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Dancers Cora and Alivia crouched onstage, both wearing white. Alivias hands cup Cora's chin gently.




Crystaldawn Bell is from Somis, California and graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Dance, Composition, and Performance. She has danced with Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, ODC, Labayen Dance/SF, Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers, Stranger Lover Dreamer, ahdanco, Paufve Dance, Todd Eckert, and Post:ballet. Crystaldawn joined RMK in 2010.

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Vincent Chavez hails from Albuquerque, NM. He trained at LINES Ballet Training Program, Ballet Hispanico, Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre Southwest. He has danced with Nevada Ballet Theatre, Oakland Ballet Company, ZiRu Dance, Zikr Dance Ensemble, New Mexico Ballet Company, as well as, National and International touring as an independent Creative. Vincent joined RMK in 2012.

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Iva Dixson originates from San Francisco, CA. She trained at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of The Arts with Elvia Marta and Andrea Hinman, as well as the Rome International Dance Academy, directed by Andrea Palombi and Sara Lourenco. Iva has danced with Vangelis Dance Company. She joined RMK in 2023.



Jenelle Gaerlan is a multi-disciplined movement artist hailing from Portland, OR. They trained with Tracey Durbin (Luigi’s apprentice) as well as BodyVox's Junior Artist Generator (JAG) program. Jenelle has danced for BodyVox Dance Company under Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, DarVejon Jones Dance Ensemble, Nike Inc., SOULSKIN Dance, CandyBomber Productions at Stanford LIVE, and Concept o4. Along with her concert dance experiences, Jenelle proudly represents Assassins Crew, an international hip-hop collective dedicated to shedding light on community, loyalty and solidarity. Jenelle joined RMK in 2021.

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Zaria Jackson, native to Hoover, Alabama, started their Classical Ballet training at Alabama Dance Academy. After attending the Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program, Z joined SALT2, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they performed works by Amy Gunter-Lolofie and Ching Ching Wong. They worked closely with Sidra Bell as a Fellow in her Summer MODULE; inspiring deep gratitude for movement, play, and composition. They hope to continue exploring this art form and breaking down societal expectations and stigmas that affect black - trans humans in dance. Z joined RMK in 2022.

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Kaia Makihara is a Los Angeles-based professional dancer from Sonoma County. After receiving his BFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach, he performed with SF-based companies Robert Moses’ KIN, Kristen Damrow & Company, and GERALDCASELDANCE. Since relocating to LA, he began working with Micaela Taylor’s The TL Collective and has performed across the US and at international venues. Kaia has collaborated with artists such as JA Collective, Jessie Lee Thorne, Dolly Sfeir, Whyteberg, Kevin Williamson, Yayoi Kambara, Keith Johnson, and others. Kaia originally joined RMK in 2019 and is returning in 2023 as a guest artist.



Elena Martins grew up in Massachusetts and received her early training at Donna Miceli Dance Center and The Academy of Ballet Arts. She went on to graduate from SUNY Buffalo with a BA in dance and a minor in speech and hearing science. She has performed extensively with companies on the east and west coast, including Prometheus Dance, Lorraine Chapman The Company, Axis Dance Company, RAWdance, CALI&CO dance, Bellwether Dance Project, and West Edge Opera among others. Elena Joined RMK in 2018.

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Whitney Ross hails from Mountain View, CA and went on to graduate from UC Santa Barbara with a BFA in Dance and a BS in Biology. She has trained with and performed in works by prolific choreographers Ephrat Asherie, Cindy Salgado, and Sidra Bell, among others. Whitney joined RMK in 2023.

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Nick Wagner is a contemporary/tap dancer and somatic healer from Kirkland, WA. He graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in dance performance and a minor in kinesiology. Nick is a certified massage therapist (CMT) and a level one Responsive Body practitioner. He has performed works by RAWdance, ZiRu Dance, and Marika Brussel. Nick joined RMK in 2022.



Juliann Witt grew up in the Bay Area and began her training at the California Academy of Performing Arts. She received her BFA in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase. Since returning to San Francisco she has had the pleasure of dancing with many great artists including DTSF, Nol Simonse, Bellwether Dance Project, Fullstop Dance, Concept o4, RAWdance, Garrett + Moulton Productions and the San Francisco Symphony. Juliann first performed with RMK in 2015 and rejoined in 2020.



Robert Moses' Kin celebrates over two decades of presenting dance as community service, engagement and inclusion, meeting our mission to hold humanity at its core. We use race, class, culture, and beliefs as mediums for focused expression. Please help us raise funds to support our artists.


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