Rosana Barragán questions and explores new approaches to the body in art practice. Her artistic interests move her along the territory of the socially conscious body through somatic movement exploration. She earned her Master's Degree in Dance from the Laban Centre/City University in London. She is also certified in yoga, participatory arts and as a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator.
Linda Baumgardner holds an MFA in Theatre Design and Production with a double emphasis in Stage Management and Production Management from California Institute of the Arts. As a professional artist she immersed herself in the arena of dance, working as a lighting designer, stage manager, and production manager in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Richmond, Virginia. lindabaum.com
CatherineMarie Davalos is a Chicana choreographer and makes dances that question heteronormativity, usinga a feminist, Latina and Chicana perpective. She is interested in integration, collaboration, and cooperation. She is the Artistic Director of Davalos Dance Company and a guest choreographer for the Latin Ballet of Virginia. She has an MFA in Dance from CSU Long Beach.
Dana Lawton is a founding member of Janice Garret & Dancers. Her work has been performed in San Francisco, New York, and Dallas. Her yoga practice informs her dancing and she approaches the dancing body as sacred. This practice is reflected in her multigenerational dance company, Dana Lawton Dances. She holds an MFA in Choreography from Mills College.
Rogelio Lopez is a multifaceted dance artist creating choreography, scenography, lighting, and costume design for the world of dance. His choreography has been presented at various campuses across the country as wll as the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center. Lopez has also received awards for his dancing and scenic design. He has an MFA in Dance from CSU Long Beach.
Elizebeth Randall is a passionate and endlessly curious teaching artist who believes in dance education as a collaborative experience of growth, joy, and transformation. She earned her MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied on full scholarship. in 2013, she co-founded Stranger Lover Dreamer, a modern dance company.
Jia Wu is an international artist with an MFA in Choreography from UCLA. As a choreographer, performer, and dance filmmaker, her daring kinetics and provacative works apply Asian dance vocabularies and aesthetics to the exploration of modern issues such as globalization, feminism, and multiculturalism. She has earned numerous honors for her choreography and dance films.