Laura Stevens (b.1986) is a Composer for film, theatre, ballet and concert hall currently living and working in London, England (and anywhere really given the many joys of live streaming tech!).
Being the (admittedly unfinished) product of a multi-cultural upbringing, she likes to write music that takes you somewhere. A graduate of London's Royal College of Music, she fuses symphonic Orchestral styles with eclectic world music influences, electronic sounds and elements from the music of popular youth culture.
Laura is passionate about amplifying unheard voices and perspectives in the Arts. She was recently commissioned by the English National Ballet, for an original youth ballet which centred around the life and work of teen activist Malala Yousafzai, and her global impact on the upliftment of women and girls. This meant channelling rich and diverse geography in both theme and instrumentation. The work was performed at the beautiful Sadler's Wells theatre in London.
She also contributed a pop track to the debut commercial 'music meets poetry' album of acclaimed spoken word poet Hollie McNish, an artist who has gone viral for her unashamed creative offerings on topics like female sexuality and reproductive freedom, the positive impact of immigration, and the protection of human rights.
Laura has just completed the score for a feature-length nature documentary focused on the plights of Africa's elephant population, narrated by actress Olivia Munn, and directed by Academy-Award winning doccie maker Louise Hogarth: a perfect opportunity to revisit the musical memories of her childhood in South Africa.
Her work has been performed internationally by acclaimed orchestras, ensembles, choirs and soloists, and screened at notable Film and Arts festivals like Sundance, Berlinale, and the Edinburgh Festival, picking up a few awards along the way.
Laura is beyond excited to be collaborating on "Moon", a story which speaks to her inner girl-child in a profound and fantastical way.
Gemini nominated composer Dave Klotz has worked in too many creative facets of the music business. A native Torontonian, Dave's early career involved composition, performance, arrangement, production, engineering and touring with a variety of musical acts. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe as a professional keyboardist, and has appeared on a multitude of albums. Dave's true calling however, has always been scoring for film. Over the past 20 years, Dave has been credited for composition in film and television for productions spanning from Toronto, to Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Following a 3 year stint in Los Angeles, Dave returned to his beloved northern paradise in 2006 to continue his career pursuits within a proper Canadian climate. About 27,000 years ago, Dave somehow received a BFA honors Degree in Music, with specializations in composition, ethnomusicology and avant-garde electronic media. Even after all this time, he has retained enough knowledge of the formal rules, to be able to break them with conviction.
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Artistic Director & Creator
Emmy nominated Nicole Romine is a multiple-award winning director/choreographer. She wrote, directed, and choreographed her first show when she was 9 to raise money for a children's fund in a far away land. The show was a grand success and so she went on to dance professionally around the world, created and directed the award winning short film Ing, and served as artistic director for Danceworks the Company and Etre Art. She has worked with top talent in the entertainment industry such as Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Carol Burnett, and Janet Jackson. Creating and directing shows like Moon is her illimitable passion and she hopes to share it with the world.
In her early childhood Lilia Yurchuk dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but because of her passionate love for cakes she was not accepted into a ballet studio. Therefore she had to start writing music, in the hope that someday her compositions would be used for ballet productions and thus she would be closer to her dream. At the age of 14 she received Grand Prix at the Competition of Young Composers in her hometown. Lilia then entered the National Music Academy of Ukraine. In parallel with higher musical education, she was receiving an MA degree in Economics. After graduating the National Music Academy of Ukraine, Lilia worked at the National Radio Station with the author's music program, which was a success in all corners of country. She has composed music for many theatrical productions. After the birth of her son, Lilia left the radio to spend more time with her family. Her son is now the first listener of her music.
Dr. Sara Cleto is a folklorist, author, and teacher. She completed her PhD in English and Folklore at the Ohio State University in 2018, and she is a co-founder of The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic where she teaches courses on fairy tales, creative writing, mythic adaptation, and more. Her poetry and fiction can be found in Uncanny magazine, Faerie Magazine, Liminality, Mythic Delirium, Goblin Fruit, and others. Her poem "How to Grieve: A Primer for Witches" won second place in the 2018 Rhysling Awards. She lives in liminal space with her husband and their cat.