Staff

 

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Sean Dorsey is an award-winning choreographer and dancer and the founder and Artistic Director of Fresh Meat Productions. Recognized as the U.S.’ first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has been named “San Francisco’s Best Dance Company” (SF Weekly) and was named one of the nation’s “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. He has been awarded four Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and the Goldie Award for Performance. Dorsey has been awarded major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Performance Network, Creative Work Fund, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston), Dance Place (Washington DC), The Theater Offensive (Boston), 7 Stages (Atlanta), Links Hall (Chicago), Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui), and Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles). Dorsey has collaborated with artists including Lana and Lilli Wachowski (Directors, The Matrix, Cloud Atlas), and Anohni (formerly Anthony and the Johnsons). For more info, visit the Artistic Director’s page.

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Shawna Virago (General Manager) is a transgender trickster celebrated for her striking lyric-based songs. Her music twists together folk, punk and trans-americana, offering raw observations about survival in a predatory world, queer love, sticking up for the underdog, and gender rebels. Virago has performed as an out transwoman since the early 1990’s. Her performances are celebrated for their compelling mix of original songs, storytelling and standup. Her music has been profiled in many publications, including Bitch, the Advocate and Curve magazines and on left-of-the-dial radio. Virago is also the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. Virago’s films have screened at over 30 film festivals throughout North America and Europe. Virago is a published writer and her work appears in Gender Outlaws: Next Generation and in the anthologies Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary and Take Me There. www.shawnavirago.com

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Eric Garcia (Production Coordinator) is a choreographer, performer, filmmaker, teacher, and activist whose feet are deeply rooted in the Bay Area.  He is the Co-Artistic Director of detour dance, a devised performance company, and the San Francisco Tiny Dance Film Festival. He has previously served as a Development Associate for Quinn Associates, and has held administrative/production positions for organizations such as Dancers’ Group, Z Space, Institute on Aging, and CounterPULSE.  Eric has performed works by Katie Faulkner, Sean Dorsey, Amie Dowling, Lisa Townsend Company, 13th Floor Dance Theater, Sharp & Fine, FACT/SF, Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Palanza Dance, The Anata Project, LEVYdance, and Project Thrust. He is a 2016-17 Emerging Arts Professionals Fellow and is the recipient of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s 2017 CHIME Award.  WWW.DETOURDANCE.COM


Den Legaspie (Graphic Designer) has been designing gorgeous materials for Fresh Meat Productions and Sean Dorsey Dance since 2006. dendesign@gmail.com.