Biz Hallett joins the New Ground Creative Team as Outreach Strategist bringing her edgy style, endless curiosity, and epic dance moves! You may recognize her as an on-again, off-again employee of Boomerang or maybe you remember the SHAKEtheROOM! dance and music performances at Headroom Stages that she produced and choreographed. Still doesn’t ring a bell?
Well… here is the lowdown.
West Philadelphia, born and raised… Just kidding. Biz is fresh, but she is not quite Fresh Prince of Bel Air fresh—a girl can dream. Biz moved to Vermont to attend Marlboro College in 2001 where her studies focused on narrative dance and cultural history, as well as art, neuroscience, literature, and creative writing. She has never felt so at home—with regard to place, people, and environment—as she does in Vermont. This being said, she loves to travel and will happily take an opportunity to step out of her comfort zone and exist elsewhere. Her choice to travel often satisfies her insatiable desire to learn and explore, while also igniting a renewed love and appreciation of home.
Biz was born shy and quiet, but eventually she developed into the eccentric and expressive individual she is today. Seriously though, she is a talker, but also an active listener. She is passionate about storytelling and loves to share stories wherever she goes. She believes the act of telling stories supports our sense of self and also builds connections and understanding between people.
Biz has been a dancer for 30 years and uses movement as a language when words fall short. She studied hula in Hawai’i while at Marlboro College—she was in awe of a culture that chose dance and song as the primary way to tell its history and express its identity. She had conversations with locals, Hawaiian Rights Activists, artists, and homeless individuals—each offering their unique perspective and desire to be heard. This exploration ignited a bigger purpose in Biz, to support individuals in telling their stories as a means of expression, connection,and transformation. Biz later received a Masters Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch University New England to further explore her interest in human behavior and psychology and how it all ties to the power of storytelling. Her conclusion:
Telling your story enacts change and growth. Everytime.
Basically, Biz is hungry for knowledge and thirsty to know and understand people. When not working at NGC, she can be found meditating, cooking, teaching dance, thinking up new creative ways to engage with her community, or watching the sunset from her home in Guilford. Her inherent marketing mind combined with her other skills forms a unique perspective that fits into the NGC brand for our clients and we are all excited about how this growth will support our clients and strengthen what we offer.
At New Ground Creative, we believe impactful branding and marketing starts with knowing who you are and what you offer—you are the only person in the world doing what you do the way you do it. As partners and collaborators, we greatly value building relationships with our clients and working with the stories they have to tell. Over the years, New Ground Creative has grown in its capabilities and clients and we aim to keep that momentum going in order to better support our clients in their continuing growth.
WOO HOO! Welcome, Biz!