Adam H Weinert (Choreographer, Performer) is a performance-based artist born and raised in New York City. He began his training at The School of American Ballet, and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School, and New York University, where he recently earned a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of André Lepecki. Adam has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Christopher Williams, and for six years served as the Artistic Associate to Jonah Bokaer. In addition to his performance work, Adam has been published in The New York Times, the Juilliard Journal, and as a featured profile in Dance Magazine. He produced and choreographed an award-winning collection of dance ﬁlm shorts screened nationally and abroad, and his performance works have toured to four continents including a number of non-traditional dance venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Britain Museum, and The Tate Modern Museum. Weinert was awarded the Léo Bronstein Award for Artistic Scholarship from New York University in 2014, Presidential Distinction and Scholastic Distinction from the Juilliard School, and in 2008 received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography. He is currently Visiting Artist in Residence Faculty at Bard College and Artist in Residence at Interactive Media Culture Laboratory and Gallery in New York City.
Chris Garneau (Performer/Composer) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Garneau's sound combines elements of folk, Americana, pop, baroque, and carnival music. Since releasing his debut album, Music for Tourists, Garneau has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Europe, and Asia. Garneau, a native of Boston, lived with his family in Paris during grade school, and later New Jersey before moving to New York City. Garneau discovered a love of music at a young age while learning to play piano. After high school, Garneau briefly attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but left after completing one term and moved to Brooklyn. There he began writing music and playing live shows at small venues in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan, including CBGB's Gallery and the Living Room.
Logan Frances Kruger (Rehearsal Director, Performer) hails from Atlanta, Georgia, where she trained with Annette Lewis and Pamala Jones-Malavé, among many others. Logan was a full time member of Good Moves, a children’s modern dance repertory company, directed by Annette Lewis, from 1993-2003, and went on to receive a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School in 2007, under the direction of Larry Rhodes. Professionally, Logan has performed in theaters across four continents, and worked with choreographers such as Adam H. Weinert, Jonah Bokaer, Mark Dendy, Sue Bernhard, Jonathan Fredrickson, Michelle Mola, and with the company Shen Wei Dance Arts. Logan joined the Limón Dance Company in 2009, where she is a principal dancer, and has performed featured roles in works by José Limón, Jiří Kylián, and Rodrigo Pederneiras. Logan has taught ballet and contemporary dance to students of all ages and levels in North and South America, and is currently on faculty at the Limón Institute at the Peridance Capezio Center in New York City, Ballet Tech and the Gelsey Kirkland Academy. Logan continues to develop as a coach and reconstructor, most recently setting a solo from Limón's 1958 work Mazurkas on New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck.
Eric Jackson Bradley (Performer) is involved with teaching, making, and performing within dance as well as realizing design through collage, costumes and flowers. He has based himself in New York since 1987 and has studied at the University of Michigan, The Juilliard School (BFA 1991), and The University of Wisconsin (MFA degree in progress) and is currently teaching dancers and actors at Eugene Lang College at The New School. He has danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane dance company, Sarah Skaggs, Alexandra Beller, Stefanie Batten Bland-sbb/birdlegs, AMDAT, sens productions, Zvi Gotheiner, Rebecca Stenn Company and done special projects with David Dorfman and Susan Marshall. Last fall/winter(09/10) Eric appeared as Macbeth in the extended run of Sleep No More created by London’s PUNCHDRUNK produced by The American Repertory Theater.
Nicholas Bruder (Performer) is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts as a Lovelace Full Scholarship Student. His work as Macbeth in punchdrunk’s Sleep No More earned him a Falstaff Award for Best Principal Performance Male. He has worked with Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry in the Lucille Lortel Award winning piece Angel ReapersandAdrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro, both at the Signature Theatre Company, and he continues performing for the dance theater company Palissimo. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera. Past choreographers he’s had the pleasure to work with include Patricia Noworol, Deganit Shemy, Stephan Koplowitz , Rosanna Gamson, and David Gordon. As an actor, Nicholas was a guest actor alongside Harry Hamlin and Hannah Yelland for Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual Will On The Hill benefit and has appeared on the television shows Smash and Gossip Girl, as well as the lead in the “Modern Hearts” music video by the Knocks.
Nicholas was a guest artist at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University this past Fall. He created an advanced dance theater course titled Partnering Strategies and a commission for fifteen student dancers. He has also been commissioned by University of California Santa Barbara and CalArts. Nicholas was also a member of Feldstarke, a collaborative group of international art students supported by CalArts, 104 Paris, and PACT Zollverein.
Davon Rainey (Performer) started taking tap lessons in first grade in Memphis, TN. After the director of DanceWorks heard about him in 1996 she gave him a full scholarship to study ballet at her studio. In 2000, after his sophomore year at Central High School, he was given a full scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. From there, he went on to the Juilliard School in New York City where he was , once again, given a full scholarship. After two years there, he went on to work with companies and choreographers including, Aszure Barton & Artists, Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company, Bill T. Jones Dance Company, Public Dance Theatre, Sidra Bell Dance NYC, Jonah Bokaer, Michelle Mola, and Company XIV. Davon first worked with Adam Weinert in 2009.
BRETT PERRY (Performer) started dancing at the age of four at The Dance Company in Indianapolis, Indiana under the direction of Diane Gudat. After graduating from The Juilliard School in 2008, Brett started his professional career with Trey McIntyre Project in Boise, Idaho where he spent 6 years with the company. He is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award for Dance 2010. Brett just finished up a season with Ballet BC and is thrilled to be joining Adam and this incredible group of artists. Brett currently calls Boise home and when he is not on stage or in the studio he is working as a farmhand on Meadowlark Farm. Brett would like to thank Lonnie Shumsky for her love and generosity.
Ross Katen (Performer)
Originally from Oregon, Ross trained at Westside Dance Academy, The Portland Ballet, and Arts & Communication Magnet Academy. Additionally Ross has studied at The Juilliard School, Nashville Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Ross graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2013 with a BFA in Dance. After graduating he joined the Limón Dance Company performing across the United States and internationally. In addition to his work with Limón he has had the pleasure of performing works by Austin McCormick (Company XIV), Chris Masters (ChrisMastersDance), Chuck Wilt (Una Projects), and Emily Terndrup (Belcham/Terndrup).
JAX Messenger (Lighting Design)
JAX Messenger maintains a successful career as a lighting professional. He has lit productions for such companies as Boston Lyric Opera (In the Penal Colony) The Canadian Opera Company (Pyramus and Thisbe), Bard SummerScape (Oresteia, The Wreckers) R. B. Schlather’s exhibition (Alcina, Orlando) Wanda Culture Industry Group (Princess Butterfly) Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Laurencia, Waltzpurgisnacht, Majisimas), Merola Opera (Barber of Seville) The Washington Ballet (Sleeping Beauty, Fluctuating Hemlines, WAM2, Shostakovich Concerto, WAM!, Don Quixote) The San Francisco Opera (Requiem, The Elixir of Love for Families). He has recreated the designs of Tony Tucci, Mark McCullough, Nick Phillips, Keven Meek, Nacho Duato, Jeff Bruckerhoff, and Jennifer Tipton. As an assistant lighting director he has managed the creation of 4 operas for New York City Opera and 48 operas for The San Francisco Opera. As a lighting supervisor he has produced tours for The Washington Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in hundreds of venues around the world. (www.jaxmessenger.com)
Paul Tate dePoo III (Set Design) is a production designer for opera, musicals, plays, concerts, hotels, restaurants, and special events based in Manhattan. Most recently, Paul created the sets for Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed Opera House) The Wiz, Les Misérables (Maltz Jupiter Theatre) The Rocky Horror Show (Yale University Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors (Pioneer Theatre Co.), Other Desert Cities (Capital Rep), Alcina, Orlando (WhiteBox NYC), I Do, I Do (Infinity Theatre Co.), Thoroughly Modern Millie(Prism Theatrics), A Christmas Carol (Capital Rep), Annie (Maltz Jupiter- Carbonell Award Nominee for Best Scenic Design), Look Upon Our Lowliness (NYC The Rocky Horror Show (Yale University Theatre), Hello Dolly (Cape Playhouse), Avenue Q (Adirondack Theatre Festival), Broadway's 2013 Beauty Pageant, and was a select designer for the 2013 Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He previously designed A Raisin In the Sun (Palm Beach Dramaworks), The Music Man [(Maltz Jupiter) Carbonell Award's BestMusical Production], Hello, Dolly! (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The Kite Runner (Boston Repertory Theatre), and the national tour for indie band Neutral Milk Hotel’s The Music Tapes. Upcoming productions include the new web series Oh, Liza, Master Harold and the Boys (Luna Stage ) and Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center, Lady Day on Broadway, and Chicago Lyric Opera's Marriage ofFigaro with scenic designer James Noone. (www.pauldepoo.com)
As a maker of fashion, Marine Penvern (Costume Design) holds to the belief that fashion’s greatest power is that it not only transforms the person who wears it, but it also transforms the world the wearer inhabits. Her transformative styles have a way of seaming historical and contemporary elements, achieving looks that are timeless and timely. Each piece uniquely expresses Penvern’s playful vision and fearless attitude, and is styled to the unique necessities of the wearer. Marine Penvern creates clothing pieces that evoke the fantasy of magical realms as much as they embody urban comfort, individual style and self-confidence.
Quinn Czejkowski (Understudy) is a dancer, dance maker, and costume designer based in NYC. She received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Elon University in 2015, and has performed works by Helen Simoneau, Bryan Strimpel, Chris Burnside, Renay Aumiller, and Piero Leccese. In addition to dancing, Quinn designs costumes for dance and apprentices with designers Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung. She has worked administratively with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Liz Gerring Dance Company, and recently joined the Dance Gallery Festival, helping to market and facilitate their 10th Anniversary Season. Quinn is thrilled and honored to be a part of MONUMENT, and to work with all of its extraordinary collaborators.