About

Jen Costillo has danced and performed in the Bay Area over 10 years.  In that time she has explored modern dance with Jeannine Vogt, Raissa Simpson, and Monica Mark, as well as contemporary ballet. She continues to extend her 24 years of dance training under Alexi Zubiria and Kim Gardener. She is a former member of the dance collective High Release Dance, where her choreography explored topics relating to technology and social change through the use of electronics and music collaboration. Using her Bachelor's in Computer Engineering and her MBA, Costillo served on the founding board of directors for Push Dance Company is San Francisco.

She was a member of the Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble (NCDE) since 2009 including the successful 2010 tour of Egypt as part of the Egyptian Modern Dance Festival. In 2012, she  developed new works for NCDE season including the technology collaboration of dance, dynamic electronic wearables costumes, and visuals.

Repertoire

Shifted Dynamic (2013)

Ballet movement tells the story of life and death of relationships. Music by Rob Dougan and Lowfish

Prologue: Caged (2012)

 

Last Moments On Earth (2012)

The modern story of two people who meet the last day of the year. Music by Peter Gabriel

 

Universe Wide (In Progress)

Two Act story about an alien's exploration of Earth. Mixed-media collaboration with electronic wearables and video.

Music by Soma and Kahimi Karie

Costumes by Kyle Chan

Electronics by Jen Costillo

Video by Yaron Kidron

Act I: Searching For Home (2010)

Act II:  Visual Contact (In Progress)

 

Devil and I (2010)

 A piece displaying the confusing relationship we have with the worst part of ourselves. Music by Gil-Scott Heron and Soma

 

Shiny Things (2009)

The robotic version of the Red Shoes. Music by Brandon Daniel

 

Opiate (2008)

Left as an exercise for the reader. Music by Drew Neumann