Nir Arieli launched his career as a military photographer for the Israeli magazine Bamachane before receiving a scholarship to pursue his BFA at New York’s School of Visual Arts; he graduated with honors. Nir's photographic passion is within the portraiture and dance fields. He is an admirer of gentleness, beauty that embodies a sense of conflict and physical intelligence. Nir is represented in NYC by Daniel Cooney Fine Art gallery and in Israel by Pinzeta initiative.
Victoria Bek is a freelancing artist based in NYC. From the costume world to the dance scene to Broadway, her various interests take her around the world and through the boroughs. Victoria is pleased to collaborate with HEWMAN in its inaugural years. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joanna DeFelice is based in Brooklyn, NY, and works mainly in the medium of industrial art. She has worked with 13 Designs, a studio which produces events for clients such as Travel and Leisure and Target. Under the company’s mentorship, she has learned and explored all types of design and build, realizing that nothing imagined is impossible to execute. She finds that philosophy congruent with the principles in dance and expression that have shaped her life. One of her pieces, "The Tire Chair", has been sold in ABC Carpet and Home and used for numerous press events throughout the city. Joanna is also a dancer with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, where she and Jason met, and she has tirelessly brainstormed for HEWMAN since February 2014.
Taylor Drury, a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, trained in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School's professional division before moving to New York to earn her BFA in Dance from Juilliard. There she had the pleasure of performing works by Aszure Barton, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Hofesh Schechter, Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, and Marie Chouinard. Since graduating in May 2014 (one year after Jason, Lindsay, and Ingrid!), Taylor has been working out of New York City, performing in Fashion Week for VLP, Tracy Reese, and Wolford, as well as for choreographers Benoit Swan and Brice Mousset. She choreographed a new play in collaboration with resident director of The Flea Theatre Lilleth Glimcher, she joined the cast of Sleep No More for their 2015 season, and she continues to participate in the New York freelance dance scene. Working with HEWMAN was a joyous creative adventure and she is glad to have been one of the collaborators on Once we’re lit.
Andrew Funcheon is a multi-genre percussionist, composer, and songwriter based in New York City. He is active in both the orchestral and modern sides of New York's classical music scene, as well as being an in demand drum-set artist and vocalist, touring and writing with his band Atlas Bloom. He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in Percussion Performance from The Juilliard School, and he has toured the US, Canada, and the Middle East performing under some of the world's most prestigious conductors. He is thrilled to have been a part of HEWMAN's THIS IS NOTHING WITHOUT YOU, as the composer of an original percussion score which he performed live alongside the dancers.
Jordan Geiger is an actor and filmmaker based out of New York City. New York Theatre: Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher (New World Stages), The Correspondent (Rattlestick Playwrights), The Best of Everything (Here Arts). Regional: Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Berkeley Rep), Biloxi Blues (People's Light). TV: Limitless (CBS). He's currently assistant directing the feature film "After Louie" starring Alan Cumming, and heading into production on his fourth short film. https://vimeo.com/jordanjgeiger
Olivia Rodriguez is a Dallas-based artist/designer focusing on studio furniture while keeping a sharp eye out for design in all forms. She has a BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. While pursuing her own work she also freelances as a graphic designer. Olivia is pleased to be in collaboration with HEWMAN and is inspired by their aspirations.
Becca Roth is an award-winning documentary and narrative filmmaker who has written and directed five independent films that have screened at film festivals and in communities nationwide. Her debut documentary feature, One: A Story of Love and Equality, delves into the personal stories of people on both sides of a heated political debate, and strives to understand differences and build bridges, which is an ongoing theme in Becca’s work. In 2017 she wrote, co-directed and starred in two award-winning narrative short films, Lenses and Workout Gaze, which are currently screening in film festivals. She also directed three documentary shorts for the Academy Award-winning documentary company Shine Global. Later in the year, she directed an episode of an upcoming documentary series about the 2016 election for a major TV network (confidential until official announcement). At the end of 2017, she became the director of a two-year documentary project featuring long term survivors of pancreatic cancer for an organization called Let’s Win. At the beginning of 2018, she wrote and directed a comedy short film, Boy Genius, which is currently in post production. She is also an actress and improviser, starting her third year as a resident house team performer at The People’s Improv Theater. She is now busy at work revising the first draft of her first narrative feature screenplay. You can find out more about Becca at beccaroth.com
Caitlin Taylor received her B.F.A. in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2013, and following graduation attended Springboard Dance Montréal where she performed works by Victor Quijada (RUBBERBANDance Group), Bryan Arias, Barak Marshall, and Elisabeth Motley. Freelancing in NYC, she has performed with Loni Landon Dance Projects, HEWMAN, Loudhound Movement, Roya Carreras + Artists, Margot Gelber & Maleek Washington, and Isodoc Dance Group. Caitlin has done commercial work appearing in music videos for artists such as Pussy Riot, Zolita, Xenia Ghali, Michael Blume, and Dave Mackay. She is also a costume designer, wardrobe coordinator, and wardrobe assistant for several companies and dance schools in the New York City area. Caitlin is currently dancing with Alexander Whitley Dance Company based in London.
Leslie Andrea Williams is a Juilliard School 2015 graduate. She dances with The Martha Graham Dance Company in New York City. Since her first season began in July 2015, she has had the honor of performing featured roles in iconic Graham ballets all over the world, in places such as Italy, Germany, China, Cuba, Haiti, and Spain. She has also had new works created on her by choreographers Pontus Lidberg, Marie Chouinard, Annie B Parson, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Her dancing with the company has been described in the NY Times as "unmannered and open". Leslie was recently featured in Dance Magazine as a dancer "On the Rise".