WHO IS WHO
Erick Montes (He/his/El)
Director / Choreographer Mexico City (1979)
I am a dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist who believes in the technology of movement as the threshold toward ancestral wisdom.
My research gravitates between memory and representation in the intersection with dance aesthetics. I am passionate about liberation and very much about messing with the status quo whenever I can. My dances, practice, and training are highly influenced by American choreographer Bill T.Jones and the late Luis Fandiño (Mexico City,1931-2022), among the array of dear friends and mentors across my transnational cultural community between the US and Mexico who have been supporting my dancing to date.
Currently, I am interested in authenticity versus the manufacture of dance-making and about the body as a confluence of biology, biology as in culture.
Erick is a two times New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” recipient with the Bill T.Jones/Arnie Zane Dance
Company for “Outstanding Revival” of “D-Man In The Waters” (2013), and “Best Ensemble” for Chapel Chapter
He holds a fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts (2008), Fund for New Work Harlem Stage
(2005/2010), National Endowment for the Arts, FONCA, México (2003/2005), Mexican Studies Institute CUNY in
2022. Dance Fellowship and Life Experience Award for The University of the Arts, School of Dance in Philadelphia,
PA., In 2021-2022
His work has been presented in New York by Movement Research at Judson Church, E-Moves Harlem Stage, CPR,
Dixon Place, River to River Festival, DUMBO Festival, Triskelion Arts, and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.
His latest Project ”Moving Landscapes” is a performance/installation exploring ideas of conviviality and the nuancesbetween spatiality and movement. In collaboration with Artists, Arantxa Araujo, Miriam Parker, Geraldine Cardiel and
Montes is also a Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation certified practitioner in hybrids of Ashtanga Yoga tradition and
Mindfulness Meditation oriented towards “Harm reduction” philosophies.
“What is not here, is somewhere else” - Thomas D.Frantz
Kailey McCrudden received a BFA in dance from temple university in may 2015, summa cum laude, performing in works by andrea miller and larry keigwin. now a NYC based choreographer and dancer,
kailey's work has been performed at various venues in NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Atlanta. Kailey is currently a community actionist dancer at gibney dance center, in addition to dancing for tyke dance, Erick Montes/Danceable Projects, MizantyMoves, Designated Movement, Nikki and the noise, among others. she also teaches contemporary forms classes at Gibney Dance Center. her work has been
commissioned by Nacre Dance Company, Ballet Forte, and Triskelion Arts.In addition to this McCrudden is a 2014 Diamond Research Scholars grant recipient.
Zoe Allocco never knows how to answer the question “where are you from?” She moved around growing up and feels that everywhere she lived played a special part in who she is. This brings her to SUNY Purchase College where she graduated in 2013 with a BFA in dance. She has had the pleasure of performing with David Dorfman Dance for the opening day of The Met Breuer Museum. She is currently performing with Renee Gerardo Dances, Kinesis Project, and Erick Montes/Danceable Projects.
Zach L. Denison
Zachary L. Denison moved from Northwest Arkansas to NYC in 2000.
Studied acting at AMDA, The Actors Studio, Actor’s Workshop under the late Mike Nichols and The Ailey School. Former member of STEPS ensemble, Bway tours of “CATS”, The Music Man and West
Side Story, Sean Curran Company, Gibney Dance Company, Kinesis Project; he had the pleasure of dancing for, Fire Island Dance Festival, NYMF, The Public Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, Lar Lubovitch, Larry Keigwin, Heidi Latsky, Alexandra Beller, Malcom Low, Mario Zambrano, Jody Oberfelder, Renee Gerardo, Christopher Williams, Michou Szabo and Brice Mousset among others. This is his first season with Erick Montes/Danceable Projects.