artists

The following artists are scheduled to appear in the inaugural fall season of Tom Gold Dance, November 9 and 10, 2018 at Florence Gould Hall.

Barton Cowperthwaite
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Barton Cowperthwaite attended the Denver School of the Arts, The Academy of Colorado Ballet, and The University of Arizona, graduating a year early, cum laude, with a BFA in Dance. He then joined the Bad Boys of Ballet to tour Europe as Romeo in their new contemporary dance production of “Romeo and Juliet”. Currently residing in New York City as a freelance dancer, actor, and model, Barton has worked with Lar Lubovitch, Pontus Lidberg, Lindsay Nelko, Emily Schoen, The Muses of Motion and many others. He toured Europe as Romeo in a contemporary production of Romeo and Juliet with the Bad Boys of Ballet, and, most recently, starred Center Stage: Dance Camp, the third installment of the Center Stage movie series. This is Barton’s debut with Tom Gold Dance.

Joseph Liccardo
Pianist Joseph Liccardo studied with Donald Pirone at the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College, and with Douglas Humpherys at the Eastman School of Music where he holds a B.M. in Performance. At Eastman, Joseph distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician, receiving the John Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music as well as a top prize for piano accompanying in the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition. In March 2006, he won first prize in the young artist division of the Music Teachers National Association Piano competition. Besides being an active performer, Joseph teaches privately at the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music. Earlier this year, he toured China, where he performed with the renowned pipa player Zhang Hongyan. Afterwards, he traveled to Japan to give a collaborative recital in Wakayama. This is Joseph’s second program with Tom Gold Dance, having played the selections from Elena Kats-Chernin’s Unsent Love Letters in Tom Gold’s Charm during the Company’s April performances at The Kaye Theater.

Katherine Liccardo
Violinist and native New Yorker Katherine Liccardo began her violin and piano studies at age 3. At 18, she made her Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium solo debut as the winner of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Music from Mannes College The New School for Music and is currently pursuing her Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Laurie Smukler. She has also studied at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Manchester Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. As a violin teacher, chamber music coach, and orchestral coach, Katherine has taught at the Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival and Summer Arts Week in New Jersey as well as the Berkshire Summer Music Strings and Piano Festival in Massachusetts. She currently teaches at the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College and the Saint David’s School. Katherine is a founding member and first violinist of NEXTquartet, which has collaborated with composer Lowell Liebermann, as well as the Parsons School of Design and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She also performs as a member of the Liccardo Duo. Katherine is making her Tom Gold Dance debut with these performances.

Tiffany Mori
Born in Osaka, Japan, Tiffany began her training at the Soda Ballet School. After being awarded the silver medal at the national ballet competition in Japan, she traveled to the United States to complete her training at the Miami City Ballet School under the direction of Edward Villella. Tiffany began her professional career with Tulsa Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, joining the Saint Louis Ballet under the direction of Gen Horiuchi in 2009. As a leading artist of the company she has performed principal roles in such full length ballets as Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty while starring in works by Twyla Tharp and George Balanchine. She has also originated principal roles in works by Amy Seiwert, Brian Enos, Emery LeCrone, Francis Patrelle and Tom Gold, including his Oasis. While dancing, Tiffany obtained her degree in Chemistry and Mathematics magna cum laude from the University of Missouri. This is Tiffany’s second program with Tom Gold Dance, having appeared in the original staging of Gold’s Apparatus Hominus at TurnPark Art Space in West Stockbridge, MA in July 2018.

Shoshana Rosenfield
Born in New York City, Shoshana Rosenfield trained at the School of American Ballet and Ballet Academy East, as well as attended summer programs at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. In 2009, Shoshana received the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, joining the Company as a corps de ballet member from 2010 to 2012. Among many other works at City Ballet, she danced in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Symphony in C, and Movements for Piano and Orchestra as well as in Jerome Robbins’s Glass Pieces, West Side Story, and In G Major…, and many other works. Shoshana is a graduate of Barnard College. Shoshana appeared in the original staging of Tom Gold’s Apparatus Hominus at TurnkPark Art Space in West Stockbridge, MA this past July.

Mary Elizabeth Sell
Born in Wilton, CT, Mary Elizabeth Sell began her dance training at the age of five. She entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, at the age of 10. While a student at SAB, Ms. Sell performed with the Company in Coppélia, Scherzo alla Russe, and Double Feature. Ms. Sell originated a corps role in Christopher d’Amboise’s Tribute as part of the SAB 2005 Annual Workshop. In December 2005, Mary Elizabeth became an apprentice with NYCB, and in September 2006 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. Mary Elizabeth made her debut with Tom Gold Dance at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater in March 2017. This is her fifth program with the Company, most recently appearing in the original staging of Tom Gold’s Apparatus Hominus at TurnkPark Art Space in West Stockbridge, MA this past July.

James Shee
James Shee began his ballet training at Deane Dancer Center in Sacramento, CA, and spent one year as a trainee with the San Francisco Ballet, where he performed John Neumeier’s Yondering, Edgar Zendejas’ Crumbling, and other works. In 2007, James joined the National Ballet of Canada, dancing featured roles in Giselle, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Nureyev’s Sleeping Beauty, and Jorma Elo’s Pur ti Miro as well as in works by James Kudelka, Aszure Barton, Sabrina Matthews, and Peter Quanz. In New York City, James has appeared with Tom Gold Dance and the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and has worked with choreographers Tom Gold, Kevin Jenkins, and Craig Salstein. James graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 2014, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemical Physics at Columbia University. James performed in the World Premiere of Gold’s Apparatus Hominus at TurnPark Art Space in West Stockbridge, MA in July 2018. This is his eight program with Tom Gold Dance.

Stephanie Williams
Born in Newcastle, Australia, Stephanie Williams began her training at the age of eight at the Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy before relocating to Melbourne to complete her training with The Australian Ballet School. In 2005, she was awarded the Gold Medal at the 10th Asian Pacific International Ballet Competition in Tokyo before graduating from The Australian Ballet School with Honours and as Dux of her year. A member of American Ballet Theatre since 2012, Stephanie was previously a member of The Australian Ballet and Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam. In 2009 she was a guest artist with Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses, that same year becoming the youngest ever winner of The Australian Telstra Ballet Dancer of the Year award, as well as the people’s choice award. In addition to her numerous roles in the core ballet repertoire, she created the Gold Fairy in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, leading roles in AFTERITE and Her Notes, and featured roles in AfterEffect and Songs of Bukovina. Stephanie made her debut with Tom Gold Dance in the summer of 2017, and most recently appeared with the Company this past April, creating a role in Tom Gold’s Rapid Oxidation. This is Stephanie’s third program with Tom Gold Dance.