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Spotlight: Niara Hardister
Pictured Dancer: Niara Hardister
Choreographer: Raissa Simpson
"Codelining" 

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Through dance, Codelining explores a dialogic process that builds bridges between communities, especially African American, which have often been set against each other in San Francisco's affordable rent crisis.

Niara Hardister originally from Riverside, California, she began her dance training at age 8 at Bre Dance Studio. After graduating high school, she attended Cornell University where she majored in Hotel Administration minored in Dance. During college, Hardister trained under Jumay Chu and Byron Suber danced with the Tucker Davis Dance Company and interned for Battery Dance Company and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Hardister recently moved to the Bay area and has continued her training at Lines Dance Center, ODC, and City Dance. She is now dancing with PUSH Dance Company and the LV Dance Collective.
 
Choreographer, Raissa Simpson
Raissa Simpson is an interdisciplinary artist best known for her choreography and social activism in San Francisco. She founded PUSH Dance Company to instill her deep interest in little known or untold stories seen in the public eye. Hailed by Dance Spirit Magazine as "Reflective Contemporary Choreography," Simpson has presented her works in over 50 venues across the United States. Recent highlights include Dance St. Louis' Spring to Dance, Links Hall in Chicago, Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, Joyce SoHo/NYC, Washington Ensemble Theater, Evolve Dance Festival/New York, Los Angeles Theater Center, and Black Choreographers Festival.
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