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Claudia Anata Hubiak (Founder and Artistic Director) is a choreographer, film maker and dance educator. Originally from Boulder, Co. she holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (2011). She studied at NYU on a full scholarship Dean’s Fellowship and was honored with the position of Graduate Student Assistant in Film for Dance.  While in New York she taught choreography and technique at NYU for the Future Dancers and Dance Makers program.

Claudia did her undergraduate studies in dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with honors. She was a co-founder of Vispo Dance, (2004-2009) and founded The Anata Project in 2011.

Claudia has been a Resident Artist of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Shawl Anderson and The California Historical Society. She was a 2018 recipient of the CHIME award with Margaret Jenkins for choreographic mentorship. Her work has been presented at Z Space, ODC, Dance Mission Theater, The West Wave Dance Festival, SPF7, 111 Minna Gallery, The Garage, Judson Memorial Church (NYC), NYU, DanceNow’s Joe’s Pub, The Atlas Theater, LaMama’s Ellen Stewart Theater, The Wave Rising Series, Danny Studios, and The Dairy Center For The Arts.

Claudia has been an educator for Lines Ballet and currently teaches choreography at the Ruth Asawa School Of The Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco. In 2014 she founded the Anata Wellness Outreach Program dedicated to bringing dance, meditation and somatic practices to schools throughout the Bay Area.

Katie Meyers is from Evanston, Illinois where she trained at Dance Center Evanston and was a company member of The Evanston Dance Ensemble. She moved to San Francisco in 2014 to train at The San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan. While at the conservatory she performed work by Ohad Naharin, Bobbi Jene Smith, Tom Weinberger, Alex Ketley, & Christian Burns. She has also had the great pleasure of performing in Israel, Germany, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Salt Lake City, Utah, Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angelos, California. Outside of The Anata Project, she currently dances with Alex Ketley’s The Foundry, Khala Brannigan’s Brannigan Dance Works, and Katie Florez’s Fullstop Dance. Katie is thrilled to be performing her first season with The Anata Project.

Mallory Markham grew up studying ballet in Jackson, Mississippi before obtaining her BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Oklahoma. During college, Ms. Markham danced with both the Oklahoma Festival Ballet as well as Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, which provided her the privilege of learning from great dancers and choreographers such as Violette Verdy, Dudley Williams, Frederic Franklin, Helen Simoneau, as well as many others. Mallory also had the opportunity to perform in George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15 as well as Merce Cunningham’s Inlets II. After graduation, she relocated to Columbus Ohio where she danced with contemporary ballet company, Columbus Dance Theatre, for one season before deciding to explore the West Coast. Since moving to the bay area in 2011, Mallory has danced for and collaborated with various local companies and choreographers including Kristin Damrow and Company, Blind Tiger Society, Inside Out Contemporary Ballet, Garrett + Moulton Productions, and is also a founding member of ka.nei.see|collective. This is Mallory’s second season with the Anata Project.

Jessica Egbert’s dance training spans two decades, culminating into her undergraduate studies at California State University, Long Beach as a BFA major in Dance. Upon her graduation in 2015, Jessica received the Most Outstanding Graduate Award for the College of the Arts, in addition to several accolades including the Betty DuPont, Richard and Joanna Baker, and COTA Scholarships. Jessica has received extensive training in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Improvisation, and Choreography and has performed in multiple venues in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Boulder, San Francisco, and New York City. In addition to performing with The Anata Project, Jessica has also worked with Mark Foehringer Dance Project | SF, Reach BC Dance Company, Slick Babble Dance Project, Gabriel Mata Movements, and Rebecca Bryant and Dancers, Andrew Vaca, Keith Johnson, Gerald Casel, and Rebecca Lemme. She was recently Guest Faculty at San Jose State University for the Fall 2018 semester, and was invited to teach at the ACDA West Region Conference this last February. Jessica currently teaches Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet in the South Bay and also works as a Production Assistant for Mark Foehringer Dance Project | San Francisco. This is Jessica’s third season performing with The Anata Project.

Emily Hansel, originally from Rochester, Minnesota, received her BFA in Dance from the University of South Florida in 2016. In college, she performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, Katie Faulkner, Maurice Causey, Bliss Kohlmyer, Carl Flink, Paula Nunez, and Andrew Carroll, among others. Since then, Emily has performed with several companies including The Anata Project, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Robert Moses’ Kin, Marika Brussel, Alma Esperanza Cunningham, Kristin Damrow Company, Brannigan Dance Works, and SOULSKIN Dance. Emily’s choreography has been presented at the Joe Goode Annex, CounterPulse, Little Boxes Theater, SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, LEVYsalon, and various venues in Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Atlanta.

Kaitlyn received her BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida before moving to San Francisco to study with the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance where she was also taught in the youth division.  Since then she has had the pleasure of working with many choreographers and companies in the Bay Area including Garrett+Moulton Productions, Project Agora, Holly Johnston, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, and Nol Simonse. She is also currently working with Amy Foley’s Bellwether Dance Project and RAWDance. This is her first season with The Anata Project.

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