Passionately creative, multi-talented, and pursuing several creative outlets. By day he’s an award-winning designer named on 13 patents and counting. By night he’s a vaudeville performer of songs, jokes and magic tricks, and the organizer of a recurring events in CLE including SantaCon, The Urban Iditorod and entertainment producer for Bal Ingenuex
Danielle has over 25 wild years of theatre, dance and film experience. She also plays the banjolele, the saw, gypsy violin and tap dances wearing a giant frog head all in the vaudeville duo Pinch and Squeal. Danielle choreographs entertainers for Ingenuity fest, show producer for Bal Ingenuex ,has been acclaimed by John Waters and created the role of Fabienne in the first stage production of Pulp Fiction. Danielle has starred in Pickwick and Frolic's Burlesque musicals for 3 years running, taught burlesque, tap and Bob Fosse style jazz and his been a make up artist for horror legend Ed Neal, Tim Haaga, Ani Phyo and Kara Tsuboi. Once a prestigious belly dancer, she had worked with many Arab and Egyptian singers thoughout AZ, OH, MI and CA and won the acclaim of FiFi Abdou. A life time of musical theatre, her favorite roles have been in Cabaret, Gypsy and of course her weekend as Carol Channings wardrobe assistant at 16.
James Krouse brings an eclectic background of art, technology, and business to Ingenuity. Krouse spearheads the organization’s programming planning and implementation. He is responsible for overseeing Ingenuity’s curatorial process, creating partnerships with artists, business, and institutions, and overseeing the organization’s communication efforts.
Krouse is also an author, director, and playwright who has worked with technology companies as a new media consultant. After working in New York and London, Krouse returned to his hometown of Cleveland to complete a book project, explore new methods of communication, and concentrate on artistic and technological projects.
As a playwright, Mr. Krouse’s plays explore how audience’s relate to characters both in the theater and through other medium such as online social networks. His plays have been produced in New York, New Haven, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.
Mr. Krouse holds degrees from Ohio University and from the Yale School of Drama.
What kinds of things do you enjoy drawing most? (Portraits, cartoons, realistic still life, abstract, etc.)
My general answer I guess is things I can empathize with, humans, animals, monsters, robots, zombies, etc. I like looking at objects and landscapes, I love seeing other people draw them and kinda wish I drew them more but it’s hard to get to know a vase, car or a ray gun.