Susan Marshall has created the vast majority of her work with New York based Susan Marshall & Company. The company has performed most frequently in NYC at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and has received commissions from The Office of Arts & Cultural Programming at Montclair State University, Music-Theatre Group, New Haven International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, ASU Gammage, Krannert Center for the Arts, Hancher at University of Iowa, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance. Marshall has also created dances for the Lyon Opera Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and her work has been in the repertory of Nederlands Dans Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marshall directed and choreographed the dance/opera Les Enfants Terribles in collaboration with Philip Glass, and provided the stage direction for Glass’s Book of Longing and for the music ensembles Asphalt Orchestra and Eighth Blackbird. Marshall’s many awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and three New York Dance and Performance Awards (BESSIES) for Outstanding Choreographic Achievement. Since 2009, Marshall has been the Director of Dance at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
Christopher trained at the Toynbee Ballet School and the National School of the Arts in South Africa. He performed with the South African Ballet Theatre and received the Linbury scholarship to study at Rambert School in London. He then joined Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and had the opportunity to perform works by Didy Veldman, Jill Johnson, Stijin Celis and Ohad Naharin. He has performed in productions at the Metropolitan Opera from 2009 to present and was Associate Choreographer/Dancer in the production of Magdalena at Theatre du Chatelet Paris in 2010. He worked with dance companies such as Ballet X, Sidra Bell, Compagnie Julie Bour and Zvidance. He is currently working with Susan Marshall & Company and is looking forward to their 2013 season.
Kristin is a freelance artist residing in Brooklyn who dances, teaches yoga and blogs. In New York, she has had the pleasure of dancing with Johannes Wieland, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera and in Punchdrunk’s off-Broadway show, Sleep No More. She has also performed with Staatstheater Kassel Tanztheater in Germany, the Santa Fe Opera, Miro Dance Theatre and Eighth Blackbird. She has served as a choreographic assistant to Susan Marshall and assistant director to Mark DeChiazza. Kristin also makes her own dances and was an artist in residence at Omi International Arts Center in 2012. She graduated with honors in dance and a minor in Visual Arts from the Ailey/Fordham University program.
Kristen has been collaborating with Susan Marshall & Company since 1994. She has restaged several of Marshall’s dances including the aerial duet Kiss on Pacific Northwest Ballet. In NYC Kristen has worked with Doug Varone, Tami Stronach, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Monica Gillette, and in San Francisco with Cheryl Chaddick, Della Davidson, and Lea Wolf. She danced with the Metropolitan Opera from1998-2008 in numerous productions. Her own work has been presented in Cape Cod, San Francisco, and New York at Dancespace Project, Dancenow Festival, Flea Theater and Performance Mix Festival. Currently Kristen is working long hours lovingly raising her two children. Hvala Sasa!
Luke, a Bessie Award-winning artist, joined Susan Marshall & Company in 2003 and has since collaborated in the making of Sleeping Beauty and Other Stories, Cloudless, Sawdust Palace, Frame Dances, Accidental Narratives, Flock Logic, Adamantine and most recently in Play/Pause. He has set the company’s repertory on numerous universities and professional companies including Dance Alloy, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Hedwig, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Netherlands Dance Theater. Luke assisted Susan in choreographing Asphalt Orchestra for the ‘09 Lincoln Center out of Doors Festival as well as For You, a solo created in ‘10 for Mikhail Baryshnikov. He has also performed in the work of Martha Clarke, Molissa Fenley, Keely Garfield, Neil Greenberg, Bill Young / Colleen Thomas, Antonio Ramos, Christopher Williams, among others. Luke currently teaches movement for actors at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has mentored composition students at Marymount Manhattan. He has curated live performance at Location One art gallery and continues to make his own work.
Darrin, a Brooklyn based artist, is a native of Los Angeles, California where he started tap dancing at the age of six. His early trainings were taking tap classes which lead into jazz with Ian Gary; learning about choreography and performance in high school with Janet Roston; taking post-modern dance with Rudy Perez. In 1997, Darrin joined The Bella Lewitzky Dance Company as part of its farewell tour. He received his BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2002. Since graduation, Darrin has had the pleasure of working with Susan Marshall, Terry Creach, Jane Comfort, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas, Yanira Castro, Jack Ferver, Tami Stronach, Amber Sloan, Nancy Bannon, Linsey Bostwick, Nina Winthrop, Linsday and Jason Dietz Marchant. Darrin teaches master classes in technique, composition and improvisation throughout the country. In 2009, he received a Bessie Award for his work with A Canary Torsi’ Dark Horse/Black Forest. Special love to Mark, Diana, Luke, Shana, Eilif, Mazzlyn, Noke and Matilda.