Performer Bios

Performer Bios

Jen Kosky (Artistic Director/Dancer) is a New York-based contemporary dance artist.  She is the founder and director of Jen Kosky Dance Theater and has enjoyed performing in the work of numerous talented choreographers including Ellis Wood, Martha Williams, Dorian Nuskind-Oder, Jody Oberfelder, Stephanie Sleeper, Polina Klimovitskaya, Heather N. Seagraves, the Umbrella Company and Shalewa Mackall.  Jen’s choreography has been presented at various venues including ABC NoRio, the Hatch, the Chelsea Art Museum, FIGMENT on Governor’s Island, Galapagos Art Space, Studio AIR, New York City Theater and Media, The Schermerhorn Theater and BAX.  Jen has been honored to be a guest artist at the Gershwin Hotel for two years where she has been sponsored to create two full evening length works and is a current recipient of a studio residency at CAVE Arts.  She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Britney Falcon (Dancer), raised in Rochester, NY, received her BFA in dance from SUNY Brockport. While attending, she was nominated by the dance department as the School of Arts and Performance Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award 2009. She also received the Friars Foundation and Rose L. Strasser Dance Awards, as well as a Merit Scholarship to the Bates Dance Festival. She has been given opportunities to perform for artists such as Bill Evans, Larry Keiqwin, David Dorfman, Oliver Steele, Kista Tucker Dance, Inc., and Treeline Dance Works. Her choreography has been shown in venues throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut as the co-director of areaDANCE Company. She began working with Jen Kosky Dance Theatre in the spring of 2011.

Jeremy Goren (Actor) is a performer, managing director, and assistant to Artistic Director Polina Klimovitskaya at Terra Incognita Theater, which he joined in 2004. He participated in the development and performance of Terra’s A Taste of HoneyPebble-and-Cart Cycle, Parts I-IIISpeech-less, and Moving Landscape public-space performance series, which he also produced. He performed at Incubator Short Form, Dixon Place HOT Festival, FringeNYC, Cherry Lane Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Center, Rorschach Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and in films that screened at Festival de Cannes, Anthology Film Archives, and Palm Beach International, ACE, Staten Island, and Lucerne International film festivals. In 2011, Jeremy co-led a workshop at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center as a Lincoln Center Directors Lab Master Artist. www.jeremygoren.com

Renzo Rios (Actor), a graduate of Florida State University in Social Science Education, is a New York based actor with conservatory training at the Michael Howard Studios and on-going training with Master teacher Polina Klimovitskaya. A member of the Terra Incognita Theatre Company, they most recently performed their on-going public piece, Moving Landscape at Washington Square Park and Speech-Less at WAX-Works. Other notable theatre credits include Crossings (Stages on the Sound – NYC Fringe and Close Strangers European Theatre Encounter in Poznan, Poland), The Jedi Papi Chulo and the Power Pansa (Teatro La Tea), The Maderati (The Michael Howard Studios), Anna in the Tropics (Miami Lakes Main St Players). Recent film/tv credits include Manuel y Mariana (Redux Prod.), The Whitest Kids U Know (IFC), Locked Up Abroad: Panama (The National Geographic Channel). He is now at work with Terra Incognita on their next production of Moving Landscape and Speech-Less.

Peter Shapiro (Video Artist) is a New York based video maker.  His video pieces have been showcased on media sites as varied as; The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Village Voice, Huffington Post, Democracy Now, Discovery Networks, The Gothamist, “L” Magazine, ThinkProgress, bikesnob. and has been re-posted through-out the blogosphere.  His visual projects and collaborations have been shown or staged at the Museum of Natural History, the Chelsea Art Museum, the United Nations, Lincoln Center, Warhol Museum, MOCA L.A., the BBC, and performance spaces throughout New York City, and the world.  He likes documenting nature, dance, drag queens, things he sees while riding his bike, and events related to celebrating our first amendment rights.

Jeffrey Young (Musician) is a composer and violinist from Brooklyn, NY who specializes in experimental classical music and rock music. He has worked with Pierre Boulez and other leaders of the European avant-garde during three summers at the Lucerne Festival Academy, and has also played at the Darmstadt, Bang on a Can, Aspen, and National Repertory Orchestra festivals, among others. He has toured the U.S. and Canada with various rock and experimental groups and has twice toured China as an orchestral violinist. Young has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Rachael Ray Show, Bravo’s The Fashion Show, and FOX’s Fearless Music. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2007. http://www.jeffrey-young.com


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