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June 2016

Movers & Shapers: Tiffany Rea-Fisher

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Podcast No.26 – Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Release Date: June 21, 2016

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TIFFANY REA-FISHER is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance.  Tiffany joined Elisa Monte dance in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010, performing lead roles in classic works such as Treading, Pigs and Fishes, Shattered, and Volkmann Suite. She was named Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” person for their 2007 August issue based on her performance during the company’s 2006 season at the Joyce Theater and since then has been featured in nation and international publications for both her dancing and choreography. As a choreographer Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company most notably meeting and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg.

Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage creating work for the film, fashion and the music industry. In 2012 Tiffany was chosen to create a new work for the Louis Vuitton / Reconstruction 3.0 Life is a Journey project. In 2015 Tiffany choreographed Transcendence a dance film for fashion designer Paola Hernández 2015 fashion week runway show. Paola and Tiffany are currently collaborating on a live fashion, dance film event for Paola’s line for the winter of 2016.

Teaching is a big part of Tiffany’s position and she has since taught master classes and workshops at The Ailey School, City Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Dickinson State University, George Mason University, Juilliard, NYU Tisch, Peridance, SUNY Purchase, and Wells College . Currently she is on faculty at the Joffrey School of Ballet and a substitute teacher at Steps on Broadway.

In 2009 Tiffany and her husband started the non-profit Inception to Exhibition (ITE) which supports NYC-based artists in the fields of Dance, Theater, Music and Film through monetary grants and performance/exhibition opportunities. Tiffany’s current affiliations include Women of Color in the Arts Member, Dance/USA Member, Steps on Broadway (substitute teacher) and Purchase College (substitute teacher).

Tiffany Rea-Fisher received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College SUNY.  While at Purchase she co-founded ForArts, the school’s first interdisciplinary presenting organization, which provided opportunities for students from different conservatories to create collaborative works. In 2004 Tiffany created, directed, and curated Dance at the Tank. She left the Tank in 2007 and currently serves on their advisory board.



SUNY Purchase College – Dance

Elisa Monte

Kevin Wynn

Kyle Abraham

The Tank

Inception to Exhibition

Paola Hernandez 

Classical Theatre of Harlem present Macbeth

Ty Jones

Royal Swedish Ballet

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

Movers & Shapers: Dorian Wallace

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Podcast No.25 – Dorian Wallace

Release Date: June 7, 2016

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Dorian Wallace is a composer, improviser and pianist of contemporary classical music, new music, radical avant-garde, spontaneous improvisation and free jazz. His works encompass chamber ensembles, orchestral, opera, classical dance, vocal, percussion, electronic, improvisation, large jazz ensemble, and film. He is an activist for secularism, human rights, and homelessness.

He is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Tenth Intervention, a contemporary classical presenter in New York City.  Tenth Intervention includes The Tenth Intervention Ensemble, a contemporary classical chamber ensemble with a flexible roster, The Free Sound Ahn-somble, an inventive and improvisational septendectet, and Trystero, a surreal night-club act that constructs theatrical performances and electronic music.

Notable work includes We Are Legion, an immersive chamber work inspired by the hacktivist collective, Anonymous, The Rest !s Sh!t: Stories from the Microchasm, an opera-for-television, and his performance of Buddy, “The World’s Greatest Piano Player” in Robert Ashley’s opera-for-television Perfect Lives.

He has received commissions, performed and recorded with artists such as Robert Ashley, John Sanborn, Aleksandra Vrebalov, John King, Frank London, Dave Liebman, Seneca Black, The Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio, Experiments In Opera, Composers Concordance, 42nd Parallel, Paperwing Ensemble, New Vintage Baroque, 1685, LottDance, The Shekinah Big Band, RIOULT Dance NY, 10 Hairy Legs, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, The Gwen Rakotovao Company, Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre, The Median Movement and TRIODance. His music has been performed in New York City, Bangkok, Cleveland, Paris, Mexico City, Chicago, Canton, and Los Angeles. He composed the score to Hernando Bensuelo’s award winning film ”Last Look”, Tiger Chengliang Cai’s “Six Dreams about A City”, and the upcoming documentary “Requiem For A Bird” by Cylixe.  Wallace is a staff musician and composer for dance at Barnard College of Columbia University, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Juilliard School, Ballet Hispanico, Kat Wildish and Doug Varone and Dancers.

He studied Music Composition with Sebastian Birch, Pat Pace, Tom Janson, Frank Wiley and Chas Baker at Kent State University. He has served 7 years in the US Army National Guard and is a member of the 63rd Army Band. Dorian currently resides in Harlem, New York City with his partner, violinist Hajnal Pivnick.



Ashland Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninoff in C# Minor

The Rite of Spring


Dr. Sebastion Birch

Chas Baker

John Cage

John Cage, Rules of Being a Student

John Philip Sousa

Arnold Schoenberg

Steve Coleman


Kronos Quartet

Alison Cook Beatty 

Amy Miller

Jennifer McQuiston Lott

Anonymous Work – “We are Legion”

Ryan Lot/Son Lux

“The Art of Peace”

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron