Zoë Klein • Artistic Director
Zoë Klein is an acrobatic dancer, performing and visual artist and light designer in the Bay Area. She makes work as an indigenous international adopted person, born in Colombia and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated Hampshire College with a degree in Dance & Culture and Lighting Design.
In 2005 she co-founded Paradizo Dance with David Paris and since toured 28 countries over 6 continents. She won multiple 1st place cabaret dance awards, was seen on So You Think You Can Dance, and was a top Finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2009. She created 22 different choreographies, self produced 2 full evening productions, curated acrobatic dance showcases of emerging NYC artists, led acrobatic dance workshops for thousands of people worldwide and became a leader in the international latin dance performance community.
In 2010 she relocated to San Francisco and graduated from the Circus Center professional acrobatics training program under Master Lu Yi. After a non-stop career in the NYC entertainment industry, Zoë sought to reconnect with contemporary, site specific, community dance projects. She has 5 years with Kim Epifano, 4 years with Ramon Alayo, 1 year with Rosy Simas, as well as Zaccho Dance Theater and Dancing Earth.
Zoë’s was presented in 2013 & 2015 SF Salsa Convention, 2014 Trolley Dances, 2016 D.I.R.T festival, CounterPulse 2016 ARC:Edge residency, and FLACC 2016 and 2017 festival. In March 2017 Zoë was invited to lecture at an indigenous contemporary choreographers festival at the Ordway Theater curated by Rosy Simas in Minnesota. Zoe mentored San Francisco artists as CounterPulse Producing Director 2013-2017.
Daniel Weiermann • Lighting Designer
Daniel Weiermann has designed lights for dance, theatre and opera for over 20 years and holds an MFA in Lighting Design from Northern Illinois University. Dan is currently the Operations and Production Manager for East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and designs for LINES Ballet Training Program, Ragged Wing Ensemble, ZiRu Productions, and Alayo Dance. Oakland Ballet’s Five Decades of Dance, at the Paramount Theatre was awarded an “Izzie” (Isadora Duncan Dance Awards) which included Dan’s lighting design.
Andrey Pfening • Performer
Andrey Pfening was born in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. He spent his childhood in Samara, Russia, and moved to US Bay Area at age 12. Andrey is a parkour teacher and performer who also specializes in hand balancing, acrobatics, crossfit, and gymnastic strength training.
Hien Huyhn • Performer
Hien Huyhn was born in Da Nang, Vietnam and graduated from UC Davis with double B.A. degrees in Dance and Communication. Influences include breakdance, popping, parkour, Laban, contemporary, and somatics. He has danced with Kim Epifano, Robert Moses’ Kin, Raissa Simpson, Lenora Lee, Kinetech Arts and theMoveMessenger(s).
Jeremy Vik • Performer
Jeremy Vik is from North Bend, Oregon, received a BFA in Theater from Southern Oregon University. He graduated Clown Conservatory at SF Circus Center in 2004, and completed their Professional Acrobatics Program 2011. He is a member of Actors Equity and performed for Le Cirque de Boheme, Sweet Can Productions, Circus Bella, Marin Shakespeare Company, Shotgun Players, and the SF Shakespeare Festival.
Xedex • Performer
Xedex was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and graduated from UCLA with an M.F.A in Theater/Film and an M.A. in Dance Choreography. His B.A. is in Psychology from CSULB. His received a Fulbright Fellowship to do dance research in Mexico and won national honors from the American College Dance Association, performing his work at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. C.