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:

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

Angela Dice Nguyen
Artistic Director of The Move Messengers | San Francisco, CA

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

Carmen Rozestraten
Formerly with LINES Ballet, Independent Choreographer | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

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

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

Erik Wagner
Independent Choreographer | San Francisco, CA

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

Iratxe Ansa
Formerly with NDT, 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, Independent Choreographer | Muenster, 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 Proenca
Artistic Director of Lamondance | Vancouver, Canada

Nathan Trice
Artistic Director of nathan trice/Rituals | New York City, 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

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

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

Sunny Shen
Independent Choreographer | Bejing, China

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

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