KINETIC TAPESTRY

WHO WE ARE

“To speak or not to speak. That is our question.”

As performing artists, our desire is to impact people with truth through excellent, entertaining and meaningful performances using a unique blend of Theater, Dance and Circus Arts, and to provide high quality training to artists in techniques of performance and production.

Our performance material is original, inventive and it is sure to leave a lasting impression.

The training we provide is professional and comes from our years of training and experience.

JAIME

Actor, mime and clown. Born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He received a B.A in Theater from the University of Puerto Rico. With over 13 years of experience in professional theater, TV, film and commercials, Jaime brings a broad base of experience to his teaching and performances. He has participated in many theater plays back in Puerto Rico. In 2005, he acted in the hit T.V. series Seconds from Disaster for the National Geographic Channel.

 

He studied mime and physical theater in The School for Mime Theater in Gambier, Ohio, clown theater with the former Cirque du Soleil’s clown, Alex Navarro, and circus and corporal mime with Luis Oliva, Puerto Rico’s greatest mime. He recently took a masterclass in trapeze partnering with Elsie Smith, former Cirque du Soleil aerialist.

 

Jaime has trained, toured and/or performed with different theater companies including Matthew Thorton of Philobulus Dance Theater, Acrodramance Theater Company, Inlet Dance Theater andᅠPUSH Physical Theater. His performances and talent have taken him to the USA, Puerto Rico and Mexico, and allowed him to take workshops with Nickelodeon screenwriters. Jaime was contracted for specialty character work by the Walt Disney Company.

 

Recently, in 2011, Jaime performed his clown and trapeze act for Circus Dreams in Willmar Minnesota. In that same venue, he performed with his wife Vanessa and dear friend, Ben Christensen, the 3-men show, Ponderings of a Fool.

Vanessa is a creative native of St Louis, Missouri with training in all areas of the performing arts. She received a year of Conservatory training at The Centre in Florissant, Missouri. She then migrated to Jackson, Mississippi where she studied theater, dance and music at Belhaven University, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Theater, Summa Cum Laude.

 

Vanessa has also received training in many aspects of theater and circus arts through Master classes with professionals such as Avner Eisenberg, Hovey Burgess, Elsie Smith from Gemini Trapeze, Dan Stein, Mary Corrigan, Christopher Russo and others.

 

Vanessa has trained and/or performed with theater and dance companies including The Joshua Squad, Kinetic Echo, Duncan Dance, Off-Kilter Comedy, WyCliffe Dinner Theater, STREB, and PUSH Physical Theater, St Louis Shakespeare Company and Mustard Seed Theater. She has also performed in a variety of musical theater stage shows.

 

Her performance and teaching have taken her all over the states as well as abroad in England, Scotland, Puerto Rico, Honduras and Spain. Her desire is to be a high quality performer and to equip other artists of all ages. She currently works as a freelance stage and film performer and Performing Arts teacher.

VANESSA

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