Makino Hayashi is choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker based in Portland, OR. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan where she began ballet at Kumamoto Ballet Studio at the age of nine. She danced with Colorado Ballet from 2002-2008 and has been dancing with Oregon Ballet Theater since 2010. She has been choreographing professionally since 2013.
Her choreographic works include UKARE ISHI, Brothers and A Sister, What do you see..., On the other side of the door, Mother Earth, The Spotlight, From here From now, TSURUnoMAI, Be You, KUKAN, Another me, Black Earth, and KIZUNA.
Black Earth was choreographed and danced for Hunter Noack’s 'In a landscape’ Classical Music in the Wild throughout the state of Oregon. Also, ‘Black Earth’ was danced at choreographer competition SzólóDuó in Budapest, Hungary in 2020. KIZUNA was performed for 'Ten Tiny Community Healing Dances' for the city arts program in Portland OR in 2021.
Skye Stouber is a multidisciplinary artist working in the study and exposition of movement. His first career was as a professional ballet dancer performing with Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre. After a knee injury ended his dance career he pursued a second artistic line as an experimental filmmaker, animator, and installation artist. His work focuses on re-harnessing the ability to create dance movements through a multimedia approach to stimulate a kinesthetic response from audiences.
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