COMPANY ARTISTS

El Beh is a theater artist, performer, musician, educator, mover and shaker with a degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. She has been lucky to work locally with the likes of Magic Theater, Shotgun Players, Cal Shakes, Z Space, the Curran, EmSpace Dance, SF Playhouse, Center Rep, Townhall Theatre, Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Cutting Ball Theater and Woman’s Will among others. El is a proud company member of Mugwumpin and co-host of Drag Spectacular Spectacular. Her cello playing has been heard with The Bengsons and Taylor Mac and she co-composed the original sound score for detour dance’s Filaments and Beckon.

El Beh is a theater artist, performer, musician, educator, mover and shaker with a degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. She has been lucky to work locally with the likes of Magic Theater, Shotgun Players, Cal Shakes, Z Space, the Curran, EmSpace Dance, SF Playhouse, Center Rep, Townhall Theatre, Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Cutting Ball Theater and Woman’s Will among others. El is a proud company member of Mugwumpin and co-host of Drag Spectacular Spectacular. Her cello playing has been heard with The Bengsons and Taylor Mac and she co-composed the original sound score for detour dance’s Filaments and Beckon.

El Beh

Liane Burns has spent the last four years working in San Francisco as a company member and collaborator with FACT/SF and detour dance, and as a guest artist with Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, RAWdance, LEVYdance, and Christine Bonansea. Liane is the Lead Instructor at Elevate Group Fitness, and corporate Group Fitness Instructor with City Move’n Fitness. Liane completed her postgraduate studies in Israel at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. While living in Israel, she additionally apprenticed and performed with Amir Kolben's Kolben Dance Company, and performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Barak Marshall, and Crystal Pite. Liane received her BFA in Dance and Performance from Chapman University.

Liane Burns

Jana Griffin is a dancer/choreographer from Fresno, CA. After moving to the Bay Area in 2008 to further her dance education she earned a B.A. in Dance at San Francisco State University. There she studied under Cathleen McCarthey and Ray Tadio and was a company member of the University Dance Theater from 2010-2011

Jana Griffin

 

Melissa Lewis is a recent graduate of the Performing Arts & Social Justice program at the University of San Francisco, where she studied dance (a place of care from everyone she met, including Kat + Eric). She is currently working on her own queer feminist dance collective, hers and hers, (with Courtney King), her arts administration chops (thank you CounterPulse & Dancers' Group), her film photography, her Chinese (on the phone with her mom), and her latte art. Arriving from Boston 5 years ago, she has aged/changed with San Francisco, feeling simultaneously critical yet invested in the city's fluctuating space for socially engaged art-making. 

Melissa Lewis

Scott Marlowe is a dancer, actor, and director. His training began at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, when he made an abrupt shift from competitive swimmer to dancer. He continued his education at the University of Texas at Austin, studying and touring extensively with Holly Williams, a founding member of Mark Morris Dance Group. While in Austin, Scott performed several seasons with Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks and site-specific choreographer Sally Jacques. From 2005 to 2015, Scott created and performed with San Francisco based LEVYdance as a Company Artist and the company's Associate Director. His 2014 evening-length work Soar has been nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design. In 2013, Scott starred in the internationally acclaimed feature film Test, written and directed by Chris Mason Johnson. Test won the 2013 Outfest Grand Jury Awards for Outstanding Feature Film and Outstanding Screenwriting and is nominated for a 2015 John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award. 

Scott Marlowe

Angela Mazziotta is originally from Florida and received a BFA in Modern Dance Performance from the University of South Florida. Since moving to San Francisco, Angela has presented her choreography at The Garage, at the Westside Art House, at Dance Mission Theater, and at ODC as part of WestWave and SPF. Her work has been commissioned by Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts, and Dance Alliance (Ft. Myers). She has performed with Project Thrust, Cali & Co Dance, Palanza Dance, Here Now Dance Collective and Yea Big Dance.

Angela Mazziotta

Wiley Naman Strasser is a Bay Area - based performing artist whose credits include work with Aurora, Berkeley Rep, Crowded Fire, Cutting Ball, detour dance, Emspace Dance, FACT/SF, Golden Thread, Hope Mohr Dance, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Mugwumpin, San Francisco Playhouse, and Shotgun Players. He has trained with Alonzo King Lines Ballet, CalArts, Teatr Zar, and Yuyachkani, among others, and holds a BA in Theater from UCLA. wileynamanstrasser.com

Photo: Jessica Palopoli

Wiley Naman Strasser

Erin Mei-Ling Stuart is the artistic director of EmSpace Dance, and a member of Mugwumpin. She is a theater artist who acts, dances, choreographs, directs, and plays the viola.  She has had the pleasure of performing with Central Works, 13th Floor, Flyaway Productions, Erika Chong Shuch, Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Lisa Townsend Company, Shotgun Players, Chris Black, David Szlaza, and many others. Erin was awarded The Della Davidson Prize in 2016, and an SF Bay Guardian GOLDIE award for dance in 2008. Erin has also made several dance films, which have screened at American Dance Festival, The San Diego/Tijuana DANCEonFILM festival, and other local and national festivals.

Erin Mei-Ling Stuart


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Daniel Garcia is a San Francisco based designer whose investigations revolve around the creation of human scaled objects, installations and architecture. His projects combine contemporary digital design and fabrication techniques with traditional methods of making to generate objects that are clear derivatives of both digital and analog processes. Along with earning his Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts, Daniel has supplemented his practice with apprenticeships in a variety of trades, hoping to bridge the gap between design and fabrication.

Daniel Garcia is a San Francisco based designer whose investigations revolve around the creation of human scaled objects, installations and architecture. His projects combine contemporary digital design and fabrication techniques with traditional methods of making to generate objects that are clear derivatives of both digital and analog processes. Along with earning his Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts, Daniel has supplemented his practice with apprenticeships in a variety of trades, hoping to bridge the gap between design and fabrication.

Daniel Garcia
Graphic & Set Design

Del Medoff has been collaborating with detour dance since 2010. He began learning theater basics at Skyline High School in Oakland. He furthered his theater education in college at Humboldt State University in northern California. There he found his preferred aspect of theater was lighting. He also discovered his passion for working with dance. After graduation, Delayne moved back to Oakland and began his career as a lighting technician/designer. He considers himself fortunate to have designed for several groups and dancers including Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Christy Funsch, Peiling Kao, Sharp and Fine, and 13th Floor Dance Theater. Delayne has always felt strongly connected to dance and is grateful to the dance community for giving him a home. “You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.” -Arlo Guthrie

Del Medoff has been collaborating with detour dance since 2010. He began learning theater basics at Skyline High School in Oakland. He furthered his theater education in college at Humboldt State University in northern California. There he found his preferred aspect of theater was lighting. He also discovered his passion for working with dance. After graduation, Delayne moved back to Oakland and began his career as a lighting technician/designer. He considers himself fortunate to have designed for several groups and dancers including Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Christy Funsch, Peiling Kao, Sharp and Fine, and 13th Floor Dance Theater. Delayne has always felt strongly connected to dance and is grateful to the dance community for giving him a home. “You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.” -Arlo Guthrie

Del Medoff
Lighting Design

Peggy Peralta's works are distinct for their heart, energy and perspective. Every project she dives into becomes an opportunity to discover, create and inspire. She was awarded Best Emerging Filmmaker by SF International Women's Film Festival in 2005. Since then, she has continued to be a trusted collaborator of many directors, shooting projects funded by organizations like San Francisco Film Society, Danish Arts Council and French National Center of Fine Arts. Her works have screened around the globe including the Rotterdam International Film Festival & Busan International Film Festival among others. In 2013, she received a Special Jury Award from the LA Asian Pacific Film Fest for her cinematography on Harana. A New Color, her 2nd feature documentary, premiered at the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival. Meeting Kat & Eric was the best thing that ever happened to her via craigslist. They have been collaborating since 2010. As a certified Steadicam Operator, she makes the camera dance. 

Peggy Peralta's works are distinct for their heart, energy and perspective. Every project she dives into becomes an opportunity to discover, create and inspire. She was awarded Best Emerging Filmmaker by SF International Women's Film Festival in 2005. Since then, she has continued to be a trusted collaborator of many directors, shooting projects funded by organizations like San Francisco Film Society, Danish Arts Council and French National Center of Fine Arts. Her works have screened around the globe including the Rotterdam International Film Festival & Busan International Film Festival among others. In 2013, she received a Special Jury Award from the LA Asian Pacific Film Fest for her cinematography on HaranaA New Color, her 2nd feature documentary, premiered at the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival. Meeting Kat & Eric was the best thing that ever happened to her via craigslist. They have been collaborating since 2010. As a certified Steadicam Operator, she makes the camera dance. 

Peggy Peralta
Cinematography