Eric Geiger was a company member of the Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company in New York City, the Lyon Opera Ballet in France, Djazzex Modern Dance in the Netherlands, and V-TOL Dance in London. As a guest artist he has performed with ODC in San Francisco, San Diego Dance Theatre, Lower Left, under the direction of Nina Martin, Allyson Green Dance, Gabriel Masson Dance, Yolande Snaith and Patricia Sandback. In San Francisco, he facilitated movement workshops for The Medea Project, Theatre for Incarcerated Women, directed by Rhodessa Jones. Eric is the Associate Artistic Director of McCaleb Dance in San Diego, collaborating with Artistic Director Nancy McCaleb, where he has performed, choreographed, and designed scenic elements and costumes for numerous works. He was a part of the Hybrid Authorship Project alongside Joe Alter, Liam Clancy, D.J. Hopkins, Ashley Johnstone and Craig Wolf, collaboratively creating the evening length work, Still Undecided. Eric also performed with Ron Estes, Jess Humphrey, Rachael Lincoln, Karen Schaffman and Leslie Seiters in Kalpa 1: My Life as a Turtle under the direction of Sara Shelton Mann. Most recently he has participated in the Solo Performance Commissioning Project choreographed and directed by Deborah Hay in Findhorn Scotland and will be premiering his adaptation of the solo in December of 2010 with collaborator Karen Schaffman. Eric is honored to be a full time faculty member of the Department of Theatre and Dance at UCSD.
ALLYSON GREEN (MFA, Choreography, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) is a choreographer and visual artist who was based in New York from 1986-2001 and joined UCSD in 2003. She was a noted performer and the rehearsal director in the companies of Yoshiko Chuma SOHK, Charles Moulton, Doug Varone, Randy Warshaw, and Bill Young. Her company Allyson Green Dance has been presented to critical acclaim in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Macedonia, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania, Venezuela, and the United States. Her work is produced regularly in New York by such venues as Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop and Symphony Space. She has been a frequent international collaborator with such noted choreographers as Ben Wright in London, José Navas and Dominique Porte in Montreal, and Meg Stuart in Brussels.
In 1999, Ms. Green was awarded the prestigious Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and was named the UWM Fine Arts Graduate student of the Decade in 2005. Ms. Green's work has been particularly influenced by her teaching and choreographic research in East/Central Europe. She has been the recipient of eight fellowships from The Suitcase Fund, an initiative created by Dance Theater Workshop with major funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. These fellowships took place in Brazil (1992), Macedonia (1998, 1999, 2005) the Slovak and Czech Republics (1999, 2000) and Romania (2003, 2004).
In addition to her work in dance, Ms. Green maintained an active visual arts career as a painter and an award-winning graphic designer for numerous arts organizations and PBS television. Ms. Green has served on the Danspace Project Artist Advisory Board, New York from 1996-2002, and was the Artistic Director of the theater Sushi Performance and Visual Art from 2003-5, for which she was named by the Union Tribune as one of the top arts leaders in San Diego in 2004. Ms. Green currently serves as Chair of the department. Details on upcoming projects can be seen at www.allysongreendance.com.
ALISON DIETTERLE SMITH (BA Anthropology, UCSD, MFA in Dance, UCI) Alison is a performer, choreographer, teacher, and videographer. Her work has been presented at UC Irvine, UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Palomar College, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater's site-specific Trolley Dances, Sushi Performance and Visual Arts, The 10th Ave Theater, Frederick Lowe Theater (NYU), Constanta Opera House (Romania), and CECUT (Mexico). Alison's videodance Dress-Up created through her solo company chiasmadance.com screened at the 2004 Dance Camera West Festival in Los Angeles and the UCI International Dance Film Festival. Alison has trained with Nancy Mittleman-Merkens, the San Francisco Ballet School, on full-scholarship at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School (WA), on scholarship at the José Limón Institute in New York, and with Anna Halprin through a UCSD professional development grant. Alison has worked with the Eugene Ballet Company (OR), Ballet Pacifica (CA), Lisa Naugle, Allyson Green, Joe Alter, Yolande Snaith, and extensively with Jean Isaacs' San Diego Dance Theater. Alison is also a certified Yoga Instructor from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. Her on-going yoga practice, world travels, and investigations into the language of the body, inform her work, classes, and her passion for movement.
"Peter Terezakis has a career as an 'exemplar' in the art, science, technology field, developing an artistic career using a wide variety of new technologies to
create work ranging from public installations to jewelry. Motivated by a concern for our role and place in the world, his work provides a poetry for a technological age."
— Roger Malina, Chairman of the board,
Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology
Terezakis' works have been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including Canada, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
On the faculty of New York City's School of Visual Arts from 1993 to 2000, Terezakis co-created the Extended Forms major within the MFA Computer Art program. His work is featured in Bruce Wands' textbook, "Art of the Digital Age", published by Thames and Hudson. www.TEREZAKIS.com