Jesse Tyler, an Atlanta native, has spent the past six years as a recording artist and as a dancer perfecting his craft the Atlanta Ballet. He transfers the dynamism and grace from his training as a dancer to his lyricism, vocal impact, and musical performance. His debut album Cold Georgia Clay was produced by engineer-producer Paul Warner. At 27 he has performed with a variety of industry powerhouses at venues such as Eddie’s Attic, Vinyl, and Smith’s Olde Bar. Jesse’s affinity for songwriting has led him to collaborations with some of Atlanta’s most illustrious singer-songwriters. He has also collaborated on several projects that cross several art forms. Jesse is a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with the Atlanta band Dreambrother and is Fly on a Wall's primary graphic designer.
Alex Zhuravlov is a film director based in Atlanta. His films screened at SXSW, Salt Lake City and Atlanta film festivals. Featured on Vimeo Staff Picks, Short of the Week and Film Comment Magazine. He is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative films, that explore extraordinary as well as personal experiences.
A Producer, Filmmaker, Musician, Artist & Writer (iPoet). Felipe Barral is an artist who expresses himself in many ways –through his visual works (films, documentaries, video/art installations & TV shows), his music (both as a performer and composer), his art (painting and photography) and his writing (he's a poet and a journalist) . He is also a journalist with a Masters degree in Philosophy. As a filmmaker, Felipe explores and experiments with the audio visual language to create projects that capture the dangerous path of a creative human venture. Listening to the heartbeat of life he thinks in images, syllables and pigments. He talks in music, words and colors. He speaks the visual language that our modern culture understands.
Felipe is a bilingual producer creating content both in English and Spanish. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer/Director of the production company “IGNI Productions” and their online channel for the arts “the G channel”. Through this channel Felipe creates outstanding short documentary-style videos for ArtsATL.com in Atlanta.
Felipe is also a Supervising Features Producer at the CNN International & CNN en Español Special Projects unit. He has received several awards and lately has been a guest speaker in film & TV production conferences.
Some of his latests films, documentaries, installations, musical films and independent projects are: touchME: Dida, Dust House, PIXEL, Nosferatu, the Book of Life, Inhabit, DeSight, FireWoman, Louve Atlanta, Múrberon, Aion and El Libro de Isamar.
Stephanie is a designer and animator based in Brooklyn, New York. She works with studios including Slanted Studios, Block and Tackle, Mixtape Club, and Awesome and Modest as well as personal clients. She holds a B.F.A. in Film/Animation/Video from Rhode Island School of Design and an A.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown University. She is interested in analogies between the perceptual process and creative construction in animation. Find her work online at www.stephanieswart.com.
Kris is an award-winning multi-genre, Kris is an award-winning multi-genre, multimedia artist bringing creativity and leadership through art and activism. As the director/filmmaker for Bush Jumping Productions, he aims to use writing, directing, cinematography, and video production to celebrate life and the human experience in all its tumultuous beauty as the most intricate and delicate of arts. As the director/filmmaker for Bush Jumping Productions, he aims to use writing, directing, cinematography, and video production to celebrate life and the human experience in all its tumultuous beauty as the most intricate and delicate of arts.
Reanna Olster received training from the The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from Kennesaw State University as well as membership in Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society. Her original stage play Personal Effects was performed at Kennesaw State New Works & Ideas Festival 2011. Her next play Sick of This was performed at Kennesaw State 24 Hour Play Festival 2012. Among others, her performance experience includes the roles Sarah in Skin Drunk, Sarah in Frankenstein’d, a role in The Collective Project, Inc.’s short film Distilled Spirits, and most recently Beatrice in La Poire, a work by Fly on a Wall.
Bubba is a choreographer, director, photographer, and physical expressionist working in the city of Atlanta.
A native to Georgia, Jess Dunlap (aka- gneiss.mouse) currently lives just outside of Athens in Winterville - the City of Marigolds. She received a BFA concentrating in Sculpture from the University of West Georgia in 2006. She has shown work in many various group and solo shows in Carrollton, Atlanta, and Athens.
Her work is largely influenced by patterns, layers, nostalgia, dreams, communicating through use of repetition, transparency, and delicacy. Influenced by the arrow of time and frozen moments, the ephemeral, whimsy, transience, and the natural world her work also strives to continuously, increasingly, connect to Place by sourcing subject matter and materials directly from her own land.
As a Musical Director, Daniel has worked on Lyle the Crocodile, for Synchronicity, Into the Woods for KSU, Pickup Truck Revue for the Earl Smith Strand, Once Upon a Mattress for Dunwoody Stage Door, as well as heading up the junior musical theatre program at West Side Elementary in Marietta. In addition, Daniel enjoys working as a composer, and has had original work featured in Twelfth Night, The Good Person of Szechuan, and Marcus or the Secret of Sweet at KSU, Late: A Cowboy Song for Weird Sisters, as well as the film scores for the indie movies, 13th Night, and The Sitter. Daniel also works as a professional actor in the Atlanta area and has starred in Don’t Dress for Dinner, Peter Pan and Wendy, and Les Miserables at Aurora Theatre, The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Dunwoody Stage Door, Assassins at Fabrefaction Theatre Company, The Fabulous Lipitones at Theatrical Outfit, and Lyle the Crocodile at Synchronicity. A proud graduate of Kennesaw State’s Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Daniel lives in Roswell with his two brilliant sons, Eden and Jude.
Erin Anastasia is an Atlanta based performing artist and teacher. Her roots as a dancer are woven deeply in the classicism and structure of ballet, and while those technologies continue to inform her phrase-making and beliefs about movement, they have also been firmly tethered to an ongoing investigation in modern and contemporary forms. Erin received her BA in Dance from Kennesaw State University in 2013. While attending university, Erin was awarded an academic scholarship for being an "outstanding scholar", and her choreography was selected to represent KSU at the American College Dance Association regional festival in 2013. At KSU, she performed in works by Ivan Pulinkala, Lauri Stallings, and Stevan Novakovich. Erin attended the American Dance Festival at Duke University in the summer of 2014, where she received training from former Forsythe dancer Elizabeth "Betsy" Corbett, Rodger Belman, Ishmael Houston Jones, and many others. As a gloATL LAB artist, Erin performed in Lauri Stallings' Hinterland, This is a World, Maa, and The Traveling Show: Exhibition. Erin danced with Atlanta based company Emily Cargill and Dancers in 2014, performing in both the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival and the Detroit Dance City Festival. In 2015, Erin attended two weeks of summer programming at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, taking classes (most notably) from Bobbi Jene Smith, Summer Lee Rhatigan, and Alex Ketley. Currently, Erin enjoys dancing in the immersive creations of Lucky Penny/Work Room resident artist Anicka Austin and teaching/choreographing for studios in the metro Atlanta area.
Ben Coleman has been a musician, composer, sound designer, performance maker, recording engineer, DJ, actor and some other things.Ben is a graduate of Brunel University, London (contemporary performance making) and the Recording Workshop, Ohio (audio engineering) and is an active participant in Atlanta's music and art scenes, collaborating with many of the city's most innovative artists across multiple disciplines.He has also been a member of innumerable musical groups on both sides of the Atlantic. The wealth of unique musical and live performance experiences he has amassed in this world both inform and influence his fine art process.His recent work includes projects with Malcolm Low / Formal Structure at Gibney Dance (New York), Erik Thurmond at Tanz Farm (Atlanta), Dashboard (Atlanta) and the High Museum of Art (Atlanta).
Amanda Boozer received her dance training at Ballet Tennessee VanCura Ballet Conservatory and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. She joined Atlanta Ballet's Fellowship Program for the 2016/2017 season. In March 2017, Amanda happily began working for Fly on a Wall as a dancer and as an intern.
Dorothy O'Connor graduated from Georgia State University with degrees in Literature and Studio Arts. She continued her education at The Creative Circus, a commercial art school in Atlanta. Her photographs and installations feature thoughtfully composed, hand-crafted scenes which combine elements of still-life, portraiture,landscape and performance to produce unique and evocative works of art.
Devon is a Columbus, Ohio native who currently dances with Atlanta Ballet. After receiving training from Columbus DanceArts Academy and BalletMet Columbus, she spent four years in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah. In earning her bachelor's degree, Devon had the opportunity to dance a variety of roles including big swans in Utah Ballet's production of Swan Lake, and the Dark Angel in Balanchine's Serenade. Her love for contemporary movement grew from her exposure to artists in college and at programs with San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Atlanta Ballet. Devon spent her first year out of school as a dancer in Atlanta Ballet's fellowship program dancing roles with the company in Gina Patterson's Quietly Walking and Helen Pickett's Camino Real. As a member of Atlanta Ballet, she has performed a number of roles, most notably Andrea Miller's Push and Jìri Kylian's Petite Mort. She looks forward to exploring the rest of her life in movement.
Miriam started her training in Philadelphia at the Olga Kresin Ballet School.When she was 15, she was chosen to compete at the XI international Ballet Competition, held in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theater.She continued her education at The North Carolina School of the Arts, and spent summers training in Washington, Boston, Budapest, Moscow, and Odessa Ukraine.After graduating Miriam danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet, Ohio Dance Theater, Columbia Classical Ballet, The Alabama Ballet, and The Georgia Ballet. She was a founding member of Proia Dance Project, and in 2015 she was invited to perform with Erik Thurmond at Tanz Farm.
James La Russa
James La Russa began his dance training at The Atlanta Ballet and was a student of the pre-professional division by the age of 9. During his time as a student, James received full scholarships to the Atlanta Ballet School, Australian Ballet School, Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive, Boston Ballet Summer Intensive, and the Orlando Ballet Sumer Intensive. He’s performed in multiple works adjudicated for the Southeast Regional Ballet Association as well as Regional Dance America. After graduating high school, James attended Emory University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Dance & Movement Studies as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. During his time at Emory, James was part of the Emory Dance Company, Captain of the Hip-Hop dance crew TrickaNomeTry (TNT), and a company member with Staibdance. James has traveled with Staib’s company to perform multiple works in Stockholm Sweden, Sorrento Italy, and all across the Southeast United States. Throughout college, James’s academic dedication earned him numerous awards including the Friends of Dance Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, William & Otis Benton Scholar, and the Sudler Prize. Following graduation, James continues to dance with Staibdance and works as a Critical Care Veterinary Technician in the emergency room at Briarcliff Animal Clinic.
Amber Bates, an Atlanta native, first discovered her love for dance and movement at the Decatur School of Ballet and then continued the majority of her training at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Amber danced with Atlanta Ballet for two seasons, as a Fellowship dancer, and then journeyed on to dance with Columbia City Ballet and Ballet Memphis as a company dancer. On returning back to her beloved hometown, she briefly danced with Ballethnic Dance Company. Amber is thoroughly excited to be a part of Fly on A Wall where the ability for curious creativity is allowed to flourish and blossom.
Alongside being a professional mover and shaker, Amber is also pursuing a degree in Healthy Lifestyles Coaching from Arizona State University and is looking forward to completing her yoga teacher training in the fall.
Christina Massad, an Atlanta native and citizen of Israel, is a dance major and communications major at Kennesaw State University where she will graduate in Fall of 2018. Currently, she is interning for the Atlanta based idea house, Fly on a Wall. Christina has performed works by national and international choreographers including Ido Tadmor, Ella Ben-Aharon, Dr. Ivan Pulinkala, James Graham, Christine Welker, Nicole Johnson, Kara Hill-Protos, Gina Hyatt-Mazon and more. Christina received her technical ballet training at The Georgia Ballet under the direction of now Hamburg Ballet administrator, Gina Hyatt-Mazon. Most notable master classes include Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Vertigo Dance Company, Alvin Ailey and more. Her additional dance training continued at Powerhouse Dance Center where she worked with choreographers Allie Steele, Lisa Rolfing, and Nicole Johnson. During her time at KSU Dance, she received the Outstanding Freshman in Dance Scholarship Award and has furthered her own artistry and dance scholarship. Christina is currently choreographing a piece for the KSU Dance Company. She enjoys teaching at different dance studios in the metro Atlanta area as well as pursuing videography and modeling on the side.