Elizabeth Carena (Performer/Original Hatter) has collaborated on and performed in more than a dozen productions with Third Rail Projects, including Pizza Queen, Roadside Attraction, and The Grand Paradise. She has also served as the company’s Managing Director since 2007. She is a founding member of the NYC rock band Mother Feather (now on Metal Blade Records), has modeled for VPL and various NYC photographers, and holds a BA in Theater from Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center. www.elizabethcarena.com
Alberto Denis (Performer/Original Lewis Carroll) has toured the world as a performer and theater technician. He has performed for Arthur Aviles’ Typical Theater and in projects for Doug Elkins, Risa Jaroslow, Palissimo Dance Theater, Dixie Fun Dance Theater, ann and alexx make dances, Marta Renzi, Michael Leleux, Heidi Latsky Dance, Lawrence Goldhuber, Luis Lara Malvacias, JoAnna Mendl Shaw’s Equus Projects, and Mei Yin Ng’s Mei-Be Whatever. He was a featured performer in The Whitney’s Christian Marclay: Festival performance of Prêt-à-Porter, and his own choreography has been produced at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, BAAD!, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and Kinetics Dance Theater in Baltimore. about.me/albertodenis.
Stacie C. Fields (Original Nurse Mary Ann) is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her pursuit of adventure and knowledge brought her to NYC where she is excited to join Third Rail Projects. Stacie's work as both a choreographer and performer have been seen in venues and art festivals all over the Southeast including Picolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC and American College Dance Festival where she was chosen to represent Coker College three years in a row. She is currently a founding member of Brooklyn Tabernacle Dance Ministry where her heart is for outreach and ministry. A South Carolina native, she now lives in the magical land of Brooklyn.
Rebekah Morin (Performer/Original Red Queen) has been collaborating with Third Rail Projects since 2010, originating many roles, including the Red Queen in Then She Fell. Based in NYC since 1998, she has performed nationally and internationally with a great variety of artists including Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects and The Equus Projects. She holds a BA in Dance from Connecticut College. She is a certified yoga teacher and thai massage practitioner. She is trained in natural horsemanship. She has also been know to tend bar, hang lights, and build sets.
Marissa Nielsen-Pincus (Rehearsal Director/Performer/Original Alice) is a performing artist, teacher and founding member of Third Rail Projects. Since 2011 she has been Third Rail Projects' Associate Artistic Director and is also the Rehearsal Director for Then She Fell. Originally from Portland, OR, Marissa studied contemporary dance in London at the London Studio Centre and moved to NYC in 2001. She is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and teaches immersive performance skills and Body-Mind Centering® classes and workshops both nationally and internationally. She lives in Brooklyn with a man and a cat.
Tara O’Con (Performer/Original Alice) Originally from Long Island, Tara graduated with honors from Roger Williams University in 2003, and has been making and performing work in NYC ever since. She has been a collaborative member of Third Rail Projects since 2006, and had the great pleasure of originating one of the Alice roles in Then She Fell. Her own work has been commissioned and presented at Dance Theater Workshop (Fresh Tracks Residency 2007), The Chocolate Factory Theater (2008 and 2010), Danspace Project (2009), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River To River Festival (2012), and New York Live Arts (Studio Series 2013). She was a 2012-2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Tara is also a freelance user experience design strategist, making people’s online web experiences less confusing and more personable. taraoconexperiencedesign.com
Since 2002, Zoë Schieber (Original Doctor) has shown her own work in the streets and in traditional venues in New York, Asheville, and Galway. She has performed with several New York choreographers including Eva Dean, Noémie LaFrance, and Abby Bender. A Georgia native, she graduated from Tulane University with an Anthropology degree. When she is not dancing or trying to get to the woods she is teaching the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. For more information please visit zoozimoves.com.