Rachel Mckinstry, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, improvises her way in order to try to reside in the space between 4 and 5. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance performance/choreography from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2002 and made her way to NYC. Rachel co-founded Launch Movement Experiment in 2005 in NYC and has been creating danceart with Launch ever since.

I am studying to reclaim the pimp.
I am studying movement and its stories.

Andy Dickerson is the Resident Lighting Designer and Technical Director of Triskelion Arts, and is honored to have the opportunity to light Launch Movement Experiment. He has been working with the company since 2005. In addition, he has worked at Joyce Soho, Center for Performance Research, Theater for The New City, Gene Frankel Theatre, Lehman college, and others, and has worked with such companies as Abby Bender Schmantze Theatre, Jessica Gaynor Dance, The Roxanne Lola Movement Machine, White Road Dance Media, NuDance Theater, Fools on Fire, and many more.


Fade Kainer is a Producer, Sound Designer, Musician, Vocalist and Visual Artist, living in Brooklyn for 17 years. He has toured the world playing in many bands including Jarboe (ex_Swans), Batillus, Tombs, and has done countless remixes for other artists. His main project is Statiqbloom, which is currently touring and has been featured in the film Jack Rabbit (2015). Kainer composed music for the Guggenheim Museum's opening for the "Moving Pictures" show. Fade has composed music for many dance pieces and has worked with Launch Movement Experiment since 2007.


Layton Weedeman is a professional musician and DJ from Brooklyn, NY. He's the drummer in the blues-rock band, Courtesy Tier, and has been featured on records by artists Jessi Robertson, Isle of Rhodes and Man Made West. With Courtesy Tier, Layton has toured the US, played showcases for CMJ as well as SXSW and has been named one of the top artists in New York’s indie rock scene by the Deli Magazine three years in a row. As a DJ, he goes by the alias DJ Laytonic and exclusively spins vinyl records highlighting hip-hop instrumentals from the 90’s. His mixes include music by A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier, J Dilla, Buckwild and Pete Rock. Layton is also a contributing writer to various music blogs and has scored the soundtrack to the recent Launch Movement Experiment performances in New York City.


Liz Riga, direct from the Motor City, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance performance/choreography from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Liz ventured to NYC in 2001 where she attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and received a Master of Fine Arts in dance. She has been using her creative juices as a co-founder/art maker of Launch Movement Experiment since 2005, making it her vehicle for expression in an attempt to extend beyond the status quo. In addition to her Launch dance party, Liz worked extensively with Keigwin & Company, creating, performing, touring and teaching as an original member of the company.

Matthew Baker originates from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where, before launching into the dance world, he began his movement exploration as a gymnast and soccer player. Prior to relocating to New York City, Matthew received his BFA Degree in Dance from Western Michigan University in April 2008. In addition to his work with Launch, Matthew has been a member of Keigwin @amp; Company since 2009. In 2010 Matthew enjoyed assistant choreographing alongside Larry Keigwin for Vogue's "The Fashion Show", New York's largest fashion show in history. Also in 2010, Matthew began creating and exploring with Launch and has continued collaborating since. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and continued support, and Liz and Rachel for their trust.

Patrick Ferreri has been exploring movement for as long as he can remember and against all logic, he keeps going. His investigations, oft excavations, have brought him into the company of too many amazing artists to list here, but since you are reading this you are probably curious so they have included David Dorfman Dance, Clare Byrne, Sara Shelton Mann, Albert Mathias and Kathleen Hermesdorf. He is currently inspired by cinematic viewings of the word, cloud patterns and plays of light in the sky, the drama we keep beneath the surface but secretly love to let "slip" out. He has spent the last two years on the west coast fostering and supporting a polyamorous love affair between adrenaline, caffeine, and glitter which has manifested in biking around San Francisco, hanging out with drag queens, eating, and thinking about audience engagement in art.

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Jeff Poulin is an artist and lifestylist currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by dark fantasy, pop culture, and noir, Jeff launched a fashion brand under the name Thou Art Uncouth in 2007. Jeff has design for major entertainment studios including Marvel Entertainment and NBC Universal, and has released a limited edition hand bag collection.


Richert Schnorr is a designer, videomaker, artist and performer who creates work across mediums and genres. His personal work explores how the meaning of identity has changed in the age of the internet. This work was recently showcased as his MFA Thesis, which he earned in Design and Technology at Parsons the New School for Design in 2011. He is also a nightlife performer and boylesque artist who has worked across NYC. His web/design/video clients include Jessica 6, Amanda Lepore, Cazwell and Ultra Nate.


Brian hails from the outskirts of Detroit, where he gingered his upbringing with competitive dance, and world-class nerdery. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Brian moved to New York City to come out, join the Daisy Spurs, and begin his career in building online meccas for a vast array of digital clientele. He enjoys living in Brooklyn, fancying up the world of fine art, and Amy Jade Winehouse. His tears dry on their own.