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

began his formal training at the pre-professional program at Steps on Broadway, and graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Rashaun Mitchell, Patrick Corbin, Cora Bos-Kroese, and Chris Gatelli. He has also trained under and performed the repertory works of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Joseph joined Liz Gerring Dance Company in 2015 and would like to thank his family and friends for their consistent encouragement and support.

Forrest Hersey

was raised in Kentucky where he trained at the Youth Performing Arts School and University of Louisville Academy. While earning a BFA at SUNY Purchase Conservatory, he performed repertory by Ohad Naharin, Shannon Gillen and Aszure Barton. Forrest then freelanced for Rushaun Mitchell and Nelly Van-Bommel and represented the Merce Cunningham Trust at the MacArthur Fellowship’s 35th Annual Genius Award Ceremony. He currently dances for Liz Gerring Dance Company and Pigeonwing Dance.

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Julia Jurgilewicz

is a native of Massachusetts where she trained at the Gold School. She earned her BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and has since performed in works by Mark Dendy, Johannes Wieland, Jillian Peña, LEVYdance, Erica Essner Performance Co-op, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, Dishman and Co., and The Anata Project, to name a few. Julia has had the pleasure of performing nationally and abroad at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, the CNDC in Angers, France, and the Black Box Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has worked with Third Rail Projects in the immersive theater productions, The Grand Paradise and currently, in Then She Fell as the White Queen. She has also had the joy of performing at The Metropolitan Opera in Don Giovanni, Aida, Parsifal, and this year, will be in the new production of Cendrillon.  Julia joined Liz Gerring Dance Company in 2015 performing the works glacier and Horizon

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Jake Szczypek

Originally hailing from New Haven, CT, Mr. Szczypek began his movement career studying gymnastics and springboard diving. Subsequently discovering dance in his teens, he went on to receive a BA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College in 2007. While working as a freelance dancer in NYC, Jake has had the privilege of performing in the works of Neil Greenberg, David Dorfman, Ezra Caldwell, Doug Varone, Jeanine Durning, Christopher Williams, and Twyla Tharp, among others. Szczypek was previously a company member with Alison Chase/Performance, Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects, White Wave/Young Soon Kim Dance Company, and Mary Seidman & Dancers. He joined LGDC as an original cast member in Gerring’s celebrated 2013 work glacier. In 2016 he was seen performing in Third Rail Projects’ critically acclaimed immersive theatre production: “The Grand Paradise”. Currently he can be seen performing with NYC based Douglas Dunn + Dancers (since ’10), Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects, Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, and Jon Kinzel.

Jamie Scott

is from Great Falls, Virginia and began her professional training at the Washington School of Ballet. She attended Barnard College and graduated Cum laude in 2005. Jamie worked with Merce Cunningham as a member of the Repertory Understudy Group beginning in 2007 and joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2009. In 2012 Jamie began dancing with the Trisha Brown Dance Company. She has also worked with Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Ana Isabel Keilson, the Merce Cunningham Trust and Silas Reiner. Jamie teaches technique and master classes for both the Trisha Brown Dance Company and Merce Cunningham Trust. She is Merce Cunningham Fellow 2014 and the recipient of a 2014-2015 Princess Grace award. She has joined LGDC this Fall 2017 and Horizon will be her first work with the company.

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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.