My work requires seasoned performers who can be still or do very minimal movement and hold the viewer’s attention, and also move freely with total conviction. I have been fortunate to work with compelling performers from all over the world.

In line with my interest in globalization the cast of Pig Tales is comprised of performers of different nationalities, personalities and heights, including:

  • 5’6’ Kaoru Ikeda-Billeci, from Japan, who received her MFA from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and has choreographed and performed in Mexico and Korea
  • 5’8” actor/model Tatyana Kot who studied ballet and folk dance in her native Kazakhstan
  • 5’11” Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, actor/dancer/singer  from Sweden, who had a featured role in the original cast of Mamma Mia in Stockholm and toured with a Swedish avant-garde dance company for ten years

5’1” Mari Sakahara from Japan who performed as the princess in ceremonies at a Shinto shrine for many years as well as Kabuki and is also a Duncan dancer

Top video capture from Pig Tales (clockwise from lower left): Tatyana Kot, Kaoru Ikeda-Billeci, Mari Sakahara, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz.
Bottom video capture from Are You Eligible? (l. to r.): Tatyana Kot, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, Mari Sakahara, Andrew Broaddus, Douglas Allen.