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Jeffrey Duval has had the pleasure of working with Tiffany Mills Company since 2003. Jeffrey received his BFA from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, studying with an array of nationally recognized choreographers on performance and composition. Jeffrey teaches Prana Flow (R) yoga inspired by Shiva Rea at Sonic Yoga and leads global teacher trainings and retreats. Thank you for supporting the arts and for keeping this nearly extinct art form alive for at least one more day. www.jeffreyduval.com.

Kevin Ho started dancing on the ice as a figure skater at age 12 but soon found the floor to be a much more forgiving and engaging partner. Born originally in New York City, Kevin had the wonderful privilege of growing up around the world in such energetic spaces as Shanghai, Madrid, Seoul, Taipei, and San Francisco. After graduation from the University of California, San Diego with an HONORS in contemporary dance, he went on to choreograph throughout Southern California, eventually earning him the 2007 Stewart Prize in Choreography as well as the 2006 ArtsBridge America Scholarship for arts-community outreach. This global experience gave rise to a political consciousness that continues to inspire and speak stories of resistance to him wherever he dances. Kevin is deeply committed to the daily discipline of movement engagement and performance research specifically in the mediums of [Contact] improvisation and academic scholarship. Recently he has served as guest lecturer at Barnard College, Manhattanville College and San Francisco State University in Experimental Applied Anatomy and Dance Improvisation. He continues to perform bi-coastally in NYC & San Francisco, and joined Tiffany Mills Company in 2010.

Emily Pope-Blackman is a performing artist, teacher, choreographer, and video artist. She is an alumni of the North Carolina School of the Arts (1991). She received her BFA in Dance Performance/Choreography from The Ohio State University (1997) and her MFA in Dance/Choreography from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts (2007). She has performed/toured with Malcolm Low, johannes wieland, Gerald Casel, Bridget Moore Dance, Chimaera Physical Theater, BalletMet Ohio, and Charleston Ballet Theatre. She currently performs with White Wave Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Hilary Easton + Co., Tamar Rogoff Productions, and Douglas Dunn and Dancers. She created HoverBound Productions in 2006, and her choreography and video work has been produced in New York at The DUMBO Dance Festival, Wave Rising Series, Cool NY Festival, St. Mark's Church, Mulberry Street Theatre, Chez Bushwick, 3rd Ward, and The TANK. She is extremely excited to be in the cast of berries and bulls for the Tiffany Mills Company!

Petra van Noort is a native of The Netherlands, where she studied at Dansacademie Brabant and Rotterdam Dance Academy. She first came to New York with a VSB grant and then she worked in The Netherlands for several achieved artists, most notably Wies Merkx and Herman van Veen. She is grateful for many opportunities she has had to fulfill her dream: to dance for a technically apt company that combines dance with theater: she initially moved to NYC to join Jennifer Muller/THE WORKS, then in 2000 she joined Susan Marshall & Company, where she collaborated with the same troupe of dancers for 12 years. She is proud and grateful to be part of the innovative, collaborative environment at Tiffany Mills Company, since 2004, where she sometimes also teaches (i.e. for the annual Spring workshop). Currently she is also working with Jane Comfort and Company (since 2011). Besides performing, Petra has had the privilege of teaching dance technique, composition, performance skills and yoga classes in NYC, for some companies and at colleges throughout the US. She assisted Susan Marshall in the creation of a new work, ‘Name by Name’ at the Juilliard School in 2007 and she is a co-creative member of the acclaimed Susan Marshall and Co.’s annual Spring SUMAC workshop. Re-staging various existing repertory pieces has been her favorite thing to do, especially enjoying the all-round experience and the collaboration with many enthusiastic and talented pre-professional and professional dancers. Her continuously expanding faith in the unlimited possibilities of ‘intention’ and ‘human touch' inspire her to study, share and teach the benefits of Reflexology, Metamorphosis, Flower Essences and Yoga in private practice www.petranyc.com


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