Meet the Team
Executive Artistic Director
In her works, Nadya weaves dance and theatre into the environment, creating a unique language to tell meaningful and visually engaging stories in unconventional spaces.
She gets inspiration from abstract visual art, industrial architecture, fashion, artists she collaborates with and spaces they produce in.
Her goal is to create valuable art experiences for audiences, putting their routine on pause, suggesting them a gift of wonder and a food for thought.
Nadya's practice is driven by her interest in expanding the definitions of where dance can happen, how public spaces can be perceived and interacted with, and who is considered a target demographic for dance. She aims to share the beauty and power of dance with a wide audience, including those who wouldn’t usually attend dance or art events.
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Amber (She / Her) graduated cum laude from Kennesaw State University in May 2019, earning her B.A. in Dance with a concentration in modern. During her undergraduate studies, Amber performed original works by Daniel Gwirtzman, Andrea Knowlton and Lisa K. Lock. Many of these works were selected to perform at the American College Dance Association (ACDA), including the ACDA National Conference at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Amber also traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel, where she studied Gaga and Repertoire of the Batsheva Dance Company, under Ido Gidron and Kelvin Vu.
Amber is currently a company member with Bautanzt Here under the direction of Nadya Zietlin and a freelance dancer in the Metro-Atlanta area. Amber has danced professionally with companies including the KSU Dance Company, SOMOS, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Dance Canvas, Dance Aegis, and Watershed Dance Theatre. Within these companies and freelancing, Amber has worked with choreographers such as Tsai-Hsi Hung, Patsy Collins, Angelita Itzanami Andrade, Dana Woodruff, Ashley Chasteen, Ricardo Aponte, Andrea Knowlton, Lonnie Davis, Rachel Truitt, Christina Massad, and Simone Stevens.
In a review from ArtsATL, it was written “Kirchner especially has a dynamic, can’t-look-away stage presence.” Along with being a professional dancer, Amber is also a dance instructor and choreographer.
Cailan (She/Her) is a multi-disciplinary artist who got her start at the young age of three in
Minneapolis, MN. She continued her artistic education in Pittsburgh, PA at Point Park University where she earned a BFA in dance.
With her primary focus on movement art, she has loved the many collaborations that have allowed her to mix everything from acting, singing & film to puppeteering and gardening alongside movement practice.
Being a natural nomad, Cailan has found pleasure in sharing art primarily in New York, New Orleans and Atlanta, as well as overseas in countries like Italy, Brazil, China and Singapore. She believes in going deep and getting lost to further connections with the body, people and nature.
Sarah Stokes (She / Her) is an Atlanta-based choreographer, dancer, and dance educator. As a mover and choreographer, Sarah is interested in collaboration, finding new and unique ways to create movement. Her choreography is categorized by its athleticism and blend of acrobatics, as well as its quirk. She has had the great pleasure to perform in works by choreographers such as Shapiro & Smith, Helen Tamiris, Carl Flink, Larry Keigwin, Nadya Zeitlin, Mallory Bacley of Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Britt Fishel, Stewart/Owen Dance among others.
Sarah was a Founder and Artistic Director of Atlanta Dance Collective from 2015 until it’s dissolution in 2022, during which she created numerous works in collaboration with ADC artists, most notably “IMPRINT” in 2019 and “EXHALE” in 2021. Sarah's choreography has been a part of Dance Canvas, Atlanta Fringe Festival, Decatur Arts Festival, Asheville Fringe Festival, WAXworks, to name a few.
In addition to performing and choreographing, Sarah loves training the next generation of dancers. Sarah teaches at Fusion Dance Company and is Acro Director at Luma Dance & Acrobatics.
Brian Chappel Crosby
A New Orleans native, Brian (He / Him / They / Them) moved to Atlanta in 2014 to further their dance education at Kennesaw State University. Nearly a decade later, Brian has worked with numerous dance companies across the city and cemented their own dualistic brand of contemporary dance.
After departing college in 2018 Brian was accepted into ImmerseATL in it's inaugural year. Following they made their professional debut dancing for Staibdance, Kit Modus, and Atlanta Dance Collective; the latter of which they remained for four years.
Brian is currently also a company member of VIAUNI.
BAUTANZT HERE BOARD
Anicka Austin, Secretary
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives,
and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Emory's Heart and Vascular Center, ArtsATL
Sammy Spriggs, Chair
DanceATL, Dance Foundry,
Friends School of Atlanta
Amber Bradshaw, Vice Chair
Working Title Playwrights
Jacquelyn Pritz, Treasurer
Emory Arts, Beacon Dance, Catching Mangoes
Executive Artistic Director of Bautanzt Here
FOUNDING COMPANY MEMBERS:
Raina Mitchell & Jacquelyn Pritz.
Guest artists that we were lucky to create with:
Gianna Mercandetti, Maria McNiece, Kellie Vinal, Sally O'Grady,
Amber Bradshaw, Jacob LaVoie, Meg Gourley, Christina Massad,
Julie Feracota, Porter Grubbs, Jenna Latham, Ellie Tsutchiya, Jenn Klammer,
Susan Keller, Frankie Mulinix (Vandellous), Kiera O'Reilly,
Shea Carponter-Broderick, Nicolas Hopkin,
Gabby Duncan, Lindsay Duncan, Angelita Itzanami, Merryn McKeough, Meaghan Novoa, Rose Shields.