Matthew Albert (Swing) was born and raised in Maywood, New Jersey. He attended the Bergen County Academy for Visual and Performing Arts where he graduated in 2009 with a concentration in Acting. In 2012, he received his BFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is currently dancing with Brian Brooks Moving Company and has performed works by Kate Weare, Christopher Williams, Wally Cardona, Sean Curran, Sydney Skybetter, and Deborah Jowitt. He is also the Co-Founder of The Yomoco, a production company that he uses as a platform for artistic projects.
Carly Berrett-Plagianakos (Swing) is a dance theatre artist originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. During her ten-year sojourn in New York City, she has had the honor of working with Third Rail Projects (Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise), Alexandra Beller/Dances, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Ching-i Chang and Doug Varone. Prior to her career in New York, Carly performed in the works of Bill Evans, Daniel Nagrin, Glen Tetley, Montreal Danse, Alwin Nikolais, Stephen Koester, Jen Nugent and Paul Matteson. Carly was an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance from 2006-2009. She has a special interest in filmmaking and has worked as both a cinematographer and video editor for the last 15 years.
Kim Fischer (Swing) is an actor, dancer, and writer from Oakland, California. He moved to New York City in 2007 to study acting at NYU and has been performing in theater, TV and film ever since. He grew up dancing and acting, and was a part of an Oakland-based Youth Performance Company called Destiny Arts where he created and performed original work in youth prisons, theaters, and retreat centers all over the Bay Area. During his senior-year of high school, he competed in the Beach Blanket Babylon Scholarship competition, and won first prize in the acting category, receiving a $10,000 scholarship. He has performed regionally as a Witch in MACBETH, a star baseball player in CHILL, young prince Malcolm in MACBETH, and a rapper/beat boxer in Idris Goodwin's How We Got On. He has performed as a dancer in the cast of Then She Fell (Third Rail Projects) and Fuerza Bruta (Daryl Roth Theater). Other theater credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and nightnight (Actors Theatre of Louisville). TV includes: The Get Down (Netflix), Royal Pains (USA), and One Bad Choice (MTV). Film includes: I Can I Will I Did. He is an alumnus of the Actors Theatre of Louisville acting apprentice program. He lives in Brooklyn. www.Mrkimfischer.com
Mary Madsen (Assistant Rehearsal Director/Swing) is a dance artist based in Brooklyn. Originally from Wisconsin, she holds a BFA in dance from the University of Milwaukee-WI. Mary has been a performer in Third Rail Projects' Then She Fell since 2013, and also currently dances with Jody Oberfelder Projects. She has also worked with: Megan Bascom, Regina Nejman, Rebollar Dance Theater (D.C.), Kelly Anderson (Chicago), Simone Ferro (Milwaukee), and Elia Mrak (Seattle). Mary makes dance films and teaches improvisation based musings through Movement Playdates. (Photo by WOWE)
Julia Galanski (Swing) is a Brooklyn based dancer. Outside of Third Rail Projects, she works with Katelyn Halpern and Dancers. Julia received her BFA in Dance with a Minor in History from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to performing, Julia pursues her interest in production and is a faculty member at The Ridgefield School of Dance.
Justin Mock (Swing) is a Pittsburgh native. Past companies include Hubbard Street 2, Hou Ying Dance Theatre, Peridance Contemporary Dance Co. & Merce Cunningham Dance Trust. Past Theatres include North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Little Theatre On The Square. Represented by Lucille Dicampli Artist Rep --- @j_mockery
Madison Krekel is a Brooklyn-based, multidisciplinary artist and performer, originally from Oakland, CA. She has had the honor of performing Bessie Award-winning work by John Bernd with Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez, with Katy Pyle's Ballez, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, and with Third Rail Projects' Bessie Award-winning show, Then She Fell, The Grand Paradise, and Behind The City, among others. When not performing downtown, she can be found blissed out in Coney Island and rockin’ around NYC with her four-piece punk outfit, SNATCH ATTACK. Visit us at www.snatchattacknyc.com
Taylor Myers (Swing) Taylor Myers fell headlong into immersive theater five years ago and hasn't looked back. He has performed for Punchdrunk, Third Rail Projects, and his own company, Roll The Bones. Specializing in bringing large scale immersive work to life at non-traditional times and places, he has directed shows from sunrise to the witching hour, from a New York cemetery to a 500 year old Irish castle. He doesn't much believe in performer bios and more information can be found at his company's website, www.rollthebonestheatre.com.
Kim Savarino (Swing) is a Brooklyn based performer. She has worked with The Foundry/Alex Ketley, Lauren Slone, and Harper Addison and studied under Gerri Houlihan, Jawole Zollar, and Summer Lee Rhatigan. In addition to performing, Kim works as the Communications Associate at the MAP Fund, advocates for dance as a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee, and is a City Rocks Mentor with the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and graduated with a BFA in dance summa cum laude with honors from Florida State University. Kim was born in California and raised in West Virginia.
Bre Short (Swing) is a dancer and singer based in Brooklyn. She trained at The Boston Conservatory and graduated with a B.A. in Dance from Point Park University. While in Pittsburgh, Bre performed with The Pillow Project, Gia Cacelano, Maree Remalia, and Reed Dance. In 2013, Bre was awarded an artist residency at PearlArts Studios where she composed original music and premiered her choreographic work The Flight & The Fall. Bre was featured in In Medias Res’ film I’m A Stranger Here Myself and recently as a dancer in the upcoming feature film 306 Hollywood by El Tigre Productions. In NYC, she has performed with The People Movers, Nadine Bommer Dance Theater, and Third Rail Projects. Bre recently collaborated with music group Sontag Shogun and has since been invited to perform at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in NYC. As a vocalist, she has performed at Rockwood Music Hall and The Way Station. She continues to create and perform throughout the city.
Jeff Sykes (Swing) began his formal training at North Carolina School of The Arts. He studied at The Juilliard School, where he created works with Stijn Celis, Alexander Ekman, Jill Johnson & Ohad Naharin. Professionally, Sykes has danced with Ballet Hispanico, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Company XIV & The Metropolitan Opera. As a choreographer, he has presented works at Judson Church, The Philadelphia Fringe, Princeton University & The Juilliard School.
Madeline Wilcox (Swing) is a Brooklyn based dancer, performer, and personal trainer originally from Northern Arizona. Since relocating to New York City, she has danced with Sarah Michelson, Ori Flomin, Jillian Peña, Jody Oberfelder, Suzanne Beahrs, Jessica Gaynor, the Median Movement, Kendra Portier, Ashleigh Leite, Robert Ashley (in the experimental opera That Morning Thing), and in Andy deGroat's reconstructed work with Catherine Galasso. She studied dance performance and communication at Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude in 2011. She currently works with choreographer Sarah Michelson in addition to Third Rail Projects.