a Wagner Buscarino Project
We found each other simply by chance, and have discovered like many others, that this is the way some of the best art is found and created. What started off as an easy going collaboration has morphed into a vision for the way dance and photography approach each other.
As artists of different mediums, we are searching for a way to become one voice. The feeling of stillness, normally created in photos, disappears with the way we merge movement through the lens. We produce work that aims to communicate a story, and visceral environment. Dance and movement is not simply being captured, but continued by photography. We utilize and are inspired by each other, nature, history and our environments.
Hannah Wagner began her dance training at the Classical Ballet Academy of Ballet Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota. She then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography ini 2017. She also had the honor of performing alongside Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in their Kansas City performance of Memoria in 2014. While still working on her degree, Hannah joined Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company.
Upon graduating, Hannah relocated to New York City, where she joined Nimbus2 of Nimbus Dance Works. She was invited to perform at the Perpetuum Mobile International Festival in 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, where she choreographed and premiered a solo work entitled Am I…?.
She is currently a member of Caterina Rago Dance Company and The Dynamite Experience, both based in NYC.
Christina Buscarino began her education in the Arts at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, New York. Through the Buffalo Arts Studio, She broadened her training and strengthened her love of the arts, where she volunteered with the Jump Start Program and worked with curators for gallery openings. During this time, she began a concentration in studying the figure and movement in dance, which she has carried into freelancing today. In 2012 her mixed media piece, Synthesis, was shown in the annual Future Curators exhibition at the Albright-Knox in Buffalo, New York.
Christina then went on to further her studies in Fine Arts and Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2014 she relocated to New York City, going on to receive her Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising and Marketing Communications with a Minor in Art History at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Following graduation Christina completed short courses in Fashion Photography and Fashion Styling at Central Saint Martins, London, UK. While living in NYC Christina became involved in street style photography which led her to London Fashion week to shoot with Irish Tatler in 2018.
Further broadening her interests, Christina left her career in fashion to pursue companies aligning with her passions for sustainability. She worked as the Social Media Manager and Part Time Photographer for Package Free Shop until 2019, where she shifted focus towards working as a Freelance Photographer based in New York City, where she now specializes in Content Strategy for brands on social media and Performance Photography.