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 five 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.
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
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 and the San Francisco Tiny Dance Film Festival. He is also the Festival Coordinator with the San Francisco Transgender 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 hosts a monthly drag cabaret at Make Out Room and a more sporadically at The Rite Spot. Inspired by personal narrative and storytelling, Eric has collaboratively worked with groups of incarcerated men, senior adults, LGBTQ youth, and self-identified non-dancers on various performance projects. He was a 2016-17 Emerging Arts Professionals Fellow, was nominated for an 2016 Isadora Duncan Dance Award and was the recipient of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s 2017 CHIME Award. WWW.DETOURDANCE.COM
Ezra Unterseher (Program Manager) is a trans dancer and choreographer from the Pacific Northwest. Ezra’s work centers around context-creation, collaboration, and play as tools for crafting a better world. They’ve danced with West Edge Opera, Unruly Body Tanztheater, and Dog + Pony Dance. Their upcoming SAFEhouse performance, how to melt again, deals with somatic experiences of hesitation, reactivity, and choice. The show opens November 14 & 15. https://unterseher.art/
Den Legaspie (Graphic Designer) has been designing gorgeous materials for Fresh Meat Productions and Sean Dorsey Dance since 2006. email@example.com.