The Roof is a collaborative project that brings together artists of multiple disciplines to create original works developed for film. Co-founded in 2016 by Jack Frerer and Liana Kleinman, The Roof premiered its first series of eight dance films featuring works by pairs of choreographers and composers in the summer of 2017.

Season 2, consisting of six short films featuring work by composers, choreographers and actors, will be released throughout the summer of 2018.



Jack Frerer


Jack Frerer is an Australian-American composer of music for concert, film and dance, as well as a producer and filmmaker based in Manhattan, currently pursuing a B.M. in Composition at The Juilliard School where he studies with John Corigliano. His work has been performed by a variety of ensembles around Australia, Europe, and the US, and has won awards including a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. As a filmmaker, Jack has created films for institutions including The Juilliard School and Quest Magazine, dancers Marcelo Gomes and Julie Kent, as well as music videos for bands and ensembles.



Liana Kleinman


Liana Kleinman is a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in 2018 with a concentration in Modern Dance and minors in Biology and Chemistry. Liana has performed works by Andrea Miller, Helder Seabra, Ronald K. Brown, and Michael Thomas, and participated in the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Collective Composition Lab 2017. In 2016, Liana was honored to work as the video documentation intern at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, filming works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, ARIAS Company, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.