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 recipients of the 2020 Helen Hayes Award 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. Their acclaimed works and commissions have been produced and presented worldwide in museums, concert stages, film festivals, underground tunnels, city streets, black box theaters, public parks, botanic gardens, and high-end hotels. Orange Grove Dance honors and awards include 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 for Best Youth Production, and the 34th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase Audience Award. OGD was the 2019 United States Botanic Garden Dance Commission as well as the 2019 Site/See Waterfront Park AIR. Recent commissions/collaborations include InSeries Opera Company, Delune at National Sawdust, Round House Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts, Sweet Briar College, Dance Place, The Jackie Chan Film and Television Academy, and Extreme Lengths Productions.
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 film, La Tierra De Mi Madre was featured on Dance Place’s Dance on Film Series (2020).
Krogol and Reeves have taught master classes and workshops, as well as set repertory across the United States, Europe, and China. In 2018, 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”. They have served as faculty at Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute, George Washington University, University of Florida, University of Maryland, and the Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences as well as directed university residencies at American University, Dickinson College, Hillsborough Community College, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. They have been Artist-In-Residence with numerous organizations, creating choreographic and cinematic works in Finland, Iceland, Italy, Spain, China, and around the US. Their international work has been supported by The Finlandia Foundation, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, RaumArs, Lönnström Taidemuseo, Museum of Zhang Zhidong, Officina Creativa, CerCCa, and Klaustrid at Skriduklaustur.
M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland
B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Florida