Sarah Bush Dance Project is honored to work with such talented dancers, musicians, designers, theater technicians from the Bay Area arts community (and beyond!)
Un-Changing Nature Artists Bios
In addition to her work with SBDP, Artistic Director Sarah Bush is a member of Krissy Keefer’s revolutionary Dance Brigade. She has danced with hip hop company New Style Motherlode and been a guest performer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Sarah Bush’s devised dance-theater work has been commissioned by The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, Axis Dance Company, Mona Khan Company, and Destiny Arts Center. Her work has been presented by A.C.T., Z Space, and at the Wilsey Center for Opera. Sarah is the recipient of the 2019 Della Davidson Prize, a Dance Europe Critic’s Choice selection, and awards from Curve Magazine and Bay Area Dance Watch.
Lydia Clinton, a Bay Area native, went to Point Park University receiving a BA in Dance (Modern). During college, she attended the American Dance Festival on scholarship and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance’s summer program. Since returning home, she has worked with AXIS Dance Company, Cat Call Choir, Capacitor, Lauren Simpson Dance, PUSH Dance Company, and Zaccho Dance Theatre.
Julianna Cressman is an SF native who returned to the Bay after graduating from UC Irvine’s dance program under the mentorship of Dr. S. Ama Wray. Cressman joined Alayo Dance Company in 2018, and is an originating cast member of Paul Flores’ 2019 premiere of We Have Ire at YBCA.
KJ Dahlaw is a queer dance artist, teacher and choreographer. KJ graduated with their MFA in Dance from Saint Mary’s College of CA in 2018 and a BFA in Dance from Northern Illinois University in 2003. KJ has worked with Elements Contemporary Ballet, Mordine & Co Dance Theater, Rosie Trump and Kristin Heavey; and recently choreographed West Edge Opera’s Orfeo & Euridice. Currently KJ dances with PatelDanceWorks and Sarah Bush Dance Project while starting their own project Unruly Body Tanztheater.
Frances Teves Sedayao is a multi-disciplinary dance artist who has performed and toured with wonderful Bay Area notables over the past 20 years. She does collaborative and independent dance works both locally and internationally; is an alumna of Alvin Ailey American Dance School, NY and CSU East Bay where she currently teaches. Frances was a Serpent Source grant recipient, Featured Dance Artist for SF APAture, and Dance Resident of Art OMI International in NY. She currently works with Bandelion Dancetheater, Alleluia Panis’ Kularts, Anne Bluethenthal and Sarah Bush Dance Project. Her current work, ‘I Am But a Mighty Bird’ premiered in SF in 2017, was revamped in 2018 for the SF National Queer Arts Festival, and was presented in 2019 FROLIC, Shawl-Anderson’s first annual Queering Dance Festival in September.
Julie Wolf is a music producer, composer, multi instrumentalist, sound designer, music director and teacher. She has appeared on stages around the world and on numerous critically acclaimed recordings. She has collaborated with Carly Simon, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Maceo Parker, Toshi Reagon, Bruce Cockburn, Eliza Gilyson, Allison Miller, Wayne Horvitz and Sia, among many others. Julie has music directed with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse and was honored with a 2015 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Direction for her work in the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre production of Girlfriend, a musical written by Todd Almond, directed by Les Waters, featuring the music of Matthew Sweet. Her original music for the 2009 documentary Sweet Crude was nominated for Best Original Score at the Maverick Movie Awards and received special mention in Variety.
Well known San Francisco Bay Area photographer, Irene Young, states, “The key to photographing people is to do so with a wide-open aperture of the heart, with no judgment, and with a true belief that everyone is beautiful.” Young’s photographs have appeared worldwide in publications too numerous to mention, including Us Magazine, Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, People Magazine, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, and The Utne Reader. Her clients include Warner Brothers, Columbia, Motown, Windham Hill, Narada, Virgin, Rounder, Harper Collins, Fawcett, Doubleday, and Henry Holt & Company Publishers. In addition to her vast catalog of musicians in Women’s Music, Folk, Jazz , New Age, Bluegrass and Roots music, her subjects have included well known people such as Sonia Braga, Rosario Dawson, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Laura Nyro, Judy Collins, Will Ackerman, Al Jarreau, Mary Black, The Roches, etc. Her current projects are her forthcoming book, and her video Cooking Series, Lez Cook.
Karen “KC” Cohen is a Bay Area lighting designer and electrician. She was a collaborator on SBDP’s Rocked By Women. KC was the lighting designer at The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, and has designed lights for various other Women’s Music Festivals around the country, as well as for Olivia Travel and the Montclair Women’s Club. KC is excited to collaborate with all the other amazing artists working on this production.