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Scott Marlowe is the Artistic Associate of San Francisco based LEVYdance and has been creating and performing with the company since 2005. He began his dance training at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. Test is Scott's first feature film.
Matthew Risch, last seen in HBO’s Looking, was recently featured in OUT Magazine’s Hot List for 2014. In the last year he has also guest starred on Modern Family and is a regular on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. Prior to that he came directly from Broadway where he starred in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, playing the role of Trip Wyeth. He also starred as Joey Evans in the Broadway revival of Pal Joey at Studio 54 alongside Stockard Channing, for which he received an Astaire Award nomination. He has originated the role of Carlos in Legally Blonde the Musical and was also featured in the long-running Chicago on Broadway. Other TV and film credits include Sex and the City 2, Gossip Girl, Blue Bloods, Lipstick Jungle, Homeward, and Netflix's Tales of the City.
Kristoffer Cusick made his professional debut as a teen dance champion on Star Search. It didn't take long before he joined the 1st National Tour of Rent, the original company of Saturday Night Fever on Broadway and the original Broadway cast of Wicked starring as "Fiyero" opposite Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. He also played opposite SNL star Ana Gastayer and Mike and Molly star Rondi Reed as well as Megan Hilty and Academy Award nominee Carol Kane. Film and Television credits include guest-starring roles in HBO's Pretty Cool, Comedy Central's After Hours and ABC's Ugly Betty.
Katherine Wells grew up in Sunnyvale, CA and began her professional dance career with Mark Foehringer Dance Project in 1996. She has danced with Colorado Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Amy Seiwert's im-ij're and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She has staged several works by Mark Foehringer and taught master classes while on tour with Lar Lubovitch. Katherine joined Robert Moses Kin in 2004. Test is Katherine's acting debut.
Kevin Clarke is a San Francisco theater performer. He is a member of The Shotgun Players in Berkeley, Art Street Theatre in San Francisco, and is a frequent collaborator with choreographer Chris Black. He has originated roles in many of Mark Jackson’s plays, including: Messenger #1, Death of Meyerhold, The Forest War, Io! Princess of Argos!, God’s Plot, and Salomania among others. Kevin directed Jackson's I Am Hamlet and co-directed Faust, Pt1. He co-founded the performance duo Hagen & Simone with Monique Jenkinson.
Damon Sperber is graduate of UCLA and the American Conservatory Theater (MFA). Damon has appeared in theater, television, film, commercials and on radio. In addition to acting professionally, Damon has extensive experience working with casting directors in New York and Los Angeles to develop and cast talent for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theater.
Rory Hohenstein was born in Washington DC. At 17, he joined the company Le Jeune Ballet de France in Paris. He later became a member and soloist of the San Francisco Ballet and Christopher Wheeldon's company Morphoses in New York City. He's had residencies in NY and London and toured with the Sydney Festival in Australia. He was a member of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and recently joined The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Rory has worked with such choreographers as Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch, Val Caniparoli, William Forsythe, Mark Morris, Debbie Allen and Wayne Robson from TV's So You Think You Can Dance. Test is Rory's first film.
Evan Boomer is a Bay Area native active in local theater and independent film. He began his professional acting career in 2005 with American Musical Theater San Jose and has been a regular performer with the Center REPertory Company in Walnut Creek, CA. He has studied with Musical Theater Conservatory and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from California State University, East Bay. Film credits include Liquor Store Cactus, Gooberland and Captive Audience.
Myles Thatcher was born in Atlanta, Georgia and trained at The Harid Conservatory and Ellison Ballet. He joined the San Francisco Ballet in 2010 and remains a company member to this day. He has had featured roles in Helgi Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker, Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, Cranko’s Onegin, Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Symphony in Three Movements, and Wheeldon’s Cinderella. Myles choreographed an original ballet called In the Passerine’s Clutch for the SF Ballet's 2013 Repertory Season Gala and for the San Francisco Ballet School. Test is Myles's first film role.
James Sofranko received his dance training at The Harid Conservatory in Florida and later at The Juilliard School in New York City, where he received his BFA in dance. He joined San Francisco Ballet, where he was promoted to soloist. He has danced in numerous works and world premieres by choreographers such as Helgi Tomasson, Val Caniparoli, William Forsythe, Lar Lubovitch, Wayne Macgregor, Mark Morris, Jorma Elo, Julia Adam, Yuri Possokhov, Christopher Wheeldon, Paul Taylor, Hans Van Manen, Jiri Kylian, Alexi Ratmansky, Kenneth Macmillan, George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins. Roles include Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo and Juliet Eros in Mark Morris’ Sylvia, Bugle Boy in Taylor's Company B and the second sailor in Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free. Jim played Eddie in the Broadway touring company of Movin’ Out, a musical choreographed by Twyla Tharp to the songs of Billy Joel. www.jamessofranko.com
Madison is currently a First Artist with the English National Ballet. She has also been a company member with the San Francisco Ballet. Leading dance roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and the Princess in The Little Mermaid. Madison's acting training includes classes at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and with Marty Pistone, as well as private voice lessons with Marianna Elise Ferris. Test is Madison's first role as an actress.
Sergio has performed with a variety of dance companies internationally, including the Gothenburg Opera (Sweden), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), and the Oslo Dance Ensemble (Norway). He's performed in TV and variety shows including So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, and American Idol.