Joel Mejia Smith is a US dance artist and university professor. Based in Los Angeles, his work has been presented across the country and abroad, including at the National Theater of Taiwan in Taipei, 92nd Street Y's Buttenweiser Hall in New York City, Miami Dade Cultural Art Center in Miami, ODC Theater in San Francisco, Vancouver International Dance Festival in Vancouver, Dance Theater of Ireland in Dublin, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast, Lee Theater in St. Louis, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, and the Southern Theater in Minneapolis among others. He is co-artistic director of duet dance theater company casebolt and smith with artistic partner Liz Casebolt. Established in 2006, casebolt and smith is a platform for collaborative research, and their work plays with the gender and sexuality politics embedded in male/ female partnerships and comments on the sometimes overly serious traditions of modern and contemporary dance. Their evening-length work “O(h)” has been performed over seventy-five times in twenty-two different cities and six countries since 2010, and was named a “Top 10 Performance of 2013” by the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGATE, as well as one of “Five Unforgettable 2010 Dance Performances” by the MinnPost. With casebolt and smith, and as an independent choreographer, Smith has been commissioned to create over fifteen new works for professional companies and college dance departments and has been a guest artist in residence at ten different institutions across the country and abroad. Prior to being hired at UC Riverside he was on the faculties of Scripps College in Claremont, CA; University of California, Los Angeles; Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA; El Camino College in Torrance, CA; and at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA. He danced for Susan Rose and Dancers as well as Hassan Christopher and the Company of Strangers, performed in works by Doug Varone, Richard Bull (via Susan Leigh Foster), Fred Benjamin and Lea Anderson, and has extensive commercial credits including dancing for pop artists Ricky Martin and Thalia as well as appearing on film and television including two international commercials for Hummer and Dr. Pepper. Smith was named one of “LA's Finest” contemporary male dancers by Dance Spirit Magazine. For a full list of credits, please see my cv.  

joe mejia smith

born in fontana, ca. 04.18.77

 

joel is a dance artist and university professor based in Los Angeles.

the following represents his career thus far.

 

2013 - present

associate professor and chair, dance

university of california, riverside

 

2005 - present

co-artistic director

casebolt and smith

 

education

2004  Master of Fine Arts, Experimental Choreography. University of California, Riverside

2000  Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art. University of California, Davis

1999  Certificate of Completion, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center Summer Intensive

1995  General Education. Yucaipa Senior High School. Yucaipa, CA

 

previous full-time employment

2011 - 2013  University of California, Riverside. visiting assistant professor, every winter/spring

2008 - 2009  Scripps College. visiting assistant professor

 

previous part-time employment

2004 - 2013  Scripps College. visiting lecturer

2005 - 2013  El Camino College. adjunct faculty

2010 - 2013  Rio Hondo College. adjunct faculty

2010 - 2012  University of California, Los Angeles. visiting lecturer - every fall

2004 - 2008  Cerritos College. adjunct faculty

 

original choreography - premieres

2019  close. Marsee Auditorium, El Camino Center for the  Arts. Torrance, CA

2018  Daphne of the Dunes. MicroFest, REDCAT Theater. Los Angeles, CA

2018  the More (i) See. Tempe Center for the Arts. Phoenix, AZ

2016  Light/Weight. Culver Center for the Arts. Riverside, CA

2016  Too Squared v2. Double Exposure, ODC Theater. San Francisco, CA

2015  Loop(ed). UNSCENE. Culver Center for the Arts. Riverside, CA

2015  Too Squared v.1. Walking Distance Dance Festival, ODC Theater. San Francisco, CA

2015  Gabriel: Prologue. Dance Portfolio, Dance Studio Theater. San Jose State University. San Jose, CA

2014  some of its parts. Spring Concert, Redfield Proscenium Theater. Reno, CA

2014  ...in space. Spring Dance Concert, Barn Theater. North Hollywood, CA

2013  Having Words V.2. Dance Bytes Series, Auditorium Theater’s Katten-Landou Studio. Chicago, IL

2012  In Other Words...for six. American College Dance Festival, Performing Arts Center. Modesto, CA

2012  The Take. American College Dance Festival, Performing Arts Center. Modesto, CA

2010  Requiem: The Death Scene (kind of).  Scripps Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2010  O(h). Inbound Festival, Joyce SoHo. New York, NY

2009  two minute duet to open the show. Fringe Festival, Southern Theater. Minneapolis, MN

2009  Tracking. Scripps Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2008  This and That Happen. Scripps Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2008  In Other Words. New Dance Festival, Saint Joseph Ballet Theater. Santa Ana, CA

2008  Having Words. California Touring Project, Diavolo Dance Theater. Los Angeles, CA

2008  Seven. American College Dance Festival, Barklay Theater. Irvine, CA

2007  Queer Pas. Scripps Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2006  Framed Permeation: Constructing Coincidence. Scripps Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2006  it is what it is when it isn't. Popped!, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA

2006  Second Skin. Popped!, Highways Performance Space

2006  Way Words. CONDER/dance Festival, Mesa Arts Center. Mesa, AZ

2006  After Words. Anatomy Riot, Zen Sushi. Silver Lake, CA

2005  Working Through Fourth. Scripps Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2005  No No, She's Straight!. Hysterica Dance Company Benefit, Focus Fish Studios. Hollywood, CA

2005  In the space provided. Phoenix Dance Festival, Phoenix Theater. Phoenix, AZ

2003  Tactical Interference. 4 x 4 Festival, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA

 

performances

2014  O(h). Echo Echo Dance and Movement Festival. Derry, Northern Ireland (3 performances)

           O(h). University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, NV (4 performances)

           O(h). South Miami Dade Performing Arts Center, Cabaret Series. Miami, FL (3 performances)

           O(h). 92 St. Y Harkness Dance Festival Stripped/Dressed Series, Buttenwieser Hall, New York, NY (3 performances)

2013  O(h). Dance Bytes Series, Auditorium Theater’s Katten-Landou Studio. Chicago, IL (1 performance)

           O(h). ODC Theater. San Francisco, CA (3 performances)

           O(h). Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Rachel Browne Theater. Winnipeg, Canada (7 performances)

           O(h). Toronto Fringe Festival, Helen Phelan Gardiner Playhouse. Toronto, Canada (7 performances)

           O(h). Walking Distance Dance Festival, ODC Theater Studio B. San Francisco, CA (2 performances)

           O(h). Spring to Dance Festival, Lee Theater. St. Louis, MO (1 performance)

           O(h). College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. St. Cloud, MN (1 performance)

2012  O(h). Performing Arts Exchange, Little Haiti Theater. Miami, FL (1 performance)

           O(h). CARS Resources, West Hollywood Library. West Hollywood, CA (1 performance)

           O(h). Arts Bloc/GLUCK, Culver Center of the Arts. Riverside, CA (1 performance)

           O(h). St. Joseph's College. Brooklyn, NY (1 performance)

           O(h). Actors Company Theater. Los Angeles, CA (18 performances)

           O(h). Pentacle Gallery Showcase, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater. New York, NY (1 performance)

2011  O(h). Contemporary Arts Forum. Santa Barbara, CA (1 performance)

           O(h). Balch Auditorium, Scripps College. Claremont, CA (1 performance)

           Scene Two. Five Fifths Minnesota Fringe Benefit Concert, Ritz Theater. Minneapolis, MN (1 performance)

           O(h). Dance Moves Festival, Old Town Temecula Theater. Temecula, CA (1 performance)

           O(h). Pentacle Showcase, Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy High School. New York, NY (1 performance)

2010  O(h). Fringe Festival, Southern Theater. Minneapolis, MN (6 performances)

           O(h). University of Surrey. Guildford, England (1 performance)

           In the space provided. University of Surrey. Guildford, England (1 performance)

           After Words. University of Surrey. Guildford, England (1 performance)

           In the space provided. Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Circus School. Belfast, N. Ireland (1 performance)

           After Words. Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Circus School. Belfast, N. Ireland (1 performance)

           O(h). Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Circus School. Belfast, N. Ireland (1 performance)

           In the space provided. Echo Echo Dance Showcase, Echo Echo Studio. Derry, N. Ireland (1 performance)

           After Words. Echo Echo Dance Showcase, Echo Echo Studio. Derry, N. Ireland (1 performance)

           In the space provided. Dance Theatre of Ireland Showcase. Dublin, Ireland (1 performance)

           After Words. Dance Theatre of Ireland Showcase. Dublin, Ireland (1 performance)

           O(h). Backtrack Dance Series, University of California, Riverside. Riverside, CA (1 performance)

           O(h). Inbound Festival, Joyce SoHo. New York, NY (3 performances)

           In the space provided. Inbound Festival, Joyce SoHo. New York, NY (3 performances)

           After Words. Inbound Festival, Joyce SoHo. New York, NY (3 performances)

           In Other Words. Inbound Festival, Joyce SoHo. New York, NY (3 performances)

           two minute duet to open the show. Inbound Festival, Joyce SoHo. New York, NY (3 performances)

2009  In the space provided. Fringe Festival, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN (5 performances)

           After Words. Fringe Festival, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN (5 performances)

           In Other Words. Fringe Festival, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN (5 performances)

           Two minute duet to open the show. Fringe Festival, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN (5 performances)

           After Words. Vancouver International Dance Festival, Roundhouse Theater. Vancouver, CAN (2 performances)

           Way Words. Anatomy Riot, Zen Sushi. Los Angeles, CA (1 performance)

2008  After Words. The Moth, Farmlab/Metabolic Studio. Los Angeles, CA (1 performance)

           In Other Words. The Moth, Farmlab/Metabolic Studio. Los Angeles, CA (1 performance)

           Having Words. California Touring Project, Diavolo Dance Space. Los Angeles, CA (3 performances)

           In Other Words. Looking Left Dance Festival, 418 Project. Santa Cruz, CA (2 performances)

2008  In Other Words. Commuter Festival, Cal Arts Theater. Valencia, CA (2 performances)

           In Other Words. Eleven Missing Days, Unknown Theater. Los Angeles, CA (3 performances)

           After Words. Performance Mix Festival, Joyce SoHo. New York, NY (2 performances)

           In the space provided. California Touring Project, CounterPulse. San Francisco, CA (2 performances)

           After Words. California Touring Project, CounterPulse. San Francisco, CA (2 performances)

           In Other Words. New Dance Festival, St. Joseph Ballet. Santa Ana, CA (3 performances)

2008  In Other Words. California Touring Project, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. La Jolla, CA (1 performance)

           In the space provided. California Touring Project, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. La Jolla, CA (1 performance)         

2007  In Other Words. Breaking Ground Dance Festival, Tempe Center for the Arts. Tempe, AZ (2 performances)

           In the space provided. Faculty/Alumni Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA (2 performances)

           After Words. 4 x 4 Series, Sushi Performing Arts. San Diego, CA (1 performance)

           In the space provided. Now Here This, Performance Lab UC Riverside. Riverside, CA (3 performances)

           After Words. Now Here This, Performance Lab UC Riverside. Riverside, CA (3 performances)

           No No…She’s Straight!. Now Here This, Performance Lab UC Riverside. Riverside, CA (3 performances)

2006  In the space provided. Popped!, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA (3 performances)

           No No…She’s Straight!. Popped!, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA (3 performances)

           After Words. Popped!, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA (3 performances)

           It is what it is when it isn’t. Popped!, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA (3 performances)

           Second Skin. Popped!, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA (3 Performances)

           Second Skin. Conder/Dance Festival, Mesa Arts Center. Mesa, AZ (2 performances)

           Way Words. Conder/Dance Festival, Mesa Arts Center. Mesa, AZ (2 performances)

           No No…She’s Straight!. Burnight Theater Center, Cerritos College. Norwalk, CA (3 performances)

           In the space provided. Center Dance Ensemble Festival, Herberger Theater. Phoenix, AZ (2 performance)

           In the space provided. Faculty/Alumni Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA (2 performances)

           Second Skin. Hothouse Residency, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA (1 performance)

           In the space provided. Dance Under Construction 8, Performance Lab. Riverside, CA (1 performance)

           It is what it is when it isn’t. Quincenera, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA (1 performance)

2005  In the space provided. Scorpious Dance Theater Festival, Phoenix Theater. Phoenix, AZ (2 performances)

           No No…She’s Straight!. Hysterica Company Benefit, Focus Fish Studios. Hollywood, CA (1 performance)

           Untitled. Company of Strangers, The Loft. Los Angeles, CA (1 performance)

           Untitled. Grand Performances Summer Series, Downtown. Los Angeles, CA (1 performance)

           Untitled. Dance Moving Forward Festival, El Portal Theater. North Hollywood, CA (1 performance)

           Untitled. LA Improv Festival, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA (2 performances)

           Tactical Interference. 4 x 4 Series, Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA (2 performances)

2002  Susan Rose and Dancers. Green Street Studios. Boston, MA (2 performances)

           Susan Rose and Dancers. Performance Lab, UC Riverside. Riverside, CA (2 performances)

           Angora Matta. Teatro Presidente Alvear. Buenos Aires, Argentina (6 performances)

 

performances of my choreography by others companies and/or dancers

2015  Too Squared. RAWdance at Walking Distance Dance Festival, ODC Theater. San Francisco, CA

           Gabriel: Prologue. Gabriel Mata at Dance Portfolio Matinee, San Jose State University. San Jose, CA

2014  …in space. Dancers at LA Valley College, Spring Dance Concert. LA Valley College. Los Angeles, CA

           some of its parts. Dancers at University of Reno, Nevada. Spring Dance Concert. Reno, NV

2013  Having Words v.2. DanceWorks Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, IL

           Having Words v.2. DanceWorks Chicago, Stadttheatre. Aschattenberg, Germany

           Having Words v.2. DanceWorks Chicago, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Chicago, IL

           Having Words v.2. DanceWorks Chicago, Auditorium Theater’s Katten-Landou Studio. Chicago, IL

2012  In Other Words…for six. Dancers at Scripps College, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

           In Other Words…for six. Dancers at Scripps College, Performing Arts Center. Modesto, CA

           The Take. Dancers at Santa Ana College, Performing Arts Center. Modesto, CA

           The Take. Dancers at Santa Ana College, Santa Ana College Theater. Santa Ana, CA

2010  Requiem: The Death Scene (kind of). Dancers at Scripps College, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2009  Tracking. Dancers at Scripps College, Spring Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

           Tracking. Dancers at Scripps College, Charity Benefit. Beverly Hills Mansion. Beverly Hills, CA

2008  This and That Happen. Dancers at Scripps College, Scripps Dances, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2008  Seven. Dancers at Cerritos College, American College Dance Festival, Barklay Theater. Irvine, CA

2007  Queer Pas. Dancers at Scripps College, Scripps Dance Concert, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2006  Framed Permeation: Constructing Coincidence. Dancers at Scripps College, Scripps Dances, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

2005  Working Through Fourth. Dancers at Scripps College, Scripps Dances, Garrison Theater. Claremont, CA

 

commissions

2015  Too Squared. RAWdance. San Francisco, CA

2014  some of its parts. University of Nevada, Reno Dance Department. Reno, CA

2014  ...in space. Los Angeles Valley College. North Hollywood, CA

2013  Having Words v.2. DanceWorks Chicago Dance Company. Chicago, IL

2012  In Other Words...for six. Scripps College Dance Department. Claremont, CA

2012  The Take. Santa Ana College. Santa Ana, CA

2010  Requiem: The Death Scene (kind of). Scripps College Dance Department. Claremont, CA

2009  Tracking. Scripps College Dance Department. Claremont, CA

2008  This and That Happen. Scripps College Dance Department. Claremont, CA

2008  In Other Words. The Wooden Floor (formerly Saint Joseph Ballet). Santa Ana, CA

2008  Seven. Cerritos College Dance Program. Norwalk, CA

2007  Queer Pas. Scripps College Dance Department. Claremont, CA

2006  Framed Permeation: Constructing Coincidence. Scripps College Dance Department. Claremont, CA

2005  Working Through Fourth. Scripps College Dance Department. Claremont, CA

 

creative residencies

2014  Echo Echo Dance and Movement Festival. Derry, N. Ireland. Teaching and Performance, Nov 10 -15

           South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. Miami, FL. Teaching and Performance, May 20-22

           92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival. New York, NY. Teaching and Performance, Feb 28 – March 1

           University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, NV. Teaching, Commission and Performance, Jan 28 – Feb 2, Feb 7-9, May 1-4        

2013  DanceWorks Chicago, Chicago, IL. Teaching, Commission and Performance, Nov 5-10

           College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. St. Cloud, MN. Teaching and Performance, Mar 11-16

2011  Santa Ana College. Santa Ana, CA. Teaching and Commission, October – January 2012

2008  Cal Arts Commuter Festival. Valencia, CA. Teaching and Performance, Oct 1-3

2006  Hothouse Residency UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. New Work Development and Showing, Aug14 –Sept 1

 

dramaturgy

2014  “Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance.” Susan Leigh Foster. The Body/Bodies Series. Knight

           Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Urbana Champaign, IL

           “Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance.” Susan Leigh Foster. Knowing More Dance Series.

           Kaplan Recital Hall, University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA

2013  “Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance.” Susan Leigh Foster. Performing New Knowledges 

           Conference at the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro. Sao Paulo, Brazil

           “Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance.” Susan Leigh Foster. Hampshire College Fall Lecture

           Series. South Hadley, MA

           “Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance.” Susan Leigh Foster. Harry Bridges Center of Labor

           Studies, University of Washington. Seattle, WA

           “Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance.” Susan Leigh Foster. Christena Lindborg Schlundt

           Lecture in Dance Studies, Culver Center of the Arts. Riverside, CA

         

honors/awards

2014  “Top Ten Performance of 2014” San Francisco Chronicle/SFgate – Alan Ulrich. San Francisco, CA

2013  “Best Out of Towners” Windy City Times – Lauren Warnecke. Chicago, IL

           Pentacle DanceWorks Inc. Main Roster Artist. New York, NY

2012  Pentacle DanceWorks Inc. Main Roster Artist. New York, NY

2011  Pentacle DanceWorks Inc. Main Roster Artist. New York, NY

2010  “Best of the Minnesota Fringe” 3rd highest selling show of 169, Encore Artist Selection. Minneapolis, MN

           “Five Unforgettable 2010 Dance Performances” Minn Post – Camille LeFevre. Minneapolis, MN

2006  “Distinguished Teaching Award: Going Above and Beyond” El Camino College. Torrance, CA

2003  “Santa Monica Arts Council Award” Production Assistance. Santa Monica, CA

2000  “Mondavi Arts Center Planning Committee Student Representative –Selected” UC Davis. Davis, CA

1999  “Arts Outreach Award” to present work to the community. UC Davis. Davis, CA

 

bibliography – reviews, previews, features, articles

“Developing a Good Eye” Dance Teacher Magazine – Jen Peters, 7/1/14

“Explorations with Moves and Words” New York Times – Gia Kourlas, 3/2/14

“Not those kinds of dances” Broadway World – Mary Callahan, 3/14

“casebolt and smith” The New Yorker – Joan Acocella – 2/14

“Year in Review: Top 10 Dance Performances of 2013” San Francisco Chronicle - Allan Ulrich, 12/13

“Year in Review: Chicago Dance 2013” Windy City Times – Laruen Warnecke, 12/25/13

“More Than Fish Dives: The Art of Partnering” Audience Architects – Lauren Warnecke, 11/23/13

“O(h) Review: Effortless Teamwork from Witty Pair” San Francisco Chronicle/SFGATE – Allan Ulrich, 8/11/13

“O(h): Duo transcends dance while explaining it” SFGATE – Rachel Howard, 8/7/13

“Duo has fun with dance” The Examiner – Lauren Gallagher, 8/5/13

“There’s still time to take in dance” Toronto Star– Michael Crabb, 7/12/13

“O(h)” CBC Manitoba – Rosie Fernandez, 7/17/13

“Toronto Fringe Festival: Plays we love so far” Torontoist – Steve Fisher, 7/10/13

“Quick Q&A: Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith” Dance Magazine – Victoria Looseleaf, 6/1/13

“casebolt and smith” Dance Magazine – Victoria Looseleaf, 3/1/12

“casebolt and smith’s O(h)” WEHO News – Samuel Bernstein, 2/3/12

“Casebolt and Smith bring their stellar O(h) to Los Angeles” Hollywood Soapbox – John Soltes, 1/20/12

“O(h) at the Actor’s Company Theater” Culture Spot LA – Gil Kaan, 1/19/12

“Not your ordinary evening of dance” Stage and Cinema – Sarah Taylor Ellis, 1/19/12

“casebolt and smith – Born Entertainers and Skilled Movers in O(h)” Eye Spy LA – Kelly Hargraves, 1/19/12

“O(h) at the Actors Company Theatre” LA Theatre Review – Bree Long, 1/18/12

“O(h) @ The Actor’s Company Theatre” The Working Author – Ernest Kearney, 1/18/12

“Performance Review: O(h) at the Actors Company Theatre” Los Angeles Times – Charlotte Stoudt, 1/16/12

“casebolt and smith: O(h)” Flavorpill – Kenneth Hughes, 1/13/12

“Dancing Machine” The Advocate – Christopher Donaldson, 1/13/12

“O(h) West Hollywood, with casebolt and smith” LA Stage Times, 1/13/12

“Lighter Side of Modern Dance” (Go) LA Weekly – Ann Haskins, 1/13/12

“casebolt and smith bring O(h) to West Hollywood” LAist – Ben Widdey, 1/12/12

“Liz Casebolt and Joel Smith plan more unorthodox moves” Los Angeles Times – Susan Josephs, 1/8/12

“casebolt and smith comic dance theater” LA Times Culture Monster – Susan Josephs, 1/7/12

“Dance Theater Duo Demystifies Dance” The Santa Barbara Independent – Elizabeth Schwyzer, 11/30/11

“casebolt and smith puncture the pomposity of performance art” Santa Barbara News – Ted Mills, 11/25/11

“Five unforgettable 2010 dance performances” Minn Post – Camille LeFevre, 12/25/10

“O(h)”: Casebolt and smith dance a dissertation” Twin Cities Daily Planet – Jay Gabler, 8/16/10

“Oh…What’s this then?” The Wild Reed – Michael Bayly, 8/9/10

“casebolt and smith: O(h) is a not-to-miss Fringe show” Minn Post – Camille LeFevre, 8/9/10

“The Out of Towner’s Showcase” – Metro Magazine - Bill Stiteler, 8/5/10

“Fringe 2010: Fringe Top 10” Twin Cities Daily Planet – Matthew A. Everrett, 8/3/10

“casebolt and smith at Echo Echo Dance Theater” What’s On Northern Ireland – Steve Batts, 5/23/10

“casebolt and smith are Inbound at Joyce SoHo” Infinite Body – Eva Yaa Asentawaa, 2/6/10

“Casebolt and smith at Joyce SoHo” The New Yorker,  2/3/10

“The ‘Real’ Thing” Minnesota Playlist – Matt Sciple, 8/8/09

“The best of what’s left of the Fringe” Star Tribune – Caroline Palmer, 8/07/09

“casebolt and smith: Speaking Out! Five Stars” Twin Cities Daily Planet – Matthew A. Everett, 8/6/09

“Final weekend: Here are our must see picks” Pioneer Press – Staff, 8/06/09

“casebolt and smith: Speaking Out! at the Southern – A view” Twin Cities Daily Planet – John Munger, 8/5/09

“casebolt and smith: Speaking Out!” Twin Cities Daily Planet – Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, 8/4/09

“casebolt and smith: Speaking Out!” Fringe Famous – Staff, 8/03/09

“casebolt and smith: Speaking Out!” Twin Cities.com Pioneer Press – Rob Hubbard, 8/2/09

“casebolt and smith Speaking Out” Fringe by Numbers – Christopher O. Kidder, 8/02/09

“A Month of Dance in Vancouver” The Dance Current – Rob Kitsos, 3/12/09

“Performance Review: CA Touring Project” LAist – Ben Widdey, 11/22/08

“Dancers join hands, move forward” Los Angeles Times – Victoria Looseleaf, 11/21/08

“California Touring Project at Sherwood” SanDiego.com – Kris Eitland, 5/21/08

“Review: California Touring Project” My Two Left Feet – Brian Schaefer, 5/10/08

“Review: New Dance at Saint Joseph Ballet” OC Register – Laura Bleiberg, 2/23/08

“Writer’s bliss with casebolt and smith” Itch Journal – Tania Hamidi, winter 2007

“4x4, Bluefoot Bar and Lounge” Artscape Media – David Lemberg, 1/14/07

“LA’s Finest” Dance Spirit Magazine – Lisa Arnett and Kristen Lewis, 12/06

“Center Dance Ensemble: Journeys of the heart” Arizona Republic – Richard Nilsen, 10/20/06

“Whew, it’s a Hothouse inside” Los Angeles Times – Susan Josephs, 9/24/06

“Derangements: Susan Rose at Greenstreet” The Boston Phoenix – Marcia B. Siegel, 9/12/02

“Choreographer’s return is a treat” Boston Globe – Karen Campbell, 9/08/02

“Choreographer Rose’s latest proves she’s a master” Boston Herald – T. J. Medrek, 9/08/02

 

commercial, film and television

2005  "Chairs" National Commercial for Hummer - Principle Dancer and Choreographer's Assistant

2003  "Juramento" Music Video for Ricky Martin - Principle Dancer and Body Double

           "Paris by Night" Live Variety Show and Taping - Principle Dancer      

2002  "Be You" National Commercial for Dr. Pepper - Principle Dancer

           "Providence" Comedy/Drama on NBC - Principle Dancer

           "Six Feet Under" Drama on HBO - Feature

2001  "Erotica LA" Live Industrial Performance for convention - Principle Dancer

2000  "A.I." Film by Dreamworks - Principle Dancer

           "The Hype" Sketch Comedy Show on the WB - Principle Dancer

 

publication – things i’ve written

"Versastyle Dance Company: Feel Our Rhythm," Political Moves (Review), 5/23/10

"Surveilance Solos," Political Moves (Review) 1/15/2010

“Preview –Ballet Hispanico at the Ahmanson,” Eye Spy LA (Preview), 6/05/09

"Neil Greenberg's Really Queer Dance with Harps," Eye Spy LA (Review), 4/15/09

"Batsheva Max," Eye Spy LA (Review), 3/11/09

“Ballet Preljocaj’s Les 4 Saisons,” Eye Spy LA (Preview), 5/1/09         

“Diavolo Dance Theater at The Broad Stage,” Eye Spy LA (Preview), 2/20/09

"Out With It," Itch Journal (Editorial) Fall 2008

"Wet Spots: The Story Project," Political Moves (Review), 6/04/08

"IN/EX Dance Project at The Open Space," Political Moves (Review) 5/19/08

 

master classes

2015  Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company Festival. Los Angeles, CA. Improvisation (2 classes)

           American College Dance Association. Long Beach, CA. Advanced Contemporary, Advanced Jazz

2014  Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company Festival. Los Angeles, CA. Contemporary (2 classes)

           Renaissance Art Academy, Eagle Rock, CA. Combined Contemporary Modern and Improvisation

2012  St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY. Advanced Modern Technique, Composition/Imporvisation

2011  American College Dance Association. California State University Long Beach. Long Beach, CA

           Advanced Contemporary Technique

2010  Dance Theatre of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland. Advanced Contemporary Technique

           Dance Resource Base. Belfast, Northern Ireland. Advanced Contemporary Technique

2010  University of Surry. Guildford, England. Advanced Contemporary Technique

2008  Dance Bank Series. Los Angeles, CA. Improvisation and Partnering

           American College Dance Association. Irvine, CA. Partnering, Composition, Advanced Jazz

2007  Marlborough School for Girls. Los Angeles, CA. Improvisation, Text and Movement

2006  American College Dance Association. Laramie, WY. Advanced Jazz, Contemporary, Improvisation

2005  American College Dance Association. Long Beach, CA. Advanced Contemporary Technique

           Sunday Master Class Series at Focus Fish. Los Angeles, CA. Cotemporary Technique (4 weeks)

 

guest presentations/lectures

2015  “Closing Remarks” Dance Under Construction. University of California, Riverside. Riverside, CA

2014  “International Artist Exchange” Echo Echo Dance and Movement Festival. Derry, Northern Ireland

2013  “Artist Talk Back” Dance Bytes Series. Chicago, IL

2012  “DYI – Do it yourself arts presenting” CARS –Community Arts Resources and Los Angeles Department of

           Cultural Affairs. Los Angeles, CA

           “Artist Talk Back” Culver Center for the Arts. Riverside, CA

2010  “Artist Talk Back” Dance Under Construction. University of California. Riverside, CA

2008  “Pedagogical Principles of Teaching Contemporary Modern Technique” University of California, Los

           Angeles, Department of World Arts and Cultures. Los Angeles, CA

2007  “Branding A Product Using Dance and Choreography” UC Riverside Department of Dance. Guest Lecture

           for Professor Anna B. Scott. Riverside, CA

2006  “Collaborating Choreographies” Dance Under Construction 8. UC Riverside. Riverside, CA

2004  “Layering the Dance, A Talking Dance” University of California, Los Angeles. Department of World Arts

           and Cultures, Guest Lecture for Professor Susan Foster. Los Angeles, CA

           “Life of a Professional Dancer” Career Day at Ramona High School. Riverside, CA

2002  “The Choreographer’s Process, Building Material and Fucking with it” University of California, Riverside

           Department of Dance. Guest Lecture for Fred Strickler. Riverside, CA

 

grants/scholarships

2012  Grant: GLUCK Grant for Performance and Talk Back, Culver Center for the Arts. Riverside, CA

2012  Grant: CARS Arts Grant to give a workshop on “Do It Yourself Producing” and informal showing of O(h) at

           the West Hollywood Library. Los Angeles, CA

2003  Grant: Santa Monica Arts Council, Emerging Artist. Highways Performance Space. Santa Monica, CA

1999  Scholarship: Alvin Ailey American Dance Center Summer Intensive. New York, NY

 

full list of courses taught

University of California, Riverside, 2011- present

DNCE 5: Introduction to Dance

DNCE 67A: Advanced Contemporary Technique

DNCE 73AB: Jazz Technique

DNCE 114A: Composition I

DNCE 114B: Composition II

DNCE 114C: Composition III

DNCE 180J: Repertory

DNCE 180R: Pedagogy

DNCE 180G: Advanced Composition/Production

DNCE 190: Special Studies

DNCE 242: Dancing Representations: Figures, Forms and Frames (grad)

DNCE 243: Collaborating in Dance Making: Materials, Methods and Interactions (grad)

DNCE 290: Directed Studies (grad)

DNCE 291: Individualized Study in Coordinated Areas (grad)

 

Scripps College, 2005 - 2013

DANC 076A: Modern Dance I                        

DANC 081A: Introduction to Jazz

DANC 081B: Introduction to Jazz

DANC 100A: Modern Dance III

DANC 100B: Modern Dance III

DANC 111A: Modern Dance IV

DANC 111B: Modern Dance IV

DANC 112A: Jazz Dance

DANC 112B: Jazz Dance

DANC 131: Critical Perspectives on Dance: Gender, Race, Sexuality

DANC 159: Dance Composition I

DANC 160: Dance Composition II

DANC 191: Senior Thesis

DANC 199: Independent Study in Dance: Reading and Research

 

University of California, Los Angeles, 2010 - 2012

WLD ART 65: Intermediate Modern/Post-Modern Dance Technique

WLD ART C115: Advanced Modern/Post-Modern Dance Technique

 

Rio Hondo College, 2010 - 2013

PE 154: Jazz I

PE 254: Jazz II

                                   

El Camino College, 2005 - 2013

PE 257: Yoga for Health and Fitness

DANC 101: Dance Appreciation

DANC 130A: Beginning Modern Technique

DANC 130B: Intermediate Modern Technique

                 

Cerritos College, 2004 - 2008

DANC 100: Dance Appreciation

DANC 101: Dance History

DANC 108A: Beginning Modern Dance

DANC 108B: Intermediate Modern Dance

DANC 130A: Beginning Choreography

DANC 130B: Intermediate Choreography