Sarah J Hillmer

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Sean Hilton

Sean Nguyen-Hilton is an artist, choreographer and teacher working in Atlanta. His work spans across genres, including stage work, musicals, installation and nontraditional spaces. He engages movement and the physical nature of things. His process is fueled by textures and the amorphous nature of living, as well as the observation of non-human structures and how their architectures can inform deeper understanding of the body.

Locally, Sean Nguyen-Hilton’s work has been presented at the Human Rights Campaign Gala, Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi, Atlanta Ballet’s Fellowship Ensemble, Museum of Contemporary Art GA and The High Museum of Art. He is also the Co Artistic Director of Fly on a Wall, an idea house that presents and supports innovative performance.

In 2015 Sean was a Walthall Fellow through the Atlanta arts organization WonderRoot and a Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences Distinguished Fellow with Fly on a Wall. In 2016 ArtsATL said “Sean Hilton has emerged as one of the city's leading choreographers.” The same year, he was an Idea Capital Grant winner with Fly on a Wall.


George Staib

George Staib is the artistic director of the Atlanta-based contemporary dance company, Staibdance, currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary. He is also a Sr. Lecturer in the Emory Dance Program where he teaches all levels of contemporary dance, group composition, ballet and a freshman seminar titled “Contemplate, Create, Debate.” Staib’s teaching, work and company have been produced and commissioned across the US and abroad. In 2010 he founded the annual Staibdance summer intensive in Sorrento, Italy. In 2011 he was awarded the Winship Prize and subsequently spent 5 weeks in Tel Aviv studying Gaga and release technique. Current projects include movement/imagery research with Amit Abraham, a collaboration with Robert Spano of the Atlanta Symphony, the development of the Staibdance winter workshop, development of the Italy program to include artistic residencies, and ongoing collaborative, choreographic exploration.