Wallpaper Performance Company

Kristopher Apple is a violinist and composer working at the intersection of music, dance, text, and digital media. His music is a regular feature of the San Diego arts scene where he works closely with choreographers, writers, directors, composers, visual artists, and software developers to integrate music and interdisciplinary performance practices. He is a highly sought after artist who provides musical and technical support to numerous colleges, universities, dance companies, and theater companies throughout San Diego. His current projects include IMAGOmoves, Wallpaper Performance Company, So Say We All's Incoming, Animal Cracker Conspiracy, TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project, and the Nathan Hubbard Quartet.

A local to San Diego, Erica Buechner has been choreographing, teaching, and performing since 1999. She has performed with Mojalet Dance Collective, Eveoke Dance Theatre, Patricia Sandback and Dancers, IMAGOmoves, Malashock Dance, The PGK Dance Project, Opus Mixtus, and the Joe Alter Dance Group, among other individual choreographers. She received her MFA in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival and her BFA in Dance from San Diego State University. Erica is the co-producer of youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition, the director of Sound Dance Company, and a current committee member of San Diego Dance Connect. She is very honored to be performing with Wallpaper Performance Company.

Jennifer Oliver holds a B.A. in dance from University of California, Irvine, and a M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School. Jennifer has choreographed and performed both locally and internationally and received a Sator Arts Grant for her performance series Artful Happenings Abound! As an educator and therapist Jennifer has provided creative dance education and artful practices for students and adults for the past 18 years. From 2005 – 2015 Jennifer served as the Associate Director for Young Audiences of San Diego where she co-founded and directed the Arts Education Resource Organization (AERO) and the Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego. Jennifer is the San Diego representative for the statewide initiative, Teaching Artist Support Collaborative and serves on the National Arts Education Council for Americans for the Arts.

Lara Segura has extensive experience as a professional dancer, actress, teacher, producer and choreographer. In 2005 Lara graduated with a BFA Degree from SDSU. Since then she has performed throughout the country in numerous projects and companies. She has been performing with Malashock Dance since 2007 and currently serves as the Artistic Programs Manager. In 2014 Lara received her MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University with an emphasis in engaging audiences via site-specific dance. She is delighted to serve on the steering committee for San Diego Dance Connect and is committed to supporting the concepts of community, ensemble, and the accessibility of dance.

Kyle Sorensen has been making dances for over 13 years. His choreography has been exhibited and awarded special honors in both national and international venues, including the Tanzsommer Festival in Austria. Most recently, Kyle and his collaborator/wife Gina Bolles Sorensen received the top award for choreography from the San Diego International Fringe Festival (2015) for their latest evening-length work, called The Whispering Directions. Kyle was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study contemporary dance and choreographic processes in Israel for 2013-14. He has danced professionally in Los Angeles, Oregon, Washington, and San Diego for choreographers including Yolande Snaith, Joe Alter, Jean Isaacs, Elfi Schaefer-Schafroth, and Alicia Peterson Baskel, as well as performed in works by Tere O’Connor, Susan Marshall, and Gabe Masson. Kyle has studied the Gaga technique developed by Ohad Naharin of the Batsheva Dance Company, as well as choreographic practices with Bebe Miller, K.J. Holmes, and Nina Martin, and dance-for-the-camera with Ellen Bromberg. Kyle has taught full courses in Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Tap Dance, and Dance for the Camera at the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, and San Diego City College, as well as master classes at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC), Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte, NC), Grossmont College (San Diego, CA), and Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA). He served as the Assistant Choreographer to Yolande Snaith for the University of California San Diego’s devised theater work, “Sexual Selection: Darwin and Shakespeare Ponder Love.” Kyle has a MFA in Dance Theatre from the University of California San Diego, where he was awarded the Achievement Award in Teaching, and a BA in Dance at the University of Oregon, where he was recognized with the Dance Achievement Award in Recognition of Undergraduate Excellence as a Developing Artist. Kyle is currently on faculty at San Diego State University and San Diego City College.