PJ Roduta is a Pittsburgh-based percussionist whose work has centered around compelling dancers to dance since 2005. PJ earned a B.A. in music from Bennington College, completed a 4 month study abroad in percussion at the University of Ghana, and is currently pursuing his masters degree in teaching. Since 2007 PJ has been resident musician at The Space Upstairs, performed in 12 Pittsburgh-based music ensembles locally and overseas and scored 14 dance/film productions. In 2017 PJ was appointed full-time accompanist for Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts and completed the Mark Morris accompanist training program in Brooklyn. In 2020 PJ will tour to China with his band Kinetic and begin an apprenticeship with the ritual groove composer Nik Baertsch in Switzerland.