Steve Paxton is a dancer and choreographer known as one of the founders of contact improvisation (a dance form in which two or more people move while remaining in constant and spontaneous contact). He has researched the fiction of cultured dance and the 'truth' of improvisation for
Yvonne Rainer is a dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. She helped start the Judson Dance Theater, and was at the forefront of the postmodern dance movement in the 1960's. She is known for stripping dance of frill and narrative. The emphasis being on everyday, or pedestrian movement, i
Mia Michaels is best known for her choreography for the hit TV series, So You Think You Can Dance. She won an Emmy in 2007 for "Calling You" which appeared on the show, and was also an Emmy Nominee in 2004 and 2008. She has appeared as a judge on SYTYCD as well.
Rasta Thomas is the artisic director of his company, Bad Boys of Dance, which premiered at Jacob's Pillow in 2007. The Bad Boys of Dance is a dazzling, high energy, all male company combines the best of ballet, Broadway, Tango and Hip Hop to showcase male virtuosity at