has been composing, recording and performing experimental art rock muzik since 1980. The sound is a fusion of electronic sounds influenced by Asian folk and eclectic new wave. He is an active member of the St. Louis music scene performing regularly at a variety of venues with his band, The Tory Starbuck Project, including The Sheldon Theater, and other venues outside the region including Columbia, MO and Belleville, IL. Tory Z Starbuck composes and performs music for dancers and has been collaborating with Dawn Karlovsky on numerous dance projects since 2006. With Karlovsky & Company Dance, Tory has had the opportunity to tour with the company to San Francisco in 2019 and to France in 2018.
is a percussionist/composer with an affinity for collaboration. He has worked with many esteemed dance and theater companies, including Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Katherine Dunham, Martha Graham, Dance Theater of Harlem, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Metro Theater and others. Lance's music has been performed in Paris, Rome, Bonn, and throughout North America. Lance is an Adjunct Faculty Accompanist at Webster University.
MARY ANN RUND
Collaborator / Reader
is an educator, dance artist, and mentor in the fields of dance, yoga and somatic movement, teaching for several decades in St. Louis at institutions including Washington University and Webster University. Her current work has been informed by professional training in Body-Mind Centering®. Once a member of Burning Feet Contemporary Dance and Gash/Voigt Dance Theatre, Mary Ann has also worked with Dawn Karlovsky on many varied projects as choreographer, performer and adviser. Honored to be working with Dawn and dancers once again, Mary Ann is proud of the successes of Karlovsky & Company Dance and enjoys witnessing its ongoing commitment to exploration into contemporary issues and topics through presentation of meaningful movement and fresh music.
FELIA K. DAVENPORT
is an Associate Professor in Communication and Media at the University of Missouri-St.Louis. She has her BFA (Virginia Commonwealth University) and MFA (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) in Costume Design. Felia has designed for many theatre and dance companies. She is honored to work with Karlovsky & Company Dance.
is an artist, musician, and composer based in Missouri. His upbringing greatly informed the direction of his work, where he hopes to bring rural and urban America together through transformative experiences. He received a Bachelor’s of Composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory and has performed professionally in various ensembles in a diverse set of styles including, traditional English and Irish, jazz, classical (orchestral and chamber), rock, and experimental improvisation. His work in visual art has been entirely self-taught with support from a diverse community of artists, opening new artistic horizons for his work.
Musician / Composer
is a saxophonist, educator, and composer. Mr. Lockhart has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Florida A&M University, and a Masters of Music degree in music performance with emphasis in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University. He is also a research author for the Second Edition of the text Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz by Ronald Carter via GIA Publications. In January of 2017, Lockhart received the St. Louis Arts Educator of the Year Award from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis. He is also a 2019 Artist Fellow through the Regional Arts Commission (RAC). For nine years (2010-2019), Lockhart dedicated himself to the Riverview Gardens school district as its High School band director and Performing Arts Coordinator for Secondary Education. Lockhart is currently the Director of Music Programs at Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory School where he is establishing an aggressive instrumental music program. Lockhart aspires to mentor his students to be the next great leaders and innovators of tomorrow.
MAURICE "MO" EGESTON
is a pianist, band leader and educator from St. Louis, Missouri. He spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative artist, accompanist and educator in both the classroom and private studio. Mo currently leads Mo E All-Stars who released their debut album in 2017. He also hosts a weekly event called Late Nights Grooves @ Dark Room at the Grandel through his residency with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. He first emerged as a band leader in the 1990s with regional favorites Vargas Swing. He later wrote and released music globally with the pioneering live electronic music project Urban Jazz Naturals and was a member of St. Louis based rock band Brothers Lazaroff from 2008-2014. As a pianist Mo did his graduate studies at Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville) with Dr. Linda Perry. He currently runs his own Mo Egeston Piano Studio and is an instructor at Teipen Performing Arts. He has taught adjunct classes at area colleges and Universities in the St. Louis area since 1996. www.moegeston.com/Facbook:www.facebook.com/MoEgestonMusician
DR. HATT MANIKIN ME
aka Dr. Bill Russell – Artist/Architect/Musician/
is a multimedia artist and experimental musician. They are the founder and director of MRS. MacCORMICK’s YARD and a founding member of Artica, a multidisciplinary arts festival in St. Louis. They received an MFA from Washington University, studied at the Olympic Training Center in Beijing, China 1990 and participated in a residence at Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich, England in 2015. Dr. Hatt Manikin is a producer, mentor, collaborating artist, and physician. Their sets and installations were featured in “Secrets of the Bower House” (2019) produced by Flo Art Collective. They choreographed, designed sets, and performed for Sara Shelton Mann and toured internationally with Gash/Voigt Dance Theater as set designer, videographer and company physician.