Photo: Alan Kimara Dixon
Maurya Kerr is a bay area-based choreographer, educator, performer, writer, and artistic director of tinypistol. She was an ODC artist-in-residence from 2015 to 2018 and holds an MFA from Hollins University. Her thesis focused on how systemic racism denies black and brown people access to wonderment, and her choreographic work is an extension of reclaiming birthright to wonder. She was a member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet for twelve years and teaches extensively in their educational programs. She most recently performed in The Foundry’s Deep South, and BodyCartography Project’s felt room at SFMOMA and the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Museum. In 2017 she co-founded the tiny little get down, a quarterly dance party intended to defiantly and subversively fortify otherness through embodied joy and the power of the collective.