2023 Young Choreographer's Festival
Friday, June 23rd, 2023
Symphony Space

Emily Bufferd - Producer
RJ Figueroa - Stage Manager
Becky Nussbaum - Lighting Design
Jaqlin Medlock - Photography
FullOut Creative - Videography

CREW Victoria Amado, Marina Krumins-Beens, Amanda Blechman, Bella Capellupo, Rocco Duranti, Ali Koinoglou, Giada Leigh, Mandi Loughran, Emma Rothkopf, Bella Savastano, Taylor Spinelli, Kaitlyn Dee Snyder

Melinda Atwood, Michele Assaf, Sheila Barker, Maurice Brandon Curry,
Tabitha and Napoleon, Andy Funk, Diane Grumet, Shelly Hutchinson, Laurie Kanyok,
Diane King, Laura Diffenderfer, Bill Prudich, Desmond Richardson, Pascal Rekoert,
Andrea Snyder, Tracie Stanfield, Wes Veldink, Kat Wildish

Sheila Barker, Eric Campros, Ginger Cox, Justin Lewis, Nijawwon Matthews,
Pascal Rekoert, Tracie Stanfield, Dre Torres


Cry Me a River by Marisa D’Amico
Music: Leroy Sanchez and Justin Timberlake

Performers: Emmalee Hutch, Gia Iwanec, Matthew Mancuso, Charlize Moussally, Noelle Vitro


Architect by Erin Grace Gibney
Music: Architect by Freightened Rabbit and Manchester Orchestra

Performers: Olivia Ansaldi, Maddie Beekman, Brianne Chave, Vienna DeRubis, Shannon Fallon, Morgan Holmes, Kelsey Jacobsen, Nicole Mattera, Katie Plitt, Emma Ricotta, Angelise Roy, Emma Santoro, Bella Savastano, Bridget Sullivan, Sage Thomas, Maura Walters, Jenna Wolfe, Katie Zimmer

Juncture by Camryn Spero
Music: Gathering by Forest Swords

Performers: Cassidy Baratta, Jalene Medina, Courtney Spero, Dana Tagliaferro, Laura Tylinska, Sophie Wang

The Jezinkas by AJ Urban
Music: Jezinky (Sinfonia) by Guidi

Performers: Kaitlyn Brown, Jourdyn Dinbokowitz, Zoe Lemelman,
Kendall LeShanti, Ashley Merritt, Caroline Moulios, Molli Anne Ng, Jillian Shaughnessy, Hayden Treece

The End by Bella Schneiderman
Music: Hard Wad Body by Christian Leave

Performers: Anthony Ciaccio, Marina Krumins-Beens, Giuliana Kruschkaya, Giada Leigh, Tobias Seabold, Taylor Spinelli, Alexa Tsoukalas

Your Eyes Whispered by Deanna Stanton - YCF ALUMNI GUEST
Music: Alicinia, HWV34/Act 3:Sinfonia, George Frideric Handel, II Complesso Barocco Alan Curtis, Nocturne no.20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth., Frederic Chopin, Rafal Blechaxz, Bomsori

Performers: David Cummings and Lauren Yordanich courtesy of Ballet Arkansas

Quieter Existence by Felisa Conrad-Burton
Music: People We Don’t Know by David O’Dowda

Performers: Alexis Dawkins, Haley Fica, Katie Gorsky, Emily Johnson, Stephanie Lacy, Alex Lorditch, Maria Perry, Caroline Praderio, Jessie Sector, Shin Yee Tan, Reine Totaro

Reverie by Funmi Sofola
Music: Lovely Feelings by Love Supreme

Katie Caranaroli, Jourdyn Dinbokowitz, Amelia Dole, Ashley Merritt, Izzy Pereira, Emma Pretter, Melia Ramirez, Charlie Ray, Hannah Rickman, Addie Taron

Hands Dirty by Amber McCrink
Music: Hands Dirty by Delta Rae

Performers: Bria Connolly, Marisa D’Amico, Keryn Dirk, Maia Eugene, Abigail Kneuer, Giada Leigh, Sofia Martinez, Bella Savastano, Amia Serio


The Prelude by Cat Cogliandro - YCF ALUMNI GUEST
Music: Je te laisserai des mots by Patrick Watson

Performers: Solist/Collaborator Gina Menichino with Stephanie Lacy, Melinda Matticoli, Parth Sethi, Yarden Sharon

Caged by Janina Young
Music: A Caged Bird/Imitation of Life featuring Roots Manuva by The Cinematic Orchestra

Performers: Franco Bianchi, Daniel Corredor Soren, Helen Greider, Mila Hartog, Michael Miller

Devil’s Sweetheart by Emma Featherstone
Music: Devil’s Sweetheart by Alice Phoebe Lou & Olmo

Performers: Anthony Ciaccio, Emma Featherstone, Tanner Frisbey, Hailey Green, Emmalee Hutchinson, Imani Peterson, Miranda Shaughnessy, Taylor Spolitino, Emma Zancan

I Can’t Please Everybody by Mia Sommer
Music: Count Me Out: The Crown by Kendrick Lamar

Performers: Denise Chan, Claudia Chapman, Briana Doran, Brooke Schulte, Sadie Wheeless

Heart Detached by Brando Ortiz
Music: Veings Detached by Daktyl and Romeo Testa

Performers: Sarah Baghdadi, Valerie Corpuz, Nicole D’Angelo, Isabella Gamba, Sarah Gerdvil, Quincy Hines, Camryn Kopetic, Brei Snyder

Ablaze by Lauren Blair Smith
Music: Year of the Dragon (arr. Nico Muhly) by Sufjan Stevens, Osso

Performers: Yuzo Lai, Bo Pilarczyk, Reika Taira – understudy, Gabrielle Baker

The end. by Zoe Woebkenberg
Music: When We’re Older by James Blake

Performers: Draven Arnold, Payton Burcham, Caio Godoy, Ella Hefner, Emma Helms, Lauren Jarrell, Jillian Padula, Mary Payne, Sydney Pogue, Sage Vickers, Avery Watkins, Katy Weske, Zoe Woebkenberg

ChangeTempos(fragmented ver.) by Devin Richey in collaboration with Dancers - YCF ALUMNI GUEST
Music: Wind Tempos by Porter Robinson; Everything All At Once & Iridescent Leaves Floating Downstream by G Jones; additional selections from Porter Robinson, G Jones, Father John Misty, and Eastghost.

Performers: Ashley Bland, Kristalyn Gill, Emily Knieriem, Tamara Leigh, Alex Mitchell, Mamiko Nakatsugawa, Devin Richey

2023 Young Choreographer Bow
Thank you for joining us for our 2023 Young Choreographer's Festival!
Please plan to join us for our 13th Annual YCF on Friday, June 28th, 2024 at Symphony Space.