Nir Arieli | photographer

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© Nir Arieli

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's work has been published, exhibited, and collected internationally. He is represented in NYC by Daniel Cooney Fine Art gallery, in North Carolina by MoNA gallery, and in Israel by Pinzeta initiative. His first solo show "Inframen" was on view at Daniel Cooney Fine Art gallery in 2014.

Victoria Bek  |  costume designer, dancer

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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

Jordan Geiger | theater director


Jordan 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.

Taylor Drury | choreographer, dancer

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© Nir Arieli

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.

Becca Roth | filmmaker

Becca Roth is an award-winning independent filmmaker. She lives in Brooklyn and works as a for-hire freelance director, videographer, editor, and digital video producer. See more of Becca's work at

Caitlin Taylor | dancer


Born and raised in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, Caitlin moved to New York City to attend Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance. While studying at MMC, she performed works by Lar Lubovitch, Loni Landon, Jessica Lang, Cherice Barton, and others. Following graduation, Caitlin attended Springboard Danse Montréal in 2013 and 2014, performing works by Victor Quijada (RUBBERBANDance Group), Bryan Arias, Barak Marshall, and Elisabeth Motley. Caitlin is currently a free-lancing artist in the city and continues to work with Loni Landon Dance Projects and Isodoc Dance Group. In addition to performing in NYC, Caitlin is also a costume designer and wardrobe assistant for several companies and dance schools in the New York City area.

Andrew Funcheon | composer, percussionist, performer

Andrew Funcheon

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 be a part of HEWMAN's "THIS IS NOTHING WITHOUT YOU", and is composing new, original percussion music for the piece that he will be performing live alongside the dancers.

Joanna DeFelice  |  industrial artist


Joanna 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. 

Olivia Lara Rodriguez  |  logo designer


Olivia 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.