For our event at Art Basel 2022, we curated a collection of artists, performers, musicians, photographers, and creators to represent the themes of the book.
Our sincere thanks to all who helped us to create the Archetypes Journal. To those who helped bring the pages of the Journal to life at Art Basel — thank you. You have given life to words on the page, and for that we are forever grateful.
Erin Tyler is a process-based, multi-media artist. Using geometric structures and abstracted forms, Erin balances control and spontaneity in her work. She has taught classes and workshops on drawing, design, and studio practice at the Springfield Art Museum and Missouri Fine Arts Academy and has shown in multiple Springfield galleries including Obelisk Gallery, Brick City Gallery, and Idea X Factory. Most recently her work has been shown regionally at Monaco Gallery in St. Louis and Curiouser & Curiouser in Kansas City. Erin is an MFA in Visual Studies graduate student at Missouri State University and lives and works in Springfield, Missouri.
David Brazzeal is an author, composer, labyrinth creator and chaplain to the arts. He has worked abroad most of his career in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Montréal, and Paris. He is presently retired in West Palm Beach, where he is caregiver to his wife of 46 years.
Reid Mitchell, a multi-disciplinary artist from Memphis, TN, often explores contemporary imagery of the American South. Primarily, he focuses on themes of color, line, shape, and time. This body of work for Future Commerce speaks to Reid’s conceptual fluidity between agency work and his personal photography. To see more images of Reid’s, visit his website: memphis.gallery
Chris Harry is a multi-disciplinary musician with credits ranging from MTV to the Warped Tour. He's played drums, percussion, and sound design for countless artists and brands.
Aside from being an in-demand session musician, Chris' production company Infinite Waves has produced thousands of hours of audio and video podcast content for top-rated business podcasts such as Future Commerce and Stairway to CEO.
Kristen Vencel is a performer, choreographer, and filmmaker who serves as Rehearsal Director with Demetrius Klein Dance Company. She earned her BA in dance at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has enjoyed cross-cultural studies in dance internationally in Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Panama. She has appeared in productions with the Palm Beach Symphony, the Downtown Development Authority of West Palm Beach, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Natural Movers Foundation, Christ Fellowship Church, and more. In addition to dancing, Kristen provides support and strategic feedback to students studying dance in local college settings. Dance is part of her expression, her worship, and the depths of who she was made to be. You can connect with her on social media @iamkristenvencel and learn more about Demetrius Klein Dance Company at diydance.org.
Clarence Brooks (he/they), associate professor and director of dance at Florida Atlantic University, teaches ballet and modern and directs the Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble, the University's resident professional dance company. He has performed with 75+ dance companies and toured the U.S., Europe, and Asia with Nikolais/Louis Dance Company, Marcus Schulkind Dance Company, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, Anna Sokolow's Players' Project, and the Ohio Ballet at internationally renowned venues such as Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Spoleto Festival/USA, the Paris Opera, The Joyce Theater, and the American Dance Festival. Brooks can be seen in the video documentary "The World of Alwin Nikolais." His essay "Dancing With the Issues" was published in One Teacher in 10: LGBT Educators Share Their Stories (Alyson Books). In 2019, the Library of Congress recorded his version of Talley Beatty's Mourner's Bench for the national archives. Past president of the Florida Dance Education Organization (FDEO), he sits on the boards of the Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance, Miami Dance Futures, Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble (STDE), and danceTactics as well as the advisory board of FDEO. Honors include induction into the OCU Performance Hall of Honor, two Associate Artist-in-Residences at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Japan Foundation Fellowship, and recipient of the Clyde Fyfe Award and the Frank Prize for Performing Arts. Even though he did not graduate high school, Brooks holds both a bachelor's and master's degrees in dance, a certification in Laban Movement Analysis, a yoga certification, and is certified to teach the Evans Method of Teaching Modern. A sought-after lecturer, teacher, and choreographer, he is a guest artist with the Dance Exchange, STDE, David Parker & The Bang Group, and Pioneer Winter Collective. Follow him on Instagram: @clbdreadeddancer
Crystal DelGiudice is a performer, teacher, and choreographer who after spending 10 years as a competitive gymnast, thriving in movement, connection, and expression, would later go on to receive a BFA in Dance performance from the University of South Florida. During this time, she performed works by Doug Varone, Jenifer Salk, Maurice Causey, Colleen Thomas, Jeanne Travers other well know artists. Her passions have led her to create and perform around the world in places such as Paris, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City. Crystal has also had the pleasure of dancing with Staib Dance, Moving Current Dance Collective, Rogue Dance, and Wings to Fly and is currently dancing with the Demetrius Klein Dance Company. Crystal has worked as a guest choreographer and/ or guest teacher for places such as St. Petersburg College, Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, SCDC Summer Intensive, Wings to Fly Dance Company, and South Florida Dance Company. Most recently, She performed solo work and multiple Dance for Camera films for “Your Real Stories.” Crystal continues to build her repertoire of work as a freelance artist, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and stretch coach.
Emmanuella Dorcely is a modern/contemporary choreographer born in Boynton Beach, Florida USA. At a young age, she always wanted to dance but her parents were not able to put her in dance classes. Emmanuella decided to teach herself with the help of a childhood friend however, although her friend moved away, Emmanuella kept learning the art of dance on her own. It was in high school when she had her first ballet dance class. Emmanuella recalls, "I could remember my Ballet teacher asking me how long I've been dancing. She couldn't believe that this was my first class but told me this is what I was built to do and I never stopped after that." In 2007 at the age of 26, Emmanuella Dorcely started her own production company "Tajma Productions". In 2010 she decided to go to Valencia College to further her education in dance. After graduating from Valencia College, Ms. Dorcely moved to California in 2014 to further grow her skills as a choreographer, dancer, and artist. "My life has changed at a really fast pace and I'm excited to see what my future holds." Ms. Dorcely recalls. Choreographed in the stylistically incomparable voice, Emmanuella Dorcely is the founder and artistic director of Nemma Productions. Nemma Productions is a Productions Company that uses different stylistic dances such as Modern, Ballet, and Graham and fuses different systematic dances which include culturally inspired movements. Emmanuella explores the behaviors, beliefs, and social dynamics that betray the goal of self-actualization weighted, fluid and sensual. Ms. Dorcely's choreography radiates unabashed honesty and a daring vulnerability that compels the asking of bigger questions about love and identity. Her performance contains adult themes that may not be appropriate for young audiences. Ms. Dorcely says "I'm not afraid of going outside of myself I want to share stories that most people are afraid of talking about because we all have our own stories and most of the time are left unsaid and I am here to share those story's that have been lost without a trace.
Derek Graham is a well-trained dancer/choreographer and has experience in HipHop choreography and freestyle. He has experience in teaching all levels of HipHop choreography and freestyle classes, including beginner, intermediate, advanced, and master-level classes. Derek went to Forest Hill High school and then later graduated from G Star School of the Arts in 2015. After graduating, he went on to do modeling work for companies like World of Dance, Fila, HexTie, and Youfit, traveled on an international world tour with the legendary Latin duo Wisin y Yandel, and has collaborations with multiple other influencers and companies throughout the world of entertainment.
Demetrius Klein is a performer, choreographer, and teacher. His 501c3 non-profit arts organization, DKDC/DIY Projects, is committed to the creative process and producing uncompromising dance works in traditional and non-traditional settings. Since forming the Demetrius Klein Dance Company in 1986, Demetrius Klein has significantly impacted the world of dance; performing, creating, and teaching in Palm Beach County. Mr. Klein has presented over eighty works on the stages of major regional venues, nationally and internationally. He and his diverse company members continue to break new ground by actively pursuing and engaging new dance audiences by rehearsing and performing in public places. Mr. Klein was named 1998-1999 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He has received three choreographic fellowships from the state of Florida, the Hector Ubertalli Award for Artistic Excellence from the Palm Beach County for the Arts, and a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographic Fellowship. His work has been commissioned by Ballet Florida, the Wexner Center, Jacobs Pillow, Southeastern Center for the Contemporary Arts, The Florida-Brazil Festival, Danza Del Lobo, Minnesota Dance Alliance, the Downtown Development Authority of West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Symphony, and more.
Joann Preston is a teacher, performer, and choreographer who has danced since 1977. Joann graduated from The Conservatory of Music/Kansas City, Missouri with a BA in Dance and French. She has enjoyed teaching Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan and dance, as well as choreographing and performing around the US, including San Diego, Kansas City, and Palm Beach County. Her performances have included her solo in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, which was choreographed for her by Clive Thompson, an early dancer with Alvin Ailey, appearances in the Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s performance of Rites 2000. In addition to these appearances, she has shown original works in Bill Evan’s Choreographic Showcases in Edmond, Oklahoma, Demetrius Klein Fall Festivals in Palm Beach County, Falling Into Place at the Jewish Community Center in West Palm Beach, and more. Joann is a dancer with the Demetrius Klein Dance Company and continues to teach throughout South Florida.
Michelle Shannon is a working artist, dancer, actress, choreographer, and teacher. With 20 years of experience and after graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a major in Dance & Musical Theatre, she went on to pursue her career in dance and acting throughout South Florida & beyond. Such work includes but is not limited to: Modeling for World of Dance and YouFit Fitness, performing with a variety of independent artists, Brand House Leadership (Event Planner, Promoting), choreography for weddings, parties, and group/solo performances, and film and theatre production. Her personal interests include a love for traveling and culinary skills, and Michelle greatly encourages anyone to follow their dreams and share their gifts with the world!
Ericka Squire is an artist and an academician who seeks to support and advance the arts through quality dance training, artistic programming, creative research, and choreography. Ericka began her training with Joan Miller of Palm Beach Ballet. Thereafter, she received her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida, an Ed.M. in Dance Education from Temple University, and an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University/White Oak. Ericka performed professionally with the Bohemian Ballet Company and U-Turn Dance Company in Orlando, Florida, as well as with Kariamu and Company: Traditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has received the opportunity to receive training from world-renowned dance and theatre artists like Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Alonzo King, Mario Zambrano, Juri Nael, Kun Yang Lin, and Heather Hansen. Ericka was the former Dance Faculty/Curriculum Developer with Success Academy Charter Schools, NY, and the past Artist in Residence/Ballet Mistress with U.B. Kinsey Palmview Elementary, Fl. As a dance technician, Ericka has taught with well-known Palm Beach County ballet schools such as Palm Beach Ballet and Boca Ballet. Currently, Ericka serves as an Artist in Residence with The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and as an Adjunct Professor of Dance with Palm Beach Atlantic University.She is also the Founder and CEO of the Natural Movers Foundation- a nonprofit arts organization that seeks to support the artistic progression of Palm Beach County by providing dance events and master class experiences; local choreographers and teaching artists with opportunities to create, teach, network and deepen their practice; youth exposure to the arts through education; and the community with opportunities to witness local professional dance. She is also the Founder and Choreographer of Ericka Squire//The Dance Company.
Jeremy Vencel graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with degrees in Counseling Psychology and Communication. He has performed with Demetrius Klein Dance Company for 10 years as a guest dance artist as well as for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Symphony. Jeremy has donated his time singing at various events throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.