Artistic Director of Printz Dance Project (PDP) and is a Bay Area based choreographer, dancer and educator; she received her sociology and dance degrees from UC Irvine. In addition to teaching at Alonzo King’s Lines Dance Center for 13 years, she has been/is on staff at ACT (American Conservatory Theatre -MFA program), St. Mary’s College, Sonoma State University and has taught classes and workshops for Universities and studios across the U.S. -including classes in New York (at Broadway Dance, NYU, and Peri Dance), Memphis, Los Angeles (UCLA, El Camino College), Utah, Kentucky, Idaho, Colorado and more. Internationally she has taught in Curacao, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Ireland and Italy. Her show, Hover Space, premiered to high praise, packed houses and reviewers saying, “With a talented cast, unique concept and inventive movement, Hover Space is a slam dunk.” And “the 'hovering' second stage was brilliant”. Her company has performed in San Francisco for 12 years, and has toured across the nation and internationally in Russia, Lithuania, and Ireland. Printz also collaborates on multi-genre, full evening performing arts pieces including: Aaron Davidman’s, “Wrestling Jerusalem” and YBCA’s Director of Performing Arts, Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s internationally recognized works, Scourge and The Break/s and his latest highly acclaimed piece, “Red, Black & Green: A Blues”, which premiered at YBCA, and is currently touring the country with recent performances at The Kennedy Center www.printzdance.org
(CO-CREATOR/SET DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN)
is an artist, designer and sculptor, living in San Francisco. Riley studied theater arts at University of California Santa Cruz and is a master rigger and set designer with an expertise in suspension and load transfer involving large masses and difficult access. Creating functional site-specific installations, he has risen to the height of his field. He is the founder and principal rigging designer for Gravity Design Inc., a company based in San Francisco, Calif., that provides innovative rigging and force management solutions for a wide variety of clients all over the world - from circus acts to industrial installations. He also works for National Geographic Channel, as host of the engineering show “Worlds Toughest Fixes” which features Riley and the world of rigging and industrial repair on the most challenging projects around the globe. Now in its fourth season. He has done projects for groups such as Zaccho Dance Theater, Cirque Mechanics, Jo Krieter and Flyaway Productions, Pickle Family Circus, Scandals Cabaret, Kimbals East, Joe Goode, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Bandaloop, CircoZero, Aloysha, Ben Mendoza, Nickle and Dimed (Brava),Events Managment Inc, at such venues as: MOMA, YBCA, Exploratorium, Asian Art Museum,SF City Hall,SF Academy Of Science, SF Jewish Community Center, Theater Artaud, Brava Theater and more. Riley was the set designer of the “floating floor” for Printz’s acclaimed piece, Hover Space as well as developing sets for the evening length 2013 work, Soul+Mates.
DANCERS/CREATIVE COLLABORATORS: JENNI BREGMAN, DUDLEY FLORES, SUZY MYRE, KATERINA WONG, SADIE CARHART, AMANDA LACRO, KIM HOLT, CAMRYN KELLY, STACEY PRINTZ, WALKER FISHER
STAGE MANAGER/ASSISTANT PRODUCER: FELICE ANA DENIA
VIDEO INSTALLATION BY: WALKER FISHER
COSTUME DESIGNER: ABRA BERMAN
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