Frances Sedayao

Sedayao is a Philippine native who has been performing in the SF Bay Area for the past 12 years. Her martial arts and dance training began at CSU Hayward and at the Alvin Ailey School in New York. Her performance interests range from politically charged themes to experimental dance theatre-based works incorporating traditional and modern performance art forms. Works with environmentalist/recording artist, Joey Ayala, artist-activist Pearl Ubungen, Anne Bluethenthal, Amara Tabor-Smith, Sue-Li Jue, Dandelion Dance among many others continue to inspire her passion for performance as means for global change and justice. As an independent artist, she has presented original works in the Bay Area, New York and Vancouver BC. Frances is a Serpent Source Grant Recipient and was honored as the Dance Featured Artist for 2003 Apature in SF. In 2007 she was awarded a New York Arts' Residency from Dance OMI International where she collaborated with 10 dance artists from all over the world. She currently works with writer/poet Aimee Suzara, Nina Haft and Co., ABD Productions, and is enjoying her 6th season with FEDM.

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