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DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

KAYLA COLLYMORE & DONNA CRUMP

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KAYLA COLLYMORE, a New Jersey native, graduated (Summa Cum Laude) from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance. Kayla has performed with dance companies around the world including METdance Company (Texas, USA), Hou Ying Dance Theater (Beijing, China) and Brian Brooks Moving Company (New York, USA). Her professional experience ranges into screen dance, artist residencies, and leading master classes. She is an alumna of The School at Jacob’s Pillow and was voted 2017’s “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. Kayla has toured internationally with Matthew Bourne’s productions of "Swan Lake" and  "Nutcracker!". This summer she will be making her principle debut in his production of "The Car Man" at the Royal Albert Hall. When she isn't on tour she is based in Houston, Texas as a free lance performer, dance educator, yoga instructor, movement designer and film director.

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DONNA CRUMP is an award-winning choreographer, actress, and native New Orleanian. She holds a BFA in Dance from Tulane University and has also studied and created work in New York, South Africa, and in Brazil with the country’s premier dance company Grupo Corpo. She is a two- time recipient of the Tribute to the Classical Arts Awards for Best Choreography and Outstanding New Work. In 2019, Crump starred in the film "America'' by Garrett Bradley which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), The New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Most recently Donna appears on the front cover of Southwest Contemporary Magazine- Inhale/Exhale Volume 3. She currently an artistic director, movement architect, and performing artist based in “Cozmic Universe”

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Media Features
 

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South West Contemporary Magazine
Vol-3 "Inhale.Exhale" Fall 2021

https://southwestcontemporary.com/kayla-collymore-and-donna-crump/
Cover Image by:  @atx.artistsocial @lucero.studio @paradoxproductions103

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Arts & Culture Texas
"A Spark In The Dark: Chemistry On Stage" 2022

Article by: Tarra Gaines

http://artsandculturetx.com/a-spark-in-the-dark-chemistry-on-stage/
Image by: Keda Sharber @imagesbypapillon

Dance Magazine
Fall Preview 2021
" Pandemic Partnership Blossoms"


https://www.dancemagazine.com/season-performance-preview-2021-22/
Article by: Nancy Wozny
Image by: Keda Sharber @imagesbypapillon