The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Callanwolde is a community arts conservatory and renowned venue located on a historic 12-acre campus in the heart of Atlanta. It is owned and operated by the Callanwolde Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of preserving, restoring, and developing the Callanwolde Estate to be the premiere public arts and cultural center.
Kit is grateful to be the resident professional dance company of Callanwolde where we have the gift of space to teach, create, perform, and collaborate with fellow Callanwolde artists, students and faculty.
If you have danced or trained in Atlanta, chances are you’ve been taught by Jerylann Warner. She is the founder of Gathering Wild, Callanwolde’s Director of Dance, and leader of the youth company Prime Movers. A New York native, Jerylann also performed and taught in Boston including Harvard University. In Atlanta, Jerylann has been a faculty member at Emory University, and Core Dance.
Jerylann continues to create at Callanwolde and inspires and contributes to the Kit Modus process.
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Their free, monthly events feature a short talk and breakfast!
Kit has had the pleasure of creating two unique topic-relevant works as an event opener. We look forward to future early morning stimulating presentations
Atlanta-based Sensory Artist, Siana was born with an ability to experience sound, pain, emotion, and personalities in color. She translates these extrasensory responses into visual art, illustrations and looped compositions. Her works portray the results of hyperconnected relationships between the five senses and color. Through her research in neuroscience and community involvement in neurotechnology, Siana has opened up conversation in relation to Synesthetic responses used to innovate user experiences, color memorization techniques, workplace productivity, and multi-sensory experiences in VR/AR and live performance.
She replicates these automatic sensory experiences to create experiential, interactive atmospheres for listeners to engage through their senses. Her visual portrayals of Synesthetic responses have been exhibited in China, Macau and South- Africa.
Siana’s works have been presented at Coca-Cola, SunTrust, and CreativeMornings, as well as a TEDxCentennialParkWomen and TEDxAtlanta alumni, featuring her work, The Art of Slowing Down.
Kit was thrilled to create work to Siana’s music and perform alongside her at Callanwolde’s bemoved performance with the Prime Movers and featuring movement and concept by Jerylann Warner
Daley Kappenman of Daylilies Photography
Daley is a dancer and photographer with Atlanta ties, currently based in TX. Daley has danced with many Atlanta companies including Staibdance, and had photographed many individual Atlanta movers and companies including Terminus, ImmerseATL, and Staibdance.
All of the photos on our website, with the exception of performance shots are her work. We love Daley!
Peter Flamming/Rogue Jury
Peter is an Atlanta based composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Kit choreographer Porter Grubbs introduced our audiences to Rogue Jury through Me/diums. Peter played live at the event and the work was set to much of his recorded music.
Project Love Atlanta
An engaging and inspiring annual show put on by Atlanta's best professional artists to benefit a local organization committed to humanitarian causes. Each year the beneficiary organization changes in order to spread awareness about the many vital organizations in the city.
Kit was honored to be asked to thread our work throughout the evening’s performances.
Leo Hollen, Jr
Leo is a graduate of Georgia State University’s Film program. He has completed several short films which have screened in various cities across the country. A student of film theory, he was also a semi-finalist in the Slamdance screenwriting competition. Currently, he is in post-production on his first feature, Queer Moxie, a documentary celebrating queer performance art in Atlanta, Georgia and the south. Being a gay black man in the South, Leo finds it is important as a filmmaker to create art as diverse as the world around him.
Leo co-created the short films shown in projections in Me/diums by Porter Grubbs.
Led by Jerylann Warner and Corian Ellisor, the Prime Movers are the resident youth performance company at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Initially created to give dance students an opportunity to explore contemporary and modern dance without a ballet requirement, you can find these brave explorers improvising, creating, and learning under the mentorship of Callanwolde School of Dance teachers.
Kit collaborated with the Prime Movers to present bemoved.