Heriberto Chino Mendoza graduated from the University of Colima in 2012 and is the co-founder of the Locomotion Research Laboratory and Scenic Creation where he is a professor of contemporary and aerial dance. He is also a student of yoga and fashion design. Chino was an Artist Resident in 2013 and is happy to be returning to Bearnstow for the 2019 season.
Laura Miola was orginally trained as an actor before jumping into the dance world, her movement training is primarily rooted in somatics. She holds a degree in economics from Santa Clara University where she was a Jean Donovan Fellow. This year she is dividing her time between a creative arts therapy training at Tamalpa Institute and a Butoh dance residency in Italy.
Lucas Rollins-Page, originally from Michigan, has spent the last few years studying at Hunter College in New York City. He creates site-specific dances and visual art installations that explore the visual, social, and geography of a chosen destination. His work has been performed at Hudson Valley Museum for Contemporary Art, LaMama, and various non-theatrical settings.
Returning Alumni in 2019
Former Artist Residents who joined us at various times during the season,
and who participated in the final concert on August 24.
Eliza Malecki is a Boston-based dancer, teacher, and choreographer from central Massachusetts. In 2016 Eliza was a Young Artist Resident at Bearnstow and went on to be a founding member of 3 Spice Dance, which fosters dance collaboration between Bearnstow alumni in the Boston area. Currently, Eliza serves as Studio Manager at Green Street Studios, performs with Natalie Johnson Dance, choreographs independently, and works with children in Brookline Public Schools.
Ellen Oliver is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in Providence and Boston. Her artistic practice extends to rock climbing, painting, filmmaking, and teaching. She was an Artist Resident at Bearnstow in 2016 and 2017. In January 2018, Ellen, together with Molly Hess and Angela Cole, produced a concert of former Bearnstow Young Artist Residents under the moniker, 3 Spice Dance.
Divyamaan Sahoo, from Kolkata, India, is a recent graduate of Bates College with a degree in Mathematics, Music, and Philosophy. In August 2016 he created original compositions and accompanied the Bearnstow Dancers in Concert and returned as Resident Musician in 2017. In summer 2018 he was a puppeteer in the Sandglass Theater production of Babylon: Journeys of Refugees, touring and performng throughout the region. He joined us at Bearnstow periodically this summer, collaborating musically with instructors and Artist Residents. He is currently in a graduate program at the Chicago Art Institute.
Jonathan Trejo, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is a professional dancer in the Ballet Folklórico of the University of Colima, Mexico, and is a consultant, choreographer and assistant director for Ballet Folklórico of Los Angeles. He teaches art in elementary school in Colima. He also serves as a liaison for intercultural exchanges.