Benjamin Briones Ballet
Born in Mexico City, Benjamin Briones, Director and Founder of Benjamin Briones Ballet and Resident Choreographer, graduated from The National School of Classical Ballet, The National School of Contemporary Dance and The Royal Academy of Dancing. His eclectic educational background includes training in Cuban and Royal Ballet styles, as well as the study of Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Francis modern dance. He is a former Soloist at Ballet El Paso, Ballet Austin, Connecticut Ballet, Ohio Ballet and Ballet Theater of Annapolis. Briones’ many works include Si Senior, Amour Nuovo, In Between, Ripples, Lights On, I Will Always Love You and Seven.
After retiring as a dancer in 2006, Briones was appointed as Ballet Master at The Staten Island Ballet from 2006-2009, where he also began his choreographic career serving as Resident Choreographer. He was also appointed as a Resident Choreographer at Ajkun Ballet Theatre (New York), which culminated in the founding of the company in 2012.
Briones is dedicated to teaching dance as the highest art form, he does so extensively throughout New York City, including prestigious dance schools such as: Alvin Ailey, Steps on Broadway, Peridance, The Joffrey Ballet School, Mark Morris Dance Group and Ballet Arts Center for Dance. Briones regularly teaches internationally at Centro de Arte y Ballet and UAEM University in Mexico City. Immersed in the art of dance, Briones’ passion is dedicated to giving back to the community, especially to those who seek a way into the dance world looking for an artistic escape.
1455 Literary Arts
is a place where creatives gather to work, unite and inspire. Our mission is to advance the art and craft of storytelling to build a dynamic, innovative community both online and in the exquisite surroundings of Winchester, Virginia. Every day, 1455 will augment the appreciation of and passion for the literary and creative arts in adults and young people through programs that sponsor expression, education and sharing of stories. Our primary goal is at once simple yet critical: to afford writers with time and space to create, as well as resources to help sustain them at all stages of their careers.
Sean Murphy has been publishing fiction, poetry, reviews (of music, movie, book, food), and essays on the technology industry for almost twenty years. He has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes and AdAge. He writes regularly for PopMatters, and his work has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, The New York Post, The Good Men Project, All About Jazz, AlterNet, Web Del Sol, Elephant Journal, FIVE:2:ONE, 805 Lit + Art, Northern Virginia Magazine, and others. He was previously the writer-in-residence at Noepe Center for Literary Arts at Martha’s Vineyard. His memoir PLEASE TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE was released in 2013. His novel NOT TO MENTION A NICE LIFE was published in June 2015, and his first two collections of non-fiction, MURPHY’S LAW, VOL. ONE and VOL. TWO, followed in 2016 and 2017. His first collection of poetry, THE BLACKENED BLUES, will be published by Finishing Line Press in July, 2021. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize two times, once for short fiction and once for poetry. To learn more about Sean Murphy’s writing and to check his events schedule, please visit seanmurphy.net.
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Videographer, Interdisciplinary Artist
In visual art, media, and words, I study the experience of perceiving and the transformation of vision. I practice Life Drawing to go beyond seeing the human body as object. I look for the flow of life, and the living presence. My work is about moving and perceiving, a creative process to free the mind, to exercise the senses and intuition, to share beauty, and to engage with others. I work in writing, drawing, painting, photography and film, and often collaborate with dancers and performers, making dance for camera, shadow play, painting as performance, and other combinations of visual media and live arts. I share my work in all sorts of communities and venues offline and online.
Poet and Interdisciplinary Artist
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