Since its founding in 1997, BODYVOX has grown into one of Oregon's most engaging and best loved performing arts ensembles - a rare dance company with a distinctive approach that is theatrical, rich in imagery, and diverse in style and form. Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, BODYVOX is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit, and unique ability to combine dance, theater, and film into breathtaking productions rich in imagery, athleticism, and humor. The company has toured to stages around the world, developed award winning short films, 33 original shows, 3 operas, featuring more than 270 original dances.
Based in Portland, Oregon, BODYVOX’s movement surges from a fascination with the endless possibilities of the human body in motion, informed by years of cross training and layers of experience. Hampton and Roland are distinguished artists on the world stage, formed by their years working as creators and performers with innovative dance companies MOMIX, ISO Dance, and Pilobolus. BODYVOX builds upon this tradition of excellence with a unique voice that is equally influenced by its Northwest roots and world view.
Adding to its full-evening shows and repertory pieces, BODYVOX’s films have won numerous awards in national and international festivals. “Modern Daydreams” – composed of “Treadmill Softly,” “Islands in the Sky,“ Unleashed” and “Deere John” – won the prestigious American Choreography Award for Outstanding Achievement in Short film in 2002.