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

Keeping the Dream

Dream Keeper Initiative

PUSH Dance Company is keeping the dream.

We’re proud to participate in the inaugural cohort of Mayor London Breed’s Dream Keeper Initiative. In association with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, PUSH hopes to provide support to African American communities to tell their own story through the Narrative & Storytelling Shift program.

Our Counterprogams

Our DKI is decolonized, artistic-driven, community-centered and filled with
collaborative events and performances for everyone to enjoy.


The African American experience is full of joy as much as it is oppressive structures. We find joy to keep us alive & unified. All of our activities & programs will be fully archived, documented, and broadcast through digital media for future generations.


This is a celebration of the African American experience. Our Narrative & Storytelling Shift is also about reframing how our culture & aesthetic is viewed in the public eye.

Tell Your Story

Do you travel? How do you use technology? Are you a Hip Hop Artist?
We’re looking for you so you can tell your story – live and in living color.

EMME YA: Expedition

How do you engage with diaspora? Whether it’s voluntary or forced the African diaspora shapes our experience.



How do you engage with technology? In your experience tell us how displacement has shown up in daily life.



The Hip Hop Artist Resident Training (HART) is an invocation space that bridges the gap between hip hop art and concert dance.


Ready to Join US?

Be interviewed as a participant or a part of our audience.
Join us for this exciting opportunity to be
part of history making.