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Claudia Anata Hubiak (Founder and Artistic Director) is a choreographer and film maker based in San Francisco. 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, Claudia had the privilege of performing the works of Trisha Brown, Gus Solomons Jr, Patricia Hoffbauer and Kay Cummings. In 2011 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 has performed professionally as a member of ABD Productions (04-06) andDance Ceres (04-09)

Claudia was a co-founder of Vispo Dance, (2004-2009) and founded The Anata Project in 2011. Anata was the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Spring Artist in Residence in 2015, and a Shawl Anderson and California Historical Society Resident Artist in 2016. Claudia currently teaches choreography at the Ruth Asawa School Of The Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco and has recently founded the Anata Wellness Outreach Program dedicated to bringing dance, meditation and somatic practices to schools throughout the Bay Area. 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, (Boulder, Co).

 

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 performed in multiple venues in Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. She currently dances for Reach BC Dance Company, and Slick Babble Dance Project and has performed as a guest artist for Gabriel Mata Movements, and Rebecca Bryant and Dancers. She has additionally worked with Andrew Vaca, Keith Johnson, Gerald Casel, and Rebecca Lemme.  Jessica currently teaches Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Tap in the South Bay and also works as a Production Assistant for Mark Foehringer Dance Project | San Francisco. This is Jessica’s second season performing with The Anata Project. 

Emily Hansel, from Rochester, Minnesota, received her BFA in Dance from the University of South Florida in 2016. She has performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Alonzo King, Robert Moses, Brenda Way, Katie Faulkner, Carl Flink, Bliss Kohlmyer, Maurice Causey, Paula Nunez, and Andrew Carroll, among others. Emily is an active choreographer and her work has been presented at various venues in Tampa, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Paris (Fr.), and San Francisco. She joined The Anata Project in 2017 and also currently dances with SOULSKIN Dance Company.

 

 

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