List of SonneBlauma Collaborators

2012 Collaborators


Weslie Ching
began dancing with SonneBlauma in 2009 performing in Stephen Kelly's Lucky Ducks at SpectorDance's Choreographer Showcase in Monterey.  Since then she has performed in Misa Kelly's work at Max10, the MixMatch Festival, NECTAR, and the SB-ADaPT Festival.  She is presently working with SonneBlauma prepping for their winter tour.

Weslie graduated magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in dance from UC Santa Barbara in 2002. While at UCSB she was a Regent's Scholar; member of the Provost's Honors Council and the UCSB Student Dance Company; the recipient of the Sparrow scholarship for summer study, ArtsBridge scholarship for community arts outreach, Undergraduate Reseach Award for her departmental Honor's Project, and Corwin Award for choreography; and represented UCSB at the American College Dance Festival. Upon graduation she began teaching, performing and choreographing in the Orange County and Los Angeles area. She has been on faculty at the Academy for the Performing Arts Magnet High School, the Huntington Beach Community Education Program and the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company Community Program, and has performed in her own work, with Karin Jensen's Mandala DanceWorks, and Benita Bike's Dance Art, with whom she toured to Gdynia, Poland and Boston, Massachusetts. Since returning to Santa Barbara in 2007, Weslie has performed locally with Heather Carney Shea, Devyn Duex, Stephen Kelly, Emily Wheeler, and Erin Martinez.


Tina Corbett began her creative relationship with SonneBlauma in spring of 2010 when she entered Stephen's choreographic process.   Although an unfortunate bicycle accident prevented her from completing the project there was a very positive outcome!  Tina had planned on moving to New York but given the nature of her  injury & additional surgery required she has to stay in Santa Barbara for awhile. She is presently working with both Stephen and Misa on works for their winter tour. 

Tina began dancing in San Francisco Bay Area at the ripe age of 11. At Ohlone College she was a member of the FootNotes Dance Company as well as the all female company Bliss from 2007-2008. In 2009 she returned to Ohlone to choreograph Just Weight for Bliss.

Her choreographic repeater also includes works at UCSB, where she graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Dance. While at UCSB she trained with majestic dancers like Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colehan and Valerie Huston. While studying abroad in Siena, Italy, Tina had the serendipitous opportunity to dance with Marco Batti and New York Opera's Suzanna Marek. She also has been working with movement artist Steven Kelly since February of 2011 and is so entirely happy that her journey with the Kellys not only gets to continue, but grow. Tina enjoys setting dance to film and hopes to one day make documentaries about dance around the world.











Kevin Deelen
began his relationship with SonneBlauma in Fall of 2010 entering into the creative process with 9 other Santa Barbara City College students and SonneBlauma choreographer Misa Kelly.   The work that resulted, Flint, was performed for the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance's Kinesis concert.  In 2011 Kevin was a part of the creative process of creating two new works for the SB-ADaPT Festival performing in both Stephen and Misa's work.  Presently he is engaged in the research process for Stephen's latest work.  Kevin is a student at Santa Barbara City College and also works with Rina Van De Kamp's DOZ company in Santa Ynez.  Photo by Robert Salas

















Mojca Majcen

Mojca Majcen (Slovenia), dancer/ballerina, became a member of the Slovenian National Ballet at the age of 20.
Moving on to pursue free-lance opportunities with many European choreographers, she is also principle dancer
with Dance Theater Igen. Laureate of many competitions - from Tokyo to Belgrade - she has appeared at more than 30 international festivals from Venice to Chile to Bejing. She began working with the Kellys via Skype,after meeting them at the SB ADaPT Festival in 2011. In the past year, she received an award for artistic achievement from the City Council of Celje, and was also voted the outstanding female dancer by the Slovenian public.
Photo of Mojca in rehearsal for Moki's Wedding by Kathee Miller.

Joanna Nobbe
is a native of Carpinteria and now lives in New York City. She has a general interest in human biobehavioral engagement with the world and organizes her life, including dance, around these interests. Joanna is honored and inspired to be working with Misa Kelly and SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre once again. 

Joanna began a creative relationship with the company in 2006 performing in Misa Kelly's Twang. She spent a number of years in Istanbul and is presently living in New York.  To spite the distance their creative relationship has continued.  Joanna Nobbe will be performing in "Unzipped" with the company as a part of their winter tour.  The performance will occur at Green Studios as a part of their Take Root series.
 Photo by Misa Kelly






2011 Collaborators

Performance

Under No Certain Circumstances
    Weslie Ching
    Misa Kelly
Wallflower
    Ali Angelopoulos
    Sarah Block 
    Weslie Ching
    Kevin Deelen 
    Gina Garoogian
    Honey & Mood Productions: Regina Picker & Lerna Babikyan
    Celeste Pearlman
    Chris Rahlwes 
    Diana Replogle-Purinton 
    Maya Shaw Gale 
    Kira Purinton 
    Zenzelé Yossem-Guy
Flint
    Tess Brennan
    Rebecca Crosbie
    Kevin Deelen 
    Christopher DeJesus
    Stephen Fambro
    Rene Garcia
    Alexandra Hodgson
    Haley Mabery
    James McMahan
    Chanel Mickelson
    Eboni Walker
X=Y
    Steven Lovelace
    Misa Kelly
Atesh Bayan
    Ali Alverado
    Kevin Deelen 
    Cecily Stewart

Choreographers

    Misa Kelly
    Stephen Kelly

Choreographic Assistant
    Melissa Block

Costume Design
    Celeste Pearlman
    Misa Kelly
 
Music
    Misa Kelly
    Stephen Kelly


2010 Collaborators

Performance
    Welsie Ching
    Melissa Block
    Ray Tischer
    Stephen Kelly
    Misa Kelly

Choreography
    Misa Kelly
    Stephen Kelly
    Ray Tischer
 
Costume Design
    Misa Kelly
 
Photographer
    Jim Boyden

2009 Collaborators

Performance
    Michaun Barner
    Melissa Block
    Misa & Stephen Kelly
    Joanna Nobbe
    Monica Robles
    Jacque Wiley
Choreographer
    Misa Kelly
 
Costume Design
    Misa Kelly
 
Photographer
    Jim Boyden
 
Music
    Misa Kelly
    Stephen Kelly

2008 Collaborators

Performers
    Anaya Cullen
    Kaita Lepore
    Erika Kloumann
 
Choreography
    Misa Kelly
 
3 Cities: 3 Choreographer Collaborators
    Kerstin Stuart & dancers
    Louie Cornejo & dancers
    Sinan Temizalp/Meditatif Dance
    Joanna Nobbe
 
Costume Design
    Anaya Cullen
 
Music
    Misa Kelly
    Stephen Kelly
 
Photography
    Am Wu

2007 Collaborators

Performance
    Anaya Cullen
    Kaita Lepore
    Gwenna Devries
    Marcos Duran
    Tarial Naxon
    Natalie Van Zelm
 
Choreography
    Misa Kelly
 
Costume Design
    Anaya Cullen
    Misa Kelly
 
Music
    Stephen Kelly
 
Photography
    Am Wu
 
2006 Collaborators

Performance
    Colleen Bialas
    Anaya Cullen
    Devyn Duex
    Joanna Nobbe
    Misa Kelly
    Natalie Van Zelm
 
Choreography
    Misa Kelly
 
Costume Design
    Anaya Cullen
 
Music
    Stephen Kelly

2005
Performance
    Colleen Bialas
    Anaya Cullen
    Devyn Duex
    Misa Kelly
    Joanna Nobbe
 
Choreographer
    Misa Kelly

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