szalt (dance co.) is a collection of Los Angeles movers, collaborating with musicians and
visual artists - tackling subjects of the feminine experience, body memory (specifically as it pertains to trauma), and dream
logic while creating and facilitating highly collaborative, site-sensitive, and socially fluent
dance performance and practice.
In 2018 they are premiering artistic director, Stephanie Zaletel’s, 5th evening length dance-theater work: moon& to premier at the Ford
Amphitheater in collaboration with composers Jonathan Snipes (of clipping.) and Louis
Lopez. In 2019 the work will tour the full work and all-levels workshop series to Seattle, WA
to be presented by Velocity Dance Center in collaboration with Lavinia Vago (The
szalt is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and graciously accepts tax-deductible contributions year round to continue our service. To learn more about how you can become a szalt supporter - click here.
D i r e c t i o n
Zaletel has danced for renowned choreographers ranging among Barak Marshall, Colin Connor (Artistic Director - Limon Dance Company), and in Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. Zaletel worked closely with Agami as the company’s rehearsal director from 2013-2014 before officially forming szalt (dance co.) in 2015. Zaletel has presented her own creative work at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA, REDCAT, The Hammer Museum, ACE Hotel, Current LA's Public Art Biennial, and was a Finalist in the 2015 McCallum Theater Choreography Competition. Her choreography has also been featured in music videos for recording artists, Jofridur, clipping, and Maxi Wild. Zaletel is an educator at AMDA LA, and has led master classes at LMU, Cornish College of the Arts, and Las Vegas Academy. She has also led improvisational movement classes for children with Down Syndrome. She was the 2016 MorYork Gallery Artist in Residence and is an active member of the Pieter Performance Space Council. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with a minor in Humanities from California Institute of the Arts.
Zaletel is the founding artistic director of szalt (dance co.) in Los Angeles. Her choreographic work with szalt has been called "stunning - a beautiful meeting of artists' visions and mesmerizing performances". (SeeDance)
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Jonathan Snipes is a composer and sound designer for Film and Theater living in Los Angeles. He occasionally teaches sound design in the theater department at UCLA, and is a member of the rap group clipping.
Louis Lopez is a trumpet player, performer/composer, engineer, and educator.
His music making centers around the integration of acoustic and processed sounds in live performance through the signal processing language of Max/MSP/Jitter.