[Enlarge] Photos by Samantha L. Siegel
MADboots dance co. was co-founded in August 2011 by Jonathan Campbell (Juilliard ’10) & Austin Diaz (N.Y.U. Tisch ’11). The company made its premiere at the Gibney Dance Center, and has since presented at festivals, such as, the Alto Jonio Dance Festival (Italy), Springboard Danse Montreal, David Parker’s Soaking WET, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out Series, TOES for dance (Toronto) & DANCENOW Joe's Pub Dance Festival (2012 Challenge Winner).
Dance Magazine featured the company in their Vital Signs segment in December 2013. Aside from performing, Campbell & Diaz have also taught master classes at Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Point Park University (Pittsburgh,PA) and Velocity Dance Center (Seattle,WA). MADboots has been generously granted the boo-koo round 4 space grant at Gibney Dance Center, the Inception to Exhibition 2012 Space Grant, and two residencies at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center.
The 92nd Street Y presented MADboots as part of their inaugural Dig Dance: Weekend Series in December 2013, and Jacob’s Pillow granted the company a Creative Development Residency in February 2014. MADboots is currently creating a new work to premiere in May 2014 at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center for their second NYC season.