A pioneer in vertical dance performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Founded by choreographer and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, BANDALOOP’s indoor/outdoor work has been presented in theaters and museums, on skyscrapers, bridges, billboards and historical sites, in atriums and convention halls, in nature on cliffs, and on screen. BANDALOOP honors nature, community and the human spirit by bringing dance to new audiences, activating public and natural spaces, and re-imagining what dance can be.

They say what we do is death-defying. I’d say it’s life-affirming.
– Amelia Rudolph, Founder/Artistic Director

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Artists / Production Team

Amelia Rudolph, Founder, Artistic Director, Dancer
Melecio Estrella, Assistant Artistic DirectorDancer
Courtney Moreno, Dancer
Roel Seeber, Dancer
Jessica Swanson, Dancer
Rebecca Dean, Dancer
Jessica McKee, Dancer, Costume Coordinator
Mark Stuver, Dancer
Rachael Lincoln,  Dancer
Andrew Ward, Dancer
Damara Vita Ganley, Dancer
Virginia Broyles, Dancer
Peter Mayfield, Rigger
Braden Mayfield, Rigger
Hans Florine, Rigger
Matt Leonard, Production Manager, Rigger
Derrick Lindsay, Rigger
Basil Tsimoyianis, Rigger
Jeremy Yee, Rigger
Mike Rogers, Rigger

Thomas Cavanagh
, Executive Director
Amanda Moran, Managing Director
Krystal Harfert, Company Manager
Melecio Estrella, Assistant Artistic Director
Rika Iino, Business Development
Melissa Higgins, Marketing & Social Media
Karen Jenkins
, Development
, Studio Management

Board Of Directors

Amelia Rudolph, Board Chair
Daniel Lynn, Treasurer
Karen Weiss, Secretary
Thomas Cavanagh
David Dailey
Nima Katz
Dr. Onna Lo
Brian Ripley
Jillian Rudman

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Jessica Swanson
Basil Tsimoyianis
Braden Mayfield
Kelli Marsh Photography
Krystal Harfert
Roel Seeber
Atossa Soltani
Todd Laby
Greg Bernstein
Corey Rich
Dang Ngo
Lou Dematteis
Kurt Sodderling
Chris Dunker
Peter McBride
Loni Peck
Antoine Bonsorte
Atalanta Powell


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