Director’s Choice Showcase


JANUARY 27 – 29, 2017

Old First Reformed Church | 729 Carroll St. | Brooklyn, NY 11215

Spoke the Hub is proud to present this years’ Director’s Choice Showcase! We invite you to see some of our favorite performers from the infamous and zany Winter Follies production.This year’s featured artists are:

2017_DirectorsChoice_webimageShowcase #1 
Friday January 27 @7:30 pm
Saturday January 28 @5:00 pm
Aimee Plauche, City Stompers, Genesis Contemporary Ballet Theater, Jacqueline Dugal

Showcase #2 
Saturday January 28 @7:30 pm
Sunday January 29 @4:00 pm
Johnnie Cruise Mercer, 5th Digit Dance, Michiyaya, Sarah Richman


Aimee Plauche

Aimee Plauche creates whimsical dance/physical theater works that explore life’s quiet tragedies and victories. Her most recent work, “About an Octopus”, was featured in the Studio Theater Series at Triskelion Arts and with Take Root at Green Space. Aimee holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University.

Photo: Sasha Santiago

City StompersCity Stompers

City Stompers hosts a rollicking live trad music party on the last Wednesday of every month at Jimmy’s 43. We work with local musicians to bring square dances and flatfooting workshops to communities throughout the city, presenting improvisational footwork and American stringband music. Open classes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays.


Genesis Contemporary Ballet Theatre

Genesis Contemporary Ballet Theatre is a neoclassical dance company with a mission to bring awareness to the blooming generation of millennial dance artists. Our goal is to contribute to the dance community by presenting choreographic works grounded in honesty, ingenuity, and freedom.

Photo: Brooklyn Bass


Jacqueline Dugal 

Dancer, choreographer, and educator Jacqueline Dugal received her BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida. She creates her own work with Dugal Dance Projects and further collaborates with theatre artists, composers, visual artists, and game-designers to create physically stimulating work in all genres.

Photo: Gisela Sorentino


Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDproject

Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDprojectNYC is a community of artistic dare devils that choreographically and conceptually concentrate on the through excavation of the human subconscious through movement using conversation and difference as an inspiration for creation.
Photo Credit: Torian Ugworji

5th Digit

Founded in December, 2015, 5th Digit is a group of movers from all over the United States who come together to create athletic, thoughtful, energetic pieces that aim to stimulate their audiences and cause them to take a second look at the worlds they live in.
Since their founding, they have performed through NYC in venues such as Anita’s Way (Times Square), Dixon Place, Gibney Dance, The West End Theater and many others. They have also presented work in North Carolina, New Jersey and been invited to perform, create and teach in Michigan.
Photo: Stephen Delas Heras

Michiyaya Dance

Michiyaya Dance is a contemporary dance theater company co-founded by Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery in summer 2015. Both artists are excited for their premiere work Project V in March 2016. Michiyaya Dance merges the worlds of dance and visual art to create a new dialogue in performance work.


SARAH RICHMAN DANCE 2Sarah Richman Dance

Sarah founded her company, Sarah Richman Dance in the fall of 2015. She is currently working closely with five dancers, creating and showcasing works with the desire to premiere a full-length show. She premiered her first duet work, “Is It Care or Interest?” at the HATCH Presenting Series in November 2015. The company aims to explores the representation of emotion and bodies more vividly with the use of sense, the use of space and the use of mental and physical conversation.