Kristen Bell (Rehearsal Director) is a native of New Jersey, and received her early training at the School of American Ballet and later at Princeton University, while earning her BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Kristen holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked with American Repertory Ballet, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, and Riedel Dance Theater, and she currently performs with TAKE Dance and skybetter and associates, where she is the Rehearsal Director. Kristen has taught at various dance schools throughout the tri-state area in addition to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Skidmore, and DeSales University.
Kile Hotchkiss was born in Half Moon Bay, California and trained with Bruce Alan Ewing as a member of Repertory Dance Theater in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He studied at the Joffrey Ballet School on scholarship, at The Ailey School in the Fellowship Program and at LINES Ballet School under the direction of Alonzo King. Kile graduated from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in 2010. He also currently dances with Keigwin + Company and with TAKE Dance. As a choreographer and teacher, Kile continues to enjoy working with different dance programs across the country.
Jordan Isadore is a dancer/choreographer originally from Northern California. He received his B.F.A. in Dance from California State University Long Beach in 2009. Post graduation Isadore worked with Los Angeles company BodyTraffic, performing works by Barak Marshall and Alex Ketley. In 2011 he relocated to New York where he’s worked with Christopher Williams, Andrea Miller, Sydney Skybetter, Jennifer Edwards, and most recently Shen Wei Dance Arts. In addition to working with these choreographers, Isadore is one of the creators and editors of the blog, SARADUJOUR.COM, where he and San Francisco based artist Nicole Bridgens remix contemporary dance, pop culture, and dance history.
Karen Young has designed costumes for numerous dance and video art projects and has recently been teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to her work with Skybetter & Associates, her design work for dance can be seen in the repertoires of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Morphoses, American Ballet Theater, Brian Brooks, Karole Armitage, Dusan Tynek, Pam Tanowitz, Noemie Lafrance and Pascal Rioult among many others. She has collaborated with many renowned video artists, including designing costumes for David Michalek’s “Slow Dancing” and “Portraits in Dramatic Time” for Lincoln Center Festival, Matthew Barney’s “Cremaster 5” and “Cremaster 1”, and Eve Sussman’s “89 Seconds at Alcazar” and “The Rape of the Sabine Women”. Recent projects include: the new off-Broadway show “Fighting Gravity”, Third Rail Projects highly acclaimed immersive piece “Then She Fell”, and Wendy Whelan’s new production “Restless Creature.” www.karenyoungcostume.com