Jasmine Stack

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Jasmine Stack is a movement and visual artist whose heart never left the desert.  In her dance work she investigates relationships between societies and their surrounding environments, using movement to physicalize individual and communal experiences of these natural and constructed landscapes. Continue reading “Jasmine Stack”

Lara Candland

Lara Candland is a poet, performer and teacher living and working in Utah. She performed as Hildegard of Bingen in the DEXO production of The Heavenly City. She is the author of <Alburnum of the Green and Living Tree> (BlazeVox) and the forthcoming collection <The Lapidary’s Nosegay> (Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing). Continue reading “Lara Candland”

Meagan Bertelsen

Meagan Bertelsen is a movement artist based in Salt Lake City. A 2016 graduate from the University of Utah, she has a BFA in Modern Dance and an Honors Degree with a thesis in solo improvisation. Alongside her personal research, she has been a longtime member of Porridge for Goldilocks, a group of performance improvisers of various disciplines. For her, collaborating across mediums is a challenge of the relevancy and abilities of her craft. Continue reading “Meagan Bertelsen”

Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson is a dance artist, choreographer and director for DEXO. Born and raised in Houston, Emma moved west to complete a BFA in Modern Dance at the University of Utah, minoring in Environmental Studies and Portuguese. Emma’s involvement with DEXO began when she performed a dancing migraine in The Heavenly City (2015). She has since choreographed and directed Red Lake (2016), and is excited for future DEXO productions. Continue reading “Emma Wilson”

Luke Swenson

A native of Utah County, Luke Swenson is co-founder and librettist for the Deseret Experimental Opera Company. Swenson’s work with DEXO began with the short epistolary libretto for Strawberries in the Hive, a story of love lost in space.  His first first full length opera, A Parking Lot for Hyacinths, received a grant from the BYU School of Music and premiered at the Nelke Experimental Theater. In 2015, Swenson laid the blueprint for the improvised opera The Heavenly City about the migraines of the 12th century composer, poet, scientist, and visionary Hildegard von Bingen. Continue reading “Luke Swenson”