Oscar De Leon
Oscar De Leon is a Mexican-American filmmaker based out of Fargo, ND. He often operates under his artist name, “Guero,” which roughly translates to “white boy”, a nickname he grew up with. De Leon has been working independently since the age of 18, eschewing film school to pursue his passions. He has since gone on to write, direct, and edit award-winning short films and documentaries.
As an artist, De Leon changes styles depending on the subject he’s working on. His portfolio includes a vast array of work ranging from personal music projects, podcasts, commercial writing, and screenplays.
In 2014, he and Kevin Ackley created Chamber Six Media, a media group doing both commercial and artistic work that serves as a form of expression for both artists. Together they have had success as independent filmmakers with their work being accepted into international film festivals.
Haylee Thompson is a dance enthusiast from Willmar, Minnesota. Haylee studied Dance Education at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. This experience inspired her to bring back her knowledge in teaching dance to all ages and abilities to the Fargo-Moorhead area.
As a leader, Haylee encourages people around her to pursue their passions and be exactly who they were created to be. Her positivity and authenticity inspires others to reach their highest potential. Her portfolio includes experience in non-profit organizations, program development, choreography, dance education, and more.
In 2010, Haylee had a vision of creating "Rethink Dance" which would "change the direction of dance in our world" and later become known to help "challenge people to discover their shared humanity." She believes that through movement and motivation we can increase quality of life across the globe. In 2018, she launched "Rethink Dance Film Festival." It was then that she realized how her vision was so much more than she could have imagined. She is excited to continue to share her love for the art of dance with the world and continue to provide a platform for artist to share their work.
David Triptow (he/him) is a NYC based Performing Artist, Teacher, Yogi, and Entrepreneur. He has performed and travelled all around The United States, Canada and Europe. David began Performing at Trollwood Performing Arts School in Fargo, ND and went to Millikin University, majoring in Music Education and minoring in Dance. Triptow is highly influenced by the Modern and Contemporary Dance Techniques, Spirituality and Philosophy, and the musical styles ranging from Joni Mitchell to The 1975, Ella Fitzgerald to Yola, Haydn to Olafur Arnalds; just to name a few. His brother, Jason Spencer, was influential to his Creative Spirit and Individuality at an early years. Triptow is the youngest of 7 children.