Directors

Josh Hines

Josh Hines (BUS)

Josh Hines graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in dance improvisation and performance in 2014. Since graduation he has been establishing himself as Columbus, Ohio dance artist, teacher, and improviser. He has been collaborating with Columbus Moving Company for the last three years as a performer, teacher, and choreographer. Josh finds dance improvisation is paramount for his work: "For me there is nothing more human than curiosity and living in the moment. The sincerity that improvisation generates causes dancers to become more genuine in their movement, more alive and sensitive. The applications of dance improvisation are endless and that is what I love about it so much."

More at joshramseyhines.com

Kelly Hurlburt

Kelly Hurlburt (BUS)

Kelly received a B.F.A in Dance at The Ohio State University, with a focus in Alternative Medicine/Movement Therapy. She has, since, set roots in Columbus, Ohio as an artist and dancer, where she can be found facilitating modern and improvisational dance in the community, dancing in projects and creating new work. Her attempts to understand and digest the vast form of dance have sent her on international ventures to perform and train in Israel, China, Spain and Denmark; as well as nationally too. Her desire to harmonize holistic health and dance movement have colored her approach to dancing and teaching and put her on the path to bringing improvisation to the forefront as a platform for creating deep, mindful and wholesome experiences for herself and those she teaches. She is thrilled for the future of  Sea Bus; eager to delve further into the physical/intellectual/spiritual practice of dance improvisation in the company of such wonderful movers.

More at kelly-hurlburt.com

Kori Martodam

Kori Martodam (SEA)

Kori grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Denison University in 2003 with a BFA in Theater and Contemporary Dance. A few years and a dozen odd jobs later, she went back to school and began a career in Anesthesia. Her parents worked in the sciences, hence anesthesia, but she also had the kind of quiet but beautiful childhood that predisposes a person to poetic things. She practices the art of weaving these two lives of art and science together; balancing sense with un-proofed expression and certainty with what there is to discover in following a hunch. Improvisation is an opportunity to play in the unfolding of time and experience;to simultaneously perceive and create meaning. Kori feels very lucky to be part of JKLM Studio and Sea Bus; to be dancing with wonderful people!

More at jklm.studio


Dancers

Hilary Bowen

Hilary Bowen (SEA)

 

Hilary Bowen is an emerging dance artist who grew up in China and spent most of her life navigating between worlds. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a BA in creative writing and dance. Previous forays into the world of improvisation include her senior research project "From the Studio to the Pasture", which investigated the connections between dance and horses. Improvisation fascinates and inspires her because it is the intersection of people and their plans navigating spaces that often call us to be highly flexible. And in those moments of openness breathtaking possibilities are released. Hilary is grateful for the opportunity to work with Sea ↔ Bus and JKLM. 

Megan Davis Bushway (BUS)

Megan Davis Bushway (BUS)

 

Megan Davis Bushway is a dance and movement educator based in Columbus, OH. Megan currently teaches for BalletMet, Momentum: Excellence at the Speed of Dance, and the Columbus Modern Dance Company. She regularly offers Pilates Mat and Reformer classes at the Jewish Community Center and Core Poetry. Additionally, Megan is a Teaching Artist for OhioDance and in VSA’s Adaptation, Integration, & the Arts program. Megan currently dances with SeaBus and collaborates on choreographic projects with Athens-based artist Megan Yankee. Past performance credits include works by Susan Rethorst, Melanie Bales, Susan Hadley, Fritha Pengelly, Cynthia Nazzaro, and Paige Phillips. In addition to her work as an educator and performer, Megan also specializes in dance film and documentation. She has been commissioned by local artists to document work and is the videographer for OhioDance. Megan received an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Art Therapy and Dance from Springfield College.

More at www.megandavis.org

Eve Hermann

Eve Hermann (BUS)

Eve Hermann studied visual and literary art at Indiana University. She has danced in Columbus, OH, since 2012 in works choreographed by CoCo Loupe, Nicole Garlando, Michael Morris, Christeen Stridsberg, and Jeff Fouch. She was a company member of Columbus Moving Company for the 2014/2015 season. From late 2013 to early 2016, she owned and operated Feverhead, a warehouse rehearsal and performance space in Columbus providing low-cost rentals for the performing arts, including: dance, theater, and music. Her performance work is primarily based in structured improvisation and presence practices influenced by Gaga, Butoh, and body awareness exercises. She is a licensed massage therapist, Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner in Training.

More at http://evehermann.com/dance/

Emily Curtiss

Emily Curtiss (SEA)

Emily Curtiss graduated in May 2016 with a BFA in Choreography and Performance from the University of Montana. At UM she fully participated in choreographing and performing in concerts and at ACDA conferences, and culminated her time there by producing her own evening-length production of performance improvisation. While in Montana she also performed with Bare Bait Dance Company and Headwaters Dance Company. She spent much of the summer at Ponderosa's PORCH improvisation/training module, where she continued to explore her interests in experimental movement and improvisation as performance. Since recently moving to Seattle, she has performed in Alana O'Roger's show "Into Ice" as an ensemble member, participated in Renee Bolke’s piece "Sunken Cities" for the Bridge Project, and has continued to work on solo improvisational work. She also has a passion for teaching dance, and enjoys teaching creative movement for children and dance fitness.

More at emilycurtiss.weebly.com

Hana Newfeld

Hana Newfeld (BUS)

Hana Newfeld is a dance artist. She was born in New Jersey into a family of yogis that granted her the space to have an open mind and body. Through yoga and other forms of movement practice, she found dance at the age of 14 and quickly became enamored with the endless possibilities of the body. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from The Ohio State University where she has tested the connections between dance and spirituality through improvisational moving meditation. She is also certified in Vinyasa yoga from Thank Yoga of Columbus. She will continue to search and explore these methods through creating dance art.

Chloe Napoletano

Chloe Napoletano (BUS)

Chloe Napoletano is a dancer, teacher, art administrator, and community dance practioner. Born in Akron, Ohio, Chloe grew up a block away from Martell School of Dance where, at age five, she began dancing. From 2009-2013, she attended Akron School for the Arts where she studied ballet and modern dance, improvisation, choreography. From 2011-2013, Chloe apprenticed with the Akron based modern company, RED Company real.edge.dance under the direction of Kelli Sanford. She interned at OhioDance in 2014 and The American Dance Festival in 2016. She holds a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University. The focus of Chloe’s dance major was in dance education, specifically for members of a community that are unable to afford or transport themselves to see and experience art. She teaches “In Motion: Dance Classes for Adults Over 50” and dance at Schiller Park Community Center. Chloe also works as the Advanced Team Coordinator for Momentum, an organization that engages children in dance, music, and performance. 


Guest Artists

Lindsay Forsythe(MPLS)

Lindsay Forsythe is an improviser and dance maker living in Minneapolis, MN. Having studied many dance forms, beginning with ballet, and eventually anchoring in modern and dance theater, she is currently most inspired by movement improvisation and contact improvisation. In personal practice she draws on contemplative dance practice, authentic movement, process-oriented creation, and dreamlike states for inspiration and psychological exploration. This internal work is also her discovery vehicle for ideas that feed the more structured, accessible dancesshe creates for audiences,  which may contain elements of physical theater, props, and voice. She focuses on the accumulation of present moments, and would rather (and love to!) talk to you in person about the people, places and events that led her to this now.