FOUNDING Artistic DIRECTOR + CHOREOGRAPHER
Creating work for the main stage, alternative spaces and for film, Katherine Maxwell has been presented across New York City venues including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Victori + Mo Gallery, the Center for Performance Research, and Atlantic Terminal-Barclays Center. SHE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN ART ZEALOUS’ “30 UNDER 30-ISH,” VICE, AND HER DANCE FILM THROUGH THE EYES OF MY MEAL HAS been screened AT 13 international FESTIVALS, IN ADDITION TO RECEIVING A VIMEO STAFF PICK AND CRITICS CHOICE ON NOWNESS.
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.
Alexis "Tilly" Evans-Krueger / Dancer
Tilly Evans-Krueger was raised in Madison, WI. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in dance from Wright State University. Tilly has toured nationally and internationally with Chuthis, BODYTRAFFIC and Spectrum Dance Theater. Other companies include; Camille A. Brown, and The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Her theater credits include Company XIV’s production of “Nutcracker Rouge” and Ars Nova’s production of “The Lucky One’s” under the direction of Anne Kauffman. She has taught all over the world including Cuba, Argentina, and Algeria.
Gabriella Sibeko / DAncer
From Montreal, Canada, Gabriella graduated under scholarship from the Ailey School Certificate Program in May 2017. Performed works by notable choreographers include Alvin Ailey, Nathan Trice, Mike Esperenza, Yoshito Sakaruba, Ellenore Scott, Hope Boykin, Francesca Harper, Andrea Ward, Jon Rua, Jacqueline Buglisi, Emily Greenwell and Dwight Rhoden. Sibeko has performed in music videos, including "Serenading in the Trenches" by Sondre Lerche and "Show Off" by Ana Kay. She co-choreographed the international video campaign entitled "Freedom: International Day of the Girl" produced by Beyonce Knowles and The Global Goals Production. Ms. Sibeko has performed for Abarukas Dance, Cullen & Them and worked as an assistant dance/choreographer for Nathan Trice, Emily Greenwell and Erica Sobol. She is currently a company member of nathantrice/RITUALS Dance Theatre, BARE Dance Company, ELSCO Dance Company and DEPTH Dance. Gabriella is filled with tremendous gratitude and excitement to begin her journey with Hivewild!
KOLIANE ROCHON PROM TEP / Dancer
Koliane is a Montreal-based artist where she currently works with Animals of Distinction. Koliane trained as a gymnast for five years before pursuing her dance studies at the Ballet Divertimento School in Montreal and Peridance Capezio Center in New York City. She now enjoys moving alongside openminded, curious and warm humans. Koliane is a founding member of Hivewild. She is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful family since 2015.
Gabe KATZ / Dancer
Gabe Katz is a New York City based dancer and choreographer holding a BFA in dance and a minor in studio art from Marymount Manhattan College Class of 2018. He has performed work and repertoire by choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Sonya Tayeh, Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz of MADBOOTS DANCE, Ryan Heffington, Larry Keigwin, and Robert Battle. Katz has studied at multiple Gaga Intensive programs in both New York City and Tel Aviv, researching the movement vocabulary and repertoire of Ohad Naharin. He was also in the first ever Gaga Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow in the summer of 2018. Katz has presented multiple original works in the Dancers at Work showcase at Marymount, and was commissioned in 2018 by Angelica Stiskin and the Joffrey Ballet School as their “Emerging Choreographer” to restage his work entitled “hmm”. Gabe currently tours the country with Revive Dance Convention and can also be found as a featured dancer in Paul McCartney’s most recent music video “Who Cares?” choreographed by two-time Grammy nominated choreographer Ryan Heffington.
LIR KATZ / Dancer
Born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Lir is a Brooklyn-based contemporary dancer, actress, and movement director. Selected to participate in Springboard Danse Montreal 2019 and Batsheva's Excellence Program, Lir has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Barak Marshall, Shannon Gillen, and Parts+Labour Danse, among others. Lir graduated from the International Certification Program at the Peridance Capezio Center (NYC) and is currently working as a company member for Hivewild, Heidco, Lucy Kerr Arts, Sarah Elgart, and is the Artistic Consultant for Dance In Bushwick productions (NY), Beyond dancing, Lir is a working actress with notable roles in an Israeli feature film and an award-winning drama series. Lir joined Hivewild in 2018 and is excited to continue her growth in the company this upcoming year!
Matilda Sakamoto / Dancer
Matilda Sakamoto is a choreographer, movement director, dancer, and actor based in NYC. Her work can be seen on stage and film. As a dancer, Matilda has performed in theaters, museums, and on film. She was featured in Nick Mauss’s “Transmissions”, a live dance installation at the Whitney Museum and in the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ music video for “Go Robot”. Matilda collaborated with composer Ricardo Romaneiro for an evening celebrating the Quay Brothers films at National Sawdust. She often works on projects with choreographers such as Nicole Von Arx, Esmé Boyce, Ashleigh Robicheaux, and Hivewild. A native of Los Angeles, California, Matilda received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School.
Robyn Ayers / DAncer
Robyn is a New York City-based contemporary modern dancer, originally from Kansas City. They graduated summa cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in 2016, with a degree in dance and philosophy. While at The Ailey School, Robyn had the privilege of working with a wide variety of artists, including Christian Von Howard, Brice Mousset, Milton Myers, and Francesca Harper. Since entering the professional world, Robyn has worked for Impact Movement Collective, BABEL Movement, and Gina Montalto and Dancers, and was a principal dancer for nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater. In addition, they have begun to expand into the world of choreography, with their most recent project being a music video created for the Anna/Kate Band. Robyn is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with Katherine and the Hivewild team.
Xenia Mansour / DAncer
Xenia began her formal training at the Academy of Movement and Music in Oak Park, Illinois, under the direction of Stephanie Clemens. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. While there she had the opportunity to perform works by Giada Ferrone, James Martin, and Netta Yerushalmy, as well as José Limón’s "Mazurkas" at The Joyce Theater in New York City. Mansour has also had additional training at LINES Ballet, The Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, NW Dance Project’s LAUNCH: 11, and the Merce Cunningham Trust where she has performed works by Gregory Dawson, Alex Ketley, Ohad Naharin, Anton Rudakov, Luca Signoretti, and Merce Cunningham. Mansour resides in New York City as a member of Katherine Maxwell’s Hivewild and BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance. She has also worked with Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Angie Moon Dance Theatre, Gabrielle Johnson, Javier Padilla & The Movement Playground, and HOLDTIGHT’s site specific and immersive show, Nourishment.
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).
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, his photography brings to light the value and beauty of the shared human experience. His work has been published by The New York Times, Time Out, and Vogue Magazine.
Emily Conn/ Administrative Intern
Born and raised in Florida, Emily is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Business Communication at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. Entering her third year in the Honors College, Emily recently presented a choreographed solo at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Performed works by notable artists include Tammy Carrasco/WILD BEAST DANCE, Danté Brown, Douglas Gillespie, and Julia Burrer. Administratively, Emily has served as the Office Assistant for the Department of Dance at The College of Brockport and worked as an intern for the Florida Dance Festival.