SEAN DORSEY is a San Francisco-based choreographer and dancer. Celebrated as the nation’s first out transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has won audiences from Los Angeles to New York with his powerful dances that provide a window into transgender and queer experience. Dorsey has been awarded five Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, the Goldie Award for Performance and was named “San Francisco’s Best Dance/Performance Company” by the SF Weekly. Dorsey has been named in Dance Magazine’s top “25 to Watch.” Dorsey is also the founder and Artistic Director of Fresh Meat Productions, the nation’s first transgender arts nonprofit creating, presenting and touring year-round transgender arts programs. Read more…
BRIAN FISHER has performed on Broadway, off Broadway and on national tours. He has danced in works by Alvin Ailey, Kurt Joos, Igal Perry, Sonya Delwaide, Mark Franco, Lar Lubovitch, Doug Varone, Amy Siewert and Robert Moses. He has worked with ODC/San Francisco, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, the San Francisco Opera, Rosalind Newman and Dancers, Peninsula Ballet Theater, Berkeley Ballet Theater, Western Ballet and Diablo Ballet. He earned an Isadora Duncan Award. Brian teaches at San Francisco Ballet, ODC/San Francisco and the Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts. This is Brian’s eleventh season with Sean Dorsey Dance.
NOL SIMONSE grew up in Washington, D.C., and trained at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He moved to San Francisco in 1997, and is a founding member of Kunst-Stoff, Janice Garrett and Dancers, Garrett+Moulton Productions, and Sean Dorsey Dance. Nol has strong collaborative friendships with Sue Roginski, Eric Kupers, Stephen Pelton, Kara Davis, and Christy Funsch. Nol and Christy are co-directing a performance which will premiere at Dance Mission Theater in the fall of 2018. This is Nol’s tenth season with Sean Dorsey Dance.
ARVEJON JONES (Ar-Vé-yon) is a Bay Area freelance artist. He has performed works by Sean Dorsey, Robert Moses, Kat Roman, Brenda Way, KT Nelson, Diane Arvanites, DarVejon Jones, among others. ArVejon teaches Zumba at the Federal Court House, AfroContemporary at LINES/ SF Dance Center, and Modern Jazz at HEAT Dance Line. He is also a lecturer of Jazz and Modern Dance at San Francisco State University, his alma mater. He is excited to be performing in his 6th season with Sean Dorsey Dance.
WILL WOODWARD: Originally from Hawai’i, Will began formal dance training under the direction of Kelly Roth at the College of Southern Nevada. After a five-year hiatus, he began dancing again in Monterey, CA with Deanna Ross, Jackie Adams, and the Monterey Dance Collective. In 2012 he moved to San Francisco, and has since performed with Blue Scorpion Dance Theatre, Palanza Dance, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Tim Rubel Human Shakes, James Graham Dance Theatre, Printz Dance Project, and San Francisco’s premiere burlesque group: Baloney. This is his third season with Sean Dorsey Dance.