Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Eric Berey (Performer) received his B.F.A. in Acting from Emerson College in 2012. Since moving to New York he has performed and toured original works with GALLIM Dance, Catapult Entertainment, MADboots Dance Company, Peter Chu, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Eddie Peake, Roy Assaf, Colleen Snell, Brendan Duggan, Taylor Drury, and Jonathan Royse Windham. He spent his summers at Springboard Danse Montreal, ThePlaygroundNYC, and The Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston.
Rachel I. Berman (Performer) is a dancer and performer. In addition to Third Rail Projects, Rachel works with choreographers Sarah Michelson and Rebecca Warner. Rachel studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and at the University of California, Irvine where she received her BFA in performance and choreography. Rachel was grown on Maui. She lives in Brooklyn.
Carly Berrett-Plagianakos (Performer) is a performer, writer, and multi media dance-maker. She hails from Salt Lake City, Utah and holds an MFA from the University of Utah and a BA from Brigham Young University. The insatiable urge to perform carried Carly to New York City, where she has experienced magic, heartache, and transformation through the art forms of dance and theater. Carly has performed in the Bessie Award-Winning interactive dance theater work “Then She Fell,” by Third Rail Projects since 2013. She also performs as a company member in Alexandra Beller/Dances. She has had the pleasure of working with Gesel Mason, Doug Varone, Ching-I Chang, Alex|Xan: The Media Movement, Nico-Li, Stephen Koester, Paul Matteson, Jen Nugent, and Bill Evans. Carly was an assistant professor at the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance from 2007-2009.
Andrew Broaddus (Performer) is an actor, dancer, musician, and juggler originally from Teaneck, NJ. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2007 and has been performing in New York ever since. Recently he’s been masquerading as a British rockstar in Megan Sipe’s Chocolate Dances and singing music from the Republic of Georgia with the choir Supruli, lead by Carl Linich, including a performance accompanying the silent film Eliso at MoMA’s Georgian film festival.
Giulia Carotenuto (Performer) is a dance artist and arts administrator hailing originally from Rome, Italy. Since moving to NYC in 2008, she has worked with a variety of artists, including Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Pavel Zustiak (Palissimo), and Douglas Dunn and Dancers. In addition to Third Rail Projects, Giulia is currently a member of the Faye Driscoll Group and the making of Ms. Driscoll’s trilogy-in-progress, Thank You for Coming.
Since living in New York, Larry Daniels (Performer) has had the privilege of working with White Wave Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Megan Bascom & Dancers, and is currently working with Mike Esperanza's BARE Dance Company. He received his BFA in Dance from the University of California Santa Barbara where he performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Jennifer Muller, Austin McCormick, Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colohan, and Mira Kingsley. Larry is originally from Murrieta, California where he began dancing at the age of 10 by competing both nationally and internationally in Irish step dancing.
Caitlin Dutton (Performer) is Georgia-raised and a graduate of SUNY Purchase College. She has danced and presented her work nationally and in the UK before settling back in New York City in 2011. Caitlin has had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Nelly Van Bommel, Laurie Stallings, Richard Alston, Lane Gifford, Regina Nejman, and Jennifer Backhaus. In addition to Third Rail Projects, Caitlin also dances for Amalgamate Dance Company, coordinates/curates various productions, and runs her own dance company, caitlin+dancers. Highlights of where her work has been shown include Dance Theater Workshop (NYLA), Triskelion Arts, the Falchi Building hosted by chashama, the Robin Howard Theatre in London, UK, various public spaces in collaboration with the City of Savannah, GA, and in unconventional NYC spaces in cahoots with the Hoover Dam Collective. caitlinplusdancers.org
Kim Fischer (Performer) is an actor, dancer, and spin instructor from Oakland, California. He moved to New York City in 2007 to study acting at NYU and has been performing in theater, TV and film ever since. He most recently played a rapper/beat boxer in Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On at the Cleveland Playhouse. Theater credits include Fuerza Bruta (Daryl Roth Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and nightnight (Actors Theatre of Louisville). TV includes One Bad Choice (MTV). He is an alumnus of the Actors Theatre of Louisville apprentice program.
Brighid Greene (Performer) is a freelance performing artist. She is a member of ANIMALS Performance Group, dances with choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin, sings with the band Friend Roulette, makes work under the moniker Tectonic Tonia, and moonlights as Director of Programming for Dance Films Association. Brighid made her way from California to New York to attend NYU Tisch and graduated with a BFA in dance and a double major in Religious Studies. brighidgreene.com
Carolyn Hall (Performer), originally from Los Angeles, is a freelance dancer based in NYC since 1996. She has performed nationally and internationally with numerous choreographers – most recently: Lionel Popkin, Clarinda Mac Low, Ori Flomin, Sally Silvers, and Rebecca Davis. She was awarded a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) award for performance in 2002. In addition to her life as a dancer, she is an historical marine ecologist and has been enjoying exploring ways to combine her art and science halves. One way to achieve this is by being on the board of iLAND, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Art, Nature, and Dance –check it out: http://www.ilandart.org
Julia Kelly (Assistant Rehearsal Director/Performer), a Virginia native now hailing from Brooklyn, is a performing artist always and director/choreographer sometimes. She holds a BA in Dance and Theater from Barnard College/Columbia University, where her directing thesis was a Grotowski-informed physical theater adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Julia has performed in dance, theater, opera and film projects with, among others: Jonathan Riedel, Benn Rasmussen, Andre Zachery, the VIA Dance Collaborative, Daniel Fetecua Soto (Colombia), Geraldine Cardiel (Mexico), Lior Shneior (Israel), Opera Slavica, and the Gallery Players. Julia is an alumna of the Limón Institute’s Intensive certificate program and subsequently performed the work of Doris Humphrey, JoséLimón and Anna Sokolow, most recently with the Limón Dance Company in Beijing, China, and at Lincoln Center.
Roxanne Kidd (Performer) is a dancer and teaching artist now residing in Brooklyn. As an alumna of Florida State University, with her BFA in dance, she teaches performance and dance for the arts education program LeAp. She has also performed in other Third Rail Projects' works including Marrow, Yolk, and House No. 17. Roxanne is currently continuing the pursuit of her own artistic endeavors in New York City.
Mary Madsen (Performer) is a freelance dance artist based in New York City since 2003. She grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and holds a BFA in dance from the University of Milwaukee-WI. Mary currently dances for Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects and the Resonance Collective. Other choreographers she has had the pleasure to work with include: Regina Nejman, John J Zullo, Rebollar Dance Theater (D.C.), Kelly Anderson (Chicago), and Simone Ferro (Milwaukee). Mary also experiments with solo choreography, film creation, and collaborations with music artists namely The Glass Half and Summer Come Yelling. She co-founded the Indie Rock group Jigsaw Soul (’05-’08) and appeared in their music video, Cockroach Hotel.
Manelich Minniefee (Performer) is an actor and dancer living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2003 Manelich received his BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Later that year he joined Pilobolus Dance Theater where he toured full time for 6 years, 2 years as the dance captain. Mr. Minniefee currently works as a freelance performer in New York city and has had the pleasure of working with artists that include; Tino Sehgal, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Inbal Pinto, Alison Chase Performance Group and Yara Travieso. Mr. Minniefee most recently played Caliban in The Tempest, directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (American Repertory Theater), (Chicago Shakespeare Theater).
Justin Mock (Performer), a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is joyful upon his return to the States after having spent a year as resident artist with Hou Ying Dance Theatre in Beijing. He has also danced with Peridance Contemporary Dance Co., The Merce Cunningham Trust, and Hubbard Street 2 since graduating college in 2011. Justin holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Point Park University.
Jenna Purcell (Performer) grew up dancing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Literature and minor in Dance/Theatre from UC Santa Cruz, where she had the pleasure of working with Tandy Beal, Mark Franko, Sommer Ulrickson, and Ted Warburton. She has performed with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Tandy Beal & Company, Donofrio Dance Company, Mare Nostrum Elements, Beth Liebowitz & Artists, ChrisMastersDance, Megan Bascom & Dancers, and Anne Zuerner. In addition to Third Rail Projects, she currently dances with caitlin+dancers.
Kim Savarino (Performer) is a Brooklyn based performer. She has worked with The Foundry / Alex Ketley, Lauren Slone, and Harper Addison and studied under Gerri Houlihan, Jawole Zollar, and Summer Lee Rhatigan. In addition to performing, Kim works as the Communications Associate at the MAP Fund, advocates for dance as a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee, and is a City Rocks Mentor with the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and graduated with a BFA in dance summa cum laude with honors from Florida State University. Kim was born in California and raised in West Virginia.
A native North Carolinian, Alex M. Schell (Performer) is a performer, choreographer, and eternal optimist. She graduated with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Dance. In addition to Third Rail Projects, Alex dances and acts as a rehearsal director for MATYCHAK (Nathalie Matychak, artistic director). Outside of performance, Alex is an arts administrator at Pentacle, a non-profit organization driven to provide flexible and affordable management support for the arts community. You can learn more about Alex at - http://alexmschell.wixsite.com/create
Mackenzie Sherburne (Performer) is an actor, singer, dancer and teaching artist with Montana roots, an NYU trunk and Denver branches. She recently relocated to New York City after completing the run of Sweet & Lucky with Third Rail Projects and The Denver Center. She is thrilled to be back in New York City after a hiatus where she had the privilege of acting and teaching with a number of theaters in the vibrant Denver community.
Bre Short (Performer) hails from Southern Maryland. She trained at the Boston Conservatory and received her BA in Dance from Point Park University. While in Pittsburgh, Bre worked with a variety of artists including The Pillow Project, Gia Cacelano, Maree Remalia, David Bernabo, and Reed Dance. She was awarded an artist residency at PearlArts Studios and performed a featured role in In Medias Res’ film I’m a Stranger Here Myself. Since relocating to Brooklyn in 2014, she has worked with Nadine Bommer and The People Movers.
Samuel Swanton (Performer) is a Brooklyn based movement and performance artist. Originally from Holden, Maine, he attended the Walnut Hill School and recieved his BFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Beyond Third Rail Projects, Samuel can be seen performing with Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, Pat Catterson, and Lindy Fines. He also produces his own work and was a 2014 Chez Bushwick Artist in Residence.
Jennifer Sydor (Performer) described as "dazzling" by The Boston Globe and "remarkable for her intense focus and vivid dramatic skill" by The New York Times, has worked with choreographers John Carrafa, Doug Elkins, David Parker, John Heginbotham, Jill Sigman, Stefanie Nelson, Nia Love, Janice Lancaster, Sharon Moore, Ben Asriel, Janessa Clark, to name a few. She has toured internationally as a dancer with the avant-garde performance troupe and electro pop band Fischerspooner, in collaboration with The Wooster Group. Jennifer is in her ninth season as a dancer with The Metropolitan Opera where she has worked with Tony Award winning directors Mary Zimmerman, Michael Grandage and Bartlett Sher. She currently works with Laura Peterson Choreography and Vanessa Walter's dance theater and film project, Ripening.
Shelby Terrell (Performer) hails from Salt Lake City, Utah where she graduated from University of Utah in 2013. Upon receiving her BFA, she relocated to NYC to begin her professional career dancing with LoudHoundMovement. In addition she has worked with Andrea Miller on her Hermés All About Women event and Emily Terndrup in The Wilder Papers. Shelby has also studied at Springboard Danse Montreal, Northwest Dance Project's LAUNCH, Staalich Ballettschule Berlin, and SaltDanceFest working with choreographers Marina Mascarell, Kyle Abraham, Fernando Melo, Banning Bouldin, Miguel Gutierrez, Sidra Bell among others.
Simon Thomas-Train (Performer) began his dance training as a freshman cross-country ski recruit at Middlebury College in 2005. Ever-fascinated by the intersection of the artist and the athlete, he has doggedly pursued dance wherever he can since graduation in 2009. He has had the pleasure of working with Satya Roosens/Studio Eclipse, Big Action Performance Ensemble, Attack Theatre, Alexandra Beller, Kendra Portier, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Red Dirt Dance, and David Dorfman Dance. Simon creates his own blend of collaborative multidisciplinary performance under the name The Space We Make with his co-director Caitlin Scholl.
Charly Wenzel (Performer) is a performer and award winning choreographer based in NYC.Her work has been presented in Germany, at Judson Church, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, BAAD, Cunningham Theater, Citigroup Theater and other venues. Her dance films have been screened at film festivals worldwide and won awards for Best Dance Choreography and Best Experimental Film. She was the Associate Artistic Director of Naganuma Dance and she is the Rehearsal Director of Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance. Charly danced for Naganuma Dance, Keila Cordova Dances, Regina Nejman, Bodystories, LolaLola Dance Theater, Soul Movement, Shadowbox Theater and others. www.charly-wenzel.com
Madeline Wilcox (Performer) is a Brooklyn based dancer and performer. She has performed for various artists in NYC including but not limited to Sarah Michelson, Jody Oberfelder, Jillian Peña, Suzanne Beahrs, Jessica Gaynor, Kendra Portier, Ashleigh Leite, the Median Movement, and Robert Ashley (in the experimental opera That Morning Thing). She received her BFA in dance performance from Arizona State University. She is currently working with choreographer Sarah Michelson in addition toThird Rail Projects.