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SARAH GRIFFIN

SARAH CECILIA GRIFFIN was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. From the age of four, she trained in classical ballet with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Estudio Maria Cecilia Diaz (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Kansas City Ballet School, and Barnard College, Columbia University. Sarah has performed a varied repertoire of classical and contemporary work with Kansas City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, and Oakland Ballet. She currently dances with Oregon Ballet Theatre and Amy Seiwert’s Imagery.

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RACHEL FURST

RACHEL FURST is from Baltimore, Maryland and received her training at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University. In 2012, she began dancing with Amy Seiwert’s Imagery. She has had the pleasure of performing with Smuin Ballet, Dawson Dance SF and also works by Amy Seiwert, Michael Smuin, Val Caniparoli, Adam Hougland, Sidra Bell and Julia Adam, among others.

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JAMES GILMER

JAMES GILMER of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and the Pittsburgh School for the Creative & Performing Arts. After graduating in 2011, he joined Cincinnati Ballet where he worked with Amy Seiwert for the first time as a soloist in “I Think of You Often.” James began dancing with Imagery in 2013.

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ANNALI ROSE

ANNALI ROSE is currently a dancer with Ballet San Jose. Formerly, she danced with Trey McIntyre Project for four years and Sacramento Ballet for nine. She originally met Amy while working with Sacramento Ballet, and performed in her works “lessness,” “I Want Inside” and “End Quote” while with that company. She began working with Imagery in 2013.

Portrait by photographer Andrea Basile

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Scott Marlowe

SCOTT MARLOWE  is a dancer, actor, and director. From 2005 to 2015, Marlowe created and performed with San Francisco based LEVYdance as a Company Artist and the company’s Associate Director. His 2014 evening-length work Soar was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Design. Marlowe is currently working with both Risa Jaroslow and Dancers and [detour dance] as a performer and collaborator. In 2013, Marlowe starred in the internationally acclaimed feature film Test, written and directed by Chris Mason Johnson. Test won the 2013 Outfest Grand Jury Awards for Outstanding Feature Film and Outstanding Screenwriting and was nominated for a 2015 John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award. He started working with Imagery in December 2015.

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PETER FRANC

PETER FRANC is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Peter began dancing in Atlanta at the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and continued training with the Louisville Ballet School. Upon graduation Peter joined the Houston Ballet where he danced for 8 seasons rising to the rank of Demi-Soloist. Notable performances include works by Jerome Robbins, Jiri Kylian, Hans Van Manen, Stanton Welch, George Balanchine John Cranko, and Christopher Bruce. He then spent 3 seasons dancing with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performing a variety of contemporary work by Cayetano Soto, Alejandro Cerrudo, Jorma Elo and Nicolo Fonte. Peter is currently a Principle with the Oregon Ballet Theatre. SKETCH 6 will be his first project with Imagery.

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ANDRE SILVA

ANDRE SILVA is originally from Brasilia, Brazil. Andre received his US training at The Harid Conservatory and Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy. He was a Company member of Texas Ballet Theater from 2003 to 2009, where he was featured in principal roles of Ben Stevenson’s classical Repertoire. Andre spent 5 seasons as principal Dancer with Les Grands Ballets de Montreal in Canada, where he performed leading roles in works by contemporary choreographers Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Stjin Celis, Christian Spuck Didy Veldman, and Jiri Kylian. He joined Germany’s Ballet Augsburg for one year where he worked with Stephen Shopshire, Angel Rodriguez, Young Soon-Hue, and Georg Reishl. Andre was the first recipient of the Booz Hamilton international “Rising Star Award” for excellence in dance and was a Silver Medalist at the International Ballet Competition in Shanghai, China. He has appeared as a guest artist at Houston’s Dance Salad and TITAS’ Festivals. In 2015 Andre returned as Principal Dancer to Texas Ballet Theater. Sketch 6 will be his first project with Imagery.

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BETH ANN MASLINOFF

BETH ANN MASLINOFF is from Gainesville, Florida, and graduated from The HARID Conservatory, where she received the Rudolf Nureyev Education Fellowship. She has performed professionally with Eglevsky Ballet, Dance Alive National Ballet, Alaska Dance Theatre and currently works for Eugene Ballet Company. After finishing in the top 12 of the Senior Women’s category at the 2012 Varna International Ballet Competition, she joined Alaska Dance Theatre, where she first worked with Amy in her creation of Monuments for the company. Beth is very excited to be a part of SKETCH 6.

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KELSEY MCFALLS

KELSEY MCFALLS is from Syracuse, New York. She has trained with Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory, and American Ballet Theatre. Her career began as an apprentice with American Repertory Ballet in Princeton, New Jersey. She went on to dance as a company member for American Contemporary Ballet, Company C, and Peninsula Ballet Theatre. Currently, Kelsey performs as a guest artist for the San Francisco Symphony, as a company member for Dance Theatre of San Francisco, and works as the chief operations officer for a Berkeley-based educational technology company, Socos.

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BRANDON FREEMAN

BRANDON FREEMAN, better known as “Private”, hails from Colorado. He started dancing at Colorado State University and with Canyon Concert Ballet, before a very successful 12-year career with ODC/Dance, in San Francisco, where he toured internationally. In the Bay Area, Private has also had the privilege of working with Berkeley Ballet Theater, Marin Ballet, Western Ballet, Peninsula Ballet, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Janice Garrett and Dancers, Katie Faulkner (Little Seismic Dance), TheaterWorks, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Liss Fain Dance, Oakland Ballet Company, and Sonya Delwaide; and was a principle dancer in the movie, ‘The Matrix II: Reloaded.’ He also had the rare opportunity to be a guest artist with the Colorado Ballet, performing in Glen Tetley’s Le Sacre Du Printemps in 2013, and danced with Wonderbound, in Denver, for 3 1⁄2 seasons. Nominated multiple times, Mr. Freeman received Isadora Duncan Awards for Ensemble Performance in 2002 with Brian Fisher, and in 2012 with Katie Faulkner, and most recently a 2014 Izzie for Ensemble Performance with Katherine Wells, for Amy Seiwert’s The Devil Ties My Tongue. Notably, Private received a nomination for Individual Performance in 2004 for his role, which he helped to create, in Brenda Way’s masterpiece, Investigating Grace. Brandon’s choreography includes works for Berkeley Ballet Theater, Marin Ballet, Canyon Concert Ballet, the Lines Contemporary Ballet BFA program, and collaborations with Deborah Slater. In addition to teaching ballet and modern dance technique (including Dance for Parkinson’s Disease), he is a woodworker, oil paints, and was formerly a Military Police Sergeant in the Army National Guard. He gratefully acknowledges all who have influenced his dance career; specifically Brenda, KT, Sonya, and Randy.