Austin Guerrazzi recently graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Music. As a freelance composer and audio engineer he has worked on projects with film, dance, and video games (Bay Area Sound) over the past 4 years. His collaborative relationship with cullen+them includes writing music for both Us, Me, They, She (2015) and young dance collective’s The Family Project (2017). Both pieces consist almost entirely of Austin’s original composition.
David Taylor is a Technical Director and Visual Artist. He holds a Masters degree in Technical Direction which he received from the art school founded by Walt Disney – The California Institute of the Arts. After Grad school he helped open the REDCAT theater within the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles for its inaugural season. From there he moved to New York City to do Technology Research and Development for Michael Counts on his project – The Ride New York – now known as The Ride. David has been a freelance Production Manager for over a decade and he has toured internationally with various Productions and Live Events. He frequently works with the celebrity event planner David Monn and is currently the Director of Production for Jazz at Lincoln Center where he has enjoyed 10 years of employment on hundreds of productions. He has been the Production Manager and Technical Director for every major YDC show and cullen+them performance since 2005.
While he has had the opportunity to work with artists and designers of immense caliber – he views his work with cullen+them as the most rewarding of his work… and is proud to be assisting in executing the vision today – of the high caliber artists of tomorrow.
Em Watson is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with performance and digital media. She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in May 2016 with a concentration in Art/Life/Practice: Bodies, Space, and Culture. Her field of study focused on post-modern and experimental performance in New York post-1950, with practical coursework and field experience in both dance and photography. She is interested in modern concepts of bodies and space and their political implications, and the power of performance to inform and catalyze communities to inspire social change.
She was recently awarded the Longhouse Scholarship Award for her interdisciplinary work in dance, film and photography.
Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Artsy, Galore TV, American Theater Magazine and on the cover of the Ballet Review.