H20xo creator / H20p & H20BODY movement creation
Tessa Hays-Nordin is a multidisciplinary artist, with a background in body theatre. Tessa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Evergreen State College in Washington State in the USA while studying at Jacques Lecoq's international institute in Paris. She then went on to pursue a Master's degree in aesthetics and philosophy of theatre at the University Paris VIII in France.
Hays-Nordin has worked as a body actress with theatre companies such as: The Conciliation Project, Vestiges/Vertiges, Naranja Escena, among others. She has taught at cultural and educational institutes, specifically a Master Class at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal Arts in Los Angeles USA and in Medellín Colombia: at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), La Universidad Nacional, La Casa Museo de la Memoria, and at the Centro Colombo Americano in Medellín and Apartadó. She has collaborated with international artists in the USA, France and Colombia, among them Yelena Valer'evna Moskovich, Adelaida Mejía-Vallejo, Gao Xingjian and Navid Nuur.
Tessa approaches her creations from bodily intelligence and draws on the immediate environment to construct her work with indigenous materials. She would like to continue to collaborate with artists, musicians and scientists internationally and continue to contribute to the exploration and research of "the perspectives of memory" and the gestures that create it.
Ashley Eriksson is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and animator. She is best known for her composition of the end credits music for Adventure Time. Ashley is also known as the songwriter for the band LAKE. Ashley grew up in Santa Clarita, California. Her father is a Swedish citizen and her mother is a US citizen. Ashley received piano lessons as a child. She learned to write and record songs from her older brother when she was 13 years old. As an adult, Ashley moved to Washington State and formed the band LAKE in 2005 with Elijah Moore and Linus Schief. As of 2020 the current members of LAKE are Ashley Eriksson, Elijah Moore and Andrew Dorsett.
Eli Moore is a musician and filmmaker living on Whidbey Island, Washington State. He writes and plays music in the band LAKE.
H20p Movement consultant
Olisa "Spyc-E" Enrico was born into a life of music and began exploring theatre in 2003. She earned a BA in Acting, Magna Cum Laude, and an MA in Theatre Pedagogy with a specialization in both Poetic Dramatic Ritual in the African Continuum and Archetypes for the Actor. Olisa believes that artists and art are vital to the state of culture and society and shares her soul through acting and teaching. Olisa is a board member of www.TheConciliationProject.org (TCP) (501c3) and founder of www.GriotGirlz.org. Olisa teaches students of all ages and stages incorporating principles of community and shared responsibility. Olisa is a passionate and powerful performer grounded in the creative process.