THE FOUNDING OF cullen+them - new website coming soon!
cullen+them, founded this year by Hannah Cullen, is an performing arts organization using movement and spoken word to encourage critical thinking and activism. The goal of this organization is to create impactful change through making work, fostering community around that work, and offering platforms for action. Hannah Cullen is also a founding member of Young Dance Collective (YDC).
YDC is a socially-conscious, collaborative, choreographic company for young artists devoted to artistic growth, creative development and community. Currently in its fifteenth year, YDC was founded in 2001 by then artistic director Kim Cullen and the first generation members. Hannah has been working with the second generation of YDC since it formed in 2012. As cullen+them sprung out of YDC and is built upon similar principles, it was a natural decision to have YDC become part of cullen+them representing the educational arm of this new organization while retaining it's identity as a profession performing group of young artists.