GUEST VIDEOGRAPHER, RACHEL MALEHORN

Rachel Malehorn is a photographer and videographer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During her 13 year career with the Milwaukee Ballet, Rachel developed a strong interest in photographing dancers. She relishes the challenge of capturing a sense of movement through still images, while also celebrating the inherent sculptural nature of ballet. Through her work as the President of the non-profit organization The Milwaukee Dancers’ Fund, she expanded her work into the videographic medium, and began developing concepts, collaborating with local musicians, directing, and shooting videos as meditations on her interest in time, memory, history, and growth. As a first time collaborator with the Chamber Dance Project, Rachel is excited to help make it possible to continue to share great dance with audiences around the world. Rachel will be filming Berceuse in Milwaukee with Luz and Davit  to be screened July 31st.

 


GUEST VIDEOGRAPHER, AARON COTA

Aaron is a Former Marine, with a BA and MFA in Dance from UC Irvine. He currently works in the Television / Movie world in Los Angeles finding locations to film in. Aaron will be filming Sarabande in Los Angeles with Christian to be screened July 31st.

 


GUEST VIDEOGRAPHER, JENNIFER ZMUDA

Jennifer Zmuda is an Emmy award-winning director and creative artist specializing in telling stories through visual content. With both stills and film, Jennifer is known for using her craft to capture the beauty in movement, people and the world. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch, CityScene and many other local and national outlets. Holding a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine, she first launched her photography business in 2006 and has captured all visual content for BalletMet, Columbus’ professional dance company and academy, since 2011. In 2017, she won an Emmy for her dance on-film project, Vaulted.

She has both commercial and creative clients, illustrating her wide-ranging artistic capabilities. Among them are BalletMet, Tulsa Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Worthington Industries, OhioMaster Gardeners, Otterbein University, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus and The Ohio State University. Jennifer will be filming In The Silence in Columbus with Grace-Anne and Austin Powers  to be screened July 31st.

 

Photo by Holly Hildreth


DANCER, ANDILE NDLOVU

Andile Ndlovu of Johannesburg, South Africa, is in his ninth season with The Washington Ballet, after dancing one season with TWB’s Studio Company. Ndlovu began his training in Latin American and ballroom dance at the age of ten. At 15, he began training in ballet under Martin Schöenberg, director of Ballet Theatre Afrikan. In 2007, Ndlovu performed with South African Ballet Theatre, performing the lead in Don Quixote and the Jester in Swan Lake, among other roles. He went on to dance with Cape Town City Ballet and tied for first place in the contemporary category of the 2008 South African International Ballet Competition. Ndlovu was part of the 15-year anniversary tour of Step Afrika! as a guest artist, performed his collaborative choreography solo with Gregory Vuyani Maqoma in Beyond Skin and was a part of the South African version of Queen with Mzansi Productions, choreographed by Debbie Rakusin and Timothy Le Roux. He recently choreographed Guardian of the Pool which was performed by The Washington Ballet Studio Company. Andile will appear in the frst public screening of Exit Wounds as the original cast on September 24th.

 


GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER, OWEN SCARLETT

Long Island native Owen Scarlett is a performing artist, choreographer, photographer, videographer and visual designer based in Los Angeles. He attended Point Park University for Jazz Dance/Arts Management but also explored other areas of art and design. He was a founding member of Visceral Dance Chicago, and performed with the company for four seasons. He’s performed and explored work by Ohad Naharin, Fernando Melo, Sidra Bell, Mónica Cervantes, José Limon, Erica Sobol, Marguerite Donlon, Robert Battle, Toru Shimazaki and Shannon Alvis. Owen has created works for several companies such as DanceWorks Chicago, Dance in the Parks and Visceral Dance Chicago.
Owen has a great compassion for dance, and enjoys giving back to others in the dance community. In 2015, he founded Owen Scarlett Productions, a design/film production company. This company has allowed numerous dancers to market themselves cost effectively. Since then he’s been able to create digital work for non-profits such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, BodyTraffic, Visceral Dance Chicago, Rivernorth Dance Chicago and The American Cancer Society. There are so many outlets that fulfill his need to create. He couldn’t possibly choose. just one. He is thankful for that because he’s been able to connect with such beautifully eclectic people throughout his journey.

 


DANCER, LUIS TORRES

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Luis R. Torres was previously the Ballet Master with Les Ballets Jazz De Montréal. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Dance and Psychology and completed a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University. Torres has enjoyed an extensive dance career with Ballet Arizona, Ballet Theatre of Maryland and The Washington Ballet, where he performed as a Soloist and Principal Dancer. Torres created roles in many works by world renowned choreographers and has held the positions of Ballet Master at Chamber Dance Project, The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company and Trainee Program, Adjunct Professor at George Mason University and Repetiteur for Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Septime Webre as well as Guest Teacher/Choreographer. Luis will appear in the first public screening of Exit Wounds as the original cast on September 24th.

 


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Shacara Rogers in Songs by Cole
Mariah Miranda Photography