SONJA DALE (dancer) was raised in Berkeley, California, where she began her training with Sally Streets at Berkeley Ballet Theater. Sonja has worked with companies on both sides of the US, including Lula Washington Dance Theater in Los Angeles, FACT/SF in San Francisco, and SYREN Modern Dance and KDNY Dance in New York City. She also recently toured internationally doing aerial dance with Australia Strange Fruit. She is thrilled to now be dancing with Sharp & Fine! Love to JHN.

JORDAN GLENN (musician) Percussionist/improviser/composer Jordan Glenn grew up in Oregon.  In 2006 he relocated to the Bay Area, received a masters degree from Mills College and since has worked closely with Fred Frith (FF Trio and Gravity Band), William Winant, Zeena Parkins (The Adorables), Roscoe Mitchell, ROVA Sax Quartet, Ben Goldberg, Todd Sickafoose, John Schott, Dominique Leone, Darren Johnston, Lisa Mezzacappa, Karl Evangelista, Michael Coleman, Matthew Welch, Rhys Chatham and the bands Jack O' The Clock, Arts & Sciences, Young Nudist, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, and the Oakland Active Orchestra.  As a composer/conductor he has collaborated with poet/free-jazzer/sage Jim Ryan in the group Mindless Thing as well as the large, percussion driven band Beak.  Most notably, Glenn leads the trio Wiener Kids (with Aram Shelton and Cory Wright), which is entering it's tenth year.

AMBER HSU (徐碧莉//xúbìlì) (writer) is a Chinese-born, US-raised, UK-based writer, filmmaker, visual artist, and small press publisher. She has written for and with the Royal Court TheatreBBCIslington Youth Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre, and National Theatre Studios amongst others. In 2014, she was also awarded a Film London London Calling Award and commissioned to make her first short film: Next Time. In 2013, she conceived of and created Tiny Pencil — an independent, artist-led, anthology artzine and press dedicated to the lead arts.

Once, she also worked in a morgue.

Visit Amber's website.

TEDDY RANKIN-PARKER (musician) is an American cellist specializing in improvisation and avant-garde music. Based in Oakland, CA, he performs extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, wearing the hats of composer and performance artist, and appearing in a variety of contexts including chamber orchestras, free improvised settings, performance art and electro-acoustic music. Teddy is the touring cellist for bands Primus and Iron & Wine, and has performed, toured, and recorded with dozens of artists, including Glen Hansard, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Eighth Blackbird and Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble. For his current solo project, “Some Other Fields,” he commissioned, recorded, and performed new works for unaccompanied cello by Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth), Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Gene Coleman, and Michael Beharie. “Some Other Fields” will be released in 2017.

CHELSEA REICHERT (dancer) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College in 2014 with a BFA in Dance. In addition to performing in works by Pascal Rioult, Chase Brock, Al Blackstone, Alwin Nikolais, and Elena Comendador, she received a gold key for demonstrating excellence in her field. After graduation Chelsea moved to the bay area to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. Here, she has had the pleasure of performing works by Katharine Hawthorne and Erin Malley. Chelsea is excited to be working with Sharp & Fine.

JANE SELNA (dancer) grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA. She now lives in San Francisco-dancing, spending time outside, crying, laughing, with good people. Jane trains at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. She has had the joy of working with Stephanie Salts, Joy Prendergast, Katharine Hawthorne, Erin Malley, Hope Mohr, and Sharp & Fine. She is grateful for these collaborative processes and ready to embark on another. 

photo: Lenny Gonzalez

photo: Lenny Gonzalez

ARAM SHELTON (composer) is an improviser and composer. He performs on saxophone, clarinets, and live electronics. Based in Oakland, California, the projects Tonal Masher, Broken Trap Ensemble, Gold Age, and Ton Trio II represent his music.  He is connected to Chicago through his Quartet, the cooperative sextet Fast Citizens (Delmark), and Jason Adasiewicz’ Rolldown (Cuneiform). His writing and playing has been documented through more than two dozen albums since 2003 and is grounded in and influenced by the rich history of avant-jazz and free improvisation in America and Europe since the 1950s. His playing and music are available through Delmark, Clean Feed, Cuneiform, 482 Music, and his own Singlespeed Music.

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CORY WRIGHT (musician) Reeds player Cory Wright has been involved in both the jazz and creative music worlds for the past 20 years working in New York, Los Angeles and his current home in San Francisco. Cory has performed with Anthony Braxton and Yusef Lateef and currently can be seen playing with Bristle, the Nathan Clevenger Group, and Wiener Kids. In addition, he leads his own projects the Green Mitchell Trio and the Cory Wright Outfit

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Marissa Brown (Peter and the Wolf)
Katie Cassady (Love Songs--process)
Josianne Fleming (A Thousand Natural Shocks)
Eric Garcia (Queen of Knives)
Katharine Hawthorne (Queen of Knives, Peter and the Wolf)
Rachel Laws (Miniatures)
Shannon Leypoldt (Love Songs, Queen of Knives)
Sarah Lyman (A Thousand Natural Shocks, Love Songs--process)
Carson Stein (A Thousand Natural Shocks, Love Songs, Queen of Knives, Peter and the Wolf)
Kelvin Vu (A Thousand Natural Shocks, Love Songs)
Sarah Dionne Woods (Love Songs)
Megan Wright (Love Songs, Queen of Knives)

Max Judelson, cello (Peter and the Wolf)
Joshua Marshall, saxophone (Peter and the Wolf, Miniatures)
Theo Padouvas, composer/arranger, cornet (Peter and the Wolf)
Ina Rae, opera singer (Love Songs)

Stephanie Buchner (Queen of Knives, Peter and the Wolf)
Delayne Medoff (A Thousand Natural Shocks, Love Songs)

Kat Howard, writer (A Thousand Natural Shocks)