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Elise Kermani

Producer/Writer/Director/Composer

 

Luis Tentindo 

Puppetry/Visuals/Choreographic Dramaturgy

Jenny Hodges has been the technical director at the Electric Lodge for 10 years. She has an MFA in creative 

writing from Cal Arts and a BA in theater from UC Davis.

 

ROLE: Choreographer/Performer

KEVIN WILLIAMSON is an L.A.­based dance artist who received his MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s 

Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. A Lestor Horton Award recipient and Center Theatre Group 

Sherwood Award Finalist, Kevin’s dance­theater works explore aspects of contemporary queer life and have 

been presented nationally and internationally at venues such as Danspace Project, REDCAT, CounterPulse, 

LACMA, Salvage Vanguard Theater, and Beijing Dance Festival. Kevin has also created original choreography 

for UCLA Opera, The Juilliard School, Yale Repertory Theater, Geffen Playhouse, and Edinburgh Fringe. His 

performance credits include dancing and collaborating in the works of David Rousseve/REALITY, David 

Gordon/Pick Up Performance, Julie Taymor and Angelin Preljocaj for LA Opera, Robert Moses’ Kin, Stephen 

Koplowitz, Heidi Duckler, Maria Gillespie, Kate Hutter, Sebastian Prantl and David Bridel. Kevin is a certified 

Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst and a full­time faculty member at Scripps College in Claremont, CA.

 

Laurel Jenkins is a Los Angeles based choreographer.  She was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance 

Company from 2007­2012, and continues to perform with the company.   In her youth, Tentindo and her 

peers founded the Vermont Fairytale Theater and cooperatively devised original plays.  She received her 

B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and is certified in the Skinner Releasing Technique.  Jenkins danced 

with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Vicky Shick, and Sara Rudner, and choreographed for Elise 

Kermani's performance films.  She was a member of the Puppet Lab at St. Anne's Warehouse in NY.  

This fall she developed choreography for L.A. Contemporary Dance Company's SE4SONS.  Her work 

has been shown in NY at: Danspace Project's Food for Thought and DraftWorks, Joyce SoHo, Judson 

Church, Dixon Place and the NY Fringe, and in LA at: Automata, Highways, Pieter, the Fowler Museum, 

and the Hammer Museum.  Internationally, she has been presented at the Prague Fringe, Decoda at 

Coventry University, U.K., and Improvisation Xchange, Berlin.  She is on faculty at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, 

and has taught at Tilt in Milan, and Independent Dance in London.  She restaged Trisha Brown's 

repertory for Ballet de Lorriane in Nancy, France, for Le Mouvement: Performing the City/Biel Bienne, 

Switzerland, and for the Trisha Brown Retrospective in Nashville.  In 2015 she received her MFA from 

UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and an Asian Cultural Council Grant to develop a 

duet with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia.   

This February she will perform Book of Change in LA, and this March she will perform Trisha Brown: In 

Plain Site with the Trisha Brown Company in Kyoto, Japan. 

www.laureljenkins.com

917.804.7297

Independent Choreographer

MFA from the WAC/Dance department at UCLA 

Teacher: Composition, Technique, Improvisation

Laurel Jenkins is a Los Angeles based choreographer.  She was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance 

Company from 2007­2012, and continues to perform with the company.   In her youth, Tentindo and her 

peers founded the Vermont Fairytale Theater and cooperatively devised original plays.  She received her 

B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and is certified in the Skinner Releasing Technique.  Jenkins danced 

with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Vicky Shick, and Sara Rudner, and choreographed for Elise 

Kermani's performance films.  She was a member of the Puppet Lab at St. Anne's Warehouse in NY.  

This fall she developed choreography for L.A. Contemporary Dance Company's SE4SONS.  Her work 

has been shown in NY at: Danspace Project's Food for Thought and DraftWorks, Joyce SoHo, Judson 

Church, Dixon Place and the NY Fringe, and in LA at: Automata, Highways, Pieter, the Fowler Museum, 

and the Hammer Museum.  Internationally, she has been presented at the Prague Fringe, Decoda at 

Coventry University, U.K., and Improvisation Xchange, Berlin.  She is on faculty at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, 

and has taught at Tilt in Milan, and Independent Dance in London.  She restaged Trisha Brown's 

repertory for Ballet de Lorriane in Nancy, France, for Le Mouvement: Performing the City/Biel Bienne, 

Switzerland, and for the Trisha Brown Retrospective in Nashville.  In 2015 she received her MFA from 

UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and an Asian Cultural Council Grant to develop a 

duet with Chey Chankethya, Artistic Director of Amrita Performing Arts in Phnomh Penh, Cambodia.   

This February she will perform Book of Change in LA, and this March she will perform Trisha Brown: In 

Plain Site with the Trisha Brown Company in Kyoto, Japan. 

www.laureljenkins.com

917.804.7297

Independent Choreographer

MFA from the WAC/Dance department at UCLA 

Teacher: Composition, Technique, Improvisation

 

Paul Chavez, sound designer, is a Los Angeles‐based composer, instrumentalist and designer.  He often 

works under the project name FeltLike.  Previous sound designs have been featured at the Guggenheim 

Museum and the Flea Theater in New York, the Project Arts Centre in Dublin Ireland, and REDCAT, LACE, 

the Architecture and Design Museum and the Van Nuys Flyaway in Los Angeles.  As a composer he has 

worked with choreographers Oguri, Roxanne Steinberg, Morleigh Steinberg, Melinda Ring, Sarah Elgart, 

Stephan Koplowitz and video artist Carole Kim. He studied music composition at UC Santa Barbara and 

architecture at UCLA.

 

Yulya Dukhovny ­ Performer/Puppeteer

Los Angeles based artist and musician. 

She creates and performs miniature multidisciplinary performances where 

contemporary and traditional toy theater medium is the main focus. Her work 

(represented under the name "Microscope Toy Theater") have been introduced at 

numerous venues including International Festivals of Paper Toy Theater in Germany, 

France, Mexico and Russia as well as at the "Great Small Works" Toy Theater Festival 

in New York , "On Edge" Festival in Santa Barbara, National Puppetry Festival at the 

University of Connecticut, Detroit Institute of the Arts, . 2013 ­ 2015 Dukhovny produced 

and directed two repertoire shows as a resident artist at the Meyerhold Theater in 

Moscow.

Dukhovny previously has engaged extensively in opera as an assistant director and a 

stage director, including work for more than 30 European and US productions such as 

"The Tristan Project" of Peter Sellars and Bill Viola, "Pagliacci" with Franco Zeffirelli, 

various productions with David Pountney, Jean Claude Auvrey, Giancarlo Del Monaco, 

Hugo De Ana.She has led “Opera Studio” programs and taught Model Theater 

workshops at the New Israeli Opera. Dukhovny holds an MA in music. scopetoytheater.com