Josh Pacheco Dance Theatre is a newly emerging dance theater company based in New York City. JPDT invests in collaborative, interdisciplinary work that is representative of its company participants and their experiences. JPDT is oriented toward social justice and the expression of identity presented in abstracted, universal performance.
Joshua Pacheco began dancing six years ago in California. In 2013, he moved to New York to complete his Bachelor's Degree in Dance with a focus in Psychology at Hunter College. He has presented work at various festivals including the Biomorphic Dance Festival, Dancers in Flight, and Hatch, as well as self produced "Split," his first evening length choreographic debut in December 2017. He is currently investigating his choreographic process after completing and presenting new work at Gibney Dance Center for DOVA Devices 5. Josh also performs with Babel Movement, Bryce Dance Company, and is a collaborator with Matt Elder Movement.
Satsu Holmes is a movement artist and director from Honolulu, now based in New York City. She earned degrees in Kinesiology (Dance) and Arts (Theatre and Drama) from Indiana University, and a diploma in Dance Studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Her process is rooted in connection, collaboration, meditation, and play; and her work seeks to share new perspectives within the themes of impermanence, inertia, balance, and space. She has worked with Josh Pacheco since June 2018.
MJ Markovitz is a non-binary, NYC-based dancer, creator, and activist. Currently, they are training within the Professional Division of The Ailey School. Mary is also a Muse Scholar at Hunter College (CUNY), where they are pursuing a B.A. in Dance and Political Science with a double minor in Women and Gender Studies and Mathematics. Originally hailing from East Hampton, CT, Mary relocated to New York City at age 17. Over the past two years and counting, they have performed in numerous venues across the city working in collaboration with Josh Pacheco Dance, Satsu Holmes, Caerulus Dance Collective, Hunter College Dance Company, and more. One of MJ’s most memorable performances was as a part of the Radical Bodies Festival at the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library.
Costume and Design Consultant-Collaborator
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised throughout the US & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Chris Tabassi is a New York based Dancer, Teacher, and Beauty/SFX Make-up Artist. Spending their High School years performing throughout SE Asia, Chris moved from Kuala Lumpur to New York City in 2013. There, Chris received their B.A. in Dance Teaching at Marymount Manhattan College - under Dance Chair Katie Langan. Shortly after their early graduation in 2016, Chris enrolled at the Makeup Designory in NYC, logging in 812 hours to obtain their Master Make-up Artistry certification. Chris pulls eclectic inspirations from his blended Iranian and Venezuelan upbringing through the perspective of a queer gender neutral first generation American in the modern age. Chris’ ultimate mission is to combine his love for kinesiology and physical artistry to create high-end performance art; alongside collaborating with different artists in order to integrate a range of perspectives through a variety of artistic mediums.
Bethany Logan graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in Dance & Choreography and a Minor in Psychology in May 2015. She is a Brooklyn-based dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Personal Trainer. Logan currently dances with BABEL Movement, Josh Pacheco Dance, and Chris Ferris & Dancers. Her past performances include Kelley Donovan & Dancers, The Physical Plant, Sandra Kramerova & Artists, The Median Movement, and Doug Neilson, and recently performed works by Olivia Dwyer, Marika Brussell, and Madison Plummer in Boulder, Colorado. She studied Prana Paint Flow with Navdhara India Dance Theatre and received Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts Award to study Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique with Batsheva dancer, Shaked Dagan, in Italy. In addition to teaching and choreographing, Logan is the Company Director of The Brooklyn Dance Centers, Company Manager/Coaching Artist at Dancewave, and Director of Operations/Personal Trainer at 5th Ave Fitness.