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, wit and unique ability to combine dance, theater and film into breathtaking productions.
The company has toured to stages around the world; developed 16 award winning films; 33 original shows; 3 operas; and has choreographed 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, layers of experience, and the application of their talents on stage and screen for the past quarter century. 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 world view and its Northwest roots.
BodyVox has actively collaborated with multiple arts organizations in Portland and beyond, including Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, TedX Portland, Oregon Ballet Theater, Portland Art Museum, Third Angle, Portland Center Stage, and others. Partnering with Chamber Music Northwest, the company has created productions with Akropolis Reed Quintet, Imani Winds, Edgar Meyer, David Shifrin, and others.
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, Unleased, and Deere John - won the prestigious American Choreography Award for Outstanding Achievement in Short film in 2002.