Deeply engaged in activist praxis, Ashley’s research interests
emerge from a decade long career as a birth doula. Her early work
began by asking questions about the impacts, intended and
unintended, of standardized institutional protocols on labouring
bodies in medical institutions, with a particular focus on trauma
Erika Tsimbrovsky is a dancer/choreographer/multidisciplinary
artist, with three decades of experience of collaboratively
creating artwork with diverse communities. She is multicultural
and multilingual and has lived and practiced in six countries.
Anuj Vaidya is an artist, educator and media curator whose
work straddles the cusp between performance and film, and
addresses issues of gender, sexuality and ecology. Anuj received
his BHA in English/Theater Arts from Carnegie Mellon University,
and MFA in Film/Video/New Media from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago.
B.F.A., New York University, Tisch School for the Arts in Film and Television
Adam Wright is a Doctoral student working with Colin Milburn and
Patrick LeMieux on mixed reality technologies from the
perspective of Performance Studies at the University of
California at Davis. After earning his BFA from New York
University Tisch School for the Arts in Film and Television, Adam
produced television content on technology, scientific innovation,
and video games for both the BBC at White City, London, and
Comcast’s G4 Network in Los Angeles.
Ekaterina Zharinova is a contemporary dance artist, curator, and
scholar from Yekaterinburg, Russia. From 2000 to 2005, Ekaterina
danced with the Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg,
Russia, touring across the country and abroad. Since 2006, she
has been creating work independently and in collaborations to
present her choreography nationally and internationally.