A Filipino-American dancer, creator, and educator based in Chicago. Elijah earned his BFA from Chapman University in 2018. Since graduating, he has performed for three seasons with DanceWorks Chicago and guested with The Cambrians and Collage Dance Collective. He is currently in his third season with South Chicago Dance Theatre. Elijah’s dance films have received acclaim from Iowa International ScreenDance Festival, In/Motion International Dance Film Festival, Flatlands Dance Film Festival, Big Muddy DanceFest, and four times at Mobile Dance Film Festival. Elijah was recently named “25 to Watch” for 2023 by Dance Magazine. He is ecstatic to adjudicate this inaugural film festival! elijahrichardson.com
A Guatemalan-American dancer, actor, and arts administrator working throughout the Bay Area. In 2022, I joyfully served Shawl Anderson Dance Center. I share space and ideas with the teams at both PUSH Dance Company and Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST). My creative practice currently includes choreographing queer dances that center my feelings of joy, love, and self-confidence.
A NYC-based dance artist who produces innovative dance media through video, photography, podcasts, and emerging technology. As a performer, she has danced as a soloist with the Morgan Scott Ballet and showcased her own work at BAAD!, Balasole Dance, and The Culture Project’s Women’s Director’s Series. As a filmmaker, Ms. Lorraine’s work has been screened at the Hollywood Black Film Festival, Women of Color Film Festival, and Anthology FIlm Archives, among others. Her short experimental film “Pigeon Hole” about the Venus Hottentot, received an honorable mention award from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Ms. Lorraine has also served as a teaching artist for Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn and Dance Theatre of Harlem.. Ms. Lorraine has a BFA. in Film & Television Production from New York University. Ms. Lorraine’s most recent dance-on-camera project is Black Lives Rising, a live | virtual dance film festival that explores the diversity of the Black experience in today’s times. Ms. Lorraine’s work can be found via blrdancefilmfest.com | joeylorraine.com.
A freelance artist living in Miami, FL using various disciplines as a form of creation and expression. Stephanie’s films have been selected for Mobile Dance Film Festival (2019, 2020). In 2021, she was chosen as an adjudicator to deliberate that year’s awardees. Her film “Deviated Structure” was featured in ScreenDance Miami (2021). In 2022, she was 1 of 5 commissioned artists in which she choreographed and performed in her original short-form work, “Manteca”, presented at Miami Light Project for the Here and Now program. Recently, she has been commissioned by Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami under the direction of Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra through Funding Arts Network AWARE grant to film and edit a 30-minute dance film to document guest choreographer, Will A. Ervin Jr., setting choreography on the company members and their performance. Stephanie is beyond thrilled to be an adjudicator for Dancing Out of Time Film Festival (2023).