Creative Director & Producer
Jennifer Jancuska is an American choreographer noted for her narrative and physical approach to theatre. Throughout the 2014 season Jennifer has worked with The Public Theater, Camille A. Brown and Daniel Aukin on the world premier production of FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Associate Choreographer), Lawrence Arancio for CAP21's production of RENT (Choreographer), Lillian King for New London Barn Playhouse's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Choreographer), 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.
In 2013 Jennifer collaborated with Andy Blankenbuehler (ONLY GOLD), Michael Heiztman, Nick Blaemire and the Lucille Lortel Foundation as Choreographer for the annual live awards show, and with Vincent Marini, Richard Hinds and Flat Rock Playhouse on COTTON PATCH GOSPEL (Choreographer), EVITA (Associate Director/Choreographer), LES MISERABLES (Choreographer), the re-imagined, sold-out production of CATS (Choreographer, Associate Director), and LOST HIGHWAY (Choreographer, Associate Director). Recent work also includes choreography for ZELDA: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY with Andy Blankenbuehler, Frank Wildhorn, Jack Murphy and Vincent Marini, associate director/choreographer at The Royal George Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre and the Merrimack Theatre, lead flyer and assistant choreographer for Phish at Madison Square Garden, as well as choreographer and master teacher for studios and universities including Shanghai Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, PACE University, College of Charleston and Broadway Dance Center. 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.
Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody. Off-Broadway: Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout), Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver (Signature Theatre), Antony & Cleopatra (Public Theatre), SITI Company’s Trojan Women (BAM). Regional: World Premiere of A Little More Alive (Kansas City Rep), World Premiere of Hands on a Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse), The Revenger’s Tragedy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (La Jolla Playhouse/ UC San Diego), Fiddler on the Roof, Rumors (St Michael’s Playhouse). International: Continuum: beyond the killing fields (Brazil Tour), Peter Pan (London).
Marjorie LeWit is a shooter/editor in NYC and LA. Recent videography work includes Sutton Foster in Concert, Carrie Manolakos in Concert, Broadway Under the Stars for Transcendence Theatre Company, and traveling the US for Sabra Hummus. Editing credits include Broadway Dance Lab for Josh Prince, Transcendence Theatre Company, DanceOn's "Smooth Criminal: The Michael Jackson Experience" featuring Rickey Tripp and Yeasayer's "Sunrise" as well as videos for Face Stockholm, Sabra Hummus and previous BC Beats!
Sound Design and DJ
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
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.
Whitney is a costume designer and stylist based in New York City. Recently she was the Costume Design Assistant to Catherine Martin on Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby as well as the NY Costume Shopper/Assistant on their new stage production of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical.
Designs Include: Les Misérables (Zach Theatre), Tonight At 8:30 starring Blythe Danner & Simon Jones (Guild Hall), Common Sense Police (Web), SeXcurity (IRT), Chekhov’s Swan Song (Russian Arts Theatre), The Spring Fling 2012 & 2014 (F*It Club), Phish New Years Eve Concert at Madison Square Garden 2012, 2013, & 2014, Phish Halloween 2013 Concert: Wombat (Boardwalk Hall), New Voices & New Visions 2012 (New School for Drama), LoveSick (Project Y), Robot Apocalypse - Pilot (Web), Follow Me Down (Aporia Theatre), Distance & The Seagull (Columbia University), Capture The Flag Festival (NY Theatre Experiment), The Terrible Girls (FringeNYC). Styling: Baz Luhrmann for New York Times Magazine & other events. Degree from UC San Diego. For more info, please visit www.whitneyadams.com.