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Remember These People
Background Photos: Brian Curry https://www.briancurrysolo.com/
Dancer Photos: Jakayla Toney Instagram: @MsHorrendous
Bailey Benoot is a movement artist and choreographer from Detroit, Michigan. She graduated summa cum laude in 2019 with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has performed at Dixon Place, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Triskelion Arts, the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out stage, Judson Church, and the Kennedy Center among other venues. In her collegiate career, she performed works by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Mark Morris, Christian Von Howard, and Chien-Ying Wang. She has premiered her own work at Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies showcase, the ACDA Northeast Conference, as well as various showcases at Mason Gross School of the Arts. In addition to working as a dancer, Bailey does costume and lighting design for ~mignolo~
An NJ transplant from CA, Nathan Forster has embraced putting down roots in his second home of NJ. With a BA in Theater from Drew University and AFA in Dance from RVCC, this sapling has danced for Nina Haft, Michael J. Lee, Marissa Aucoin, and Loretta Fois, embracing the opportunities to perform and create in his two homes. Nathan founded ReFrame Dance Theatre in 2019, a dance company devoted to creating accessible dance performances for alternative locations throughout NJ. Currently, Nathan is a resident artist with ~mignolo dance~, leading modern dance company and community classes on the interwebs and beyond, and producing his own company's work. His choreography has been described as surreal, transformative, and “everything you need in a good gumbo at a fancy restaurant.” Personal goal is to become a redwood. Find him on Instagram @NathanFoFayfan and @ReFrameDanceTheatre
Charly Santagado is a dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist originally from Orlando, Florida currently based in Metuchen, New Jersey. Upon graduating with highest honors from Rutgers University in 2017, she co-founded a 501-c3 nonprofit contemporary dance company called mignolo dance with her sister Eriel. Her work has been shown extensively throughout the tristate area as well as in Boston, Atlanta, and Israel, and has been produced by HERE Arts Center, Inclined Dance Project, Jersey City Theater Center, the Metuchen Arts Council, and The Berrie Center. She is passionate about forging cross-disciplinary connections across diverse artistic mediums and much of her work is centered around this vision.
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