Kate Weare Company : Artists

T.J. Spaur, Dancer

T.J. Spaur began dancing at the age of 10 in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved to Los Angeles after high school and performed with Mandy Moore, Paula Morgan, Sir Ryan Heffington and Psycho Dance Sho, and as a member of Adam Parson's Commonality Dance Company. In 2006, T. J. graduated cum laude from California State University, Long Beach where he also danced works by Keith Johnson and Doug Nielsen. From 2006 to 2010, he was a member of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in Salt Lake City, where he performed in repertory by Karole Armitage, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, John Jasperse, Larry Kegwin, Wayne McGregor and Doug Varone. T.J. has also toured internationally to France and Italy with Alwin Nikolais Dance Theater. This is his third season with Kate Weare Company.

photo by Dallas Graham

Current Dancers

  • Douglas Gillespie, Guest Artist
  • Julian De Leon, Dancer and Rehearsal Director
  • Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Dancer
  • Ryan Rouland Smith, Dancer
  • Kayla Farrish, Dancer
  • Thryn Saxon, Dancer
  • Current Collaborators

  • Sarah Cubbage, Costume Designer
  • Mike Faba, Lighting Designer
  • Curtis Robert Macdonald, Composer
  • Clifford Ross, Set Designer and Fabric Imagery
  • Kurt Perschke, Set Designer
  • Past Collaborators

  • Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero, Composer
  • The Crooked Jades, Composer
  • Michel Galante of Argento Chamber Ensemble, Composer
  • Christopher Lancaster, Composer
  • Brian Jones, Lighting Designer
  • Past Dancers

  • Leslie Kraus, Dancer
  • T.J. Spaur, Dancer
  • Adrian Clark, Founding Dancer
  • Luke Murphy, Dancer Emeritus
  • Jacquelyn Elder, Dancer Emeritus
  • Marlena Penney Oden, Dancer Emeritus
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