Marylee Hardenbergh · Artistic Director
Marylee Hardenbergh has been creating site-specific performances for 30 years in different geographical regions including the Mississippi River, Bosnia, Russia and Israel. She trained with Irmgard Bartenieff and also direct Movement Choirs. She has won numerous awards, among them a Soros Grant, and NEA Choreographer Fellowship, repeated McKnight Fellowships and MRAC grants and was selected to be the keynote speaker at the American Dance Therapy Association’s national conference. She recently moved to the artists’ lofts at the A Mill.
Kaori Kenmotsu · Dancer
Her choreography has been seen on stage at the Anne Simley Theater, E.M. Pearson Theater, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Red Eye Collaborative, Patrick’s Cabaret, and Intermedia Arts. She has worked with Time Track Productions, Black Label Movement, Mu Performing Arts, 10,000 Dances Dance Company, Pangea World Theater, Off Leash, and Gomez Dance as well as with several local and national choreographers. She is currently a faculty member in Hamline University’s Theatre Department and is the Artistic Director for the Hamline Dance Ensemble.
Lori Mercil · Dancer
Lori Mercil began her dance training with Vernon Russell in her native California, eventually earning her BFA in Dance from the University of Montana where she studied under the wise tutelage of Amy Ragsdale, as well as many wonderful guest artists, including Douglas Dunn, and Joe Goode. She earned summer scholarships for further study at the Martha Graham School in NYC, and Repertory Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, and has taught and/or performed ballet, jazz, modern, and creative movement in Montana, Oregon, Japan, and the Twin Cities. In addition to dancing with Marylee Hardenbergh’s Global Site Performance, Lori also dances with the Christopher Watson Dance Company, & MotionArt, and has danced with Hauser Dance, Link Vostok , Marciano Silva dos Santos, Off-Leash Area, and Una Setia. Lori has shown her own work at Hauser Dance, Kinetic Kitchen, Dances at the Lakes, Solstice River, Global Water Dances, and 16 Feet: Assorted Dances.
Torre Edahl · Dancer
Torre Erhard graduated in dance from Macalester College.
Nathan Gebhard · Videographer & Editor
Nathan Gebhard is an artist of performance and videography. He makes art to breathe, learn, celebrate, mourn, and commune. He regularly performs in the Twin Cities with companies such as Live Action Set, TigerLion Arts, and Swandive Theatre and is excited to expand his work in videography. Previous video projects include Marylee Hardenbergh’sConfluence in 2015, content creation for Swandive Theatre, TigerLion Arts and the Center for Global Environmental Education. He graduated form Hamline University in 2014 with a BA in Theatre Arts and Digital Media Arts.
Mary Rohe · Videographer
Mary Rohe has been creating video films for over eight years. She has edited many films including the full-length Global Water Dances film, the grant-award Bethesda Beat film, Green Dance, Solstice River and 5 Ages Dancing.
Nick Neary · Web Designer
Nick Neary is a Minneapolis-based graphic designer and marketing consultant with 10 years of professional experience assisting creative people advance their artistic pursuits.
Marylee Hardenbergh is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.