ABOUT THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

...architecture >> observation >> space >> identity

 

Coleman Pester is a Seattle-based choreographer and dancer. They earned a BFA from the LINES Ballet/Dominican University dance program in the San Francisco Bay Area. Further immersing themselves in rigorous choreographic research, Coleman acted as the assistant to internationally renowned Choreographer Anouk van Dijk, Artistic Director of Chunky Move in Melbourne, Australia. In 2012, Coleman founded //TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY, a multi-media art platform that has premiered dance works in Seattle, Melbourne, and New York City. Coleman has explored dance for film and finds architecture, observation, space, and identity as the most influential elements of their art making. Coleman has been commissioned and presented by Seattle Art Museum, Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, 9e2, CORRIDOR and NEPO Arthouse. They have received awards, grants, and residencies from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, Jack Straw Cultural Center, The University of Washington (bst Residency), and Cornish College of the Arts (Arts Incubator Residency).