2019 Residency Artists

Emelia (Jubilee July) Martínez Brumbaugh
Emelia Martínez Brumbaugh was born and raised in Maryland; began their dance career in central México, and currently resides in Berkeley, CA. They source embodied creative power to honor/hone the unknown for choreography of a more just reality. Their commitment to creating platforms where creative practice and social healing meet extends to their work as an educator, currently being contracted through LEAP: Arts in Education and Palo Alto Children’s Theatre; a performer, their ongoing solo work, The Mouth, has been shown at Pro Arts Gallery, Temescal Arts Center (TAC), and SAFEHouse Arts; and a creative collaborator, supporting the work of NAKA Dance Theater as Project Coordinator and dancing with LXS DXS, a collective of 6 emerging artists from distinct diasporic heritages healing lineages in community, in movement, and in queer conspiracy.

Nol Simonse + Miche Wong

Nol Simonse is from Washington, D.C., and trained at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He moved to San Francisco in 1997, and helped form the punk rock dance company, Kunst-Stoff. He has worked extensively in the Bay Area, with Stephen Pelton, Eric Kupers, Kara Davis, Christy Funsch, Janice Garrett, Charles Moulton, Sean Dorsey, Carey Perloff, and Val Caniparoli. Nol teaches modern at the Lines Dance Center and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. He has been awarded an Izzy, a GOLDIE, Luna Dance Institute’s Choreofund prize, and was a CHIME artist in 2017 with mentor Margaret Jenkins.

A native Bay Area dancer, Miche Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from UC Santa Barbara. She began performing in San Francisco as a dancer and multi-mover with companies such as Capacitor, Flyaway Productions and ZiRu Dance. In 2013, Miche began working with The Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Mainland China’s premiere modern dance company, and performed with GMDC throughout Europe, Australia, the Middle East and China. Her own choreographic works have been presented for Chinese and Bay Area audiences through international dance festivals and local San Francisco venues. Miche teaches for the LINES Ballet training program and other studios throughout California.

Check out excerpts from the culminating performance to see how the artists developed their work through the Residency.  


The Studio 210 Residency is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.  Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.