Heidi Latsky
Montclair State University
Arts & Cultural Programming
Creative Team

Heidi Latsky Artistic Director

Originally from Montreal, Heidi Latsky first received recognition dancing for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1987–1993). In 1996, she was chosen to represent Canada in festivals in Tel Aviv and France. Latsky danced on her own and as a part of Goldhuber and Latsky (with Lawrence Goldhuber), receiving commissions from Cannes International Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, Danspace Project, Whitney Museum of Art, and Joyce Theater and performing at Central Park Summerstage and The Duke on 42nd Street. Latsky headed the Movement Department at the School for Film and Television (1998–2005) and is currently on the faculty of Steps NYC. Heidi Latsky Dance maintains an extensive outreach program that promotes Latsky’s unique vision of dance to a wide number of organizations, public and private schools, and universities. Latsky is a renowned advocate for diversity in the arts as a speaker (Harvard, Barnard, New York Academy of Medicine, APAP|2015). Latsky is honored to have been selected as the first participant in Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University.

Marilys Ernst Film & Sound Editor

Marilys Ernst has worked on a number of dance films throughout her career. 2014 was especially the year of dance on camera. Ernst was instrumental in creating the dance film trilogy Another Building with choreographer and filmmaker Gabri Christa, which recently premiered at The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Before that, she edited and did sound design for an interpretive adaptation of a short film with dance, The Birch Grove, directed by Gabrielle Lansner. As a theatre media artist, Ernst has created several projection designs for theater and dance. Most recently, she worked with poet LaTasha Diggs, a 2015 NEA Fellow in Poetry, on Muscle Memory, a piece commissioned by Minneapolis’ Pillsbury House Theatre. In 2002, Ernst received an OBIE Award for her video design for Foundry Theatre’s production of Talk at the Public Theater. She was the first videographer to be awarded an OBIE for her contribution to the theatre community.

Zac Halberd Director of Photography

Zac Halberd is an American cinematographer who splits his time between documentary features/television and scripted narrative work. He started as a union AC in the camera department at BBC Wales, working on documentary series as well as scripted television, including Dr. Who. Halberd eventually moved back to the U.S and now lives in NYC. The majority of his work focuses on the relationship between humanity and the environment through adventure or science programming for American and European television. His current feature documentary project is the first wildlife film in history about the Hudson River Valley. Running parallel with his documentary work is over 11 years of award-winning scripted narrative and non-narrative cinematography for independent cinema and commercials that often use innovative technology for storytelling.

Liz Prince Costume Designer

Liz Prince designs costumes for dance, theater and film. Credits include Bill T. Jones (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet), Doug Varone, Jane Comfort, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Larry Keigwin, Ralph Lemon, Trey McIntyre (ABT, Philadelphia Ballet, Houston Ballet, Washington Ballet), Mark Dendy (DendyDance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dortmund Theater Ballet), Bebe Miller, Arthur Aviles, David Dorfman, Lawrence Goldhuber, Pilobolus (collaborations with Michael Moschen, Art Spiegelman, Steven Banks, Takuya Muramatsu), Irondale Ensemble, Lenora Champagne, Heidi Latsky, Gabriel Barre (PIPPIN at Goodspeed Opera) and Nancy Savoca (film: Union Square). Her work has been exhibited at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Space and Design, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center. She received a 1990 New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) for costume design and a 2008 Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters from Bard College.


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