HPI's faculty members are working artists and master teachers. Among them are artistic directors from Headlong Dance Theater, as well as other leaders in Philadelphia's vibrant and internationally-known dance, theater, and physical theater community.
Amy Smith, David Brick, and Andrew Simonet co-founders of Headlong Dance Theater.
Recent project: This Town Is a Mystery (2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe)
Citizen bodies. Stepping into the homes of four local Philadelphia families. There are no professional performers. The dance works are performed by the residents in their own living rooms.
Recent project: Co-wrote and performed Dave & Aaron Go to Work (1812 Productions)
Slapstick, puppetry, and magic are just a taste of this original work with nods to Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton.
Recent project: Directed Bang (2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe)
Comedic-clow-theater spectacular performed and co-created with Philadelphia's own Lee Etzold, Charlotte Ford, and Sarah Sanford.
Recent project: Directed Listen to Me (Bryn Mawr College)
Fifteen performers travel through the world of a Gertrude Stein work.