Aug 17, 2017
Mariah Maloney, Photo by SEK
Mariah Maloney, Artistic Director of Mariah Maloney Dance, originally from Homer, Alaska, is a New York based dance artist presenting choreography nationally and internationally. Mariah grew up listening to her mother play live chamber music inside a homesteader log cabin. This early relationship to live music informs Mariah’s dance making process today. A former Trisha Brown Dance Company soloist and ensemble dancer (1995-2002), Mariah creates work from the sensing body, accessing movement scores and choreography through improvisation. Founded in 2003, Mariah Maloney Dance has performed original work created by Mariah in New York as well as throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. In July, Maloney premiered a new work with composer Loren Loiacono’s newly commissioned work for the Albany Symphony inspired by the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal, Water Music New York was a one-of-a-kind musical journey from Albany to Lockport, NY. The company has toured to Santiago, Chile and engaged in the International Artist Residency at Dance Ireland in Dublin, Ireland as well as presented an evening of work at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out. The company has presented work and been produced in New York venues La MaMa etc, The Kitchen, Judson Church, Dixon Place, Danspace Project, APAP and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Mariah earned a BFA from Purchase College and a MFA from Hollins/ADF. Maloney lives in Brooklyn and serves as an Associate Professor at The College at Brockport SUNY. 2017 residencies include the Marlin Miller Guest Artist Series at Alfred University and Topaz Arts Center residency in Woodside Queens, funded by New York State Dance Force. More about Mariah Maloney Dance - www.mariahmaloneydance.com
Julia Burrer, Photo by Vesa Loikas
Originally from Austin, Texas, Julia Burrer received a BFA in dance performance from SUNY-Purchase College. She is currently completing her MFA at University of Washington where her thesis project is the development of a dance history course examining how critical theories and larger cultural trends align with choreography of the 20th and 21st century. In addition to her thesis, her focus at University of Washington has been in pedagogy, with an interest in teaching methods, anatomy and alternative somatic practices. Before her graduate studies, Julia was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers from 2007 to 2015. She has staged various Varone works on companies and universities throughout the U.S., including assisting with his 2013 remounting of Les Troyens at the Metropolitan Opera. During her time in New York, she also danced professionally with Colleen Thomas, Bill Young, Gwen Welliver, and the Median Movement. She has served as adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College and Barnard College, as well as, directed 92nd Street Y’s teen performing company, Harkness Repertory Ensemble, from 2011-2015. Julia has been a guest artist at Bates Dance Festival and Gibney Dance Center and has led workshops and master classes in the U.S. and abroad.
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