Hallie Scott is a choreographer, visual artist, environmental consultant, and activist. Using dance, film, print-making, woodcarving, and story telling, she creates work in many mediums. Hallie has lived and worked as an artist in Seattle since 2008. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Dance, International Studies, and History. Influential mentors and choreographers include Hannah Wiley, Brenna Monroe-Cook, Stephanie Liapis and Alice Gosti. Her own work has been featured at galleries and festivals including the vermillion, table&Chairs’ second wednesdays, The Georgetown Art Attack, Next Dance Cinema, Strictly Seattle 2014, NEPO 5K art walks, The Artery on capitol hill, The Georgetown Carnival, and On The Boards. For more information, visit her website at www.halliemscott.com.
is a Chicano dance artist from the NW. He graduated with a BA in Dance and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Washington (UW), where he was awarded the Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship for artistic merit and promise. He grew up training in Mexican Folk Dance with Joyas Mestizas, and discovered ballet and modern dance in college. While at the UW, he danced with the Chamber Dance Company under the direction of Hannah C. Wiley, performing work by Lar Lubovitch, Danny Shapiro/Joanie Smith, Bill T. Jones and Doug Varone. He has also trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Northwest Dance Project’s Launch: 10, and a semester abroad at the University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Other credits include performing original work by Bennyroyce Royon, creating work with Cheryl Delostrinos, that has been presented in Seattle & New York City, and performing in Seattle Theater Group’s 2011 production of Black Nativity and the 5th Avenue Theater/Spectrum Dance Theater’s production of Carousel, both with choreography by Donald Byrd. Fausto has also been a company member of Spectrum Dance Theater since January, 2015. Featured in Men are dancing on point
Michael O’Neal Jr.
Michael O’Neal, Jr. began dancing in high school as a self-taught Hip-Hop influenced dancer in Tacoma, he then received formal training in ballet and modern in the University of Washington dance program. Michael believes that to be the best dancer he can be he should be versatile and push his own comfort zone. Through dance Michael has grown to become a dancer and teacher who loves to see his students growth as well as grow with his students. Through his art Michael hopes to inspire those he can, to follow their dreams and continue to grow in everyday life. One of Michael’s biggest goals in dance is to try and bridge the gap between the ballet/modern world and the hip hop world and build a stronger dance community in his own city and a far. Outside of Au Collective, Michael is a part of both Chapter1NE and Beat Hippies dance crews. You can find Michael under the moniker Choreomike on Youtube and other social media. Artists
Is a local dancer, performer, and choreographer. Born and raised in the Seattle area, she received her technical training ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and afro-latin with Ewajo Dance Centre, Bainbridge Ballet, and the UW Dance Program. Smith is dedicated to continuing her training and education in dance post-university and does so by attending workshops such as Strictly Seattle 2015 and the Doug Varone and Dancers Winter Workshop 2015. Over the last 5 years she has had the pleasure of performing works by mentors and choreographers such as Larry Sousa, Cheryl Delostrinos, Megan Brunsvold, Bruce McCormick, Christy McNeil Chand, Paula Peters, and Jurg Koch among others. Smith has had her own choreographic work produced at LAUNCH Choreographer’s 2015 Showcase at The Studios. She has also premiered Settlers, a film, at Strictly Seattle 2015. Rebecca is thrilled to be performing, collaborating and creating with Au Collective.
is a queer, femme, mixed-race artist, dancer, and shape-shifter based in Seattle. They are a graduate of the University of Washington, where they received their B.A. with a double major inDance and Communication. Nyberg is committed to creating space in the dance community for those who have historically been pushed out and excluded. They believe that the art we create is inherently activism, that dance has the power to transform lives, and that by creating work together we are reclaiming space in a world that was not always made for us. In their time at UW, Nyberg worked and trained with many artists including Hannah C. Wiley, Brenna Monroe-Cook, Jen Salk, Christy McNeil Chand, and Natalie Desch, all of who were instrumental in fostering Nyberg’s passion for the power of movement. More recently, Nyberg has danced for local artists including Hannah Simmons, Coleman Pester, and Alyza DelPan-Monley and is currently doing project-based work with Karin Stevens Dance. They are humbled and honored to be a member of the AU Collective and are grateful to have joined a group of artists who not only see and affirm all parts of them, but also hold infinite space for learning and growing together.