Juan Borona began his dance career in Madrid with the Victor Ullate Ballet Company and the Carmen Roche Dance Co. A resident of New York, he choreographs and teaches all over the US, Spain, Mexico and Italy.
Mr Borona has been working with different kinds of artists to create highly visual theater productions. This was where he came up with the idea to create The Crepus Project.
Favorite collaborations include those with director Cris Buchner and fashion designer Zaldy, where in TraumNovela, a dance musical, was born. TraumNovela had successful runs in Dallas (Hub Theater), New York (Barrow st.Theater) and Barcelona. Juan's visionary ideas have been part of worldwide projects like the last Michael Jackson tour: This Is It.
He has a long experience directing and choreographing Off-Broadway shows ( TraumNovela, Female Heart, The Territory, Girliemagic) ,regional theater shows (A Chrorus Line, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Dreamgirls, Company), short films, and special events in remarkable locations such as The Manhattan Center, The Rainbow Room (Rockefeller Center), City Center and Cipriani among others.
He is also a guest choreographer for Wonderland Group, one of the most profitable theater companies in Spain and the USA
Max Losk, Director, Producer
Max Losk is a New York City based producer and art director. He grew up in a small rustic town on the Russian tundra. From an early age, Max was deeply influenced by observing snow – the white powder is nature’s #1 visual effect. After getting bored with his Mechanical Engineering School in Siberia, he left for the Big Apple to study graphic design and cinematic effects at the School of Visual Arts. His professors steeped him in the diverse rich history of film and media as well as the latest tricks to keep on the edge.
Max now works for IEEE - global organization that strives to advance technology for the benefit of humanity, his everyday projects involve graphic design, motion graphics, web design, branding, product placement and social media marketing. Additionally, Max produces and edits commercials for TV and online distribution.
Mr Losk previously produced a full length music video “New York City Boy.” Set to the soundtrack of the hit song New York City Boy by the Pet Shop Boys, the original footage told the story of a city that gives people of every gender, race, and sexual orientation the chance to succeed. It is an opportunity that people do not enjoy everywhere in the world.
Bettina Sheppard, Music Composer
Bettina Sheppard has composed and arranged music for numerous classical, film, theatre, and dance pieces. She is a classically trained singer and pianist, and holds graduate degrees summa cum laude from University of Virginia and CUNY Hunter, with postgraduate work at Juilliard. She has studied with eminent composers Christopher Theofanidis, Conrad Cummings, and Shafer Mahoney. Some works include: Emily Dickinson poems, performed in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall; Edna St. Vincent Millay poetry, commissioned for the American Cathedral in Paris; stage productions including a dance piece, Hell, City Center, with choreographer Juan Borona; TraumNovela, Barrow Street Theatre and Barcelona; 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, The Public Theater; The Picture of Dorian Grey; Kindly Direct Me To Hell: An Evening With Dorothy Parker. Current projects include an opera based on Welsh tales, and the opera Stillwaters with librettist Wallace Wilhoit Jr., which was originally developed at The Juilliard School under the guidance of composer, Conrad Cummings. Solus, her CD of original material was released in 2006 under her Welsh name, Brythonwen. As a performer, she has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Broadway and Off Broadway theatres, with television credits includingAll My Children and One Life to Live. She currently records for film, television, and radio. Ms. Sheppard created the swing jazz trio, Satin Dolls, who performed her original material and jazz arrangements in Radio City Music Hall, The Rainbow Room, and Trump Plaza, among others, and often appeared with big bands including the New York Pops. She also created the international vocal group, Bridges Vocal Ensemble, a cross-cultural project devoted to the performance of her original choral repertoire. Bridges Vocal Ensemble appeared in Carnegie Hall in Spring 2010.Ms. Sheppard is an active member of The Sound and Music Institute, an innovative group of multicultural musicians who are exploring the effects of both archaic and modern music in today’s society. Collaborators include Grammy Award winner David Darling, Don Campbell, John Beaulieu, Silvia Nakkach, Layne Redmond, and Pat Moffit Cook. She is currently a faculty member of City University of New York and Broadway Dance Center, and is the author of The Everything Singing Book.
Nellee Dii, Make up Artist
Mr.Dii has often quoted himself as being "a jack of all trades... and a master of non of them"...Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a Colombian single parent, Nellee (birth name, Nelson Moreno) was an only child. Shy, yet playful, with a knack for walking in his mother's white pumps (often sans clothing)!During & after surviving High School, Nellee found where he belonged, among the misfits of St.Marks & the raging queers of Christopher.St! Soon, Nellee became obsessed with Rock&Roll, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and just how shocking mascara & lipgloss can be...!Now, Nellee can be found performing at downtown cabarets, perhaps spinning records at seedy functions, painting faces and coiffing hair for the camera... but, you certainly can always find Nellee having a good time...!"Don't dream it, BE IT!"/Tim Curry.
Since he was a young child, Alex was always fascinated with the arts. Whether it was watching his aunt perform on stage at the Chinese opera, or religiously going to museums for updated exhibits there is always an effort to expose himself to new ideas and thoughts. After getting his Bachelors in International Business and working for many multinational corporations, Alex decided to get into the arts himself. Specifically the culinary arts, where after attending the Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas, he is now a pastry chef for a large corporate restaurant, Grand Luxe Cafe in Garden City. He is always looking for new projects to participate in and is quite happy working with TraumNovela as their Casting Director, given his meticulous and professional organizational skills.