Liv Schaffer is a Bay Area artist and educator with a focus on intergenerational practice at the intersection of dance and social impact sectors. She holds a degree from Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California and has performed with AXIS Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, Robert Moses’ Kin, and the Dance Exchange. Liv is a Community Engagement Artist with Jacob’s Pillow and on faculty at the University of San Francisco’s Performing Arts & Social Justice department, where she directs the Dance Generators, an intergenerational dance company. In her role as Intergenerational Programs Director with EngAGE, she designs, implements, and catalyzes intergenerational programming with affordable family and senior housing communities across California. Liv was a Shawl-Anderson Dance Center 2019 Emerging Artist in Residence, a 2020 Margaret Jenkins CHIME Mentee, 2021 USF Lane Center Faculty Fellow, 2021 USF Community Engaged Learning Teaching Fellow, and a 2021 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow with Encore.org. Liv’s choreography has been presented by Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, ODC State of Play Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival/RAWDance SF, The Big Muddy Dance Company, and Western Michigan University.
Sep 27, 2022
Legends Walk Among Us: A reflection on the cycles we dance, generation after generation