Owen Belton – Composer

Owen Belton graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1993 with a degree in Fine and Performing Arts, and studied music composition with Barry Truax and Owen Underhill. In his work, he blends acoustic and electronic instruments and found sounds, often in combination with computer processing techniques such as granular synthesis. Over the last ten years he has written music for many dance companies, including Kidd Pivot, the National Ballet of Canada, the Cullberg Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theatre, and the Royal Ballet of London.

Jay Gower Taylor – Set Designer

Jay Gower Taylor started out as a professional dancer enjoying a 20-year international career. Parallel to his dance career, Jay developed skills as a designer. Some of his first designing opportunities were with Dancemakers, collaborating with Serge Bennathan on Absences, The Invisible Life of Joseph Finch, and the film Quand les grandmères s’envolent for CBC’s Opening Night. More recently, Jay designed Conversation, the play version of Finch, and Elles for Bennathan, and the Electric Company’s live-cinematic interpretation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit.

Nancy Bryant – Costume Designer

Nancy Bryant is based in Vancouver and designs costumes for dance, theatre, opera and film. She designed costumes for Crystal Pite’s Plot Point at Nederlands Dans Theater. Other design for dance include work for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Stuttgart Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and Ballet British Columbia. Designs for opera include work for the Vancouver Opera: The Three Penny Opera, and for The Pacific Opera Victoria: The Rakes Progress, Rodelinda and The Flying Dutchman. She has received 12 Jessie Richardson awards for her design work in Vancouver theatre and a Leo award for the costume design in the film Earthsea.

Alessandro Juliani & Meg Roe – Sound Designers

Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe are theatre artists based in Vancouver. Their work has been seen and heard across Canada and around the world at: Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre, Centaur Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, Blackbird Theatre, Arts Club, The Vancouver Playhouse, Pi Theatre, Rumble Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Junction, Citadel Theatre, Belfry, Intrepid Theatre, Theatre SKAM, Theatre Aquarius, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Western Canada Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, Center Theater Group (Los Angeles), and the Britten/Pears Festival (Aldeburgh, UK). They are thrilled to be working with Kidd Pivot.

Jeremy Collie-Holmes – Technical Director

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Jeremy Collie-Holmes graduated from Victoria University in Wellington with a BA in Theatre and Film and a BCA in Management. Since then he has combined his love of travel with his career. Jeremy has worked as a production manager, technical director and in various other technical roles for festivals, venues and companies in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and Europe. He is excited to now be part of the Kidd Pivot team, basing himself in Canada, while still touring the globe. He is happy to call Vancouver home, but returns to New Zealand whenever possible for some Bungy Jumping and time with family and friends.