BUILT ON STILTS
Martha's Vineyard's Homegrown Dance & Performance Festival


This Program is supported in part by a grant from the Martha's Vineyard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

All participants are invited to provide links to their websites or related online information. Please e-mail Abby with website OR facebook link information. Also, please let me know if I've left anyone out!

PAST CHOREOGRAPHERS (who usually perform too!) INCLUDE:
Jay Airis
Sara Ahren
Bonnie Alexander
Flo Alexander
Tilly Alexander
Marcela Alvarez/​Isis Movement Co.
Amara/​Alyssa Coughlin, Michelle Dean, Korinne Hertz, Phoebe Odermatt
Benjamin Asriel
Marta Azzollini
Teo Azzollini
Claire Baione
Rhonda Backus
Lily Baldwin
Megan Bascom & Dancers
Karesia Batan
Christina Bellinsky
Bemoved Dance Co./​Sara Farley
Lucy Benedetto
Abby Bender
Harriet Bernstein
Arden Bezahler
Artem Bizimov
Carolyn Breton
Nigel Bristol
Adam Boncz
Greta Bro
Erin Brown
Krista Brown
Mary Ann Brown
Sandy Broyard/​What's Written Within
Bob Buckley
Megan Burke
Victoria Campbell
Tom Carberry & Janet Holladay
Marlon Carey
Bobby Carlson
Bradley Carroll
Cristin Cawley/​The NADINE Project
Kate Cecilio
Lorraine Chapman
Benjamin Cheney
Bess Child/​Vengeance of the Back Row
Ada Chronister
Judie Clark/​Clark Dance Theatre
Sally Cohn
Caitlin Cook
Jen Cooke
Linnea Congleton
Angie Conte/​The NADINE Project
Elyse Cote & Carolyn Payne/​CoNNetic Dance
Kathy Joyce Costanza
Ginger Cox/​LiNK Contemporary jazz dance co.
Emily Craver
Molly Crawford
Scott Crawford & Sharon Moore
Tina Croll & Jamie Cunningham/​From the Horses Mouth (excerpt)
Teresa Cuevas/​Indorican Multicultural Dance Project
Lori Cunningham/​MV Dance Theatre
Annabelle Cutrer
Deborah Cutrer
Aisha Dacosta
Sonia Dawkins
The Debate Society: Oliver Butler, Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen
Richard Decker, Direct Intent
Corinne de langavant
Andrew Dickerson
& Jason Leinwand/​Cirque This

Esther Deming
Pablo deOliviera and The Capoeira Group of Martha's Vineyard
Don Dilego
Augusta Dillon
Lucia Dillon
Meredith Dillon
Ann Donohue
Sammi Donahue
Caitlin Dore
Kelly Dumar/​Diary Door Productions
Moncell Durden
Juliana Dye
Kate Elias and Ellen Smith/​windfall dances
Hannah Emerson
Abbey Entner
Juniper Ezanno and Emma Caron
Susan Fairbanks
Angelica Falcinelli
Danielle Farrelly
Katie Federowicz
Alexis Fedor
fivefour/​Cortney McGuire & Leah Nelson
Lara Ruth Forman
Jessica Francis
Anara Frank-Metamovements Dance Co.
Kendra Frank
Rebecca Ann Frank
Julia Friedman
Rebekka Fulton
Nancy Gaffney
Lea Gagnon & Lindsay Guidoboni
Cameron Ganser
Katherine Garczynski
Jessica Gaynor Dance
Maendy Giordano
Shandoah Goldman
Jessica Gordon
Valerie Green/​Dance Entropy
Iris Grace
Tianna Graves
Eliza Greene
Charles Gushue
Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
Naomi Goldberg Haas's Dances for a Variable Population
Evan Hall, Emma Lovewell and Alise Haigazian
Grace Hall
Laura Sargant Hall
Maya Harcourt
Richard Harrington
Emma Hastings
Maria Hastings
Meagan Hiltz
Rebecca Hite/​Reject Dance Theatre
Josh Howard
Allison Hurd
Alexis Iammarino
Sasha Iammarino
IMP/​Donna Swift
Emma Lee Iversen
Jones-Haywood Dance School instructors: Paula Brown, Brandye Lee, and Aria Scott
Andy Jacobs
Jess James
Amy Jardin
Lila Jasny
Diane Jetmund
Christopher Johnson
Marci "Selena" Johnson
Holly Jones
Abby Jordan
Ilona Kamins
Adelaide Keene
Ella Keene
Lathrop Keene
Thea Keene
Jesse Keller
Dylan Spencer Kenney
Elizabeth Kent
Kick/​Stand/​Dance (Abby Bender, Anna Luckey, Cary Baker, Sonya Robbins, Layla Childs)
Jon Kinzel
Roberta Kirn
Volkert Kleeman
Nikita Kleeman
Margaret Knight
Olivia Knight
Michaela Konzal
Judy Kranz
Noah Kulnick
Amy Kurth
Elizabeth Kurylo-Childs
Peter Kyle
Kenneth Lang
Connecticut Langhammer
Karie Lanza
Amy Larimer and Jaime Graham: The Raving Jaynes
Andria LaRocco & Beth Liebowitz/​The LeeRoc Dance Project
Nora Laudini
Maria and Tad Lawcewicz for MV Ballroom
Rebecca Ledbetter
Leandro Lemos
Kelly Leonard and Sarah Hitti
Amy Leonard
Natalie L'etoile
Isabelle Littlefield
Devon Lodge
Sondra Loring
Carol Loud
Anna Luckey
Kellie Ann Lynch/​slipperyfish dance
Bella Maidoff
Rose Maidoff
Alexis Major
Erin Malley
Mary Esther Malloy
The ManDancers: Nicki Azzolini, Brian Hall, Jonah Maidoff, Paul Lazes, and Sidney Morris
Caryn Marie-[the] movement initiative
Anna Markwica & Samantha Rabin
Kris Martin for The Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout and Spa
Angela Martinelli & Deanna Beattie
Keira, Megan and Mary McCarthy
Anita McFarlane
Sheila McHugh
Christine McLean
Zoe Meinelschmidt
Maggie Menchu
Lyz Merida
Megan Mendez
Marissa Metelica
Greta Milne
Courtney Minnehan
Roger Mitchell
Christina Montoya
Ashley Mondrick
Emily Moore
Nina Moore
Bailey Moreis
Leah Moriarty
Lily Morris
Zion Morris
Jackie Moynahan, JaxDance
Christi and Kim Mueller
Ladislav Navratil
Noelle Nelson
Stefanie Nelson
Dorothy & Tom Newton
Suzanna Nickerson
noemarchdance/​Kate March and Jessica Noe
Kim Olson/​SweetEdge Dance Co.
Janessa Olsen/​equalandopposite
Patrick Opran
Sarah and Isabelle Ortlip-Sommers
Daryl Owens
Emily Pacilio
Gabriel Palacio
Emily Palena
Kelly Peters
Beto Perez
Melissa Pergakis of Precision Dance Club
Cathy Proulx
Kaley Pruitt
Sergio Racig
Sheila Rayyan
Josh Reaver
Refractions Dance Collective: Sarah Donnelly and Charmian Wells
Christina Reppert
Sabrina Reppert
Danielle Reynolds
RISE Vineyard Performing Arts
Raquel & Alana Rosenbloom
Sapience Dance Collective
Abdel Salaam
Ana Sargent
Maggie Sarmiento
Amelia Russell Schaeffer
Ali Schechter
Liz Schneiter
Leanne Schmidt
Kristi Ann Schopfer
Marissa Schoenfeld
Charlotte Scott
Anna Seagrave
Sarah Seder
Jessica Seeman
Kate Seethaler
Kaya Seiman
Leandra Seward
Christina Seggos
Darcy Shaffner
She-Figured Dance: Jil Matrisciano, Serena Smith & Julie Carrando
Eliza Sherlock-Lewis
Sammi Shay
Christine Sieberg/​Aurea Dance
Hartley Sierputoski
Eva Silverstein/​Silver-Brown Dance
Ashley Sleeth
Fiona Smilie
Finella Smilie
Caroline Lucy Smith
Nova Smith
Isla Solon
Josh Sotomayer and Melissa West/​MUD
Cheri Soule, Springfield College Dance
Jamie Spanfeller
Sarah Spaulding
Javier Spivey
Rebecca Sproul & Dancers
Lindsay Stegeman
Stiefel & Stars
Lilah Steece
Sandra Stone
Wendy Taucher
Daniel Taylor
Paige Taylor
Caitlin Thurgood
Aubriel Tomkins
Maya Tomkins
Keren Tonneson
Saskia Vanderhoop and Patrick Montjoie
Zana van Rooyen
Pearl Vercruysse
Ava Vigneault
Willa Vigneault
Tanya Vincent/​Cape Cod Ballet
Janis Marlen Vogel
Jaymee Weaver
Heather White
Julie Whitehill
Joan Wiegers
White Road Dance Media
Carrie White
Christy Williams/​xt danscollective and The NADINE Project
Karin Wilkinson
Alexis Willett
Lashanna Williams/​Twin Touch African Dance Troupe
Yardworks
Zoe Wolff

OTHER PAST PARTICIPANTS and PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
Jilana Abrams
Jacob Adams
Matt Adams
Dena Ahren
Justen Ahren
Sequoia Ahren
Brent Alberghini
Linoy Alex
Cameron Alexander
Che'La Alexander
Devon Almeida
Elexia Alleyne
Sarah Aliberti
Christina Amendolia
Whitney Andreser
Annabellina
Esteban Aranzabe
Carol Aranzabe
Adrian Aristide
Emelia Armstead
Melora Armstead
Lindsay Ashmun
Francis Baca
Tiffany Bagg
Saran Bakari
Paul Banvinue
Katie Barany
Sean "bones" Barber
Sabrina Barry
Samantha Barth
Pandora Basset
Lindsey Bauer
Sarah Bayer
Natalie Beckford
Lauren Beford
Kevin Begley
Harriet Bernstein
Jen Bettencourt
Lollie Bezahler
Nahomi Bienaime
Caitlin Bille
Brynne Billingsly
Emily Biocci
Tsuyu Birdwell
Beth Blankenship
Nicolas Borde
Julie Bordonaro
Elizabeth Boughton-Bates
Caitlin Bowers
Christine Bowman
Christine Box
Breanne Brasile
Tsuyu Bridwell
Hans Broscheif
Tallula Brodsky
Cindy Brown
Ashley Anne Browne
Della Burke
Huck Burke
Maggie Burke
Sam Burke
James Burrows
Alyssa Burstein
Ahneenah Butler
Larissa Cacique
Esther Callum
Gabriella Camilleri
Norman Campbell
Nina Carelli
Louisa Carlson
Isabel Carreno-Vogt
Colleen Carroll
Erin Carter
Cassie Casey
Ava Castro
Nicole Celio
Dorian Cervantes
Yoshio Chandler
Jada Chatman
Robin Cherof
Ann Chiaverini
Heather Chipperfield
Hyosun Choi
Ed Cisek
Alex Clark
Ben Clark
Danny Cleary
Nancy Cohen
Toni Cohn
Amy Cohn
David Coleman
Stephanie Coleman-Brodnax
Eleri Colon
Devin Colter
Chris Colville
Chloe Combra
Lily Combra
Taylor Combra
Alexis and MacKenzie Condon
Jen Cooke
Eddy Cooper
Carlene Coppinger
Brenda Correa
Amelia Craig
Jessica Cummens
Cameron Cummings
Amy Custer
Isabelle Custer
Elizabeth Gale Cuzzapoli
Courtney Daly
Sheryl D'Agostino
Carter D'Angelo
Sharon Danley
Sue Dawson
Lisa Debassia
Daughters of Divas: Ariella, Callista, Kamilah, Nakia, Nasirah, Sephira, Salama & Tahira
Erin DeBettencourt
Melissa DeGroot
Esther Deming
Molly Dickerson
Andrew Dillon
Jimmy Dolan
Jessica Dolliver
Kaitlin Dore
Lucy Dougherty-Soares
Courtney Drasner
Franci DuMar
Will Duncan
Heather Dusty
Sioux Eagle
Kathleen Ebert
Daniella Edmonds
Nicole Edmonds
Kayla Eddy
Skylar Eddy
Julie Eisen
Alley Ellis
Jeffrey Enos
Ocean Eversley-Tarter
Vivan Ewing
Juniper Ezzanno
Alyson Esposito
Adriana Falcon
Sue Fairbanks
Corina Ferro
Annie Finnerty
Langston Fishburne
Caroline Flanders
Amy Fligor
Matti-Lyn Floyd
Jamie Lynn Fontaine
Emma Forbes
Elyse Fortex
Anne Foss
Alexandra Foster
Amy Fournier
Caroline Fournier
Jessica Francis
Chris Fried
Alexa Fulginiti
Cassandra Gaines
Stuart Gardener
Megan Gardiner
Perry Garvin
Treather Gassman
Scott Giguere
Erica Gilbert
Mary and Bella Giordano
Ashley Girard
Mary Glackmeyer
Kirsten Glaser
Kayla Glenn
Clara Goldfield
Rachel Goldstein
Emily Goldthwait
Michael Goldsmith
Gabriella Gordon
Alex GordonBeck
Angela Gorman
Kim Goss
Emily Gray
Molly Gray
Emma Green-Beach
Olivia Green-Lingren
Sam Greene
Jessica Grippo
Katharine Grosche
Olivia Gross
Diana Gaudenti
Jennifer Guercio
Lindsay Guidoboni
Katherine Gulick
Frank Haan
Ethan Hall
Imani Hall
Sarah Halland
Rilla Hammett
Nadia Hanna
Lauren Harris
Liana Harris
Wayman Harrison
Diane Hartmann
Holly Hawks
Zephy Heath
Lloyd Henke
Juno Henderson
Vincent Hernandez
Scott Hershowitz
Betsy Hint
Susan & David Hobart
Russell Hodson
Chloe Hoff
Lillit Hogranian
Molly Houghton
Ruby Hoy
Haven Huck
Nancy Hugger
Erika Hughes
Grace Hummelberg
Humphrey Hutchinson
Marina Hutchinson
Nahani Hyde
Zeke Iammarino
Ernie Iannacone
Jason Ignacio
Amy Ipapo
Esme Israel
Virginia Iverson
Chelsea Ives
Linda Jackson
Victoria Jacobs
Pamela-Ann James
Ani Javian
Laura Jernigan
Christina Johnson
Emma Johnson
Sydney Johnson
Phoebe Johnson
Amanda Jones
Jason Jones
Holly Jones
Chris Kann
Tova Katzman
Dalana Kellman
Darcy Kennedy
Kate Kenney
Kristen Kesner
Sydney Kiden
Leah King
Raquel King
Carly Kipen
Ashlie Kittleson
Caitlin Knapp
Jeanne Knowles
Lark Knowlses
Christine Koestler
Haley Krauss
Melanie Krauss
Scott Kunce
Aubrey Kupstas
Jasmine Ladiner
Linnea LaRocco
Heidi Larson-Arroyo
Jake Laub
Michelle Lazerow
Caitlin Ledwell
Jackson Lee
Poram Lee
Satchel Lee
Joan LeLaucher
Tonya Leonard
Jocelyn Levinson
Adam Lipsky
Lynn Lisella
Abbie Lively
Karen Lobdell
Shannon Lobdell
Alex Loftis
Leslie Look
Liz LoParo
Jane Loutzenhiser
Emma Lovewell
Caitlin Lowe
Megan Lowe
Meghan Lowell
Ben Luckey
Mary Lyons
Miranda Lyon
Merdith Lyons
Kelly MacEachern
Mariah MacGregor
Mariah MacKenzie
Beth Maderal
Carmen Major
Alison Manning
Christine Manty
Sarah Manty
Sydney Maresca
Felicia Maria
Marianna Markwalter
Evan Hart Marsh
Madison Marshall
Tiffany Marshall
Megan Martiros
Kimberely Mayer
Betsy Mayhew
Sonya Mayrand
Alex Mazza
Caroline McBride
Paige McCarthy
Melissa McCormick
Kourtney McCullough
Grace McGlade
Connie McHugh
Meagan McKenzie
Noelle McKoy
Tim and Christine McLean
Deneen McQueen-Chappari
Cary McWilliam
Grant Meacham
Shirley Mederios
Delilah Meegan
Chelsea Melone
Megan Mendez
John Mercado
Amy Merli
Else Meyers
Audrey Mills
Cynthia Mills
Autumn Mims
Becca Mitchell
Roger Mitchell
Danny Moor
Danielle Monroe
Jackie Montanile
Kim Montanile
Robert Moore
Nataly Morales
Madison Mores
Sarah Morrill
Jasmine Morrow
Kate Morway
Erica Moshman
Cynthia Mullins
Lauren Mulvey
Tamara Nash
Noelle Nelson
Sophie Nelson
Sam Nevin
Jen Nettnay
Crystal Nilsson
Chandler Nutall
Elizabeth O'Brien
Katherine O'Brien
Gillian O'Callaghan
Jamie O'Gorman
Julie Olson
Alana O'Neal
Christina Orloff
Isabelle Ortlip-Sommers
May V. Oskan
Janice Ownbey
Charlotte Packer
Melissa Padham
Daniel Pahl
Paul Paglia
Anne Palmer
Kathleen Pantos
Nadia Pareja
Jessica Park
Eddie Parker
Eva Passarelli Gembka
Michael Pattarina
Kristen Parece
Annie Parr
Madeleine Penicaud
Melissa Perrotta
Kelly Peters Dancers: Sweetz, Rabbit, Skilz, Fuzzy, Lover, Ricochet, Jam, Amped, KP, Alise, Lou, Fantastic, Emma, Rebecca, Bethal, Kelsey
Nilah Pettus
Kim Petros
Vicki Pfluger
Claire Phelan
Julia Pipiras
Melissa Pilarski
Jerome Pikor
Michelle Pikor
Franklin Pilcher
Ali Pina
Samone Pittman
Judy Pizzella
Hayley Plante
Christine Poland
Daniel Ponickly
Xavier Powers
Vineet Prabhu
Vincent Procker
Susan Puciul
Molly Purves
Patty Quast-French
Zack Rabin
Sergio Racig
Elisabeth Rainer
Sara Ralov
Jorge Ramirez
Miriam Rappaport-Gow
Blair Reavis-Tyler
Diane Reed
Gillian Reney
Joy Rice
Belle Riley
Grace Robinson
Marcia Rock
Luis Rodriguez
Anna Elizabeth Rogero
Kani Romain
Natasha Ross
Jane Rossi
Nicholas Ruderman
Alexis Rusillo
Nile Russell
Shannon Rynd-Ray
Julia Sabangan
Maggie Sabella
Anna Saluti
Brianna Samyn
Kristin Santos
Dave Sawyer
Kelly Scallion
Christy Schaaf
Rhianna Schahn
Julie Schilling
Alexandra Schoenfeld
Emmie Schreck
Steven Schwab
Josie Schwartzberg
Kate Scott
James Seacombe
Kirsten Seacor
Sarah Seagrave
Mercedes Searer
Emma Searle
Danielle Selby
Brenda Sewall
Seniel Seward
Victoria Shaw
Jeff Shortt
Jackie Sicoli
Miya Signor
Maria Simpson
Stephanie Simpson
Alix Sklarew
Sadie Slade
Allie Slocum
Betsy Smith
Jason Smith
Leanne Smith
Marguerite Smith
Star Smith
Hanlon Smith-Dorsey
Melissa Sommer
Magno Souza
Erin Spain
Stephanie Spain
David Stanwood
John Stanwood
Leslie Stark
Carlos Stevenson
Ralph Stewart
Abbey Stone
Taylor Stone
Val Stoyer
Sofia Strempek
Sharon Strimling
Lillian Stubblefield
Ramella Suber
Gaby Sullo
Sheryl Sussman
Sarah Swift
Pat Szucs
Emily Targbeh
Carline Taylor
Kelsey Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Sofi Thanhauser
Ana Thibodeau
Kennedy Thomas
Taylor Thomas
Mariah Thompson
Zephy Thompson
Paul Thurlow
Jessica Tibbetts
Gail Tipton
Jessie Tomanek
Lauren Turowetz
Stephen Urpsrung
David Vanderhoop
Nanauwe Vanderhoop
Anna VanSambeck
Elliot Vecchia
Phyllis Vecchia
Carol Vega
Coby Vincent
Teresa Vittucci
Donna Vought
Carrie Waldron
Anna Walton
Diana Waring
Dan Waters
Holly Wayman
Amy Weaver
Kayla Weaver
Gretchen Weber
Avalon Weiland
Eloise Weiss
Richard Westcott
Kyra Whalen
Aliya Whitaker
Indaia Whitcombe
Heidi White
Heather White
Ariel White
Julie Whitehall
Lynne Whiting
Tabatha Whitney
Bonna Whitten-Stovall
Amanda Whitworth
Elisha Wiesner
Tommy Wilkenson
Lashanti Williams
Peter Williams
Carenna Willmont
Alison Wilson
Maggie An Wilson
Ben Wolk
Lucy Worthen
Jennifer Yackel
Yeon Seon Yoo
Annie Yuen
Alex Zarlengo
Linda Zarro
Clementine Zeender
Sam Zimmerman

Who are we?

We are YOU, your friends, neighbors, children, parents, students and teachers! The Built on Stilts Dance Festival is comprised of work by members of the Vineyard Community and professional performing artists from the island and beyond.

Our EIGHTEENTH year celebrating the shared language of dance through an incomparably egalitarian and inspiring season of programming will be held
August 7-10 & 16-19, 2014



DVDS of individual night's of 2005-2013's fests as well as our 10 and 15 year anniversary retrospective video may be available for $20 each. Accepting DVD order between June and September ONLY, however. If it is June, July, August or September, please email shakes9999@​yahoo.com to place your order. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and the dates of the show you'd like.


Over fifty works were presented at BOS 2013 over 8 nights. Each evening's program featured a different arrangement of dances including modern, ballet, bellydance, hip hop, improv, lyrical, jazz, live music, and much more. Thanks to all the performers and choreographers and the incredible outpouring of support from our audiences!



The Martha's Vineyard Built on Stilts project was spearheaded by Abby Bender and Anna Luckey in 1997 in the hopes of creating an all-inclusive, grassroots performance venue for island artists. The pair are two of the five founding members of the former New York City-based collective dance company KICK STAND DANCE which enjoyed a long partnership from 1998-2005. The group cooperatively ran the Brooklyn based studio and theater, Triskelion Arts, a highly active rehearsal and performance center for theater, dance and circus arts, now under Abby's direction.

Built on Stilts has grown substantially since its inception, and what began in August 1997 as a magical one-night performance of the works of seven choreographers, has evolved into an enormous festival of the island's remarkable artistic spirit. The event now runs between 6 and 8 nights and features more than forty original dance or other performing arts pieces presented by dozens of performers from near and far. Interested visiting artists are encouraged to bring their work to the island for the festival.

Built on Stilts is a creative playground for both children and adults, from beginners to professionals, representing diverse stylistic backgrounds. Over the years, the event has showcased ballet, modern, hip hop, jazz, tap, breakdance, bellydance, tai chi, movement theater, circus arts, pilates-based dance, mime, improvisation, spoken word and, of course, a bit of stilting. Each performance opens with an improvisational drum circle open to all willing musicians. The rhythms bouncing down Circuit Avenue draw in passersby, who flood the gates of the historic Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, which has housed the festival since its inception.

As included in the program handed out to audiences each year, the founders write:
    "The title of our project has a bit of history to it, which in its telling may help you to understand what it means to us. In the summer of 1997, we got hooked on the idea of creating a summer forum for dance here on the Island. It had been two long years since our graduation from Bard College, where we had experienced a unique dance education. It was this experience that we were seeking to recreate in the working process of that first summer's production. We had a short six weeks, very little means and just the beginnings of the incredible network of Island dancers and artists that we have now. That first season of the project instilled in our small group a remarkable faith in the unknown. We named our festival based on the theme of a dormitory project at Bard. The dorm was simply a highly sophisticated tree-house built on stilts over a ravine, constructed on a slightly shaky ground but inside of which the magic of creativity took place.

    And so each summer, we join together to make new dances in a few fleeting weeks, juggling our work schedules to dance with parks and backyards as our training grounds. Built on Stilts has found its home in this beautiful performance space and has made possible the discovery of friends and fellow artists who might otherwise remain strangers. Collectively, we have built a inimitable summer dance community so that we may ALL share our love of dance with you.

    We are endlessly grateful for the efforts of everyone involved in this project. Built on Stilts becomes increasingly important to us with each passing year, both as artists and members of a larger community. As we stand in awe of the festival’s growth over its ten years, we are so proud to have built an annual island tradition. Our doors are always open and we are thankful that we have been able put down roots here. We encourage any of you who wish to be involved in the project to give it a go. We certainly are glad we have.

--Abby and Anna




from Abby's "Septic Crisis" at The Yard in a July 06' performance to benefit Built on Stilts.

The Yard presented "Comedy and Classics," on July 24th, 2006, a shared program to benefit Built on Stilts and The Yard. The performance featured three revised BOS favorites by Stilts' director, Abby Bender alongside the masterwork "The Moors Pavane" and classic solos from the Limón Dance Company. It was an unusual and engaging pairing performed to a packed house. Click here for a review of the show.






This is you - having fun - whether you're part of the show, or in the audience.