Pilobolus @ Play Residency

Move. Create. Perform.

Residency Dates: Monday January 16th – Friday January 20th

Show Dates: Friday January 20th at 7pm


Monday January 16th – OCA & Lutheran Towers ONLY

  • Pre-Professional High School students will not have class on Monday

Tuesday January 17th – Friday January 20th – All Groups

  • All groups will meet as normal the rest of the week

Back for it’s seventh year at the Dr. Phillips Center AdventHealth School of the Arts, the internationally acclaimed dance theater company is committed to creating collaboratively and finding beauty in unexpected places. Students two to 102 will work with company members during a free, one-week residency to create an original work. The week will conclude with a final showcase for family, friends, and the community in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater.

Interested high school student dancers (9th – 12th graders) should complete the following form to register for this residency.

Please note that Friday's schedule will also include a tech rehearsal (time TBD earlier that afternoon, prior to the performance). The performance will take place at 7pm. Space is limited. You will receive an email within 24 hours of submission confirming your registration or place on the wait list.

Pilobolus Teaching Artists

Casey Howes – Teaching Artist

Casey Howes is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Casey has been dancing her entire life, catalyzing her training at The Colburn School under Leslie Carothers and Glenn Edgerton. She received her BFA from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, where she performed works by Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Vim Vigor, and Batsheva. In 2017, while designing bridal gowns in New York, Casey put down the needle and thread and joined Pilobolus Dance Theater. Casey is an accomplished surf-bum, and makes a mean Lemon Square.

Jordan Kriston – Teaching Artist

Jordan Kriston grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Arizona State University. She grew up playing team sports, swimming, and spending time outdoors. In 2006 Jordan moved to NY and became a dancer with both H.T. Chen & Dancers and Douglas Dunn & Dancers. In 2010 Jordan joined Pilobolus and had the wonderful experience of being a co-collaborator on more than a dozen new pieces, traveling the world teaching master-classes and performing. Jordan served as a full-time Dancer with Pilobolus for seven years and continues to be involved as a Teaching Artist.

She is currently a Dance Instructor/Choreographer at Polaris Dance Theater and has performed with Portland-based dance artists Ela Fala Dance Collective, Push/FOLD and Graham Cole. Jordan was one of the co-founders for the dance education website, DanceTalk101, which served as a resource for Dance Educators providing lessons, discussions and activities for dance students. She has presented her own choreography through Polaris Dance Theater, Coho Productions, and N.E.W. Expressive Works as an Artist in Residence. She has been an Artist in Residence at Washington & Lee University and Movement Source Dance Company. She lives in Portland with her partner Zach and their dog Charlie, and when she is not dancing, she loves to garden, cook, write, read, pet her dog and feed her snacks, work on her spiritual practice, ride scary rides, go swimming, go to haunted houses and do anything new that she's never done before, that might give her a thrill.