Gregory Addison first picked up a camera at the age of ten after watching his father take some pictures in the park. Ever since then, he hasn't put it down. He always said, "Every day is a photo op. The camera must be by my side at all times." Gregory always had a love for the liberal arts. Studying film at Hunter College, he has learned how to use his knowledge of photography and use it on the big screen. Gregory is now learning the ropes of becoming a cinematographer. Gregory feels honored to be a part of this wonderful and talented group of artists here at DANSPIEK Dance Theatre. He's definitely excited at what awaits.
Linda Källérus was born and raised in Sweden. She moved to New York City to attend Long Island University from which she graduated as Valedictorian in 1999 with a Bachelor of Media Arts degree. She got her start in the film business as an intern in the camera department on a small indie film in Texas. For the past 10 years she's worked on 40 million dollar Hollywood action comedies, shot beyond-indie features that were paid for by the director's unemployment checks, and everything in between. Her love for photography and cinematography started in college and it is one that keeps growing and developing every day.
A passion for visual storytelling led award-winning magazine art director Diana Panfil to film editing, where she's edited a variety of projects, including documentaries, music videos, trailers and independent features such as the romantic comedy Second Impressions, an official selection at the 2011 Big Apple Film Festival. Diana discovered that many of her skills as an art director translated completely to the work of an editor: the ability to develop a visual narrative, a sophisticated eye for composition and color, a meticulous attention to detail and an innate sense of story pacing, to name a few. But it was her eight years of ballet training that brought her full circle on FRACTURES, reminding her that the past informs the future, in often surprising ways.
Aaron Dworetzky has had a passion for cameras since his childhood. He graduated from SUNY Purchase, majoring in New Media, receiving his BA in Film and Media Studies. Aaron has worked on major network television shows, interning on ABC's "Ugly Betty," and working as a Production Assistant on Showtime's, "The Big C." His most recent project is a short independent film titled, "Penny," which he produced and directed. He has edited many of the trailers and teasers for DANSPIEK, as well as the company's promo reel and short film NUDIS ANIMIS. He is thrilled to be a part of the DANSPIEK creative team!
Cristhian Andrews is an Award-Winning Film Producer, Director, Editor, Colorist, GRAMMY® Nominated and B.M.I Affiliated Film Composer, Saxophonist, Conspiracy Theorist, and Political Activist. Having studied with Juilliard Professors and at The New School, he has had the honor to work with Nelson Mandela, Sidney Poitier, and Dennis Haysbert on the documentary "The Black Moses" as producer and composer. Cristhian recently finished working with Oscar-Nominated Actress Sally Kirkland and Two-Time Golden Globe Nominee Steven Bauer, providing Coloring and Additional Music on "Awakened." For the past year he has directed, edited and scored a number of films, such as Bob Giraldi's "The Fling," in which Bob executive produced. His recent Edgar Allan Poe series was also picked up for digital distribution. He continues to work and be mentored by Robert Sadin, album producer and former conductor of The London Symphony Orchestra. Cristhian has performed for Mrs. Michelle Obama at The White House with Wynton Marsalis, as well as Carnegine Hall and The Kennedy Center for the performing arts and 100 more venues with over 75 Jazz Legends. Cristhian speaks French, Spanish, as well as some beginner Italian and holds a V.F.R Private Pilot License.
Michael Culver is a composer from Lexington, KY. At 16, he began taking composition lessons at Asbury University under the tutelage of Dr. Ron Holz. Michael attended Asbury University and the University of Kentucky. In 2012, he was hired by DANSPIEK Dance Theatre in New York City to be the company’s composer in residence. With DANSPIEK, he is currently writing the music for a ballet version of Dante’s Inferno. Composing credits include three film scores: Relinquished, Three Days, and The Way We Run, all of which were shown at the Highbridge Film Festival; many art songs and chamber music commissions for the Lexington Opera Society and the University of Kentucky; Waltz On Titan, for string orchestra.
Justin Scholar is a visual effects artist in New York City. His background in droll local access media has given birth to a love for experimental, sometimes cross-platform media, and networking with a wide range of artists has allowed him to inject digital art, both spacial and interactive, into performance and digital filmmaking. He is currently working closely with Google Glass and Post-Production/Finishing for films. In addition to digital media, Justin also teaches ukulele and is currently seeking residence on a cruise liner as a performer.
As DANSPIEK’s Marketing Manager, Vince Dominguez graduated with a Masters in Music Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Kentucky in 2014. Working as a performer, music educator, marketing strategist and freelance photographer throughout the country, he has built his career on the idea that everyone has the ability to be creative. With a passion for advocating the arts, he currently resides in Lexington, KY and leads the Marketing & Communications team at the Lexington Philharmonic.
Tony Roman, of Cuban descent, was born in White Plains, NY on January 10th 1983 and has been an artist since he was six. He is also a close cousin of artistic director, Rich Lugo. After many years of moving countless times, Tony now resides in Colorado and 5 years ago was introduced into the world of visionary practice and art. Tony’s inspiration comes from his connection from the energy of all that is vibrational, and has synesthesia, through which he creates his art. Tony has been live-painting for the past year, where he has made his mark in the show/festival world with his art and spirit. Tony has a unique visionary art style ranging from surreal, abstract, and psychedelic portraits, and will play tricks on your mind with his paintings, which often seem like they are in motion.
Rob is a 2007 graduate from Loyola University, Maryland with a BA in Communication and Film Studies, and currently works in Brand Marketing at The Hollywood Reporter. A Westchester native, Rob has enjoyed doing freelance graphic design work since 2006 for a variety of clients, including working with several friends for theater groups and arts organizations. He has been involved in various theatre productions, both on and off stage, and had the opportunity to work with Artistic Director, Rich Lugo, at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Rob’s other passions include film, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Maggie McRae wrote for multiple news publications for 3 years in Portland Oregon and Seattle. During that time, she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English Language and Literature. She recently moved to New York City and now acts as Communications Advisor for DANSPIEK, working to expand its audience and fundraising base. She moved to New York to begin experiencing the world and to connect with its people. She believes in and will work tirelessly to promote DANSPIEK's vision to evolve the way the world views art and itself.
Peter A. Peralta was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. As a child, Peter exercised his imagination through various stories he would create for his action figures his mother would get him. It wasn’t until the age of 19 that he realized Marketing is the perfect outlet to conceptualize creativity. He thought to himself, “Commercials!” Graduating with a B.A. in Marketing from Iona College and becoming a brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Peter realized how influential people and the media are. In order to achieve his goal of heading his own advertising agency, Peter now works with Rich Lugo & Maggie McRae in hopes of showing the world the importance of DANSPIEK. For them, this is only the beginning.