Janelle Tatum Eggleston (dancer/actress/singer/guest choreographer)
has danced as Principal and Soloist dancer with North Carolina Dance Theatre, under Salvatore Aiello, Le Grande Theatre du Geneve (Switzerland), Chatauqua Dance Company (New York), under Jean Pierre Bonnefoux, Cincinnati Ballet, under Ivan Nagy and Alabama Ballet, under Dame Sonia Arova. She has worked with such renowned choreographers as Jiri Kylian, in Stamping Ground, Ohad Naharin in Kyr/Perpetuim and Ben Stevenson in Cinderella. Mrs. Eggleston is currently a freelance Artist living in Virginia where she is also Owner/Business Manager of EcoFriendly Foods, a mission based company for sustainable agriculture and the clean food revolution.
Silvia Ventura (dancer/actress)
was born in Padua, Italy, 1968. Aged 3, she began her swimming carrier and...with 8 years old she took up GYMNASTICS, a long way that led her to compete in the Italian Championship. Soon after she discovered DANCE and the passion to it, took up Ballett, Modern and Jazz in Padua. She attended her Dance Education in Nice and London and later landed in Berlin, which became her main work and home town. As a freelance dancer she has been working with different companies and choreographers, and she create her own Soloworks. She is teaching and choreographing in a Dance Education Programm as well as giving Training for professional and non-professional dancers. She is co-foudner of a CHILDREN CIRCUS and her last discovery is FELDENKRAIS, which she started an Education Programme of. She would love to become a CLOWN, that is, to put dance in 'burlesque'..and this is not a joke! She is fluent in english, french, german, spanish and...jeah, italian!
Jennifer Wynn O’Kelly
(Lighting Designer) delights in collaborative story telling whether her role be lighting, scenic or production design. She is always delighted to continue her artistic relationship with Karola and the company. Recent works include designs for North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, the Stevens Center, Caroline Calouche & Co, Triad Stage, Winston-Salem Symphony, Clarence Brown Theatre Co., Festival Ballet and Blowing Rock Stage. Lighting credits include a number of Alban Elved productions as well as Bus Stop, Daughtry's September music video, Macabre Masque, Misterioso, Brooklyn to Broadway II, Music Man, Dracula,The Nutcracker, Modern Extensions, Snow White, and The Country Wife. A North Carolina resident, Jennifer earned her MFA at UNCSA and is a member if the IATSE. www.okdsmuse.com
Ashley Black (actress)
has been performing theater for 8 years now. She has a minor in theater from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has also studied with Philadelphia, PA New Paradise Laboratories. She is thankful to be apart of another beautiful work of art.
Sarah Emery (dancer)
is the current co-artistic director of the Moving Poets (Charlotte, NC) and co-founder of Echo Arts, Charlotte, NC.
Sarah is from Chesapeake, VA and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She began her dance training in Norfolk, VA at the Tidewater Ballet Association and later continued her training at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has studied at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet and the Hungarian National Ballet.
Her professional dance experience includes the Moving Poets Theater of Dance, Alma Dance Company, Omaha Dance Theater, Kim Robards Dance, Terpsicorps Theater of Dance, North Carolina Dance Theater and the Tulsa Ballet Theatre.
Sarah is also a teacher and choreographer in the Charlotte area and in her spare time she enjoys working towards a degree in Web Technologies.
Bridget Morris (dancer/guest choreographer)
began her training in the Charles Weidman technique under former Weidman dancer, Mary Anne Mee. She then received her B.F.A. in dance from Ohio State University in 1998. Since then, she has performed for The Moving Poets Theater of Dance, Kim Robards, Project Incite, Sidelong, Claudia Stoltman & Company, Echo Arts, and The Raggs. She is the founder of Carolina Kids in Motion and co-founder of Echo Arts.
Photo: jeff Cravotta
Rebecca Smith (dancer)
was raised in Cary, North Carolina and
now resides in New York City where she works as a dancer and personal trainer. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, receiving her B.F.A. in Modern Dance. Since moving to NYC, Ms. Smith has performed and toured with Leslie Partridge, Eric Dunlap/forward...., Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, and Mary Bruce Blackburn and the American Dance Ensemble. She has also toured internationally with the North Carolina Contemporary Dance Ensemble, and with Austin Hartel Dance. Ms. Smith has also taught creative movement and modern dance to students in public schools, as well as private institutions. She opened her own business "Integration Fitness Training" in New York City.
Andrea Lieske (dancer/founding member, former assistant director)
was the Assistant Director of alban elved dance company for 8 years until the birth of her son in 2006. She grew up in Berlin, Germany and is a New York City resident.
She attended Elly's Dance School in Berlin and received her BFA in modern dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. She has performed and toured with such companies as Leslie Partridge and dancers, Steven Koplowitz, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Eric Dunlap / "Forward", Mary Bruce Blackburn, Maja Milenovic-Workman, Benoit Maubrey and Tim Harling. Ms. Lieske and Ms. Lüttringhaus danced together for over 15 years and built alban elved dance company together.
Compositeur, chanteur et écrivain, Gaétan Leboeuf compose depuis 1986 de la musique pour les arts de la scène et des productions vidéo. Il a entre autres collaboré avec Marie-Josée Chartier, Danièle Desnoyers, Paul-André Fortier, Margie Gillis, Ginette Laurin, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Harold Rhéaulme, Irène Stamou, Tom Stroud et Dough Varone en danse; Patrice Dubois, Martin Faucher, Gervais Gaudreault, Denis Marleau et Claude Poissant au théâtre, Marie Cadieux, Françoise Dugré, Bernar Hébert Jean-Pierre Masse, sur des productions vidéo. Il a également composé des musiques et des ambiances sonores pour de nombreuses expositions au musée de Pointe à Caillère, au musée Mc Cord, au Centre des Sciences de Montréal, au musée de La Civilisation de Québec. Parallèlement à cela, il a longtemps poursuivi une carrière d’auteur-compositeur-interprète, (finaliste et troisième derrière Loco Locas et Les Cowboys Fringuants aux Francouvertes 1999-2000). Gaétan Leboeuf est également écrivain (deux romans publiés chez Québec Amérique et un troisième Bébé Et bien d’autres qui s’évadent, publié en 2007 aux Éditions Triptyques). Chargé de cours en musique au Contemporary Dance Department de Concordia depuis l’année 2008-2009. A donné des ateliers sur le son, la musique et la danse à l’UQAM en 2005, 2001, 1999. Conférencier invité par la Société des musées québécois en 2005 pour parler de la musique en muséologie. Publication en 2007 d’un article dans la revue Musée : Les dimensions sonores de la communication en exposition.
has been living and performing as a guitarist in New York City since 1983. Mr Bloom plays a variety of styles such as Jazz (Swing to Modern), Classical (Renaissance/Baroque, Spanish & 20th Century), Afro-Cuban, Argentine Tango, Brazilian, Blues, Funk, R&B, Folk Music, etc. as well as composing and arranging music.
Currently he plays with the following groups: The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (Big Band Swing), The Last of the International Playboys (Cuban, Swing, and 'Spy Music'), Paris Match (Tango Trio), Classical Guitar & Flute/Violin, Jazz Trios/Duos/Quartets, Solo Guitar (Jazz, Classical, Brazil) , and various other groups depending on the situation.
is a filmmaker, video artist, and composer who resides in Brooklyn, NY. He has screened videos at the Abstracta Film Festival in Italy and has released music on the Intelligent Machinery label and is one half of the Brooklyn-based minimalist music duo Phantom Fauna. He has collaborated with the minimalist composer Kyle Bobby Dunn and filmmaker Victor Faccinto, and has contributed frequently in the past to performances by the Alban Elved Dance Company. His work explores juxtapositions of found imagery or sound and focuses on the underlying meanings of the image in popular consciousness.
(b. 1964) is Assistant Professor of Composition and Electronic Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A 2007 recipient of a commission from Harvard University’s Fromm Music Foundation, his compositions have been presented at festivals such as ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), Bowling Green Festival of New Music and Art, Third Practice Festival (University of Richmond), Wien Modern (Vienna), Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania), Sonoimagenes (Buenos Aires) Hörgänge Festival (Vienna), Ny Musikk (Bergen, Norway), Indiana State University New Music Festival (Terre Haute, Indiana), the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, ISCM Festivals (Tirana, Albania and Baku, Azerbaijan), the UNCG New Music Festival and World Saxophone Congresses (Pesaro, Italy, Montreal, Canada, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Ljubljana, Slovenia).
Dr. Engebretson taught composition at the University of Florida, music theory at the SUNY Fredonia and 20th-century music history at the Eastman School of Music. He studied at the University of Minnesota (graduating Summa cum Laude), the Conservatoire de Bordeaux (as a Fulbright Scholar), and Northwestern University, where he received the Doctor of Music degree.
Jeff Matlock Schmitt
Jeff enjoys a rich life filled with science,
music and art.
He did his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University followed by a graduate fellowship at the University of Bath, during which time he was a visiting scientist at Oxford University. Jeff has collaborated with numerous American and European artists, including ventures with ex-King Crimson drummer Michael Giles and LA sound artist Rhan Small. Jeff has been creating music with alban elved for nearly 10 years now, leading to collaborations in England, the USA and Germany. Jeff has been creating music with alban elved for many years, leading to collaborations in England, the USA and Germany. Jeff served as chairman of AE's board of directors. he currently resides in Asheville, NC.
Mark A. Wienand
is a saxophonist residing in Ithaca, NY. Mr. Wienand has played for dance and drama productions and in bands of many styles. He has both BM and MM degrees in saxophone, and also plays flute, clarinet, and various other wind instruments. As well as performing, Mr. Wienand teaches private saxophone lessons and has taught middle school band in Winston Salem. He has taught at Livingston College, NC and was recently director of instrumental music at Pfeiffer University, NC. Mr. Wienand has been playing and composing music for Ms. Luttringhaus for almost ten years, and under her direction, will make his dancing debut in this piece. He regularly performs in the Triad and New York. He released a CD with the "Hog - Tie Sessions", an Irish and Bluegrass Band. As well as music, Mr. Wienand is passionate about non-polluting technologies, and has been driving a car that runs on vegetable oil for over two and a half years.
is the signature of sound artist Rhan Small. Rhan was born and raised in North Carolina and is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
He was a founding member of the multi-media performance groups:
- 3people 1990-1995 with Sylvia Bognar and Victor Faccinto
- Swimming with Her 1995-1997 with Sylvia Bognar,
Jeff Schmitt and Pam Wagner
- tapecase 1996-present with Sylvia Bognar and Xtevion.
is an independent filmmaker originally from Chapel Hill, NC.
He graduated from Tulane University with a degree in American Studies, and he got his filmmaking start documenting hip-hop artists and basketball events.
Recently, he has written, edited, co-directed and produced several feature films and documentaries with Carrboro NC's banzai! entertainment. He worked for LEAP Technologies, a laboratory robotics company. By late night, he is working on “Invisible Gorilla” (a novel). He lives and works in New York City.
grew up in Stuttgart, Germany and later on attended the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking. After leaving NCSA he worked in New York City in the filmmaking business for 2 years.
He resided in Berlin, Germany working as a screenwriter for several years and currently lives in Stuttgart, where he is a manager for two restaurants and works as a film director and screenwriter. Alexander has been collaborating with alban elved for about 10 years, as a camera man for two dance films and as photographer.
Xander died on October 6th, 2012. We miss you terribly and will never forget your beautiful, kind soul.
grew up and lives in Berlin, Germany.
He started writing poetry at age 12. his poetry is strongly influenced by
the fantasy and fiction genre. The rich imagery reaches to deep emotional places that catches the reader off guard.
He has written poetry for Lux Eterna I and II and inspired many pieces on the company repertoire.
Konstantin Lazhar Luettringhaus verfasst Gedichte in englischer und deutscher Sprache, die geboren sind aus einer Faszination mit der menschlichen Psyche und Seele. Seine Werke ziehen den Leser in einen Bann, der von der Oberflaehe des Alltags des 21. Jahrhunderts in eine Welt entfuehrt, die hin- und her pendelt zwischen Fantasy, Expressionismus und Romantik. Sein erstes Buch 'Poetry of the Soul' erschien im Sommer 2012.
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holds Masters degrees in English and French and taught these subjects at the college level before returning to school to earn her PhD in computer science in 1992. She has been a faculty member of Wake Forest’s Department of Computer Science since 1993. Dr. Burg has found a place to bring together her interests in computer programming, poetry, literature, and art in the realm of digital media. She is currently working on an NSF-funded grant in digital media curriculum development.
Dr. David Brady
is the Brian F. Addy endowed Director of the Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics and Communication Systems and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Professor Brady received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1990 and a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Macalester College (home to Nobel prize winners) in 1984. He was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1990 through 2000 as an Assistant, Associate and adjective-free Professor. He has received several awards, including a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship (also home to Nobel prize winners). Professor Brady's work focuses on optical communications and sensing systems. He is currently the Information Processing Division Chair of the Optical Society of America.
Andy (Robert Andrew) Turner
was born and grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. He is the designer of the movement to midi converter. As the co-owner of Mojo Musical Supply in Wilmington, NC he enjoys a unique view of the past and present states of the audio electronic industry. Over the past 15 years his support behind the scenes has become invaluable to alban elved and the movement to MIDI converter has been one of the most successful assets to alban elved dance company, leading to extensive touring from Florida to Alaska. visit www.mojotone.com !
Yue-Ling Wong, Ph.D
Lecturer in Digital Media
Department of Computer Science
Department of Art
Wake Forest University
is a scenic and lighting designer for Wake Forest University Theater andDance Program. Jonathan has designed lighting and projected scenery for Belfast Blues. The production opened in Los Angeles and was performed at the Feile Festival in West Belfast. The production will be returning for performances in Ireland and Belfast in February. Jonathan has designed the background for the comedian Vince Morris which will be seen on an upcoming special on Comedy Central. For Wake Forest, he has recently designed the Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert, Angels in America and Vieux Carre. Jon is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Jonathan has been working with Ms Luttringhaus and alban elved since April 2000.
Dawn Shropshire Swaim (board chair)
Rachael Crawford Goolsby (secretary)
Karola Luttringhaus (treasurer)