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Wormhole is every dancer, choreographer, dance company employee, production, presenter, producer, and supporter in Atlanta that never settles and believes that there is always more to do and achieve in the art of dance.

Matt Kent—In addition to being a director of Wormhole, he is also artistic director of Pickelshoes and creative director for Pilobolus. His work as a choreographer and dancer has been seen on stages across the US, such as the American Dance Festival, the Joyce Theatre, and the Kennedy Center, and internationally from Brazil to Italy to Russia and Japan.

Joseph Futral—Joseph has over 25 years of performance production and design experience with companies such as True Colors Theatre, Pilobolus, Charleston Ballet Theatre, the recent world premiere of I Dream, and many local and national dance and theatre companies. Along the way, what he enjoyed most was challenging artists to rethink and reimagine their art and inspiring them to create and be more than they were before.

Zoetic Dance Ensemble— Zoetic Dance Ensemble is dedicated to presenting the quality of the human spirit through the athleticism and artistry of dance to a wide audience by creating and producing innovative and accessible choreographic works.

Scott Runkel—Scott's 10+ years of Creative and Design Direction experience within Interaction Design has resulted in consulting engagements with Fortune 50 companies that yield usable, engaging interfaces designed for the masses. This path has resulted in his documentation of people, places and experiences that are now manifesting themselves into art that celebrates the fragility of our physical condition, while revealing the consistency and strength found within the spiritual one.

Beth Lewis—Originally from South Georgia, Beth graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of Georgia in 2006. While at UGA, she was a member of CORE Concert Dance Company under the direction of Bala Sarasvati, which allowed her to train intensely in modern and aerial dance. After graduation, Beth moved to Atlanta, GA where she is member of Zoetic Dance Ensemble and Pickleshoes, directed by Matt and Emily Kent. She began working with Pilobolus October 2008.

RAS Mikey C—RAS Mikey C gives thanks to the Creator for the gift of movement. RAS uses the this blessing of dance as a vehicle for change. RAS and his company F.I.V.E. (Fore I'm a Versatile Entertainer), have produced works with many artists, schools, and organizations world wide, to spread the joy of movement to different communities. RAS recently returned from Ethiopia after 4 years, where he had the opportunity to learn a new culture and share his own experiences. RAS Mikey is always movin' and lives through his works. He considers himself to be a 'lifest' not just and artist. "A truly materialistic art would be like a tree which is expected to bear fruit without flowers and to sacrifice grace and beauty for mere utility," (Haile Selassie I, Ras TafarI).

Onur Topal-Sümer is a Turkish dancer, from Istanbul. She started dancing at an age of 4 with ballet training. Onur graduated from Yildiz Technical University, School of Art and Design with a B.A. degree in Dance. In 2004 she was awarded with a full scholarship and a teaching assistant position from the University of California, Irvine for her M.F.A degree with an emphasis in dance & technology. She has performed with several dance companies such as Loretta Livingston & Dancers, Architexture Dance Company, No Dancers Company and Istanbul State Theater. Her choreographic works have been performed in the USA, Europe and Asia. Onur is the "Dance Camera Istanbul" International Dance Film & Photography Festival director and "Dance on Camera Screening Series" Dance Films Around the World" monthly event curator in Atlanta. She teaches contemporary dance, ballet, improvisation and pilates and loves creating multimedia video works as an independent artist. She currently dances with ATL based modern dance company Full Radius Dance and always looks for the opportunities to be inspired, create and collaborate with other artists. Animals, peace, art, ocean and her loved ones are the meaning of life for her.

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