Kevin is a 22 yr. old dancer and native Austinite who discovered a love for movement watching Billy Elliot and spending long hours dancing in his room at home. His favorite past-times are reading, writing, being outdoors, and improvising! In dance as in life. He's particularly excited about the possible therapeutic applications of UNSET, and is left speechless and invigorated by the life that spills out from participants after each and every run.
Zoe believes that there is no better way to connect with others than through artistic expression. She has always loved dance as an art form and is so excited to be a part of UNSET2.0 because of that. Zoe is currently studying music performance at the University of Texas. There she has performed with various ensembles including the UT wind ensemble, the UT Symphony Orchestra and the Butler Opera Center.
Christy Casey is a member of the @deepdiveaustin team, comes from a background in dance and movement theater training, and is excited about applying interactive techniques to dance. She is supporting many aspects behind the scenes on UNSET2.0, focusing on the technical elements working with the team creating interactive video projections.
Christian’s favorite dance move is the funky chicken, which is probably why she usually sticks to playing an instrument. She generally plays percussion instruments, but also has experience on keys, saxophone, and violin. She loves creating a new soundtrack for the audience and dancers in every Unset dance. She is one of the founding members of the Good House Collective, a group that plays new classically inspired music in and around Austin. You can learn more about Christian at doublecmusic.com.
Nicolas has flourished as a musician thanks to the collaboration between dancer and musician. Creating counter melodies within the tunes him and his fellow musicians create has become one of his favorite things. Nicolas studies classical bass performance at the University of Texas, he can be seen and heard in the music school's symphony and opera, he also dabbles in jazz bass.
Brian believes that the roll of all art - dance music, or visual - is to remind consumers of a shared humanity. UNSET2.0 is remarkable in that it provides new ways to explore and express that shared messy human experience in ways not possible with dance, music, or projection alone. He is a classical guitarist, composer, and computer scientist studying at the University of Texas, and can be found online at www.brianellissound.com.
Ciceley believes dance facilitates an awareness of the body that can be forgotten in everyday life. She is excited about UNSET because it challenges her to relinquish creative control. She is recently with the developmental stages of The experimental play “The Glass Pistol”. She is continuing to work on various projects in the Austin area.
Olivia believes that expressive movement is one of the most healing forms of storytelling. She loves that UNSET unlocks the transformative power of dance for anyone and everyone. Olivia lives, works and plays primarily in Austin, TX. To find out more about her explorations in performance, wellness, and experience design, visit www.oliviajimenez.com.
Amy began her terpsichorean endeavors inspired by her 93 year old Grandfather, William Twain Morrow and his pre-disposition for lauded performers such as Ginger Rodgers, Cyd Charisse, and Rowan Atkinson. Her first choreographic premiere in 1994 was in the Park Trails fields of Fort Worth, TX later remounted in 2010 in the jungles of Kerala, India and a third critically acclaimed one-woman show on a Florentin rooftop in Tel Aviv 2017. She dances to ask "What if" and to move through what she doesn't understand. Join the movement, thetheorists.org.
An Austin native, Kelsey is a freelance choreographer and performer in the digs for brutally experimental theatre, film, and concert dance. She has choreographed and/or performed for Frank Wo/Men Collective, Rude Mechanicals, Underbelly Theatre Company, Magdalena Jarkowiec, The Theorists, Body Shift, Capyac, UT New Theatre, Cordova Quartet, + more. Kelsey gets perked by work that inches toward the absurd, cross-breeding multi-fielded and mixed-ability artists' curiosities. This UNSET 2.0 experience has been an educational toolbox of adaption, connection, and amplification of other humans; Kelsey is über into that. 4 more: Kelsey-Oliver.com
MN credits: Live Action Set; HUGE Improv Theater; National Credits: Cirque du Soliel; Blue Man Group; Disney Imagineering; Chicago Improv Festival; Colonial Williamsburg; Training/Education: UC Irvine, Pacific Western University M.F.A. Theatre; Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College