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BC Beat Mission


As a catalyst for professional development between choreographers, directors, performers and creative team members, BC Beat provides a platform for curious and innovative theatrical choreographers to share story-driven work in an inspired environment of heightened energy and intimate support. The evening is an exciting mix of choreographed work and dance party fun where the dance floor is uniquely shared with all in attendance.

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BC Beat Mission


As a catalyst for professional development between choreographers, directors, performers and creative team members, BC Beat provides a platform for curious and innovative theatrical choreographers to share story-driven work in an inspired environment of heightened energy and intimate support. The evening is an exciting mix of choreographed work and dance party fun where the dance floor is uniquely shared with all in attendance.

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Tickets


BC Beat takes place twice a year in New York City.  Spring and Fall.
Get tickets today!

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Tickets


BC Beat takes place twice a year in New York City.  Spring and Fall.
Get tickets today!

Date: Monday May 18, 2015
Time: 7pm
Location:  Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St (Btwn 9th Ave & Washington)

Tickets:
$10 Advance
$15 Door
Advance Tickets Available at BrownPaperTickets.

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BC Beat Choreographers


Active, Professional, Passionate Creators of Theater

We come together to support, experience
and enjoy creativity as a community.

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BC Beat Choreographers


Active, Professional, Passionate Creators of Theater

We come together to support, experience
and enjoy creativity as a community.

Spring 2011 - Fall 2014 | BC Beat Choreographers 

Inspiration. Passionate. Extraordinary.
— Jon Rua
Community. Creativity. Party
— Richard J. Hinds
Unique. Expansive. Inspiring.
— Al Blackstone
Rad. Ace. Now.
— Declan Bennett
Community. Expression. Alive.
— Mike Kirsch

SPRING 2015
Choreographers to be announced shortly.

FALL 2014
Karla Garcia
Geoffrey Goldberg
Jennifer Jancuska
Laurie Kanyok
Sean McKnight
Michael Mindlin
Derek Mitchell
Justin Prescott

SPRING 2014
Jim Cooney
James Harkness
Jennifer Jancuska
Rick & Jeff Kuperman
Patrick McCollum
Jon Rua
Sonya Tayeh
Ryan VanDenBoom

FALL 2013
Josh Assor
Tricia Brouk
Jennifer Jancuska
Kyle Mullins
Cindy Salgado
Charlie Sutton
Caleb Teicher
Rickey Tripp

SPRING 2013
J. Austin Eyer
Gregory Haney
Jennifer Jancuska
Ryan Kasprzak
Cindy Salgado
John Selya
Lorna Ventura
Brooke Wendle

FALL 2012
Karla Garcia
John Carrafa (Erin + John Dance)
Jennifer Jancuska
Michael Mindlin
Patrick McCollum
Jon Rua
Ephraim Sykes
Ron Todorowski

SPRING 2012
Camille A. Brown
Richard J. Hinds
Jennifer Jancuska
Marc Kimmelman
Mike Kirsch
Roy Lightner
Christopher Apaulding
Cartier Williams

FALL 2011
Cherice Barton
Steven Hoggett
Jennifer Jancuska
Nick Kepley
Grasan Kingsberry
Stephanie Klemons
Ellenore Scott
Daniel Watts

SPRING 2011
Al Blackstone
Gregory Haney
Jennifer Jancuska
Marcos Santana
Matthew Steffens
Jon Rua
Rickey Tripp
CJ Tyson
Daniel Watts

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BC Beat Video


A portal of creativity for choreographers and creative team members.
And a glimpse at the energy that defines BC Beat.

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BC Beat Video


A portal of creativity for choreographers and creative team members.
And a glimpse at the energy that defines BC Beat.

Video is essential to the exposure and development of new work by choreographers. 
BC Beat edits 1080HD event reels and performance videos for every choreographer. 
For more information about editing, contact BC Beat Creative Director, Jennifer Jancuska.

BC Beat is captured on film by three 5D cameras made possible by collaborators:
Jose Flores  |  Marjorie LeWit   |  Imagiland Productions  |  Dirty Sugar

Fall 2014 BC Beat Reel

Spring 2014 BC Beat Reel

Fall 2013 BC Beat Reel

Spring 2013 BC Beat Reel

Fall 2012 BC Beat Reel

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Photography


Images that remind us why we love to dance, create and support.

BC Beat's commitment to artistic collaboration connects innovative dance photographers with choreographers and performers to initiate converstation and experimentation.

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Photography


Images that remind us why we love to dance, create and support.

BC Beat's commitment to artistic collaboration connects innovative dance photographers with choreographers and performers to initiate converstation and experimentation.

BC Beat is captured in rehearsal, performance and on the dance floor by New York's most innovative and curious Dance Photographers. 

Travis Magee (Fall 2014, Spring 2014 BC Beat)  Michael Cummo (Fall 2013 BC Beat)
Matthew Murphy (Spring 2013 BC Beat)  Dirty Sugar (Fall 2012 BC Beat)
 

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Team


BC Beat is a creative, collaborative process and outlet for artists working professionally in theater. Thank you to everyone who helps make BC Beat possible.

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Team


BC Beat is a creative, collaborative process and outlet for artists working professionally in theater. Thank you to everyone who helps make BC Beat possible.

Creative Director
Jennifer Jancuska

Jennifer Jancuska is an American choreographer noted for her narrative and physical approach to theater. Her work as a creator and leader has garnered sold out theatrical runs and teaching opportunities at notable universities around the world. Dance Magazine, Dance Informa and Dance Exec are among the many publications to feature Jennifer’s work and leadership within the theater and dance communities; “most memorable element is the superb original choreography by Jennifer Jancuska” –Citizen Times.

Jennifer is currently in development with composers Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk on the new immersive musical, THE BAD YEARS as well as composers Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson on the new musical ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.  Both productions have scheduled 2015 workshops and performances in New York City.  Throughout the 2014 season Jennifer has worked with The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Camille A. Brown and Daniel Aukin on the world premier production of FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Associate Choreographer), with Janine Tesori, Oliver Butler, and Lin-Manuel Miranda on TICK TICK…BOOM for Encores! Off-Center at City Center (Associate Choreographer), with Lawrence Arancio on a daring, re-imagined CAP21 production of RENT (Choreographer), with Lillian King to create a visually striking production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Choreographer) at New London Barn Playhouse, with Vincent Marini for Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON (Choreographer), and with producer, Justin Nichols on new works in collaboration with Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond, Ty Defoe, Tidtaya Sinutoke, and Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson, Ethan Anderson, and Drew Gasparini.

Jennifer has been a guest artist and teacher at Shanghai Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, PACE University, College of Charleston, Syracuse University, Broadway Dance Center, and studios across the country.  A graduate of Cornell University, Jennifer is the co-founder of Broadway Connection, a national and international arts education organization and the creative director and producer of BC Beat.

Stage Manager
Ariel C. Osborne

Ariel is a New York based stage and talent manager.  Credits include: Death of a Salesman (Broadway).  Fourteen Flights (SoHo Playhouse).  Fiddler on the Roof (National Tour).  Tony Awards.  Drama Desk Awards. CFDA Awards.  International Emmy Awards. Fashion Rocks Live.  Glamour Women of the Year Awards. NYFW.  The Juilliard School.

Sound Design and DJ
Justin Johnston

Many thanks to the BC Beat team for allowing me to experience the best art in NYC. Get on the floor and dance on top of your obstacles.  Theater- Rent (bway), Angel-Final Broadway cast.  Rent (off Bway), Roger.  Recording artist with bands 'JSTN' and 'Romero and Johnston.'  Twitter- Johnstonation.  Soundcloud- Johnstonmusic

Video Director
Jose Flores

Jose is a NYC based filmmaker, via Los Angeles and originally hailing from Austin, Texas.  He has worked professionally with many outstanding filmmakers, musicians, and artists over the past 10+ years to acquire a diverse portfolio.  His services lie mainly in the feature documentary realm, but extend deeply into T.V. and commercial production/post-production. 

Photographer
Travis Magee

Travis Magee has been photographing dance since he was sixteen years old when he was recruited to create work for the Genesis Dance Company. Since then, he has been training and working as a professional dancer and dance photographer. As a dancer, Mr. Magee had the honor of being a member of the Lucinda Childs Dance Company as well as a frequent guest performer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

As a photographer, Travis Magee’s work has been shared throughout the world, where he has enjoyed international acclaim for his unique vision of dance imagery. His work is based on the concept of capturing real-life kinetic movement in order to elicit complex emotions. As a result, all of Mr. Magee's photography is achieved in one choreographed shot, and he does not use Photoshop to manipulate or construct his images.

Scenic Designer
Jordan Janota

Jordan Janota is a Scenic Designer currently residing in New York. Prior design credits include The Spitfire Grill and White Christmas (Northern Stage), The Beggar’s Opera and Heartbreak House (Southwestern University), Pump Boys & Dinettes (The New Theatre Restaurant), God of Carnage (The Unicorn Theatre), Dracula, The Outsiders, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (The Coterie Theatre), Singin In the Rain (NH Theatre Award nom.), Oklahoma!, Ragtime (NH Theatre Award winner: Best Scenic Design), A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum (New London Barn Playhouse), A Christmas Carol-The Musical (Centenary Stage Company). www.jordanjanota.com

Stylist
Whitney Addams

Whitney is a costume designer and stylist based in New York City.  Designs Include:  The Hip Hop Nutcracker (United Palace Theatre), Travesties (Bay Street Theatre), House of Murgatroyd: Ruddygore Revisited (Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, UK), Les Misérables (Zach Theatre), Tonight At 8:30(Guild Hall), BC Beat: Spring & Fall 2014 photoshootsPhish New Years Eve Concert at Madison Square Garden 2012, 2013, & 2014LoveSick (Project Y).  ACD: costume design assistant to Catherine Martin on Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, as well as work on Chanel No. 5: The One That I Want, & their stage production of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.  Degree from UC San Diego.  For more info, please visit www.whitneyadams.com

Graphic Design
Suz Roach

Suz lives and plays in the  mountains of Asheville, NC. Dabbling in the fine arts, she spends her free time making whimsical and irrational art. Her favorite subjects include hot air balloons, wild animals, robots, fairy tales, and monsters. To see more art, visit www.suzroach.com

Fall 2014 BC Beat Sponsors
Broadway Connection
Don Matteson & At Home in Brooklyn