Tiffany Schrepferman (Production Manager) is a freelance Lighting Designer/Production Manager, and enjoys working with many remarkable artists including Gaspard & Dancers, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre. She is currently the Production Manager and resident Lighting Designer for Ad Deum Dance Company based in Houston, Texas, and has designed dance festivals such as Dance Houston, East Meets West, Project Dance Houston, and Splendid China. Tiffany graduated from Belhaven University with a BFA in Dance, and has worked for the American Dance Festival as Production Stage Manager of the Reynolds Theater for the past nine summers. She is excited to partner with the artists and creative minds of today to bring something fresh and inspiring into the dance community.
Mahalia Stines (Costumer Designer) is a Brooklyn based fiber artist. Formerly trained as a Costume Designer she draws her inspiration from the urban cityscape and fuses those influences with cultural elements from her native Haiti.
Robin Gallant (Company Photographer)is a multiple time international award winning fine dance photographer. She recently won second place in the famed Px3 photo competition in Paris where thousands of images were entered from photographers from 85 countries. She has trained with both Lois Greenfield and Roy Volkmann. Robin is passionate about photographing dance. She has worked with professional dancers from many different countries and companies, including Alvin Ailey, Urban Bush Women, Elisa Monte and the show So You Think You Can Dance. She especially took a particular interest in Gaspard&Dancers and has been photographing the company since its inception. She is thrilled to be working with Gaspard Louis and Gaspard&Dancers!
Steven Silverleaf (Set Designer) was born in 1954 and grew up between New York City, Athens, Greece, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee during the 1970s where he studied painting and drawing He was active in the local art, poetry and experimental theatre scene in Milwaukee. He returned to North Carolina in 1980 and to the Raleigh-Durham area in 1990. Silverleaf now maintains a studio in Carrboro, NC. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and juried shows. His works are included in many corporate collections and he has continued his interest in collaboration with other artists and various art forms. stevensilverleaf.com
Andy Hasenpflug has been accompanying and composing music for dance since 1989. He has played and/or composed for artists such as Bill T. Jones, Joe Goode, members of the Merce Cunningham and Bebe Miller Dance Companies, Doug Varone, Rosie Herrera, LabCo, Dance Alloy, the Seldoms, and Zephyr Dance. During the academic year, Andy works at Slippery Rock University as Music Director of the Dance Department. In the summers he is the Music Director for the American Dance Festival. Andy is honored to be working with Gaspard Louis on this project.
Paul Leary is currently a visiting assistant professor of music at Duke University where he teaches music theory and electronic music. He graduated from Duke wih a PhD in music composition in 2012. His electronic music has been performed widely at over thirty festivals and concerts over the past few years.
Randall Love is a member of the Duke University music faculty where he teaches piano and fortepiano. He has been heard in this country as a soloist and chamber player in events ranging from performances on period instruments to contemporary concerts featuring North Carolina composers. He has performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Joshua Starmer first cello, at age 7, was a cardboard box with a 12 inch ruler taped to it. Since graduating to a real instrument, he’s played and recorded with REM’s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, The Love Language, The Old Ceremony, The Rosebuds, Chris Stamey, Birds and Arrows, Katharine Whalen and many more. He also composes and records original music for movies, television, theater and dance. Joshua is currently recording an album, “Postcards From Home: Volume 1”. This collection of songs and stories, one written and recorded each month, keeps him in touch with friends and loved ones. The music plays the role of a picture with writing on the back saying “wish you were here”. Featuring cello, voice, and a variety of physical percussion instruments, the pieces convey messages ranging from simple observations about the weather, to coping with a friend’s departure. Keep up with Joshua’s music and writing at: joshstarmer.wordpress.com
Robert Cantrell is a Chapel Hill, NC based percussionist who plays a variety of Cuban and Brazilian instruments in addition to acoustic and electronic drum kit. Currently, performing in several NC based groups, he also has accompanied a number of dance troupes ranging in style from folkloric to modern. He enjoys exploring the exchange of energy between musicians and dancers and is excited to work with Gaspard & Dancers.