Collaborators for Entré Worlds
Jennifer Payán is an Afro-Latina New York based movement artist, Pilates practitioner, and Yoga instructor. She is one of the Artistic Associates for UNA Productions and the Associate Artistic Director for Company SBB. Jennifer has helped set company repertoire for students, both in person and virtually at The Juilliard School, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Lines Ballet Dance Program, The Ailey/Fordham Dance Program, and Salt PRO Contemporary Dance Company. This year, she joined Montclair State University as an Adjunct Professor in their Spring Semester and is setting work with Company SBB this Fall 2021 Semester. She is excited to be returning to her Alma Mater, Rutgers University to help set work with UNA Productions this Fall 2021 Semester as well.
Before the 2020 shutdown, Jennifer performed for Punch Drunk's SleepNoMore but has since returned to freelancing in both live performance and film projects. Recent affiliations: Trisha Brown Dance Company, LeeSaar the Company, Netta Yerushalmy, Bobbi Jene Smith, Pam Tanowitz Dance, Yara Travieso, Jasmine Hearn, Maleek Washington, Kelly Ashtond Todd, Amy Gardner, Loni Landon, Troy Ogilvie, and Marla Phelan.
Jennifer completed a 452-hour comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training through Polestar Pilates under Kim Gibilisco. She has been a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) since 2015. Jennifer recently completed her 200 hour Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training certification through the Bhakti Center. She holds her BFA from Rutgers University, NJ.
Nicole von Arx is a Swiss & British choreographer. She performed for Carte Blanche (NO), The Royal Opera House, Company XIV, Romeo Castellucci, The Met, Loni Landon, and Bryan Arias. She is a 2022 Dance Initiative artist in resident, Gland Culture 2020 Lauréate, 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, and 2018 STUFFED artists in residence. She partnered with The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, The Ace Hotel, The Yard, Showfields, to organize online and outdoors dance classes. Nicole recently choreographed an evening length concert at Stanford Live for singer-songwriter and activist iskwē. She creates under the name NVA & Guests. More info at www.nvonarx.com
Brad Wentworth is a freelance drummer in New York City. He has performed with Oliver Wood, Michael Bellar’s As-Is Ensemble, zs, Melissa Ferrick and Howie Day and currently performs with The Sweet Remains, and other artists. Brad also plays drums on Broadway, where he has worked at Dear Evan Hansen and Frozen. Brad composes and performs music for dance with choreographers, Peter Kyle and Marielis Garcia. and is on faculty teaching drum set at Hunter College and the 92nd St Y. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from The Manhattan School of Music in 2002, where he studied with John Riley.
Rob Jost is a bass player who performs as part of Joe Fiedler's Sesame Street house band. He has received screen credit since season 43 in 2012, and the specials Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, The Magical Wand Chase and When You Wish Upon a Pickle. Jost also played bass on camera for the Sesame Street Muppets' appearance on NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts in 2019. He served as an example of a musician during the performance of "The People in Your Neighborhood," for which he and his fellow house band musicians provided additional vocals. Jost also plays the French horn. He has performed on film scores, usually documentaries, and for Saturday Night Live.
Lighting Designer/Stage Manager
Philip Treviño (designer/ production stage manager/ Pioneers Go East artist-in-residence since 2016) Philip is a Chicano/Latinx and LGBTQ artist, NYSCA individual artist (2021), a 2010 BESSIE recipient for design of Pam Tanowitz' Be In The Grey With Me, and 2014 Outstanding Production BESSIE for Camille A. Brown’s Mr. Tol E. Rance. Other credits include work with Marielis Garcia, Jenn Freeman, Kymera Dance, Catherine Cabeen, and Brian Brooks Company. His work has toured worldwide and at notable venues including BAM, The Joyce and Joyce Soho, DTW, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Kitchen, New York City Center, Judson Memorial Church, and Jacob's Pillow. Technical Director and Professor at Marymount Manhattan College. philiptrevino.com
Contributing Visual Artist
Diana Guerra is a Peruvian-American photographer who is currently based in New York. She holds an MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice from the City College of New York and a Bachelor degree in Sociology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Guerra’s early training in photography was at Parsons School of Design as part of the MFA Photography and New Media program. Guerra’s work has been exhibited and published in Italy, Argentina, Hungary and New York. Her work has appeared in Photoville, The Curated Fridge, Humble Arts Foundation, The Journal of New and New Media Photography, among others.
Quinn Czejkowski is a queer costume artist, mover, and floral artist based in NYC. They grew up in Raleigh, NC and attended Elon University before relocating to NYC in 2015. Their work explores the intersection of natural and man-made materials and organic and inorganic styles. They have also been experimenting with embroidery on costuming, in an exploration of detail and labor and visibility. Recent design credits include through the mirror of their eyes with Kimberly Bartosik, Stand In with Jen Rosenblit, Chimera with Burr Johnson, rib bone / backbone with Heather Robles, (T)HERE TO (T)HERE with Liz Gerring, and the 2016 Senior Dance Projects at Bard University. They have also worked on pieces for Gwen Welliver, Renay Aumiller, Dylan Crossman, and others.
In addition to their own design work, Quinn was the costume shop manager for Company XIV for their past 6 shows pre-COVID. Quinn has also worked with designers Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung on a variety of projects including the Merce Cunningham Centennial, and pieces for Pam Tanowitz, Ballet X, Justin Peck, and Pontus Lidberg, among others.
Assistant Director, House Manager
Jessica Michal is a professional dance artist based in the New York/New Jersey area. Originally from Robbinsville, New Jersey, Jess earned her BFA in Dance Performance from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts in May 2021. Jess has worked intimately with artists such as Pam Tanowitz, Abby Zbikowski, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Chien-Ying Wang, Ani Javian, and Stephen O'Connell among others. Her current artistic endeavors co-mingle within the disciplines of dance and film. Through her work for Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages with Nel Shelby Productions as well as through her own independent and collaborative projects, Jess encompasses roles as director, choreographer, performer, maker, mover, and human.