An interview with Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, and director Julie Mayo. Julie has had her work presented on both coasts and in the Midwest, and was a 2014-2015 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Artist in Residence. She has recently been commissioned by Gibney Dance in NYC to create an evening-length work for their Fall 2016 season. Originally from Richmond, VA, Julie has lived and been a part of the dance communities in Seattle, San Francisco, Richmond, Chicago, and NYC.
An interview with a woman who is all things dance video, Nel Shelby. Nel preserves and promotes dance by filming performances and creating marketing videos and original films. Her company Nel Shelby Productions, based in NYC, boasts a diverse list of dance clients in New York and beyond. Nel serves as Festival Videographer for Jacob's Pillow Dance and is Resident Videographer at the Vail International Dance Festival (VIDF). Her documentary about choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin was screened at a PillowTalk at Jacob's Pillow's 2015 festival, and past films include The Altitude of Dance, a documentary on VIDF, which debuted on Rocky Mountain PBS; four short films for Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature; and a short created with Adam Barruch that screened at NYC's Dance on Camera Festival and San Francisco Dance Film Festival.