What Moves You? talks to dance artist and director Missy P. Smith.
Oh HI! Yes. Yes, I know it’s been a loooong time since my last post or update or video. One year to be exact. I went a little MIA. It’s a habit of mine. Artist hibernation maybe? I don’t want you to forget about me, so please allow me to re-introduce myself! Here’s a bit […]
Sarah Pilger: Dancer San Francisco, CA What Moves You? “Humans. Our grand varieties, the things we make, the emotions we feel, and our ever-changing identities.” I grew up just outside of San Francisco, in a small town called San Anselmo. I just graduated from the University and Pennsylvania and decided very last minute to move […]
Javier Padilla: Dancer/Choreographer San Juan, Puerto Rico What Moves You? “The stories that unfold right in front of us each and every day!” Javier Padilla is a movement based artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Starting his training at School for the Performing Arts under Waldo Gonzalez and Olaya Muentes in Puerto Rico, he then continued […]
Alissa Johann: Dancer/Choreographer West Chester, PA What Moves You? “Music.” Alissa trained in classical ballet, modern and jazz at the Brandywine ballet in West Chester, PA. She later went on to earn a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Media Studies from Cedar Crest College in 2016, while also furthering her technique at Muhlenberg […]
Jen Roit: Choreographer San Jose, CA What Moves You? “Emotions and stories.” Proud of her West Coast origins, Jen Roit received a BFA at NYU Tisch, working with Karole Armitage, Bill Young, and Dwight Rhoden. She continued a diverse career with Jennifer Archibald, Nathan Trice, Daniel Holt, Mark Dendy, Randy James, Transcendance Group, and the […]