Choreographers

Each semester, in addition to workshops and masterclasses with visiting guest artists, the students are submerged in a creative process with a diverse range of established and emerging choreographers. We commission local Bay Area, national, and international artists to create original works on the students. Students are exposed not only to diverse styles of choreography, but to the myriad ways of working, creating, and collaborating. Past choreographers include:

Alex Ketley
Artistic Director of The Foundry | San Francisco, CA

Amanda Miller
Artistic Director of Pretty Ugly Dance Company | Birmingham, Alabama

Angela Dice Nguyen
Artistic Director of The MoveMessenger(s) | San Francisco, CA

Angelo Dello Iacono
Founder and Director of DNA Dialect | Vevey, Switzerland

Arturo Fernandez
Ballet Master Emeritus of LINES Ballet, Independent Choreographer | San Francisco, CA

Brett Conway
Formerly with LINES Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, Independent Choreographer | San Francisco, CA

Carmen Rozestraten
Founding Member of LINES Ballet, Independent Choreographer | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Christian Burns
Formerly with LINES Ballet, Artistic Director of burnsWORK | San Francisco, CA

David Harvey
Formerly with LINES Ballet, currently with The YC, Independent Choreographer | Seattle, WA

Dexandro Montalvo
Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Erik Wagner
Independent Choreographer | San Francisco, CA

Gioconda Barbuto
Independent Choreographer | Montréal, Canada

Gregory Dawson
Formerly with LINES Ballet, Artistic Director of dawsondancesf | San Francisco, CA

Iratxe Ansa
Formerly with Lyon Opera Ballet & Nederlands Dans Theater, Independent Choreographer | San Sebastien, Spain

Jenny Stulberg
Independent Choreographer | San Francisco, CA

Julia Stiefel
Independent Choreographer | San Francisco, CA

Kara Davis
Artistic Director of project agora | San Francisco, CA

Katie Faulkner
Artistic Director of little seismic dance company | San Francisco, CA

Kathleen Hermesdorf
Artistic Director of LA ALTERNATIVA | San Francisco, CA

Keelan Whitmore
Formerly with LINES Ballet, currently with Tanztheater Münster, Independent Choreographer | Münster, Germany

Kevin Iega Jeff
Artistic Director of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater | Chicago, IL

LeeWei Chao
Formerly with Joffrey Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet | San Francisco, CA

Liu-Yifeng
Formerly with LDTX, Independent Choreographer | Beijing, China

Maurya Kerr
Formerly with LINES Ballet, Artistic Director of tinypistol | San Francisco, CA

Monica Proença
Former Artistic Director of Lamondance | Vancouver, Canada

Nathan Trice
Artistic Director of nathantrice/Rituals | New York, NY

Raimondo Rebeck
Independent Choreographer | Berlin, Germany

Robert Moses
Artistic Director of Robert Moses’ Kin | San Francisco, CA

Robert Sher-Machherndl
Artistic Director of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet | Denver, CO

Sandrine Cassini
Formerly with Paris Opera Ballet, Independent Choreographer | San Francisco, CA

Shannon Gillen
Artistic Director of VIM VIGOR | New York, NY

Sidra Bell
Artistic Director of Sidra Bell Dance NY | New York, NY

Sunny Shen
Independent Choreographer | Bejing, China

Uri Sands
Artistic Director of TU Dance | Saint Paul, MN

Yannis Adoniou
Formerly with LINES Ballet, Artistic Director of KUNST-STOFF | Athens, Greece