L.A. Dance Project: 2245 Choreographic Residencies


L.A. Dance Project: 2245 Choreographic Residencies

Designed for early to mid-career choreographers, this program supports three projects in initial stages of development. The focus is on providing artists with space and time to dive into a generative process and formulate their impulses. Individuals, companies, and collaboratives are encouraged to submit applications for dance and multidisciplinary projects that combine dance with technology, visual art, installation, music, or other mediums. Projects should not be previously performed or presented and not require additional technical support.

If selected, artists receive one week of rehearsal in the 55’ x 54’ main studio at 2245. The facility includes a sound system, sprung marley floor, central AC system, private changing rooms, and parking. The week will culminate with an informal public presentation and conversation with the artist, supported and promoted by LADP.


Stephanie Zaletel, szalt dance co.


Informal Showing: SATURDAY July 14th 7:00pm (free and open to the public)


Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Stephanie Zaletel holds a BFA in Dance Performance/Choreography with a Minor in Humanities from the California Institute of the Arts training under Rosanna Gamson, Stephanie Nugent, Steven Koplowitz, (Choreography), Glen Eddy, Cynthia Young, Laurence Blake (Ballet Technique), Colin Conner, Andre Tyson (Contemporary Technique), Victoria Stevens (Psychoanalysis). Zaletel has since performed for renowned choreographers ranging among Barak Marshall, Colin Connor (Artistic Director - Limon Dance Company), and in Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. Zaletel worked closely with Agami as Ate9’s rehearsal director from 2013-2014. Zaletel has presented her own choreographic works at Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, AZ, Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM, Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA, REDCAT LA, LAPP's LAX Festival, The Hammer Museum, ACE Hotel, Current LA's Public Art Biennial, and was a Finalist in the 2015 McCallum Theater Choreography Competition. Her choreography has been featured in music videos for recording artists, Jofridur, Maxi Wild, and clipping, in collaboration with directors Samantha Shay and Patrick Kennelly. Zaletel is currently an educator at AMDA LA, and has led master classes, workshops, and lectures at Arizona State University, Cornish College of the Arts, Loyola Marymount University, Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and International Studies, and The Windward School. She has also led improvisational movement classes for children with Down Syndrome and Autism as part of Lineage Pasadena's Youth Program. She was the 2016 MorYork Gallery Artist in Residence and is an active member of the Pieter Performance Space Council. Zaletel has been commissioned to build new works by AMDA LA, Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and International Studies, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC), Lars Jan’s Early Morning Opera, and LMU (Fall 2018). moon&, premiering at the Ford Amphitheater in August 2018, will be her 5th evening length creation for szalt (dance co.) among the dozens of works presented by this company since its fruition in 2012. Zaletel is the founding artistic director of szalt (dance co.) in Los Angeles - tackling subjects of the feminine experience, body memory (specifically as it pertains to trauma), and dream logic while creating and facilitating highly collaborative, site-sensitive, and socially fluent dance performance and practice. Zaletel's choreographic work with szalt has been called "stunning - a beautiful meeting of artists' visions and mesmerizing performances". (SeeDance) https://www.szaltdances.org/

Derion Loman

Chameleon 1:3

Informal Showing: SUNDAY July 22 7:00pm (free and open to the public)


DERION LOMAN was born in Fairfield, California. His interest in dance came from his involvement in color guard, where he toured with the World Championship Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. Derion started dancing his sophomore year of college and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of California Santa Barbara. He was also a pioneer member of BHdos, Ballet Hispanico’s Second Company, where he performed at a variety of events and venues including Symphony Space Theatre, The FBI, and The Presidential Inauguration. He started with Pilobolus as the company’s first-ever Dancer Apprentice and was cast as a full time company member in 2014. In his time with Pilobolus he performed works created in collaboration with Sidi Larbi, Avshalom Poluk and Imbal Pinto, and OKGO. As well as, collaborating on work with Javier De Frutos, Penn and Teller, and Bela Fleck. Most recently he joined the touring cast of Diavolo Architecture in motion where he was a finalist for America’s Got Talent.

Marissa Brown

A Paradise Memory

Informal Showing: SATURDAY July 28 7:00pm (free and open to the public)

Marissa Brown is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California Irvine with a BFA in Dance Performance and BFA in Dance Choreography. Her work has been shown at various venues in Southern California and in San Francisco, CA. In New York her work has been shown with the CURRENT SESSIONS, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, BAX Upstart Festival, IDACO Festival, MNE Emerging Choreographer Series, Create: ART, and in Michigan at RAD Fest. In 2018 she was a resident with Keshet Makers Space Experience in New Mexico. Her work has been commissioned for The Assembly, a contemporary dance company located in Orange County, CA. She has collaborated on short films with fashion brands American Apparel and Kordal Studio. She works in the contemporary field of dance performance and creation, exploring movement as a physical language with reoccurring themes of desire and loneliness. Creating work driven by honesty to find human connection. She creates dance and video work under the name Lone King Projects. https://www.lonekingprojects.com/