TONY LEWIS (STONEZ THE ORGANIC)
$tonez (Anthony Lewis Jr.) fell in love with art at a young age. Born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, art has been a prominent influence in his upbringing. Music runs deep in his familial roots and is admittedly his first love. Stonez graduated from Temple University in 2016 with a BA in geography and urban studies/GIS, and a minor in environmental studies. After a summer of self exploration and reconnecting with his inner child, Stonez found solace in paintbrushes. Currently, he is expanding his career as an artist, while teaching full-time here in Philadelphia. He doubles as a freelance photographer/videographer, accompanied by his occasional roles of creative director and event curator. He has curated and collaborated with over 50 artists in the tri-state area. The scope of his projects range from fundraising with nonprofits to 3-D modeling for coffee companies. Stonez seeks to combine his service-centered soul mission with his passion for art, transmuting the current climate of our dimensional reality to that of a conscious, healing vibration.
Alexi Peters is a 21 year old musician from Delaware County. He studied Music Production and Technology from Millersville University and plans to receive his degree in the Spring of 2021. Brought up learning the violin, he found another interest in playing the guitar and considers that his main instrument of choice. Pursuing a career in music as a recording and mixing engineer as well as a performing artist is something Alexi is currently striving to succeed in at a professional level. Working on as many projects as possible to build experience and a solid portfolio is how he thinks he'll be able to reach that level. Having any part in the development of new music however he can is what he enjoys the most on a personal level and is excited about the future.
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Crux is a 22-year-old Jersey-born performance artist. She recently graduated from Temple University’s undergrad dance program. Currently, she is a teaching, performing, and choreographic artist, as well as a marketing and program associate throughout Philadelphia. She is the founder of Forbidden Fruit, a curatorial collective bridging the gap between artistic communities globally. Crux approaches art as a universal language with which humxnkind can heal on individual and collective levels.
Grace is 14 years old and is a freshman at Berks Catholic High School. She has been dancing for 10 years with Remix Dance Collective in Morgantown, PA. Grace is on the dance team and has been dancing competitively for 6 years. Her most notable accomplishment was placing 3rd for her solo at Elite Dance Challenge Nationals competition.
Kathryn Schweingruber is a dancer, teacher and choreographer from Philadelphia, PA. She earned her B.S in Dance from Drexel University in June 2020. She currently serves as a teaching artist with an AmeriCorps program ArtistYear where she is teaching dance in a Philadelphia public high school. Throughout her time at Drexel, Kathryn performed in works by Sandra Parks, Jennifer Morley, Dinita Clark, Cachet Ivey, Miriam Giguere and Brendan Fernandes. She was also involved in community based learning opportunities such as the Youth Performance Exchange Touring Ensemble and teaching dance classes at the Dornsife Center. Kathryn has choreographed works for Drexel Dance Ensemble, Dancefusion’s fusion2, and Philadelphia Dance Academy. She has attended summer programs at Earl Mosley’s Institute for the Arts, Philadanco and Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute.
RACHEL DEFORREST REPINZ
Rachel DeForrest Repinz is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, teaching-artist, and multiple award recipient based in Philadelphia and New York. She received a BA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo State College and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Temple University. Rachel has presented her work nationally and internationally, at venues including the biennial Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance conference at UWI Barbados, the 2019 NDEO conference held in Miami, the 2018 NDEO conference held in San Diego, DaCi’s 2020 special performance series, the Institute of Dance Artistry, Mark Degarmo’s NYC Salon Series, Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival, and more. She has had the honor of performing premiere works by Dr. S. Ama Wray using Embodiology techniques, Meriàn Soto, Awilda Sterling-Duprey, Megan Bridge of <Fidget>, Carlos R.A. Jones, and as a principal dancer for Enya Kalia Creations, among others. She has been commissioned to create works for the UN’s World Water Day, Utah All-State Dance Ensemble, the Buffalo State Dance Theater Company, Lawrence Public Schools, and more. She is currently working as a teaching artist with Temple University, Dancewave NYC, and Upper Merion Youth Dancers. In addition to these experiences, Rachel also founded and artistically directs her own multi-medium, multi-modal, dance performance company RACHEL:dancers. To see their recent work, ALL YOU CAN EAT! visit http://allyoucaneat.online
Wren Coleman is a nonbinary transmasculine dance artist and educator from Hatboro, Pennsylvania. His main goal to make those that he interacts with feel supported and encouraged. By using Piaget’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, they approach every new student with an open mind and creative solutions that help young dancers achieve their goals of feeling comfortable and expressing themselves onstage. He finds importance in connection, support, and humour in learning the language of dance. Being trained by and performing with educators such as Kun Yang-Lin, Timothy Early, and Dara Meredith, they have learned the importance of connection between peers within a classroom and strong foundational technique. When creating his own pieces of choreography, Wren is inspired by the freeing and stamina-driven nature of Paul Taylor and other postmodern techniques. He uses a combination of athletic, acrobatic techniques alongside minimalistic gestural movements and poignant formations/travelling patterns to draw the audience into the story behind the piece. They offer the unique experience of witnessing human interaction on stage, not played up or over dramatized, but the intimacy of observing true connection between humans.
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Lindsey Garnhart is a junior BFA dance major and business minor at Temple University. Prior to coming to Temple, she studied dance for many years at Center for Dance Education (CDE) in Clark, NJ, as well as Broadway Dance Center in New York City and New Jersey Ballet in Livingston, NJ. Since moving to Philadelphia, she has been lucky enough to be a part of Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company under the direction of Kim Landle, as well as joining InMotion Dance Team, of which she is now the co-captain. She has choreographed for InMotion and CDE, and presented work through Temple University. She is also a Peer Coach with Leadership and Career Studies at Temple, where she works with students with learning disabilities, and is a member of the Boyer social media team, for which she helps create content and run the Instagram. Most recently, she joined AP Dance Inc as a marketing management intern.
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