projects

2020

Room 2 Room

Film 

HOPE 

Make-Move-Think | Lukas Timulak 

Film 

Hartt From Home

The Hartt School Dance 

2019

Performing

José Limón Dance Company

Joyce Theatre, NYC

Rehearsal Director

Miki Orihara Solo Concert Resonance III

LPAC, NY

2018

Performing

José Limón Dance Company

Joyce Theatre, NYC

Performing and Filming  

Gene Gort Collaborative Project

Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet (2012) - composed by Gene Koshinksi
Percussion performed by Quey Percussion Duo, Tim Broscious + Gene Koshinski
Video produced by Gene Gort
Choreography and Dance performed by Miki Orihara + Stephen Pier
Programming design by Gene Gort
Interactive programming by Timothy Lawless
Documention videography by Marc Hill

2017


Conference
New England Choreographers Convening
Jacob's Pillow
Becket, MA

Rehearsal Director

Miki Orihara Solo Concert Resonance II

LPAC, NY

2016


Consulting
International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD)
First annual ballet audition for women and men of color, USA

2014

Rehearsal Director

Miki Orihara Solo Concert 共鳴 - Resonance

La MaMa Theatre, NYC

2011

 

December 2011
Performing
The Hartt School, Community Division
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Drosselmeier in the Nutcracker

2010

December 2010
Performing
The Hartt School, Community Division
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Drosselmeier in the Nutcracker

June 26, Saturday, 2010 7 PM
Workshop  

K's Art Dance Studio
Chofu, JAPAN



Staging
the Royal Danish Ballet, setting
José Limón's "The Unsung"
Link: Limon News Letter

February 24, Wednesday, 2010 8 PM
Performing
Sukeyasu Shiba's Gagaku Universe

Music from Japan
The Freer Gallery in Washington DC

February 20, Saturday, 2010 8 PM
Performing
Sukeyasu Shiba's Gagaku Universe

Music from Japan
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, Goodman House
129 West 67th Street Music from Japan at Merkin Concert Hall
The New York Times Review

Stephen at Merkin Concert Hall
 

 

2009

Throughout
Director

ABT's Visions and Voices: Altria/ABT Women's Choreography Project at American Ballet Theater

 

Oct 1, 2009
Interim Director
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

August 17-29, 2009

 

February 1 & 2, Sunday and Monday, 2009--- 7:30 pm
Panel Discussion
"VISIONS and VOICES: Altria/ABT Women's Choreography Project"
Contact Guggenheim Museum: Works & Process
New York, NY

***Link: Interview of Stephen and Elizabeth Mertz
***Link: CriticalDance
***Link: The New Yorker
***Link: Chicago Artists Resource


 

Until the end of the year, Mentoring Director and Faculty Dance Division, The Juilliard School, NYC, NY

2008

Starting September 2008
Director
ABT's Visions and Voices: Altria/ABT Women's Choreography Project at American Ballet Theater
Contact ABT

2007

December 8 & 9, 2007
Performing
St. Johnsbury, VT

November 10, 2007
Choreographing
REVERB Dance Festival at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater
55th Street on 9th Avenue, New York
"EDGE" will be danced by dancers from New York City Ballet and the Juilliard

August 2007
Teacher's Workshop
Perry-Mansfield, Colorado

July 8-14, 2007
Catalyst Summer Program for Gifted Youth
Williams Town, MA

June 11-16, 2007
Repertory Workshop
Peridance Studio, NYC

April 24-29, 2007
Master Classes
Pittsburg: South East Regional Ballet Association

 

Throughout 2007-2009
Mentoring Director and Faculty Dance Division, The Juilliard School
NYC, NY