FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR + CHOREOGRAPHER
MAXWELL established Hivewild IN 2016 AS A PLATFORM TO CREATE FORMAL WORKS, ENGAGE THE BROOKLYN COMMUNITY, AND PROMOTE ARTISTIC PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN Visual artists, MUSICIANS, COSTUME DESIGNERS, AND BEYOND. MAXWELL IS ACTIVELY INTERESTED IN USING MOVEMENT AS A PLATFORM FOR MINDFULNESS AND HUMAN ACCEPTANCE, AND HER PRACTICE SEEKS TO CONTINUOUSLY BLUR THE EDGES BETWEEN PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION, AND HUMAN ENCOUNTER.
Maxwell PRODUCED WORKS INDEPENDENTLY FROM 2012 – 2016 ACROSS SUCH VENUES AS THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH (NY), PERIDANCE CAPEZIO CENTER (NY), AND TRISKELION ARTS (NY). SHE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN ART ZEALOUS’S “30 UNDER 30-ISH,” AND HER ORIGINAL DANCE FILM THROUGH THE EYES OF MY MEAL HAS SCREENED AT 13 FESTIVALS INTERNATIONALLY, IN ADDITION TO RECEIVING A VIMEO STAFF PICK AND CRITICS CHOICE ON NOWNESS.
MEREDITH CLEMONS / DAncer
An Oneonta, NY native, is a Brooklyn-based performing artist interested in exploring interdisciplinary creation. She received her B.A. in Dance with a performance concentration from Muhlenberg College and has studied at the American Dance Festival (North Carolina), Impulstanz (Vienna), and Accademia dell'arte (Italy). Meredith has performed reparatory by Bill T. Jones, Sidra Bell, Ohad Naharin, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and Lar Lubovitch. Clemons' original creative endeavors have been performed in New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA. and she currently works with Hivewild, Megan Flynn Dance Company, and Teresa VanDenend Sorge.
HONZA PELICHOVSKY / Dancer
Raised in Prague, Czech Republic Honza began is dance training and competing in ballroom dance at the age of eight. He recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College (MMC). As a student, Honza performed reparatory by Bill T. Jones, Aszure Barton, Twyla Tharp, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Taylor, Murray Louis and Cherice Barton, as well as original works by Adam Barruch, Loni Landon, Alexandra Damiani, and Pedro Ruiz. Pelichovsky trained at Springboard Danse Montreal (2016) performing works by Shannon Gillen, and LoudHound Movement. Honza is thrilled to begin his adventures as a freelance dancer with Hivewild. All glory to God. Thanks Mom & Dad!
ZACHARY RICHARDSON / Dancer
A Florida-native dance artist, Zachary received his Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Kennesaw State University, Georgia (2014). During his studies, Zachary worked with Lauri Stallings/gloATL, Jennifer Archibald/Arch Dance Company, Rebecca Davis Dance Company and the Atlanta Ballet. Post graduation, Richardson relocated to New York City and has worked for two consecutive seasons as a dancer with Carnival Cruise Lines. Zachary as presented original choreographic works at the American College Dance Festival and Dance Canvas (Atlanta). He is thrilled to be working with Katherine Maxwell as a founding artist for Hivewild (NYC).
KOLIANE ROCHON PROM TEP / Dancer
Originally from Montreal, Koliane began studying dance after five years of gymnastics training. Her education began at the The Ballet Divertimento School in Montreal and was then continued by her completion of the Certificate Program at Peridance Capezio Center (New York). Koliane has worked with Milton Myers, Richard Chen See, Tymberly Canale, Marlena Wolfe, Jesse Zaritt, Manuel Vignoulle, and Graciela Kozak. Performed works include choreography by Enzo Celli, Bryan Arias, Igal Perry and Robert Battle. Koliane is based in Montreal and is a founding artist for Hivewild (NYC).
Alexis "Tilly" Evans-Krueger / Dancer
Hailing from Madison, WI, Tilly studied under the direction of Jenny Kehl at the Kehl's School of Dance under the direction of Jenny Kehl and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from Wright State University. Tilly was most recently a company member with BODYTRAFFIC and has toured nationally and internationally. Other companies include Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd, The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and DCDC II. Tilly had the pleasure of working with Sonya Tayeh's "You'll Still Call Me By Name" residency at New York Live Arts and is the rehearsal director/dancer with Robert J Priore's PrioreDance, a DC based company. She has participated in three Alvin Ailey summer intensives as a scholarship student, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 180, and Abraham in Motion Work/Study Summer Intensive. Tilly has choreographed for "Broadway For All" Summer Intensive 2016, received outstanding choreography awards at Dreamstar competition and Midwest stars in 2015 and 2016 and was a chosen choreographer for the Intimate Series 2017 in New York.
Sara Shanahan / Wardrobe
Based out of Brooklyn, Sara Shanahan is a lingerie and costume designer. A Georgia native, Shanahan moved to NYC to study fashion design. After receiving a BFA in Intimate Apparel Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Shanahan designed intimates and swimwear for such well-known brands as Target, Jessica Simpson, Simply Vera Vera Wang, Dreamfit and Kohl's. In addition to creating custom costumes for Hivewild, Shanahan works within a bespoke leather studio and independently designs custom lingerie, bridal and leather wear.
Travis Emery Hackett / Photography
Inspired by early 20th century photographic processes, Travis Emery Hackett is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer. Centered on the photo as narrative, Travis' photography brings to light the value and beauty of the shared human experience. Emery's work has been published in such noted outlets as Martha Stewart Living, Chiquita Mag, SMTX Magazine, and Prudential Insurance.