• Artistic Directors

    "the naughty lovechild of Modern Dance and a Burlesque Carnival”

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    The Brides of Burlesque

    The Brides of Burlesque

    Faux Pas le Fae & Aurora North are a decadent duo made of Dance, Cirque and Burlesque. Their acts are delicious creations that audiences cannot unsee. Faux and Aurora are the Artisitc Directors of Kinetic Cabaret Productions, and together produce EAT ME! A Variety Show at Bizarre Bushwick, Queer Coney at Coney Island USA, and LESBO Variety Show. The Brides are produced at venues such as The Box/NYC, Coney Island USA, Dixon Place, The Stonewall Inn, The Clocktower/Denver, and Reveal Me at the Rivoli/Toronto. The Darling Dykes have headlined at Fierce International Burlesque Festival, were resident artists with !BadAssBurlesque!, have appeared in Alterna-TEASE: The New England Neo-Burlesque Festival and on the Golden Pasties Awards Show at New York Burlesque Festival, and have taught at The Toronto School of Burlesque. Faux and Aurora are the winners of the "The Great Showstoppers" Silver Tusk Award.

    Arrie Fae Bronson-Davidson

    Arrie Fae Bronson-Davidson, aka Faux Pas le Fae, is believed to be the reincarnation of Ruth St. Denis. She is a Transgender Performance Artist, Choreographer, Host/Comedienne, Writer and Feminist Faerie advocate for social evolution. Faux has studied on scholarship at Pennsylvania Ballet, Gus Giordano Jazz/Chicago, and received her mentorship in Kurt Jooss/Tanztheater under Diana Moore. She received an MFA in Dance and Composition from Sam Houston State University, and a BSc in Dance, Anatomy and Kinesiology from Texas Tech University. Major performance credits include Seán Curran Company, Ballet Preljocaj’s “Paysage apres la bataille" at The Joyce, Justin Bond’s House of Whimsy at The Kitchen, The International New York Fringe, HotFest at Dixon Place, and Philly Fringe. She is regularly produced at The Box NYC, Bizarre Bushwick, and Coney Island USA. Faux teaches and choreographs throughout the country, has served on the Faculty of Houston Ballet Academy and as Director of Education for New York City Ballet. She is a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative recipient and a 2016 Jerome Robbins Foundation Artist In Residence Grant at Dixon Place.

    Meghann Bronson-Davidson

    Meghann Bronson-Davidson, aka Aurora North, is a Dancer, Performance Artist, Dyke Feminist and Wellness Practitioner. Aurora received an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and a BFA in Dance and Dance Science from York University. Major performance highlights include KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre/Bryant Park Dance Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, The 92Y Harkness Dance Festival, HOTFest at Dixon Place, and Rochester Fringe Festival, as well as.PULP/Radio City Music Hall, Michael Clark’s residency/Whitney Museum of American Art 2012 Biennial, and BodyStories Teresa Fellion Dance/Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is regularly produced at The Box NYC, Bizarre Bushwick, and Coney Island USA. Aurora is also certified in C-I Training (Conditioning With Imagery), created by Donna Krasnow, which incorporates conditioning exercises with visualization and imagery work for neuromuscular re-patterning and mind-body integration. In her daily life, Aurora has dedicated herself to health and wellness, and is currently the assistant manager at a bustling Physical Therapy clinic.Add paragraph text here.

    Kinetic Cabaret Productions

    Kinetic Cabaret Productions cultivates creative opportunities and carves out performance spaces for the powerful voices of LGBTQ and female identified artists. Unique and daring Performance Art is produced drawing from the traditions of Circus, Sideshow, Dance, Vaudeville and Burlesque. It is vital that underrepresented and marginalized voices be centered and empowered. KCP, through shows and workshops, gives these artists platforms to be fierce ambassadors for self acceptance, respect for others, and to promote radical change.

  • KADT Dancers

    Meghann Bronson-Davidson

    Meghann Bronson-Davidson is from Port Perry, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and certification in Dance Science from York University in Toronto. She was a member of the York Dance Ensemble repertory company and LR Productions, and she worked with Canadian choreographers including Robert Glumbek, Yvonne Ng, Susan Cash, Terrill Maguire and Keiko Kitano. Meghann received her Master of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. NYC performance highlights include an original work by Kyle Abraham at Radio City Music Hall, assisting Michael Clark during his residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2012 Biennial, and performing with BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Meghann also performs at The Box NYC. In addition to performing, she is a body-wellness, injury prevention, and rehabilitation practitioner. Meghann joined KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre in 2013.

    Dara Swisher

    Dara Swisher, originally from Reading, PA, began dancing at age 3. She has forged a successful and passionate life as a dance artist, physical actor, improviser, and creator. She received a BA with Honors in Dance Performance and Teaching/ Choreography from Mercyhurst College and an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University. Dara has been performing in NYC since 2013 and her most recent credits include: the immersive theatre experience Play/Date, EndTimes Productions' The Ded Sullivan Show, and choreographing for August Strindberg Rep's Kristina. Dara is currently performing in the immersive escape experience Paradiso: Chapter 1 and is a member of bodypainter Trina Merry's core team of performers and models. Dara joined KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre in 2014 and feels blessed to be a member of such a vibrant, eccentric, and joyful company. http://www.daraswisher.com/ 

    Brittany Posas

    Brittany Posas grew up in the Raleigh/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina but immigrated to the United States from Costa Rica. Her youth consisted of mostly competitive dance, focusing on jazz and contemporary movement at the Dance Attic and then made a drastic switch to concert and modern dance upon entering college. Ms. Posas has a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to complete a professional division program for modern dance at the prestigious Ailey School. As a scholarship student at the American Dance Festival, Ms. Posas had the opportunity to perform work by Merce Cunningham, set by Andrea Weber. She has also had the pleasure of working with such artists as Daniel Gwirtzman, Mary John Frank and Martha Nichols. Ms. Posas joined KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre during their 2014/2015 season.

    Chiu Yi Chiang

    Chiu Yi was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan and has been dancing since the age of 7. She received her Bachelor Degree from Taipei National University Of The Arts. Chiu Yi has worked with Focus Dance Company, Xavier Le Roy at the 2016 Taipei Biennial, and was invited to attend WDAS ChoreLab in Singapore. After traveling through EU and Singapore, she is now in New York to explore every possibility in dance.

  • The KADT Extended Family & Collaborators

    It takes a village...

    Lori Gassie

    Costume Designer

    After cultivating her design skills and southern charm while growing up in Florida, Lori Gassie packed up her bags and moved to New York City. She has been designing costumes for theater, dance, film, and burlesque performers ever since. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a degree in Apparel Design. From there, Gassie designed couture bridal wear under Suzanne Perron, custom dance costumes for Kenerly Kreations and Art Stone Theatrical, and is currently a lead designer for Rubie’s Costume Company. Her designs can also be seen on stages and performance artists throughout New York City. She loves taking a concept or character and bringing it to life through her costumes. Anything from sexy ballet dancers to children’s theater to sci-fi aliens, she loves to design and create it all. Gassie is also a proud member of the Arts of Fashion Foundation. www.lorigassie.com

     

    Miss Cherry Delight

    Mistress Of Ceremonies Extraordinaire

    Miss Cherry Delight is a title holding burlesque performer (Miss Coney Island 2013), singing siren, comedienne and ukelele playing-bullwhip cracking- fire eating Mistress Of Ceremonies extraordinaire. When she is backstage, she goes by Drea Lorraine, a professional makeup artist and hair stylist specializing in Beauty, SFX, Drag, and Fantasy. Contact her at CherryDNYC@hotmail.com for rates as a performer or stylist

    Caitlin Shea Photography

    Photographer at Large

    Caitlin Shea is based out of Queens, NY and is presently a student attending St. John's University. She is heavily involved in exploring queer subcultures and community through fashion and photography, as well as documenting local musicians from her childhood residence of Western Massachusetts. Her work has been featured on the albums of local bands, and she is the head social media manager for The Leafies You Gave Me, Mad Habits, and Dale Jones Enterprises. She presently hopes to branch into more commercial ventures such as weddings, music performances, parties, and other events. www.caitlinsheaphotography.com

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