Jmy James Kidd lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She designs dances, clothing and community spaces as James Kidd Studio. Her dances have been commissioned by The Kitchen (NYC), Machine Project (LA), and The Skirball Cultural Center (LA). She was part of the Hammer Museum's Made in LA 2014. Her studio, Pieter Performance Space, is both her workspace and a community center, a refuge for dancer people to rehearse, take class and show work. Awards include CHIME Southern California 2012, an ARC Grant 2012 for NICK+JAMES (a collaborative project with Nick Duran), and a residency at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2011.
Joe Levasseur has collaborated with many dance and performance artists including: John Jasperse, RoseAnne Spradlin, Sarah Michelson, David Dorfman, Jodi Melnick, Beth Gill, Maria Hassabi, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Lee Saar the Company, Anna Sperber, Megan Sprenger, and Christopher Williams. He has received two Bessie awards for his design work, including one with Big Dance Theater for Comme Toujours Here I Stand. In 2009 his Drop Clock installation was featured in the lobby of Dance Theater Workshop (New York Live Arts). In 2010 he showed a collection of original paintings at Performance Space 122. Ongoing projects include lighting work for Jennifer Monson, Big Dance Theater, Wendy Whelan, and Palissimo.
Steve Roden is a visual and sound artist living in Pasadena, Ca. His work includes painting, drawing, film/video, sound, writing and performance. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Berkeley Art Museum, CA; Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Strasbourg Museum, France; First international Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cartagena de Indias, Columbia; Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects; CRG gallery New York. Grants and fellowships include: Harvestworks, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Chinati Foundation Artist in Residence, and a Civitella Ranieri Foundation residency. From 1978-1982 Roden was the lead singer of the Los Angeles punk band, Seditionaries.