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Claire Fisher

Claire Fisher (Performer/Collaborator) grew up in Tracy, California. She received training from Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Northwest Dance Project. Claire has had the opportunity to work with Sidra Bell, Kara Davis, Gregory Dawson, Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, Alice Klock, and Uri Sands. Residing in San Francisco, Claire is currently a freelance dancer and has performed with Brannigan Dance Works,, TWObigsteps, The MoveMessenger(s), and Fullstop Dance.

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Cora Cliburn

Cora Cliburn (Performer/Collaborator) is from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she studied and performed with Moving People Dance and received a 2013 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Cora has trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Modas Dance, and the LINES Ballet Training Program (2014-15). She has worked for Austin-based Arcos Dance and is currently performing in San Francisco with Post:Ballet and Robert Moses’ KIN. She was chosen by DANCE Magazine as one of “25 to Watch” in 2016, and graduated with honors from Stanford University in June 2019, pursuing academic interests in anthropology, East Asian studies and dance. 

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Juliann Witt

Juliann Witt (Performer/Collaborator)was born in Marin and began dancing at the age of three. She honed her craft at the California Academy of Performing Arts and attended summer programs with American Ballet Theatre and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Juliann received her BFA from SUNY Purchase and performed briefly in NYC post graduation.  Since returning to the Bay Area she has had the pleasure of dancing with Dance Theatre of San Francisco, Sarah Bush, Nol Simonse,  Dexandro “D” Montalvo, Robert Moses’ Kin, Concept o4, and the San Francisco Symphony.

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Alexis Staley

Alexis Staley (Performer/Collaborator) is a graduate of Baltimore School for the Arts.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University in 2014. She apprenticed with River North Dance Chicago in 2014-15, and joined TU Dance (St. Paul, MN) in 2015.  She has performed works by choreographers including Uri Sands, Gioconda Barbuto, Kyle Abraham, Ronald K. Brown, Alvin Ailey, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.