Erika Boudreau-Barbee (Performer) has a BFA in dance from Tisch at NYU. In NYC, she dances for Pilar Castro-Kiltz as a member and assistant for Ensemble Dance. In April 2015, she received a grant and premiered Inner Peaces for a solo exhibition at Tapir Lab Gallery in Berlin, Germany. When abroad, she hosts workshops both in movement and meditation at Takt Academy. Since 2013, Erika has been invited to be an artist in residence at Takt Gallery (Germany), at La Fragua (Spain), and has performed in festivals and exhibition openings in several countries. Although most of her work is movement based, she also has shown film, paintings, and created performance series with social and political context. erikabb.com
Andrew Broaddus (Performer) is an actor, dancer, musician, and juggler originally from Teaneck, NJ. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2007 and has been performing in New York ever since. Recently he’s been masquerading as a British rockstar in Megan Sipe’s Chocolate Dances and singing music from the Republic of Georgia with the choir Supruli, lead by Carl Linich, including a performance accompanying the silent film Eliso at MoMA’s Georgian film festival.
Cameron Michael Burns (Performer) is a Rhode Island-born, NYC-based theatre-maker/lover/goer, who has spent the last few years splitting time as a performer and assistant stage manager. With Third Rail Projects: Then She Fell, Midnight Madness, The Grand Paradise, Ghost Light, Behind the Secret Door. Elsewhere: Rough Approximations (Incubator Arts), This is a Play About Being Gay (Wild Project), Magic Kingdom (Fringe), Treefall (American Theatre of Actors).
Kristen Carcone (Performer) is a Toronto-born dance artist and reiki healer. She earned her BFA with Highest Honors from New World School of the Arts in 2011 and has since performed the original works of Nicole Von Arx, Gabriel Forestieri, Jason Parsons and the Kuperman Brothers. Kristen is a guest artist with cross-disciplinary performance company FROG IN HAND and is Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of non-profit organization TOES FOR DANCE. As a creator of experiential theatre, Kristen has great interest in mindful performance and healing through the arts. Her latest work 4-7-8 has been funded by the Toronto Arts Council and supported by lululemon NY. For more information visit www.kristencarcone.com
Kyle Castillo (Performer) is a Brooklyn-based dancer, originally from California where he performed most recently with the LA Opera and Santa Barbara Dance Theatre. He has had the opportunity to perform works by Jose Limón, Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colahan, and Eric Sean Fogel throughout Southern California since 2011.
Larry Daniels (Performer) has had the privilege of working with White Wave Young Soon Kim Dance Company, Megan Bascom & Dancers, and is currently working with Mike Esperanza's BARE Dance Company. He received his BFA in Dance from the University of California Santa Barbara where he performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Jennifer Muller, Austin McCormick, Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colohan, and Mira Kingsley. Larry is originally from Murrieta, California where he began dancing at the age of 10 by competing both nationally and internationally in Irish step dancing.
Elisa Davis (Performer) is a performer and scholar currently pursing a PhD in Dance from Temple University. She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College and received her Masters in Performance Studies from New York University. She joined Third Rail Projects in 2015 and has performed in The Grand Paradise and Midnight Madness. She has taught at Marymount Manhattan College, Barnard College, Temple University, and Arts Connection’s Teen Reviewers and Critics program. She currently collaborates as a dramaturge/grant writer/performer with Meghan Frederick/Practice Project, and has had the pleasure of working with the Tze Chun Dance Company, Elisabeth Motley, Zoe|Juniper, and Jules Bakshi. Her current interests have veered into the virtual space having collaborated on and performed motion capture for the virtual reality film Wolves in the Walls by Fable Studios (2017).
Caitlin Dutton-Reaver (Performer), originally from Georgia and a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, has danced and presented her work both nationally and in the UK before settling back in New York City in 2011. Caitlin has had the pleasure of working with choreographers Nelly Van Bommel, Laurie Stallings, Richard Alston, Lane Gifford, Regina Nejman, and Jennifer Backhaus. In addition to Third Rail Projects, Caitlin also coordinates/curates various productions and runs her own dance company, caitlin+dancers. Her work has been shown throughout the New England area, London, and Georgia. For more information check out caitlinplusdancers.org.
Joshua Dutton-Reaver (Performer/Manager of Marketing & Communications), a graduate of Florida State University with a BFA in Dance, has been collaborating with Third Rail Projects since 2013 on a multitude of immersive and site-specific works including Ghost Light (Chita Rivera Award) at Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 and long-running hits Then She Fell (BESSIE Award) and The Grand Paradise. During this time, Joshua has also traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia to assist in the creation of As Time Goes By. In his spare time, along with working administratively for Third Rail Projects, Joshua freelances as a technologist collaborating in various technological mediums including video editing, graphic design, and web design.
Gierre J. Godley (Performer) began his training in Arkansas under the direction of C. Michael Tidwell and Arleen Sugano and later attended Millikin University (BS in Biology) and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA). Gierre has worked with many choreographers while in NYC, most recently Matthew Westerby and Stefanie Nelson. He has been on faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Fancy Feet Dance Studio, Summer Dance Lab and is currently a Adjunct Professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale. In 2010, Gierre created PROJECT 44, an all male troupe dedicated to showcasing the beauty of male artistry throughout the arts. The group has been performing in various national and international venues since 2010. www.project44dance.org
Joseph Harris (Performer) was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Joseph came to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for Musical Theatre, and received his BFA from New School University. He trained in dance with :pushing progress Contemporary training program under the direction of Calen Kurka and Chris Hale, in which he performed original works by Calen Kurka, and Bryn Cohn. Joseph has performed regionally in productions of Cats (Mistoffelees), A Chorus Line (Don), and Honk! (Ugly). In New York, Joseph has performed in numerous productions, most notably in Elizabeth Swados’ Kaspar Hauser: A Foundlings Opera at the Flea Theatre. Joseph is a member of Haberdasher Theatre Co.
Shiloh Hodges (Performer) is a Brooklyn-based performer. She grew up studying ballet at Florida Dance Theatre and holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University. She has had the privilege of working with artists including Lauren Slone, Sidra Bell, Monstah Black, and André Zachery/Renegade Performance Group, and has an ongoing collaboration with Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson in performance practice. Shiloh's work is informed by poetry, zines, tarot, ecology, tea, and feminist and queer world-making.
Julia Jurgilewicz (Performer) trained in her home state of Massachusetts at The Gold School and earned her BFA at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She performed in Don Giovanni, Aida, and Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera, and in works by Mark Dendy, Johannes Wieland, Jillian Pena, LEVYdance, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, Dishman + Co., and The Anata Project. She has performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland and the Black Box Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Julia presents her own choreography with RedCurrant Collective throughout NYC. Currently, Julia dances with Third Rail Projects, Liz Gerring Dance, and Erica Essner Performance Co-Op.
Julia Kelly (Rehearsal Director/Performer), a Virginia native, hails from Brooklyn via Barnard College of Columbia University. With interest in (most) all intersections of dance, theater, music and storytelling, she has loved recent collaborations with Kathryn Alter, Tami Stronach, and the Median Movement. For foundational training, Julia thanks Sherri Smith Reid, the artists and master teachers of Tantztheater Wuppertal, and also of the Limón Dance Company; with Limón she has performed abroad and here at Lincoln Center (2009-2012). Julia found TRP in 2013 and joined the Company of Then She Fell (Alice, Hatter, Red Queen); 777 performances later, she is currently its rehearsal director.
Roxanne Kidd (Performer) began her professional journey in New York with Third Rail Projects in 2012. She graduated Florida State University with a BFA in Dance and is a former student of her Third Rail Projects directors. Roxanne has performed and collaborated with Third Rail Projects in Then She Fell, Marrow, Yolk, House No. 17, Midnight Madness,The Grand Paradise, and Ghost Light. She has also worked with The Median Movement and ChrisMastersdance. As a teaching artist to young dancers, she has taught at PS 279 with The LeAp program (Bronx) and currently with Aspire2dance Studio (Brooklyn).
Justin Lynch (Performer) is from Kingston, Jamaica. He has performed with Christopher Williams Dances, The Metropolitan Opera, The Bang Group, Elisa Monte Dance, the Austrian-French-Belgian performance collective Superamas, as well as in Third Rail Projects’ productions of The Grand Paradise and Behind the City. Justin studied the piano at the Royal College of Music and Boston University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music, holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and leads a double life as a lawyer. He was a danceWEB scholar at ImPulsTanz (Vienna) in 2017. (Photo: Berette Macaulay)
Lauren Muraski (Performer) is an actor/dancer from NJ. With a BFA in dance, BA in sociology, and recipient of the JS Seidman Award from NYU Tisch, she has performed nationally and internationally in dance, theater, film/TV, and commercials. She was an original company member of BAC's Hell’s Kitchen Dance Tour with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Aszure Barton. She has worked with Austin McCormick's Company XIV, Kyle Abraham, Sidra Bell, Jonathan Riedel, Danielle Russo, toured with The Aluminum Show, and was a member of Castle Shakespeare Repertory Company. On screen she has been seen in numerous features and shorts (IMDB for credits), on Sundance Iconoclasts, and ID Discovery Deadly Sins series.
Jenna Purcell (Performer) grew up dancing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Literature and minor in Dance/Theatre from UC Santa Cruz, where she had the pleasure of working with Tandy Beal, Mark Franko, Sommer Ulrickson, and Ted Warburton. She has performed with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Tandy Beal & Company, Donofrio Dance Company, Mare Nostrum Elements, Beth Liebowitz & Artists, ChrisMastersDance, Megan Bascom & Dancers, and Anne Zuerner. In addition to Third Rail Projects, she currently dances with caitlin+dancers.
Edward Rice (Performer/Business Manager) has worked with Third Rail Projects since 2012 on a number of projects including Then She Fell (performer), The Grand Paradise (performer, directing team), Learning Curve (directing team), Ghost Light (performer), Medicine Show (performer), Behind The City (producer), and is the company’s Business Manager. He has performed professionally since 2007 (Brian Brooks Moving Company, Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects, Laura Peterson Choreography, Elephant Jane Dance, Alexandra Beller/Dances, Punchdrunk's Sleep No More, NYC, among others). He has taught dance and performance both nationally & internationally and offers workshops through Third Rail Projects. He holds a B.S. and an M.F.A in Dance Performance from Illinois State University and the University of Iowa, respectively.
Alex M. Schell (Performer), a native North Carolinian, is a performer, choreographer, and eternal optimist. She graduated with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Dance. In addition to Third Rail Projects, Alex dances and acts as a rehearsal director for MATYCHAK (Nathalie Matychak, Artistic Director). Outside of performance, Alex is an arts administrator at Pentacle, a non-profit organization driven to provide flexible and affordable management support for the arts community. You can learn more about Alex at http://alexmschell.wixsite.com/create
Julie Seal (Performer) is a freelance dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She began her training at the American Ballet Studio under the artistic direction of Kathleen Kairns-Scholz. Julie attended Hofstra University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A in dance and a minor in Psychology. While attending university, she worked with choreographers including Doug Varone, Nathan Trice, Bebe Miller, Niles Ford, and Giada Ferrone. Since relocating to NYC, Julie has performed works by Mark Dendy, Erica Essner, Suzanne Beahrs and Megan Bascom. She is currently working with Elizabeth Dishman and Robin Becker.
Taylor Semin (Performer) has performed professionally in Denver, CO, with Control Group Productions, projekt move, and most recently co-directed a site specific work at Denver’s Bar Max. Taylor was a Chancellor’s Scholar at Texas Christian University, graduating summa cum laude with a BFA in Modern Dance and a minor in Arts Administration. A lover of all things movement, she is also a certified yoga instructor.
Mackenzie Sherburne (Performer) was in the original company of Sweet & Lucky with Third Rail Projects and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She has performed regionally at the Denver Center in Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet and Death of a Salesman. Other favorite productions include: The 39 Steps, Avenue Q, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, As You Like It and Gruesome Playground Injuries. She holds a BFA from NYU. www.mackenziesherburne.com
Jessy Smith (Performer) is a New York City based performance artist. She joined Third Rail Projects in 2012 and has since been a collaborating cast member in company works, including Ghost Light, Behind the City, and The Grand Paradise, where she also served as Rehearsal Director. Other projects include: A. Human, Boardwalk Empire, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! and The Broadway Dance Lab. She holds a BFA in dance from NYU. jessy-smith.tumblr.com
Charly Wenzel (Performer) is an award winning choreographer based in NYC. Her work has been presented in Germany, at Judson Church, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, BAAD, Cunningham Theater, Citigroup Theater and other venues. Her dance films have been screened at film festivals worldwide and won awards for Best Dance Choreography and Best Experimental Film. She was the Associate Artistic Director of Naganuma Dance and she is the Rehearsal Director of Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance. Charly danced for Naganuma Dance, Keila Cordova Dances, Regina Nejman, Bodystories, LolaLola Dance Theater, Soul Movement, Shadowbox Theater and others. www.charly-wenzel.com
Ryan Weustewald (Performer) is an actor/writer from South Dakota. After graduating with an MFA in Acting from the University of Hawaii, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he acted professionally for two years before heading to NYC on New Years Eve of 2013/14. Third Rail Projects credits include: Ghost Light, (Commissioned by LCT3), Sweet and Lucky (Commissioned by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts). Other Credits Include: Our Trojan War (Aquila Theatre Co.) Jackie & Me (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Metamorphoses (Aurora Fox), How The World Began (BETC Regional Premiere), Failure: A Love Story, Jon (Catamounts Regional Premieres), It’s Only A Play (Hawai’i Theatre), The Propagation of Light in a Vacuum (10 Days Festival: Tasmania, Australia) Watershed, (LIDA Project), The Shape of Things, Art (AWS Theatre Co.)