Liz Gerring Dance Company


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Brandon Collwes

trained at the Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Pittsburgh, the Juilliard School, and SUNY Purchase He received scholarships at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem and twice at American Dance Festival. He became a member of the CDF Repertory Understudy Group in October 2003 and joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in January 2006 where he danced up until the close of the Company in December 2011. Brandon earned a  2012 "Bessie Award" for his participation in the final Merce Cunningham "Event" at the Park Avenue Armory. Since then he has worked with the Stephen Petronio Dance Company, Micheal Clark and Ian Spencer Bell as well appearing in the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition "Dancing Around the Bride"  and performed Merce Cunningham's role in "Second Hand" with the New World Symphony. Brandon's his first work with LGDC was 2013's glacier. He continues to teach and develop his own work.

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Joseph Giordano

started dancing in his hometown on Long Island, New York. He continued training with the Pre-Professional Program at Steps on Broadway, studying ballet closely with Leslie Browne. Mr. Giordano has worked with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where he performed works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Mats Ek, and Dwight Rhoden. At the 2012 Astaire Awards, he performed a restaging of “Seize the Day” from Newsies. Mr. Giordano graduated in 2015 with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. As part of the NYU Tisch Second Avenue Dance Company, he performed a compilation of works by Merce Cunningham set by Rashaun Mitchell, and original works by Cora Bos-Kroese and Patrick Corbin. He is currently developing his own work as well as teaching ballet and contemporary on Long Island.

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Pierre Guilbault

was raised in Vancouver, B.C. and moved to New York in 2012 after graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in dance. He has a background in ballet and contemporary dance, has studied film and theater acting in the past, and has done extensive work in and around the Merce Cunningham workshops at Westbeth and City Center. He is currently working on projects with Jody Oberfelder, Ellen Cornfield, Bill Young, and Dr. Roz Newman and joined Liz Gerring Dance Company in September 2014.

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Julia Jurgilewicz

joined Liz Gerring Dance Company in 2015. After earning her BFA in dance from Tisch School of the Arts, she performed in productions of Don Giovanni, Aida, and Parsifal at the ‪Metropolitan Opera‬ and in works by Mark Dendy, Johannes Wieland, Jillian Pena, LEVYdance, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, and The Anata Project and others. She has performed nationall as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Black Box Festival in Bulgaria, and the CNDC in France. She currently performs in ThirdRail Projects immersive theater show, The Grand Paradise, where she plays the roles of Venus and Older Daughter.

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Claire Westby

was raised in Minnesota and now resides in Brooklyn. She holds a BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and attended high school at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Claire can also be seen performing in New York and internationally with John Jasperse Projects, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and Gwen Welliver. Westby is a certified yoga instructor and occasionally returns to Tisch, NYU, to teach ballet class. Claire has had the pleasure of working with Liz Gerring Dance Company for 5 years.