, an arts production company that accelerates the evolution of creative eco-systems in small to mid-size American cities. The company works to develop critical content, processes, and resources for artists, arts managers, and audiences, working to strengthen communities one creative
experience at a time. Ultimately, their work centers around closing the gap, the figurative amount of space between artists and their work, and between audiences and works of art.