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					PLAYBILL
Paul Taylor
Dance Company




    April 26, 2011 at 8pm
                    The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, Inc.
                              in association with
                           Rose Theatre Brampton
                                    presents




MICHAEL TRUSNOVEC               ANNMARIA MAZZINI               AMY YOUNG

ROBERT KLEINENDORST               JAMES SAMSON           MICHELLE FLEET

  PARISA KHOBDEH               SEAN MAHONEY            JEFFREY SMITH

 ERAN BUGGE          FRANCISCO GRACIANO                LAURA HALZACK

            JAMIE RAE WALKER              MICHAEL APUZZO

                AILEEN ROEHL           MICHAEL NOVAK


                                Artistic Director
                               PAUL TAYLOR

                             Rehearsal Director
                             BETTIE DE JONG

 Principal Lighting Designer                 Principal Set & Costume Designer
   JENNIFER TIPTON                                SANTO LOQUASTO

                            Executive Director
                           JOHN TOMLINSON



                  Official Tour Sponsor: MetLife Foundation.

               Major funding provided by The SHS Foundation,
    and the Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York.
                                           ALSO PLAYING
                           Dedicated to all Vaudevillians, especially those who
                                         went on no matter what.

                                       Music by Gaetano Donizetti
                          Excerpts from Dom Sébastien and L’assedio di Calais
                                      Choreography by Paul Taylor
                                  Set and Costumes by Santo Loquasto
                                       Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
                                          (New York premiere)


                     Annmaria Mazzini           Robert Kleinendorst          Michelle Fleet

                 Parisa Khobdeh          Sean Mahoney           Jeffrey Smith        Eran Bugge

         Francisco Graciano          Laura Halzack          Jamie Rae Walker           Michael Apuzzo



1.    Poses ...............................                                                       Halzack
                                                                    } Mss. Fleet, Khobdeh, Bugge,Graciano
                                                                               Messrs. Mahoney,
2.    Jumble ....................................             Messrs. Mahoney, Graciano
3.    Tap ..................         Mr. Smith with Mss. Mazzini, Fleet, Khobdeh, Halzack
4.    Waltz ........................................ Ms. Walker, Mr. Apuzzo
                                                 Mss. Mazzini, Khobdeh, Halzack, Walker
5.    Waltz ..........................                      }
                                               Messrs. Mahoney, Smith, Graciano, Apuzzo
6.    Strip .................................................. Ms. Bugge
7.    Ballet ........................ Ms. Halzack with Mss. Mazzini, Bugge, Walker
8.    Apache ....................................... Ms. Fleet, Mr. Mahoney
9.    Waltz /Apache    .............     Ms. Walker, Mr. Apuzzo, Ms. Fleet, Mr. Mahoney
10.   Gypsy .........................          Ms. Khobdeh with Messrs. Smith, Graciano
11.   Garland Dance .................... Mss. Mazzini, Fleet, Bugge, Halzack, Walker
12.   Egyptian ....................................            Messrs. Graciano, Apuzzo
13.   Spanish .................        Ms. Mazzini with Messrs. Mahoney, Smith, Apuzzo
14.   March              .....................................                    full cast
15.   Stagehand’s Turn   ..................................... Mr. Kleinendorst


                          Commissioned in part by the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College.

      Creation and preservation made possible with contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts; The
                        Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation;
                the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; and the Commissioning Friends of Paul Taylor.



                                                  Intermission
                                           THE WORD
The creation of this dance was made possible with support from the Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust,
             the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City
                        Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Challenge Program.
                                  For our God is a consuming fire.
                                           – Hebrews 12:29
     Revival supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
                                    in partnership with the City Council.
                             Music specially composed by David Israel
                                  Choreography by Paul Taylor
                                   Costumes by Santo Loquasto
                                    Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
                                      (First performed 1998)


     Michael Trusnovec            Amy Young             Robert Kleinendorst            James Samson

           Michelle Fleet         Parisa Khobdeh            Sean Mahoney            Eran Bugge

       Francisco Graciano            Laura Halzack          Michael Apuzzo            Aileen Roehl



The creation of this dance was made possible with support from the Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust,
             the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City
                        Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Challenge Program.

     Revival supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
                                   in partnership with the City Council.

                                               Intermission
                                           ESPLANADE
                                           ESPLANADE
                               Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
                                 Violin Johann Sebastian Bach
                               Music byConcerto in E Major,
                 Double Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor (Largo & Allegro)
                                 Violin Concerto in E Major,
                 Double Concerto Choreography by Paul Taylor
                                 for Two Violins in D Minor (Largo & Allegro)
                                 Costumes by by Paul Taylor
                                 ChoreographyJohn Rawlings
                                  Lighting by John Rawlings
                                 Costumesby Jennifer Tipton
                                   (First performed in Tipton
                                  Lighting by Jennifer 1975)
                                        (First performed in 1975)
                    Michael Trusnovec           Annmaria Mazzini            Amy Young
                    Michael Trusnovec          Annmaria Mazzini     Amy Young
                      James Samson            Michelle Fleet  Parisa Khobdeh
                       James Samson           Michelle Fleet         Parisa Khobdeh
                         Jeffrey Smith        Laura Halzack           Aileen Roehl
                         Jeffrey Smith         Laura Halzack          Aileen Roehl

                                               Intermission
                  Original production made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.
                  Original production made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.
                  Revival made possible by a contribution from Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown.

                  possible by contributions to the Paul Taylor Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Project
Preservation madeRevival made possible by a contribution fromRepertory Preservation Brown. with support from
   the National Endowment for the Arts, The Prospect Hill Foundation, and Charles F. and Theresa M. Stone.
Preservation made possible by contributions to the Paul Taylor Repertory Preservation Project with support from
   the National Endowment for the Arts, The Prospect Hill Foundation, and Charles F. and Theresa M. Stone.
                                           PAUL TAYLOR
Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America’s indigenous art of modern
dance. At an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, Mr. Taylor has continued to win acclaim
for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his recent creations as well as his classics. As prolific as ever,
he continues to offer cogent observations on life’s complexities while tackling some of society’s thorniest
issues. He may propel his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of it, or use them to wordlessly
illuminate war, spirituality, sexuality, morality and mortality. If, as Balanchine said, there are no mothers-
in-law in ballet, there certainly are dysfunctional families, disillusioned idealists, imperfect religious
leaders, angels and insects in Taylor dance.

In the 1950s, when Mr. Taylor’s work was so cutting-edge that it often sent confused audience members
flocking to the exits, Martha Graham dubbed him the “naughty boy” of dance. In the ’60s he shocked the
cognoscenti by setting his trailblazing modern movement to music composed 200 years earlier, and he
inflamed the establishment by lampooning America’s most treasured icons. In the ’70s he put incest
center stage and revealed the primitive nature lurking just below men’s and women’s sophisticated
veneer. In the ’80s he looked unflinchingly at marital rape and intimacy among men at war. In the ’90s
he warned against religious zealotry and blind conformity to authority. In the first decade of the new
millennium he condemned American imperialism, poked fun at feminism and looked death square in the
face. And yet, while his work has largely been iconoclastic, Mr. Taylor has also made some of the most
purely romantic, most astonishingly athletic, and downright funniest dances ever put on stage.

Paul Taylor grew up in and around Washington, DC. He was a swimmer and student of painting at
Syracuse University in the late 1940s. Upon discovering dance through books at the school library, he
transferred to Juilliard. By 1954 he had assembled a small company of dancers and began making his
own works. A commanding performer despite his late start, he joined the Martha Graham Dance
Company in 1955 for the first of seven seasons as soloist while continuing to choreograph on his own
small troupe. In 1959 he was invited by Balanchine to be a guest artist with New York City Ballet.

Hailed for uncommon musicality and catholic taste, Mr. Taylor has set movement to music so memorably
that for many people it is impossible to hear certain orchestral works and popular songs and not think of
his works. He has set dances to an eclectic mix that includes Ragtime, Rock, Tango, Tin Pan Alley and
Barbershop Quartets; Medieval masses, Renaissance dances, baroque concertos, classical symphonies,
and scores by Debussy, Cage, Feldman, Ligeti and Pärt; telephone time announcements, loon calls, and
laughter. While he has covered a breathtaking range of topics, recurring themes have included the natural
world and man’s place within it; love and sexuality in all gender combinations; life, death, and what may
follow; and iconic moments in American history. His poignant looks at soldiers, those who send them
into battle, and those they leave behind prompted The New York Times to hail him as “among the great
war poets.”

Mr. Taylor’s first choreographic triumph was the slyly funny 3 Epitaphs in 1956. He captivated
dancegoers in 1962 with his virile grace in the landmark Aureole, cheekily set not to contemporary music
but to a baroque score as Junction had been the year before. He struck chords again with the apocalyptic
Scudorama – intended to be as dark as Aureole was sunny – and the controversial From Sea to Shining
Sea and Big Bertha. After retiring as a performer in 1974, Mr. Taylor devoted himself fully to
choreography, setting movement exclusively on bodies other than his own. A string of masterpieces
followed, beginning immediately with Esplanade and including Cloven Kingdom, Dust, Airs, Mercuric
Tidings, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal), Arden Court, Last Look, Musical Offering, Syzygy,
Speaking in Tongues, Company B, Eventide, Piazzolla Caldera, Black Tuesday, Promethean Fire,
Banquet of Vultures and Beloved Renegade. The choreographer’s works, now totaling 134, are performed
by the world-renowned, 16-member Paul Taylor Dance Company, the chamber-sized Taylor 2, and ballet
companies throughout the world.
Mr. Taylor has influenced dozens of men and women who have gone on to choreograph, often on their
own troupes. He has worked closely with such outstanding artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns,
Ellsworth Kelly, Alex Katz, Tharon Musser, Thomas Skelton, Gene Moore, John Rawlings, William Ivey
Long, Jennifer Tipton, Santo Loquasto and Matthew Diamond. And as the subject of the documentary,
Dancemaker, and author of the autobiography Private Domain and Wall Street Journal essay Why I Make
Dances, he has shed light on the mysteries of the creative process as few artists ever have. He remains
among the most sought-after choreographers working today, commissioned by ballet companies and
presenting organizations the world over.

Mr. Taylor has received every important honor given to artists in the United States. In 1992 he was a
recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and received an Emmy Award for Speaking in Tongues,
produced by WNET/New York the previous year. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by
President Clinton in 1993. In 1995 he received the Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts
and was named one of 50 prominent Americans honored in recognition of their outstanding achievement
by the Library of Congress’s Office of Scholarly Programs. He is the recipient of three Guggenheim
Fellowships and honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from California Institute of the Arts, Connecticut
College, Duke University, The Juilliard School, Skidmore College, the State University of New York at
Purchase, Syracuse University and Adelphi University. Awards for lifetime achievement include a
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship – often called the “genius award” – and the Samuel H. Scripps
American Dance Festival Award. Other awards include the New York State Governor's Arts Award and
the New York City Mayor's Award of Honor for Art and Culture. In 1989 Mr. Taylor was elected one of
ten honorary American members of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Having been elected to knighthood by the French government as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des
Lettres in 1969 and elevated to Officier in 1984 and Commandeur in 1990, Mr. Taylor was awarded
France’s highest honor, the Légion d’Honneur, for exceptional contributions to French culture, in 2000.

Private Domain, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf and re-released by North Point Press and later
by the University of Pittsburgh Press, was nominated by the National Book Critics Circle as the most
distinguished biography of 1987. Dancemaker, Matthew Diamond’s award-winning, Oscar-nominated
feature-length film about Mr. Taylor, was hailed by Time as “perhaps the best dance documentary ever.”




Photo of dancer Michael Apuzzo
by Tom Caravaglia
                           PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
“The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.” – San Francisco Chronicle

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, now in its 56th year, is one of the world's most highly respected and
sought-after ensembles.

Dance maker Paul Taylor first presented his choreography with five other dancers in Manhattan on May
30, 1954. That modest performance marked the beginning of a half-century of unrivaled creativity, and in
the decades that followed, Mr. Taylor became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists,
hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company and Taylor 2, created in 1993, has traveled the globe many times over,
bringing Mr. Taylor’s ever-burgeoning repertoire to theaters and venues of every size and description in
cultural capitals, on college campuses and in rural communities – and often to places modern dance had
never been before. The Taylor Company has performed in more than 520 cities in 62 countries,
representing the United States at arts festivals in more than 40 countries and touring extensively under the
aegis of the U.S. Department of State. In 1997 the Company toured throughout India in celebration of that
nation's 50th Anniversary. Its 1999 engagement in Chile was named the Best International Dance Event
of 1999 by the country's Art Critics' Circle. In the summer of 2001 the Company toured in the People's
Republic of China and performed in six cities, four of which had never seen American modern dance
before. In the spring of 2003 the Company mounted an award-winning four-week, seven-city tour of the
United Kingdom. The Company's performances in China in November 2007 mark its fourth tour there.

While continuing to garner international acclaim, the Paul Taylor Dance Company performs more than
half of each touring season in cities throughout the United States. The Company's New York City Center
season in 2005, marking its Anniversary, was attended by more than 25,000 people. In celebration of the
Anniversary and 50 years of creativity by one of the most extraordinary artists the world has ever known,
the Taylor Foundation presented Mr. Taylor's works in all 50 States between March 2004 and November
2005. That tour underscored the Taylor Company's historic role as one of the early touring companies of
American modern dance. The 50th Anniversary celebration also featured a quartet of new dances.

Beginning with its first television appearance for the Dance in America series in 1978, the Paul Taylor
Dance Company has appeared on PBS in nine different programs, including the 1992 Emmy Award-
winning Speaking in Tongues and The Wrecker's Ball -- including Company B, Funny Papers, and A
Field of Grass -- which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1997. In 1999 the PBS American Masters
series aired Dancemaker, the Academy Award nominated documentary about Mr. Taylor and his
Company. In 2004, PBS aired Acts of Ardor, featuring Black Tuesday and Promethean Fire.
Dancemaker is available on DVD.

To learn more about the Paul Taylor Dance Company, please visit www.ptdc.org.
                                         THE COMPANY
BETTIE DE JONG (Rehearsal Director) was born in Sumatra, Indonesia, and in 1946 moved to
Holland, where she continued her early training in dance and mime. Her first professional engagement
was with the Netherlands Pantomime Company. After coming to New York City to study at the Martha
Graham School, she performed with the Graham Company, the Pearl Lang Company, John Butler and
Lucas Hoving, and was seen on CBS-TV with Rudolf Nureyev in a duet choreographed by Paul Taylor.
Ms. de Jong joined the Taylor Company in 1962. Noted for her strong stage presence and long line, she
was Mr. Taylor's favorite dancing partner and, as Rehearsal Director, has been his right arm for the past
37 years.

MICHAEL TRUSNOVEC hails from Yaphank, New York. He began dancing at age six, and attended
the Long Island High School for the Arts. In 1992, he was named a YoungArts Level I Awardee, and
honored as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. In 1996, he received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from
Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Professionally, he danced with Taylor 2 from 1996 to 1998,
and has appeared with Cortez & Co. Contemporary/Ballet, and CorbinDances. Fall 1998 marked his
debut with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Mr. Trusnovec received a 2006 New York Dance and
Performance Award (the Bessie) for his Body of Work during the 2005-06 Taylor season.

ANNMARIA MAZZINI began dancing in Allentown, Pennsylvania under the direction of Frances
Evers, and later earned her B.F.A. at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.
While working as an art model for painters and sculptors, she studied at The Taylor School and in 1995
joined Taylor 2. She has been a guest artist with CorbinDances, the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Kim
Gibilisco Dances, Karla Wolfangle, and Juliette Soucie. Ms. Mazzini teaches modern dance on the road
and at The Taylor School, choreographs and performs her own work, and is an accomplished jewelry
designer and creator of AMulets, seen at www.annmaria.com. She made her debut with the Paul Taylor
Dance Company at the 1999 American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina.

AMY YOUNG grew up in Washington state. She spent her senior year of high school studying at the
Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan prior to entering The Juilliard School in New York, where she
earned a B.F.A. in 1996. She joined Taylor 2 in August of that year. Ms. Young enjoys teaching and has
been on the faculty of Alaska Dance Theatre in Anchorage, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp,
Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma and The Taylor School. She also dances with the TAKE Dance Company.
Ms. Young made her debut with the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Paris Opera House in January
2000.

ROBERT KLEINENDORST is originally from Roseville, Minnesota. He graduated from Luther
College in 1995 with a B.A. in voice and dance. After moving to New York, he danced with the Gail
Gilbert Dance Ensemble, and Cortez & Co. Mr. Kleinendorst also performed with Anna Sokolow’s
Players Projects at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Having studied at The Taylor School since
1996, he joined Taylor 2 in August 1998. Mr. Kleinendorst joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in
Fall 2000.

JAMES SAMSON is a native of Jefferson City, Missouri where he began his dance training at age eight.
He received a B.F.A. in dance with a minor in business from Southwest Missouri State University. He
then went on to study as a scholarship student with the David Parsons New Arts Festival, the Pilobolus
Intensive Workshop, and the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive where he was selected to perform in Paul
Taylor’s Airs set by Linda Kent. Mr. Samson danced for Charleston Ballet Theatre, Omaha Theatre
Company Ballet, New England Ballet, Connecticut Ballet and the Amy Marshall Dance Company. He
joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in February 2001.

MICHELLE FLEET grew up in the Bronx and began her dance training at age four. She attended
Ballet Hispanico of New York during her training at Talent Unlimited High School. There she was a
member of The Ballet Hispanico Jr. Company. Ms. Fleet earned her B.F.A. in dance from Purchase
College in 1999 and received her M.B.A. in business management in 2006. She has performed in works
by Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Kevin Wynn, and Carlo Menotti. Ms. Fleet joined Taylor 2 in
Summer 1999. She made her debut with the Paul Taylor Dance Company in September 2002.

PARISA KHOBDEH, born and raised in Plano, Texas, trained under Kathy Chamberlain and Gilles
Tanguay. Ms. Khobdeh earned her B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University and, while a student at
SMU and the American Dance Festival as a Tom Adams Scholar, worked with choreographers Robert
Battle, Judith Jamison, and Donald McKayle, among others. She also studied at the Taylor and Graham
Schools. She premiered with the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the American Dance Festival in
Summer 2003.

SEAN PATRICK MAHONEY was born and raised in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. At age 12 he began
training with Fred Knecht and by attending Princeton Ballet School on scholarship. He became an
apprentice at American Repertory Ballet (ARB) and then became a featured dancer with the company.
After graduating high school in 1993, he was chosen as one of the first members of Taylor 2. Mr.
Mahoney later danced for David Parsons, Alex Tressor, and Geoffrey Doig-Marx, and was in Radio
City’s Christmas Spectacular. He returned to ARB under the direction of Graham Lustig and married his
dance partner, Peggy Petteway. Mr. Mahoney rejoined Taylor 2 in Summer 2002. His debut with the
Paul Taylor Dance Company was in January 2004.

JEFFREY SMITH was born in Rhode Island and began his performing career singing and tap dancing.
Upon entering The Boston Conservatory as a musical theater major, he had the opportunity to perform
works by Paul Taylor, José Limón, Sean Curran, and Anna Sokolow and later switched majors to
graduate with a B.F.A. in dance performance. After graduating in 2001, he became a member of The
Martha Graham Ensemble performing featured roles in Diversion of Angels, El Penitente, the duet from A
Dancer’s World and Bertram Ross’s Nocturne. During this time he participated in The Taylor School
Winter and Summer Intensives and became a member of Taylor 2 in March 2005. Mr. Smith made his
debut with the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Cleveland in May 2005.

ERAN BUGGE is from Oviedo, Florida where she began her dance training at the Orlando Ballet
School. She went on to study at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford under the direction of
Peggy Lyman, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in ballet pedagogy in 2005. She attended
The Taylor School and the 2004 and 2005 Taylor Summer Intensives. Ms. Bugge has performed in
works by Amy Marshall, Katie Stevinson-Nollet and Jean Grand-Maître. She was also a member of Full
Force Dance Theatre and the Adam Miller Dance Project. She joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in
Fall 2005.

FRANCISCO GRACIANO, a native of San Antonio, Texas, began dancing and acting at an early age.
He received a B.F.A. in dance from Stephens College for Women (male scholarship), and scholarships
from the Alvin Ailey School and The Taylor School. He has been a member of TAKE Dance Company,
Connecticut Ballet, Ben Munisteri Dance Company, Cortez & Co. Contemporary/Ballet, Pascal Rioult
Dance Theater, and Dusan Tynek Dance Theater, among others. He also appeared in the operas Aida and
White Raven directed by Robert Wilson. Mr. Graciano joined Taylor 2 in February 2004 and made his
debut with the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Granada, Spain in Summer 2006.

LAURA HALZACK grew up in Suffield, Connecticut and began her dance training at the age of four
with Brenda Barna. She furthered her training at The School of the Hartford Ballet and studied at the
Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. Ms. Halzack graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in
History from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. She then studied at the Hartt School and at The
Taylor School's 2004 Summer Intensive. She has performed with the Amy Marshall Dance Company and
Syren Modern Dance and has enjoyed teaching in her home state. Ms. Halzack studied at The Taylor
School for two years before joining the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Summer 2006.
JAMIE RAE WALKER began her ballet and modern dance training at age eight in Levittown,
Pennsylvania and later performed with the Princeton Ballet, now American Repertory Ballet. In 1991 she
began training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet where she performed principal and soloist roles
in many Balanchine ballets. In 1992 she was awarded a scholarship by Violette Verdy at the Northeast
Regional Dance Festival in Illinois. Ms. Walker joined Miami City Ballet in 1994 and performed
principal and soloist roles in Balanchine and Taylor dances until 2000. In 2001 she received a scholarship
to attend The Taylor School and was a part of the original cast of Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show, Movin’
Out. Ms. Walker joined Taylor 2 in Fall 2003, and became a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company
in Summer 2008.

MICHAEL APUZZO grew up in North Haven, Connecticut. He studied economics and theater at Yale
University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005. He began his dance training while in college,
performing and choreographing in undergraduate organizations. After being dance captain for an original
production of Miss Julie choreographed by Peter Pucci, Mr. Apuzzo debuted professionally at the Yale
Repertory Theater. He has performed in numerous musicals and at equity theaters across the country, and
recently finished performing in the National Tour of Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show, Movin’ Out. He
holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and made his debut with the Paul Taylor Dance
Company at New York City Center in Spring 2009.

AILEEN ROEHL is an American who grew up in Heidelberg, Germany, where she began her dance
training at the Heidelberg School of the Arts with Isabel Christie and Carolyn Carattini. Under Mrs.
Christie’s direction she danced many roles including Puck, The Firebird, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty
and Nikia in La Bayadere. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School where
she performed works by Martha Graham, Peggy Lyman, Katie Stevenson-Nollet, Jean Grand-Maitre,
Kirk Peterson, Alla Nikitina, Ralph Perkins, and Adam Miller. Aileen was a member of the Amy
Marshall Dance Company from September 2005 through May 2010, and was the Company’s resident
costume designer. She joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in June 2010.

MICHAEL NOVAK was raised in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, where he started his dance training at age
ten at the Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance. He continued his training on scholarship at The
University of the Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, and Springboard Danse Montreal, and, in
2009, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a B.A. in Dance.
He has performed featured roles in repertory by Bill T. Jones, James Kudelka, Vaslav Nijinsky, and
Stephen Petronio, and has worked for numerous choreographers, including Gina Gibney, Daniel
Gwirtzman, and Bonnie Scheibman. Mr. Novak started studying at the Taylor School in 2008 and
participated in the Taylor Summer Intensive before joining the Company in Summer 2010.



MetLife Foundation is Official Tour Sponsor of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Taylor 2. Major
funding provided by The SHS Foundation; the Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of
New York; and the Board of Trustees and Friends of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. Support also
provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State
Agency; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the
City Council.
               PAUL TAYLOR DANCE FOUNDATION, INC.
                              551 Grand Street, New York, New York 10002
                                             www.ptdc.org

                                      BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                Paul Taylor, Chairman
Robert E. Aberlin, President                                                                    Roger A. Goldman
Dr. Frank L. Ellsworth, Vice President                                                            Marjorie S. Isaac
Elise Jaffe, Vice President                                                                             Scott King
C.F. Stone III, Vice President                                                                  Mary Ann Kinkead
Joseph A. Smith, Treasurer                                                                     Wilfred Koplowitz*
Joan C. Bowman, Secretary                                                                  Lee Manning-Vogelstein
John Tomlinson, Executive Director                                                             Carole K. Newman*
Carolyn Adams                                                                                      Ariane Reinhart
Lisa Brothers Arbisser, M.D.                                                                        Yvonne Rieber
Norton Belknap*                                                                                       LeRoy Rubin
Sally Brayley Bliss                                                                             Dr. Robert A. Scott
Christine Ramsay Covey                                                                            Max R. Shulman
Deirdre K. Dunn                                                                                 William A. Shutzer
Cecile Engel                                                                                  Stephen D. Weinroth
Richard E. Feldman, Esq.

*Trustee Emeritum
                                                       STAFF
Artistic Director.............................................................................................Paul Taylor
Rehearsal Director........................................................................................ Bettie de Jong
Principal Lighting Designer ........................................................................Jennifer Tipton
Principal Set & Costume Designer............................................................. Santo Loquasto
Executive Director..................................................................................... John Tomlinson
Director of Development.....................................................................................Kim Chan
Director of Marketing...................................................................................... Alan Olshan
Director of Finance.....................................................................................Sarah Schindler
Director of Operations............................................................................ Holden Kellerhals
Director of Public Relations ........................................................................... Lisa Labrado
Development Officer………………………………………………………Rachel Berman
Development Information and Research Associate………………………Jessica Remmes
Company and Rehearsal Manager.................................................................Andy LeBeau
Administrator and Archival Supervisor .......................................................... Tom Patrick
Touring Supervisor............................................................................................Ann Wagar
Production and Assistant Company Manager ............................................. Steven Carlino
Lighting Supervisor.......................................................................................... Brian Jones
Wardrobe Supervisor............................................................................ Clarion Overmoyer
Rehearsal Director, Taylor 2 ......................................................................... Ruth Andrien
Company Manager, Taylor 2 ....................................................................... Mike Paquette

Domestic Tour Booking.............................................................................Eugene Lowery
International Tour Booking.......................................................................... Jane Hermann
Taylor 2 Tour Booking .................................... Jeannette Gardner, Gardner Arts Network
Archival Consultant................................................................... The Winthrop Group, Inc.
Auditors............................................................................................................Lutz & Carr
Orthopedic Consultant...................................................................... David S. Weiss, M.D.
Travel Agent..................................................................................Michael Retsina, Altour
                                         MERCHANDISE
Dancemaker, the Academy Award-nominated documentary about Paul Taylor, is available on VHS and
DVD. Copies of Mr. Taylor’s acclaimed autobiography, Private Domain, and Paul Taylor Dance
Company souvenir items, are also available. To order merchandise, call (212) 431-5562.

                                   THE TAYLOR SCHOOL
Taylor style and repertoire classes are held throughout the year, taught by former and current Taylor
Company members. In addition, the School offers Summer and Winter Intensives for students from
around the world interested in a more in-depth study of Paul Taylor style and choreography. For
information, schedules and registration forms, please visit www.ptdc.org.

                                             TAYLOR 2
                        JUSTIN KAHAN                     CHRISTINA LYNCH MARKHAM
                        MADELYN HO                       ALANA ALLENDE
                        HANK BAMBERGER                   MANUEL SANCHEZ

Mr. Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that his works could be seen by audiences all over the
world without regard to economic or logistical limitations. He worked with longtime colleague Linda
Hodes to create a company that could accommodate performance requests, teach classes, and provide
community outreach. With six dancers, Taylor 2 is the same size as Mr. Taylor’s original Company. In
selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that reveal the broad spectrum of his work,
sometimes reworking the original version to fit the smaller ensemble. Taylor 2’s engagements are
flexible and are customized to meet the needs of each community. They often consist of master classes
and lecture/demonstrations in addition to performances that often take place in non-traditional venues as
well as in theaters. Former Taylor dancer Ruth Andrien was named Rehearsal Director of Taylor 2 in
2010.

To find out more about Taylor 2, upcoming tour dates, and the latest Taylor 2 news please visit the
Company on the web at www.ptdc.org.

     The taking of photographs and the use of mechanical recording devices are strictly prohibited.
                                        Program subject to change.
                         Latecomers will be seated only during intermissions.
                   Please turn off all pagers and cell phones during the performance.

				
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