In 2009, I established Bullettrun, a multimedia, collaborative parkour company. As its' artistic director, I produce, direct and choreograph parkour shows and videos. I am currently expanding Bullettrun's programing in collaboration with Emmanuel García (Bullettrun's Community Outreach Coordinator/Consulting Psychologist), St. John's University, PSA-1 Explorer's Club, NYC Partnership for Parks and Citizens Committee.
Bullettrun offers a comprehensive, community-based creative movement/parkour program: presenting parkour performances/demonstrations, meets (otherwise known as jams), competitions and classes for elementary aged children to adults. Bullettrun believes that the discipline of parkour is not just a form of self expression; it is a means to build self esteem and encourage young men and women to become leaders in communities lacking social, educational and economic resources.
Bullettrun has performed and videos, photographs of the company have been presented at many diverse places such as La MaMa Theater, NY City Center, McCarren Park, Lincoln Center: Roy Furman Gallery and Bushwick Open Studios. We have also appeared on Spike TV, auditioned for Americas Got Talent, Jay Gems music video and performed as a Flash Mob on behalf of EMI Records. Most recently, the clothing line, Rag & Bone, cast 5 of our members to star in their Spring 2016 national multimedia ad campaign. Members of Bullettrun have taught in NY public and private schools, parks and gyms and are certified instructors.
Born in Grenada, Shane "Sage" Samuel immigrated with his family to the United States in 2001. Growing up in East NY, Shane began to practice parkour and established Team Impulse in 2008. Together, Sage and his team served as community leaders and fitness role models for men, women and children who lived around Lincoln Terrace Park. In 2015, Sage joined Bullettrun and was cast as the lead model and action star in Rag & Bone's 2016 Spring fashion film. Pleased with his unique talents and charm, Rag & Bone cast him in their 2017 and 2018 fashion films and exhibits. He has also performed with Bullettrun for clients such as Intel and Empire State Winter Games. Besides working as a model and performer, Shane teaches parkour as a certified instructor. Since 2016, Shane has also helped developed Bullettrun's parkour youth program known as WildRun. He is fond of saying, "parkour is life" and truly believes this; since such a discipline has served as a way to not only improve his life, but those of his friends and family around him.