COLETTE KROGOL & MATT REEVES
Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves are choreographers, performers, filmmakers, and mixed media designers. They are groundbreaking artists who bring virtuosic athleticism, mesmerizing design landscapes, and powerful imagery to their work. They have been making work collaboratively for over thirteen years as the Artistic Directors of Orange Grove Dance, a dance, design, and film company that exists at the intersection of dance and immersive, performer-operated design.
Krogol and Reeves are the 2020 Helen Hayes Award winners for “Outstanding Choreography in a Play” for their work in Round House Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. They have been recently recognized and received The Carla Fund for Choreography and Performance - established by the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council’s Independent Artist Award, the New Hampshire Theatre Alliance Award, and the 34th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase, alongside numerous prestigious commissions. They were named the 2019 United States Botanic Garden Dance Commission as well as the 2019 City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts Waterfront Park Artist-in-Residence. In 2018, both Krogol and Reeves were featured in the June edition of Dance Teacher Magazine in a spread titled “Living the Dream: How one couple makes their life together in dance”, which shared their experience building a life and a body of work together through Orange Grove Dance.
Krogol and Reeves’ acclaimed works and commissions have been produced and presented worldwide in concert stages, museums, film festivals, underground tunnels, city streets, black box theatres, public parks, botanic gardens, and high-end hotel events, ranging in location from Rauma, Finland to Brooklyn, New York to Washington, DC to Wuhan, China. Recent commissions include the Maryland Theater for the Performing Arts and Stage One, U.S. Botanic Garden, The Kennedy Center, Dance Place, Museum of Zhang Zhidong, City of Alexandria’s Waterfront Park, CulturalDC, Dupont Underground, Joe’s Movement Emporium, and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
On screen, the duo has produced multiple independent dance films that have shown in cities from Munich, Germany to Boulder City, Nevada while their film The Archetypes was nominated for an ‘Arthouse Film’ award by the Stockholm Independent Film Festival and was awarded ‘Best Dance Film’ by the Et Cultura Film Festival. Their most recent film, La Tierra De Mi Madre was featured on Dance Place’s Dance on Film Series.
Krogol and Reeves have been invited to teach master classes and workshops, as well as set repertory across the United States and Europe. They have served as faculty at George Washington University, University of Florida, University of Maryland, and the Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences in China as well as directed university residencies at American University, Dickinson College, Hillsborough Community College, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. Outside of the university structure, they have been Artist-In-Residence with numerous organizations, creating choreographic and cinematic works in Finland, Iceland, Italy, Spain, China, and around the US.
M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland
B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Florida