FEATURED CHOREOGRAPHERS

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Meet the choreographers whose work will be shown at The Wooden Floor's 34th Annual Concert: Connected spaces


Keely Garfield’s company, Keely Garfield Dance (KGD), has been presented at theaters and festivals nationally and internationally, garnering numerous commissions and awards. Garfield has created work for theater, musicals, ballet, film, MTV, site-specific projects, schools and universities. She is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, and holds an MFA from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. KGD will premiere new work in NYC, in December. Garfield is also an integrative yoga therapist working in oncology and hospice, and focusing on wellness for dancers.
 

 

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, John Heginbotham graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993, and was a member of Mark Morris Dance Group from 1998-2012. In 2011 he founded Dance Heginbotham (DH), which has been presented by institutions including Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, and The Joyce Theater, among others. In 2016, DH toured to Indonesia, Laos, and the Philippines with DanceMotion USASM, a cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State, produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
 
John is currently a Fellow at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts, and is the recipient of the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.  
 

 

Laurel Jenkins is a Los Angeles based choreographer, dancer, and teacher.  As a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2007-2012, she developed original roles in Brown’s final works.  She continues to perform and restage pieces for the company.  Her work has been presented in Los Angeles by REDCAT, Automata, Highways, the Electric Lodge, the Getty Center, and the Fowler Museum, and in New York by Danspace Project, and the 92nd Street Y, and by Berlin’s Performing Presence Improvisation Festival, and Tokyo’s Sezane Art Gallery. 
 
With the support of the Asian Cultural Council, Laurel traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia this year to work with Chey Chankethya, and Amrita Performing Arts.  She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, an MFA from UCLA, and is certified in the Skinner Releasing Technique.