hers and hers COFOUNDERS
Dancer, Sister/Daughter, Reader/Devourer—Forever learning, Queer, Cis-gender female. Raised in San Diego (love you mum, love you dad!). Works at a digital marketing agency (Minty Fresh Digital). Passionate about sexuality, gender, and intimacy and finding how these topics intersect, for me/for the larger picture.
Performer, 35mm film photographer, Chinese daughter / learner / linguist, [detour dance] company artist, QTPoC ally/advocate, barista at her neighborhood cafe, George + Lennie. Graduate of the Performing Arts & Social Justice Dance Program at USF. Melissa is here to invest(igate) in the intersections of dance, performance, identities, place, body, power, privilege, personal, political—in as many ways as possible. Looking to unpack bigger ideas and rearrange them in space. fighting and loving the her that is her.
hers and hers DANCERS
Berklee Donavan is a Southern California native, but a scarf-wearing San Francisco transplant since 2011. Self-identified coffee addict, overly organized almost to a fault, and lover of movement / all things felt with passion; particularly the unexpected moments that happen between dancers, lovers, and strangers. She stress-bakes chocolate chip cookies and frequently forces others to join her in eating them. Studying sociology and criminal justice prepared Berklee for working in the prisoner reentry field, where she looks for answers to issues regarding the ever-growing prison population with the belief that we need to work on humanizing more often. Art and dance make her world go round.
Sydney Lozier is a dancer/artist who moved to San Francisco in 2012, joining the Performing Arts and Social Justice major at USF. Her training ranges from musical theater jazz and tap to modern. She has worked under choreographers Jenny McAllister, Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene, Eli Nelson, and Scott Wells. Sydney is grateful for the support and love provided by hers and hers – it means everything.
Alexandra Maricich studied at Cornish College of the Arts, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, ImPlusTanz: Vienna International Dance Festival, and has attended several Gaga intensives around the world. Currently, she is living in Oakland, CA seeking sight specific and social choreographic experiences as well as working with Skywatchers in San Francisco as a Community Artist Facilitator in the Tenderloin. Alexandra’s artistic work encompasses mess, sexuality, cloying and nasty, learning by doing and the vitality of sensorium contextual feedback. She has the pleasure of working with hers & hers, Maligrad Contemporary Dance Company and sound artist, Ryan P. Jobes, in the Bay Area. Maricich loves teaching creative movement to youth and is interested in women’s health through the lens of dance. [Photo by Joseph Lambert “Right of Blade,” Collaboration with Mariah Martens.]
Tiffany Tonel. Dancer. Empath. Lover. Raised in Fresno, CA. I now calls San Francisco, CA home. How we love ourselves and others is constantly on my mind. I’m passionate about youth development and love to teach kids dance. Dancehall and house music makes me move.
Sienna Williams. A Washingtonian who came to the city to make things 5 years ago, she now holds a degree in Honors Psychology from USF where she also studied Theater, Dance & Gerontology (study of aging). But now, she enjoys working with persons belonging to the other end of the age spectrum as an SFArtsED Dance & Physical Theatre teacher for 3rd graders. Somewhere in the middle, she became Assistant Stage Manager for theater company, Mugwumpin during their run of Blockbuster Season. The Dance Generators are her home base and probably always will be. She believes creative expression is an essential part of mental health, so she feels fortunate to be a small part of hers & hers at this moment in her post-grad life when all she wants to do is make things like she always planned to.