Photographing the artists of On the Boards Theatre
Earlier this spring I met dancer Markeith Wiley while as he was choreographing “reWilding” for the Satori Group. Soon thereafter, I had the chance to photograph him in the studio. Hoping to bring forth the theartistic director’s liquid eyes in the imagery, I kept the setting simple and shot Markeith in natural light with a dark black background. As a second look, we did a simple lifestyle shoot of him and a Red Stripe sitting at my desk accentuating the grain in the wood and his amazing smile against the outdoor light glowing bright behind him.
After the shoot, the dancer maker, performer and instructor living his dream here in Seattle was soon on his way to On the Boards to rehearse for his new original dance piece “TRE (where were you)” with The New Animals for the much anticipated “NW New Works Festival 2013“.
Go see Markeith Wiley in “NW New Works Festival 2013”!
Markeith Wiley is a California native now living in Seattle WA. He is a dance maker, performer and instructor of many styles in the greater Seattle area. He holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Markeith has studied under Mark Haines, Wade Madsen, Jason Olberg, Sofia Careras, Daniel Cruz, KT Niehoff and many others. He has performed with Cruz Control, Sandstrom Movement, The Seatown Allstars, The Sho, Saint Genet and DeLaRue Presents. Markeith is a co- founder of Stitch Movement Collective as well as theartistic director of The New Animals. Markeith is currently a Lingo company member and the choreographer ofWashington Ensemble Theatre’s first musical, “The Callers.”