Joe Landini (executive director) received his BA in choreography from UC Irvine and his MA in choreography from the Laban Centre (London). His choreography has been presented at the ODC Theater, Z Space, the Cowell Theater and Dance Mission, as well as Santa Cruz, Marin, Sacramento, Monterey, Laguna Beach, Santa Fe (NM), Mexico City and London. He founded SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts in 2007 and received the GOLDIE award from the SF Bay Guardian in 2012.


Hannah Wasielewski (program director) is the RAW artist coordinator, director of the RAW residency program, and works in development at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts.  Hannah has a BA in Dance Science and Choreography with Honors in Performance from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. Hannah has been working primarily as an administrator in the dance field since 2011 and has been working at SAFEhouse since 2015.  As the RAW program director, she has furthered the organization of the RAW program by developing the Artist Co-op model, which requires that artists participate in the administrative and production aspects of running the residency program.  In the summer of 2016, she launched the Lead Artist Program, an initiative in which 6-10 artists participate with SAFEhouse in a leadership role.  Hannah performs locally, works for other Bay Area dance organizations, and is on the production team of the FRESH Festival.


Ruth Perez (managing director) has had a passion for dance for as long as she can remember.  She danced with the College of San Mateo Dance Ensemble for two years and has taken various classes throughout the Bay Area.  Ruth has been dancing with a bay area company, fcdc (for change dance collective) for over 3 years.  Ruth managed a dance studio in South San Francisco for 10 years and more recently joined the Academy of Ballet as their new administrator, where she enjoys being surrounded by dance on a daily basis.  Ruth joined the SAFEhouse family in March of this year.  

Colin Johnson (technical director) began doing lighting design and stage management in 2010 at the Garage after acting for several years in SF. He was nominated for a TBA Award and a Bay Area Critic Circle award for lighting design in 2014 for his design of Life X 3. He also does production work, sound design, box office, front of house, electrical carpentry and direction. 


Beatrice Thomas (AIRspace) Bio coming soon 


Zoe Donnellycolt (AIRspace) is a queer performance artist based in Oakland California. Zoe's artistic platform aims to expose that which has been negated by normative culture with sparkle and spectalce through immersive post-disciplary works.  She has shown work at SAFEhouse, Klanghaus, The Foundry Nights, and Salta. Zoe has performed with Melinda Ring, Sarah Berges, Margit Galantar, and Hope Mohr.  Zoe founded the Performance Primers at Periwinkle Palace as a means to expose the work of emerging artists in the Bay Area.  She has been published by Two Plum Press and was featured in Wolfman's New Life Quarterly.  Zoe is a 2018/2019 Emerging Arts Professional Fellow and received her BA from Bennington College in VT.  Zoe was born in the woods of Connecticut and uses she/they pronouns.



Joe Landini (president) 

Susie McKinnon (vice president)

Donna Moore (treasurer)

JoAnn Selisker (artist representative)

Mark McBeth (member)