- Wednesday & Friday 8:00-9:00 AM at Yali's Cafe (1920 Oxford St)
Stephanie Sherman is a choreographer, dancer, bilingual poet and Doctoral Candidate in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation research focuses on Mexico City as a site of trauma and resistance, and looks at how different artists and activists, from Frida Kahlo, to the Grupos of the 1970s, to Danza Callejera choreographers of the 1980s, to Posmesalto protesters of 2013, find social and embodied movement through the traumatic constraints of political and architectural space of the city. She received her MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2009, and her BA in Hispanic Studies, along with Phi Beta Kappa, from Vassar College in 2001. She received a Fulbright to choreograph dance-theater at the Universidad Central de Ecuador in Quito in 2005, and has received major grants for her work, such as the National Performance Network’s Red Latinoamericano de Artes residency with Humanizarte Cultural Foundation in Quito in 2009. She was a core company member of Boston’s renowned Prometheus Dance Company for three years, and has taught master classes at major companies and institutions across the world, such as Ecuador’s National Ballet Company (El Ballet Ecuatoriano de Cámara). In 2007, she published her first book of poetry Alucinando en Quito, with Editorial Carishina in Ecuador.