PUSH

Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company Builds Vibrant Contemporary Dances To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Challenges Attributed To Mixed Heritage.

Company
``Pushing The Standard`` - SF Chronicle

About PUSH

Described as “emotional and kinetic” (San Francisco Bay Guardian), PUSH Dance Company performs vibrant contemporary dances, providing audiences an opportunity to examine issues of identity and intersecting cultures that surround and affect us all. Founded in 2005 by Artistic Director Raissa Simpson, PUSH maintains a philosophy that bold movement and intellect can coexist.

PUSH has presented countless interdisciplinary works vivifying the personal, untold stories of individuals from unique and overlooked communities. The Company annually produces PUSHfest & PUSHfest Awards, a cross-genre dance festival that brings together existing works by choreographers working within different dance disciplines and boasts a Dance Education Outreach Program that brings high-quality dance artists to teach throughout the Bay Area.

A surprise to watch. – Rita Felciano

Artistic Matters

Raissa Simpson

Artistic Director

Ashley Gayle

Associate Artistic Director

Bookings

Kai Curtis

Coordinator

Education

Terrence Paschal

Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Sean Gonzalez

Digital Specialist

Board of Directors

President Emeritus

Jamie Wright

Chair

Kai Curtis

Vice Chair

Tamika Chenier

Secretary 

Mariah Halperin

Treasurer

Khalid El

Advisory Council

Teena M Sevilla

Cathleen McCarthy

Evy Warshawski

Idris Ackamoor

Rhodessa Jones

Artistic Team

Associate Artistic Director

Ashley Gayle

Fundraising Director

Teena M. Sevilla

Financial Advisor

Yesenia Sanchez

Publicists

Scott Horton
Mary Carbonara

Technical Director

Grisel Torres

Composers & Musicians 

Miles Lassi
daevron
Idris Ackamoor
Tori Quinn
UNWOMAN

 

Photo & Video

Robbie Sweeny
Kyle Adler
Don Albonico
Austin Forbord
Matt Haber
Clare Hwang
Smeeta Manhanti
Loren R Robertson

Highlights

  • Announcement: Jory Horn Scholarship

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  • Announcing our PUSH For Campaign Honorees

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  • PUSH FORWARD

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