WAX Office Mailing Address:
Williamsburg Art neXus, Inc.
56 Hawthorne Street, #2
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Drop ins / Meetings in the office by appointment only!! Please call in advance to arrange an appropriate time.
WAXworks submissions should be sent to the main office att: Alexandra Burley
Lanileigh Ting, Executive Director / Executive Producer, Sugar Salon - lani (at) wax205 (dot) com
Marisa König Beatty, Founding Director - marisa (at) wax205 (dot) com
Alexandra Burley, WAXworks Production Director - waxworks (at) wax205 (dot) com
Janusz Jaworski, design&programming
Janet Stapleton, Sugar Salon Press Representative
Phase II Partners:
Abby Bender, Executive Director, Triskelion
Arts - 2006/07 Residency Space for WAXworks
Mary Cochran, Chair, Dance Department of Barnard College of Columbia University- Co-Producer Sugar Salon Program
Boo Froebel, Brian Brooks, Mark Conniglio, Derek Denckla
Marisa König Beatty's (Founding Director) experience in arts administration began in 1996 when she joined on as Managing Director of the Mänä Group, a dance management company with an independent choreographer roster including kraig patterson (bopi?s black sheep), Neta Pulvermacher (The Neta Company), Buglisi/Foreman and Terry Hollis, among others. Supplementing her role as a manager, Ms. König Beatty also served as the Technical Director of the Evolving Arts convertible, black-box theater at Dance Space Center from 1997 until the inception of WAX in 1999.
Ms. König Beatty has presented her choreography at Minor Latham Playhouse, The Jewish Community Center of Houston, The Duplex (Houston), The Merce Cunningham Studio Theater, The Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Joyce SoHo, Galapagos, Dance Forum, the Evolving Arts Theater and Chashama. Additionally, she has had the honor of being a invited as contributing choreographer in several performance series including the Dancenow/NYC (2002), FLUSH (2003; benefiting Brooklyn?s Neighbors Against Garbage), the first ever In the Company of Women dance festival (2003), Soundance, Inc.?s Splendor of Desire (2003; curated by Sarah Carlson), and the grand opening of the TIXE. In 2002, she formed OVERall Productions as vehicle for the creation and performance of innovative and collaborative dance theater.
In addition to her performance and management experience, Ms. König Beatty has been a guest speaker for the Barnard College Dance in NYC course as well as for Dance Theater Workshop's artist service seminars. Ms. König Beatty has participated as a member of the multidisciplinary panel for the Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Program twice, and will receive a 2005 Passing it On Award from BAX for her work as an arts manager. For its opening seasons, Ms. König Beatty served as Dance New Amsterdam (DNA formerly Dance Space Center) producer and curator for their new state of the art theater space near City Hall. She currently resides with her family in Brussels.
Janusz Jaworski (design&programming) is working on many things, and completed many others
Jaclyn Moynahan (Board Member), a native New Yorker, studied Modern Dance at SUNY College at Brockport where she obtained her BFA in dance. After taking up a technical theater internship at Dance Place in D.C. she moved Brooklyn to pursue her own choreography. She has taken her solo work to the GLUE Performance Series in Philadelphia 2002 and the Heartzz & Bonies Performance Art Festival in California, 2002 & 2004. In 2002 Jaclyn founded JaxDance a modern dance company thatís mission is to test the impossibilities of the physical through endurance, speed, and stillness. JaxDance has performed at such venues as Dance Space Center, Williamsburg Art neXus, Jennifer Muller/The Works, and at The Bricís Brooklyn Dance Sampler.
Responding to an announcement about WAX's stolen computer, Jaclyn joined the work study staff in the summer of 2003, learning the great art of moving stuff, and answering phones. She quickly became absorbed by the wonderful nature and mission of the organization thus gladly accepting the position of WAXworks Assistant Producer to Melissa Rodnon in 2004. After three solid years as acting WAXworks Producer, Jaclyn returned to school to get her masters in Urban Planning. She joined the WAX board in 2008.
Born and raised in Israel, David Tirosh (Co-Founder / Board Member), has performed on national stages, television, radio, and on the street (a craft he explored in depth around the world). He moved to the United States in 1997 to persue his education in theater at Temple University and has since also studied at the Lee Strassberg Institue and the Terry Schreiber Studio. In New York, he has performed in several off and off off Broadway productions. Exploring the various facets of the performing arts, he has most recently embarked on a new adventure in the mysterious world of modern dance. In particular, he can be seen performing with Luis Lara Malvacias / Full Fat Dance, Mariangela Lopez, and Jaclyn Moynahan / Jaxdance.
The Barnard College Department of Dance offers an exceptional dance program that is solidly based on the integration of dance as an art form within a liberal arts curriculum. Its core consists of courses designed to link the development of a dancer's artistic skills with techniques of analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking. The faculty, composed of artists and scholars, encourages a dual approach to the art of dance, promoting the development of artistry and personal style through the performance of historical and contemporary dance texts.
Barnard College aims to provide the highest quality liberal arts education to promising and high-achieving young women, offering the unparalleled advantages of an outstanding residential college in partnership with a major research university. With a dedicated faculty of scholars distinguished in their respective fields, Barnard is a community of accessible teachers and engaged students who participate together in intellectual risk-taking and discovery. Barnard students develop the intellectual resources to take advantage of opportunities as new fields, new ideas, and new technologies emerge. They graduate prepared to lead lives that are professionally satisfying and successful, personally fulfilling, and enriched by love of learning.
As a college for women, Barnard embraces its responsibility to address issues of gender in all of their complexity and urgency, and to help students achieve the personal strength that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encounter throughout their lives. Located in the cosmopolitan urban environment of New York City, and committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, Barnard prepares its graduates to flourish in different cultural surroundings in an increasingly inter-connected world.
Triskelion Arts is a theater and rehearsal studio located in the heart of Williamsburg at 118 N. 11th St. Triskelion opened its doors in October of 2000 and is the home of resident companies Abby Bender Schmantze Theater and Andrew Dickerson's Cirque This. Triskelion offers affordable rehearsal and performance space in its two studios and theater for hundreds of other working artists from Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs.
In 2002, Triskelion Arts received its 501( c ) 3 not-for-profit status For more information on Triskelion Arts and upcoming events please visit www.triskelionarts.org.