Originally from Oak Park, IL, Diana Baumbach earned her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2003) and her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2007). In addition to numerous juried and invitational group shows, she has had recent solo exhibitions at Box13 (TX), Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, Washington State University and Arkansas State University. Baumbach received funding to create a temporary outdoor sculpture at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (ID) in 2012 and completed a permanent public commission in Pinedale, WY in 2013. She received a Visual Art Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council in 2015 after receiving Honorable Mention three times (2011, 2013 and 2014). Baumbach is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming where she lives with her husband Shelby and sons Shepard and Holland. http://dianabaumbach.com/
Allen did his graduate work at The University of Texas, Austin way too long ago, where he studied Theatrical Design under Dr. David Nancarrow. He has worked in Film, Television, and live Theater for 25+ years, designing for The Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Repertory Theater, and numerous independent venues and dance companies, including SoleVita Dance Co., RhetOracle Dance Co., Terry Best, Kitty McNamee, Reflections Dance Co., and Axis Dance. He has been the Resident Lighting Designer for the Los Angeles Youth Ballet and the Los Angeles Ballet Academy since 2006. When pried out of the theatre, he enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, and riding a bicycle for long hours.
Sarita Smith-Childs is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College receiving a B.A. in Dance and Economics. She has served on the faculty of Barat College/DePaul University, the Lou Conte Dance Studio (home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), Gus Giordano Dance Center, the Academy of Movement and Music, and directed the dance department and dance company of Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago. She is currently on faculty at Loyola University, Visceral Dance Center and Joffrey Academy of Dance; and is a teaching artist with Joffrey Ballet Community Engagement. Over the past twenty years Sarita's choreography has been seen on the fashion, commercial and concert dance stages. She received the Ruth Page Award for Dance Achievement and is a six-time nominee and a past winner of the Black Theater Alliance Award for Best Performance in a Music/Dance Program for Randy Duncan's "Shanequa's World". www.childsdance.net/
LA native Kevin Litrow's "LITRONIX" is a one-man music machine.
Technologically based off the roots of repetition through high-tech loop pedals, Kevin creates pop structures coloring the songs with dynamic layers of warm analog synthesizers, micro tonally open tuned guitar, bass heavy polyrhythmic electronic beats and soulful vocal melodies on top. The beats are created from either beat boxing, drum machines, or just experimenting with what toys or instruments are around at the time. The vocals are what drive the soul of the sound and command the listener to either think deep or dance hard. Each song has it's own character and is it's own painting with it's own subject. Every subject has a deep meaning or a story to tell.
In the past, Kevin has been in bands such as "Dance Disaster Movement". Released on Steve Aoki's Dimmak Records and 60 Watt Kid. He has shared the stage and toured extensively with acts such as Ariel Pink, Dinner, Broadcast, Geneva Jacuzzi, Crystal Method, The Kills, The Gossip, Peaches, Peaking Lights, Blood Brothers, Ian MacKaye, Prince Rama, Blok Party, Best Coast, Mike Watt, Mum and many more.
Barbara Rain earned a BA at Stanford University and an MA from the Eastman School of Music. She received her fashion education from Otis Evening College. Ms.Rain has been a public school educator since 1984. Ms. Rain is now in her eighth year teaching Apparel Construction at Santa Monica College. She is also the Costume Designer and Coordinator for SMC’s Synapse Dance Theater. In the spring of 2012, the graduating international students named her as one of the college’s Outstanding Instructors.
Wolvez is West Coast experimental rock and roll.