Adam Baranello is a multi- media artist who has been making music and art professionally since 2005 under his own label, AJB Productions which has produced 8 albums, 1 Art Film and 4 Feature Films. His film “Exit” was an official selection is 3 festivals in 2016 and was screened in NYC at the International Film Festival of Manhattan. His film, Beautifully Strange was also selected to 4 festivals and was nominated for Best Feature Film at the International Film Festival of Manhattan. “The Weird Ones”, his 3rd feature film, was premiered at the Southampton Movie Theater in Southampton, NY in June of 2018 and has been accepted into many festivals thus far as well was screened at the 2018 Miami Art Week during Art Basel and Wynwood Art Walk. “Odd” was an official selection at the IFFM in 2019 and culminates his art film trilogy in addition to being the 4th feature film.
Through the Polaris Art Gallery, his artwork has been shown at the Park Ave Armory, the Wallace show and the Manhattan Vintage show and most recently had his first solo show on Main Street Southampton, NY.
All of this music has a live component with choreography, by the A&G Dance Company, which is performed preferably in alternative spaces where he can also display his art. He curates an annual AJB Art Show which incorporates all things AJB: Music, Movement & Art.
Adam also co-owns the A&G Dance Company with his wife Gail Baranello.
The brand of AJB has spread worldwide reaching fans in over 30 countries, but he thrives on his own community’s support. He is looking forward to many more years of creating and giving back by teaching in his community..
Gail Baranello is a teaching artist, choreographer and performer. She has trained in many styles of dance since she was 3. In high school, she traveled the east coast on a competition team winning high score medals in jazz, tap and contemporary. While studying Early Childhood ed and working toward her AA degree in Early Childhood and Psychology, she continued her dance education, training and performing in NY at Elite and Variations Dance school. Gail then transferred to SUNY Stony Brook and received her BA. There, she studied Psychology and Dance and was also a student teacher for her dance professor and belonged to the universities internationally traveling dance company. In college is also where she traveled a lot and implemented yoga as a daily practice. Gail then started her masters degree in dance therapy, but soon dropped out to start the A&G Dance Company with her now husband, Adam Baranello.
Her company repertoire since 2005 includes choreographing and performing for AJB Productions’s 8 full length stage shows, 4 full length feature films, 1 short film and many smaller video and stage projects which brought her all around the country and mainly NYC. Her acting, dancing and choreography were highlighted as many of the films were official selections in International/National Film Festivals and won awards such as “Best Film”.
In addition to teaching in schools and community outreach, she has most recently developed a movement workshop for children with disabilities working in inclusion and self contained settings. She has worked with private clients, The Springs school, AHRC, Flying Point for Autism and LUV Michael. She also created a movement workshop series called “Moving Through…” to help people become more self aware while dealing with various levels of trauma and other issues and held workshops at Stony Brook Southampton hospital, The Dunes rehabilitation center and Artful HomeCare.
Gail believes she has a lot to offer her community through all of her experiences. Her mission is to lead people to use the arts as a tool of self expression rather than molding themselves into a box of what others expect art or dance to be.