Erika Randall and Anna Sapozhnikov make up the duet collective, Sweetie Pie Productions, sharing their worlds of hilarity and misery. Their work is funny, tender, wry and sometime vicious—towards themselves, each other, the ones they birthed, and those who birthed them. Together, they are eager to face the truths of "Mom-ing" within their art.
Erika Randall is a teacher, dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and the Chair of CU Boulder's Department of Theatre & Dance. As a performer, she has worked with Megan Odom, Teena Marie Custer, Sydney Skybetter, Sara Hook, David Parker and the Bang Group, Michelle Ellsworth, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Buglisi/Foreman Dance. She shares the duet company Sweetie Pie Productions with collaborator, Anna Sapozhnikov, and will tour their latest work, “Kitsch-In” to Chicago, NYC, Charlotte in 2019-2020. Her choreography has been seen in four countries and 16 states over the last 10 years and her screendance works “Down for the Count,” “less,” “more,” and “self defense,” made with collaborators Daniel Beahm and Markas Henry, have screened at festivals such as the Sans Souci Dance Cinema Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival, the Florence Queer Festival in Italy, and the Façade Film Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Randall co-wrote, directed and choreographed the feature-length dance film “Leading Ladies,” which played to sold-out audiences at more than 65 festivals worldwide. Randall has had the great privilege of working with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for the 2017, 2018, 2019 seasons as the choreographer for “The Taming of the Shrew,” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Cyrano de Bergerac,” “Richard III,” “You Can’t Take it With You,” “Twelfth Night,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “As You Like It.”
Anna Sapozhnikov is a teacher, choreographer, and performer with roots based in the Chicagoland area. As an educator, Anna is proud to have started the dance program at York High School in Elmhurst Illinois where she taught all levels of technique and choreographed for mainstage productions from 2008-2019. Her teaching credits also include serving as dance faculty in various institutions such as the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Youth Performing Arts High School in Louisville Kentucky, as well as the Louisville Ballet School. Anna received her MFA in dance from the University of Illinois in Champaign, where she was also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance during the 2005-2006 school year. She once again joins the University of Illinois Dance Department as the new Assistant Head for Program Administration and Engagement.
Anna is the Founder and Artistic Director of MOYAMO DANCE. Her choreography has been produced in various venues throughout Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, and West Virginia. In addition to her own company, Anna enjoys collaborating and performing with Colorado based artist Erika Randall, Thread Meddle Outfit, Sara Hook Dances, Elizabeth Johnson, RElDance, and was a guest artist with David Parker and The Bang Group during their 2007 season.
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