Artistic Collaborators
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Hemali Acharya Zaveri is an exceptionally skilled digital photographer with a Masters Degree in Photography. A native of Mumbai, India, her ability to capture truly remarkable images stems from eleven years’ experience. She specializes in creating visionary photos of landscapes, injecting life into commercial photography, and capturing beauty in an elegant and natural way for fashion and still life photography. Her published work has been nominated for International Color Awards, Black and White Spider Awards, as well as lesser-known contest. Additionally, Her work has been published in magazines and local ad agencies.

TASA GLEASON, Costume Designer

Tasa was born in Oakland and raised in Wauconda WA. She holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts and is completing a certificate in Apparel Design and Merchandising at College of Alameda. Before moving to the Bay Area in 2009 she lived in Seattle WA and worked as a costume designer for Scott/Powell Performance, D9 Dance, Jobaris Productions and Salt Horse. Tasa now collaborates regularly with Copious Dance Theater as well as the Hot Pink Feathers and other bay area performance groups of various kinds.
Rogelio Lopez Garcia, Guest Choreographer

Rogelio has earned his BA in Theater Arts and Dance from CSU Fresno and his MFA in dance at CSU Long Beach.  Rogelio has had the pleasure to work with wonderful choreographers such as, David Dorfman, Bill Young, Joe Goode, Terry O’Connor, and Andrea Woods, among others. Besides dance, Rogelio studied theatrical scenic, lighting, and costume design and enjoys drawing and painting. He has won two Lester Horton awards for best performance in a small ensemble and set design for Girl Falling Toward the Sky, choreographed by Keith Jonhson.  Rogelio is presently in Keith Johnson Dance Company, and currently a faculty at Cerritos Community College and Loyola Marymount University.  Rogelio is also the assistant Technical Director for the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater at CSU Long Beach.

CHRISTOPHER SAUDER, Music Editor & Sound Engineer

Christopher Sauder holds a diploma in sound engineering of the BBT/AES Switzerland since 2004. He runs his own recording/mixing/mastering studio in Zurich, Switzerland. Involved as an engineer in several projects, both Live and Studio like Terry Lynn (Jam), Fiona Daniel, Tre Cani and many others.
He also is a expert in videoconferencing at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH.

Jamie Ray Wright

He came to dance later than most. He was a drummer, punk rock musician, and music arranger, while still a student at Stanford University. He further continued his creative impulses as an advertising copywriter and marketing executive for almost 20 years — all the while, harboring an intense love of dance. After more than 20 years of watching dance from afar, he could stand it no longer and entered the studio for the first time. After intensively taking class seven days a week, a minimum of 3 hours per day, he evolved into a performer and then a maker of dances.  Since 2000, Jamie has been creating dances for a variety of settings and in a variety of styles. His work has been seen at the ODC Theater, the Cowell Theater, and Dance Mission in San Francisco.
Blue Penguin Pictures

Blue Penguin Pictures began filming videos before YouTube and other online streaming sites paved way for mass distribution of digital media. The group consists of like-minded friends whom all share the same passion for delivering genuine, high quality, videos to the world via the internet. In addition to film and photography, the group focuses on advertising, marketing campaigns, design, and product branding. In this digital world of information and ease of distribution; marketing has evolved to utilize the internet. Blue Penguin Pictures explores these areas through experimentation, creative imitation, and bold framework. We care about the end product in being the best; carefully choosing the perfect music, endless light experimenting, scouting unique locations far and wide, organizing elaborate props for a distinctive look, and gathering right people for the project. Working with Copious Dance Theater embodies our 'right people' philosophy and we are honored to be part of their project.

View a short clip of their work with Copious Dance Theater

Katy Stephan, Composer and Musician

Vocalist, pianist, and composer Katy Stephan has created original music for several live theatre productions in association with Upon These Boards, including Under Milk Wood (Porchlight Theatre), Word For Word's Three Blooms (Magic Theatre), LysistrataProject (Berkeley Rep), Bury The Dead (Cooper Union, New York City) and The Inkwell Communiques. She won a Bay Area Critic's Circle Award for best actress in a musical in 2005. Katy has recently been a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, for their concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, and previously for Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
She also appeared as a soloist and chorus member on the Grammy-nominated recording of the Mass with Kent Nagano and the Deutsche Symphonie.Her voice can be heard in several motion picture soundtracks, a TV sitcom theme, and advertisements.During the calendar year 2010, Katy wrote and recorded one new song every week. The results can be heard at
Katy has performed in Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, the U.K. and the U.S.  with various groups & projects.
You can buy the Original Copious Dance Theater Soundtrack of Secret's Lament  here:
Katy Stephan: Secret
STEPHANIE BUCHNER, Lighting Designer

Stephanie is a lighting designer based out of Oakland, CA. Her recent designs include: The Great Divide and Precious Little at Shotgun Players, Ix Chel and Secret's Lament for Copious Dance Theater, Tenderloin with Cutting Ball, Love/Hate for ODC and San Francisco Opera Center,Songs of Dragons Flying To Heaven with Asian American Theater and Crowded Fire Theater, for which she was nominated for Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure and Dividing the Estate at Douglas Morrison Theater, . She has designed for many companies in the SF Bay Area including Bay Area Children's Theatre, Brava Theater, Berkeley Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Dance Monks, Impact Theatre, Black Box Theatre, Just Theatre, Women's Will, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Stephanie is a proud company member of PlayGround and a resident artist of Crowded Fire Theater.