Alumni Conversations

Alumni, Arts, Community, Events, Visual Arts

NWS Presents Spring Alumni Conversations

Aaron Loux ’05

Rose Nestler ’01

Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn ’98


Alumni Conversations: A Visual and Performing Arts Discussion on April 18

Please join us for an engaging discussion about art, creativity, and becoming an artist with three exceptional NWS alumni artists. Our speakers include:

  • Aaron Loux ’05, company dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Rose Nestler ’01, visual/sculpture artist
  • Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn ’98, LED lighting sculpture/composition artist

Monday, April 18 (PDT) via Zoom

Email Svetlana Turetskaya for the link

Meet our Alumni Speakers        

Aaron Loux '05

Aaron Loux is a Seattle-born, New York City-based dance artist and educator. He holds a BFA from The Juilliard School, is a certified yoga teacher, and leads ballet, modern dance, and yoga classes for adults from diverse backgrounds - from beginners to professional dancers, to persons living with Parkinson's disease. Aaron has been a company member of the renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) since 2010, where he has performed in over forty works by Morris and served as assistant to the choreographer from 2017-2019. He has also performed with Christopher Williams, Charlotte Bydwell, Arc Dance Company, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. At MMDG, Aaron has been on the faculty of the Adult Open Program since 2021 and teaches for pre-professional intensives and Dance for Parkinson's program. He also teaches at the Dance Center and leads company class for MMDG and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Aaron will be in Seattle performing with Mark Morris Dance Group on April 21-23 at Meany Center for the Performing Arts.

Rose Nestler '01

Rose Nestler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College. Rose has exhibited in the United States and internationally, including exhibitions at Public Gallery, London, UK; König Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Projet Pangée, Montreal, QC, Canada; BRIC, Brooklyn, NY; Hesse Flatow, and Perrotin, New York, NY. She was curated into a two-person show at Spring/Break in 2019 and was a Lighthouse Works Fellow in 2018. Rose will be an artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans later this year.

Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn '98

Born in Seattle, Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. He co-founded Studio 1Thousand in 2011 which brings life to spaces through artistic and innovative LED lighting sculpture. The elegant, yet highly-technical compositions transform architectural indoor spaces with a quiet rigor, bringing wonder and delight to all. Kenzan has been honored for design excellence through numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions. His work has been published in Architectural Lighting, CODA, Architect, and Interior Design magazines, and recognized for design excellence by the International Association of Lighting Designers, Architizer A+ Awards, CODA Awards, and SARA National Design Awards.