P E R F O R M A N C E
I love being a part of a new work, and the community that is developed within that creative process. It is my mission as a dancer to soak up the atmosphere of the group, vision of the choreographer, and work tirelessly to bring their vision to life.
BLACK BEING: ITERATIONS 1 & 2
Premiered October 22, 2018
Cast: Ashley Brown and Jessica Ray
Music: Franz Liszt
Premiered November 2, 2018
Cast: Ashli Bickford and Jessica Ray
Music: F INGERS
SLM Dances in collaboration with Viola Yip and BKSD
Premiered October 12, 2018
Music: Viola Yip
COLLABORATIONS IN DANCE FESTIVAL AT TRISKELION ARTS
CAKE with SLM Dances
Performed September 21, 2018
WORKING SEPARATELY TOGETHER
Premiered May 19, 2018
Cast: Julie- Batson Carter, Nina Chong, Kyla Ranney, Jessica Ray, Amber Schmiesing
Music: The Chemical Brothers
THREE SANDBURG SONGS
a dance collaboration with The Dance Collective and The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT.
Premiered February 2018.
Lydia McClain- Vocalist
Elizabeth R. Austin- Composer/Pianist
Dancers: Julie Batson-Carter, Jessica Ray
BLACK BEING: NEW CREATION REPLICA
Actors Fund Arts Center at The Awakening Movements 5th Anniversary Fall Concert.
ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT BENEFIT
S C H I S M
This short is a collaboration with the musician David Engelhard. It is an abstract take on having disagreements, and working together to find common ground.
Choreography and Direction: Jessica Ray
Dancers: Nina Chong, Jessica Ray
Music: David Engelhard
Video by: Ashli Bickford and Nate Reigninga
Editing: Jessica Ray
Produced by: Dance into Deliverance
Six Degrees Dance: Six Degrees Of Separation Reflections.
Dance into Deliverance: CULture.
PROGRESSION: A DANCE FILM
A Dance into Deliverance film.
Choreography: Devin Oshiro
4th Annual Awakening Movement Concert.
GRIT: Gibney Repertory Initiative for Tomorrow
Choreography and Movement Direction: Mariangela Lopez.
Visual Artist: Tracie Hervy.
Movement Direction and concept: Chloe Chotrani
Currents: A Dance Film
Currents is an original dance film.
Dancers: Ashli Bickford, Carly Jurman Cherylynn Tsushima, Eric Berey, Jessica Ray
Choreographer: Ashli Bickford
Director: Cody Buesing
Title Designer: Laura Gwynn
Cinematography, Edit & Color Grade: Cody Buesing
Music: Quartz by TV On The Radio
Produced by Rethink Films.