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.
Hanna Rose Stangebye (managing director) has a BFA in Dance From Western Michigan University. Since relocating to San Francisco Hanna Rose has performed with various groups and as a soloist. She has been a resident artist with SAFEhouse on and off since 2014. Hanna Rose joined the SAFEhouse staff in August of 2015 has been the Managing Director since June 2016. In addition to dance and administrative work she also teaches group fitness class and this the fall, Hanna Rose will be attending the Circus Center's Clown Conservatory here in San Francisco in the pursuit of "all that is funny."
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.
Courtney King (festival coordinator) graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2015 with a double degree in Communications and Performing Arts and Social Justice with an emphasis in Dance. King dances and choreographs in the Bay Area, as well co-hosts and curates The Drove. She is thankful to have worked with artists such as Sarah Bush, Joe Landini, Byb Chanel Bibene and LEVYDance.
Zoe Donnellycolt (AIRspace) is a performance artist based in Oakland California. She has shown work at SAFEhouse, The Foundry Nights, and Salta. Zoe has been published by Two Plum Press. She founded the Performance Primers at Periwinkle Palace in 2016 as a means to expose the work of emerging artists in the Bay Area. Zoe was born in the woods of Connecticut and received her BA from Bennington College, in Vermont.
Beatrice Thomas (AIRspace) Bio coming soon
Joe Landini (president)
Susie McKinnon (vice president)
Donna Moore (treasurer)
JoAnn Selisker (artist representative)
Mark McBeth (member)