The Directors

Headshot Explr TDANIEL COSSETTE, Co-founder Infusion Theatre, is a graduate of Mimeistry International, trained in the Marceau-style of French mime by Masters Todd and Marilyn Farley.  He toured with Mimeistry 2000-2002, teaching and performing, before founding Ambassador Arts, encompassing mime, dance, storytelling, ventriloquism, and fire spinning, premiering the shows Say it Loud! and Christmivest.  After that Dan was invited to work with Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston TX, where he danced and taught as a company member and tour director from 2009-2013. Dan has performed in prelude to Dance Houston, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 50th Anniversary Tour, Mark Morris Dance Company, and made guest appearances with First Night (Hartford, Westfield), Project Dance (New York, London, Houston), and the Eastern States Exposition. His teaching credits include teaching mime, dance, and theatrical combat/fencing for the Springs Dance Company, Houston Ballet Outreach Program, the Alley Theatre, Society for Performing Arts, Alvin Ailey Outreach Program, New Britain High School, and Dance du Coeur, Sugarland, TX. He now lives in Cambridge, England, with his wife Melanie, and dances part time with Springs Dance Company and E33 Dance Company in London.mel STAIRS1

MELANIE COSSETTE, Co-founder Infusion Theatre, is also a graduate of Mimeistry International, mentored by Todd Farley and touring with Mimeistry from 2002-2005, where she performed and designed sets for the Roar Tour in 2003. She joined Ambassador Arts and toured as a mime from 2003-2006. She co-directed Weltenwechsel, Berlin, Germany, incorporating mime, dance, music and acting. In Cambridge, England she has worked as an independent artist. Her choreography has been showcased at Queen’s College Cambridge and the Cambridge University Science Festival. She has also appeared as a guest artist for Project Dance London, the Creative Cabaret Cambridge, and led the mime tour M Imagination. She has had the privilege of working with choreographer Randall Flinn, Ad Deum Dance Company, on theSound of Silence, for various festivals and events. Collaborating with Innovo Physical Theatre, she has taught mime and dance workshops in Paris for 10 years; she continues to teach mime for schools in and around Cambridge and serves a faculty for the Switzerland Summer Dance and Physical Theatre Intensive with Ad Deum Dance Company/JMEM Wiler.


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