Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years, he graduated early and was accepted into the dance department at The Juilliard School. As a dancer he has performed the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Susan Marshall, Jose Limon, Daniele Dèsnoyers, and was a dancer with Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal. He has also worked with The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, performing and researching Conflict Transformation as part of The Legacy Project. Based in Brooklyn, Adam currently creates and performs work under the epithet of his own company, Anatomiae Occultii.
As a choreographer, Adam’s work has been presented at venues such as The Joyce Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, NYU/ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, The Juilliard School, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, Ailey-Citigroup Theater, The 92Y: Buttenweiser Hall, Jacob’s Pillow: Inside/Out, LaMaMa,The Cedar Lake Theater, Gina Gibney Dance Center, The Harris Theater, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Cowles Center, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, Bates Dance Festival and Theatre Usine C in Montreal. He has also taught technique and repertory at Princeton University, The Boston Conservatory, The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Marymount Manhattan College, The Martha Graham School, The Hartt School, The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, New York University, Hofstra University, West Virginia University and internationally at La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán (EPDM), New Zealand School of Dance and The Hubbard Street Professional Training Program.
Adam Barruch was selected as a participant in the 2011 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab made possible by generous support from the Ford Foundation. Adam Barruch’s short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center in 2012. In June 2013, Adam performed a full-length evening solo work, My Name is Adam, at Joe's Pub commissioned by DanceNOW NYC, and was a recipient of a Late Stage Production Stipend from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. In addition, he has also created works for companies such as The Limón Company, Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, BalletX, Whim W'Him Seattle Contemporary Dance, Graham II, GroundWorks Dance Theater, Minnesota Dance Theatre and The Gibney Dance Company, as well as for dance icons Margie Gillis and Miki Orihara. Adam has also choreographed two music videos for Tokyo based musical act mishmash* and created movement for Variety Worldwide, whose projects combine non-traditional theater with nightlife and dining.
Adam was the recipient of a 2014 Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, which recognizes institutions and individuals for distinguished accomplishments and exceptional talent in the arts and sciences. In September 2015, Adam Barruch was the choreographer-in-residence at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California as part of the 2015 DANCEworks Residency. Adam Barruch was an artist-in-residence at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in 2016-2017. He is currently working on a new physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Chelsea Bonosky grew up in Rochester, NY, studying under the mentorship of Timothy Draper, at The Draper Center for Dance Education. Upon graduating, she attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She was an apprentice with Stephen Petronio and has worked with Sidra Bell and Curt Haworth.
For over three and a half years, Chelsea performed on contract with London based company Punchdrunk, in their immersive production of Sleep No More. Chelsea has been creating, rehearsal assisting, performing, and working administratively with Adam Barruch since their initial meeting at Springboard Danse Montreal in 2009. In 2016 they formed, Anatomiae Occultii, where she acts as Associate Director. She assists Adam setting company commissions (including: Gibney Dance, River North Dance Chicago, The Limon Company, Ailey II, Ballet X, Keigwin + Company) as well as university creations (New Zealand School of Dance, Princeton University, The Boston Conservatory, The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program, Marymount Manhattan College). Together the pair has performed / held residencies at The 92Y: Buttenweiser Hall, Jacob’s Pillow: Inside/Out, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Yard at Martha’s Vineyard, Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, and in Tokyo, Japan. In 2012, their short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center. The duo were also featured in two dance music videos for Tokyo based musical act mishmash* They have been working with the blessing of Stephen Sondheim to create a dance theatre production, of Sweeney Todd, that is currently in residency.
Last year, Chelsea performed in and produced her first solo show, presented at The Agnes Varies Performing Arts Center in Manhattan. It was an evening of four solos she performed created in collaboration with Adam Barruch, Pavel Zustiak, Gabrielle Lamb, and Mary Carter. Chelsea is honored to be working with Margie Gillis, and The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation, performing and researching Conflict Transformation as part of The Legacy Project. She also works for Sarah Elgart/ Arrogant Elbow, in site- specific performances and films. Ghost Story ( features fashion by ISSEY MIYAKE USA, and produced by The Stephen Gassman Studios), and was screened at many film festivals including, The Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Fashion Festival. Chelsea will be performing in a site specific dance festival with Sarah in NYC this summer, and will travel with her to perform at Jacob’s Pillow as well. Chelsea is also a guest artist with Josh Beamish, MOVE: The Company.
In addition to her artistic endeavors, Chelsea is also a trained Pilates instructor and Reiki II certified, calling an attention to healthy functionality and emotional care of the body. She works as ambassador to The Free Body Project, working at the intersection of dance and social justice, and is a volunteer with ASTEP ( Artists Striving To End Poverty). Additionally, she is an active member and fundraiser for Dancers Responding to AIDS, dedicating her life to helping find a cure for the debilitating epidemic.