Our DANCE YOUR STORY workshops are led by Sean Dorsey, with Sean Dorsey Dance company dancers. These workshops combine movement, writing and self-expression exercises to give participants supportive space to express.
DANCE YOUR STORY workshops are designed to be supportive of transgender, trans, non-binary, gender-nonconforming and LGBTQ bodies and creative expression.
Sean Dorsey is a transgender dancer, choreographer and activist and is celebrated as the US’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer. Dorsey has danced professionally, created dance-theater and advocated for trans equity in Dance for over 20 years.
To inquire about bringing Sean Dorsey Dance’s classes and workshops to your community, contact General Manager Shawna Virago at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have experienced first-hand the fact that most dance spaces are neither safe nor welcoming of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Lots of things act as barriers to keep our bodies and creative expression out of dance spaces: gendered restrooms and changing rooms, lack of trans leadership and teachers, binary-gendered movement and choreography, spaces that are not wheelchair accessible, classes that are not open to mixed abilities, size- and fat-phobia, gendered language used by teachers, studios that ask for ID with class check-in, gendered choreography taught in classes and much more.
We celebrate transgender, trans, non-binary and gender-nonconforming bodies, voices and creative expression as beautiful, powerful and important. We declare our bodies to be wise, capable and resilient. We have endured shaming, violence, exclusion, censorship and other barriers to our participation and leadership.
We need and deserve role models. We need and deserve supportive space to move and create.