Erika Chong Shuch is a performance maker, choreographer and director whose original performance works have been supported and commissioned by Berkeley Rep’s Groundfloor, YBCA, deYoung Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, Dancers’ Group, Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange/ Corcoran Gallery/DC, and in Korea: Daejeon Metropolitan Company, Chang Mu Company, Mullae Art Space. Erika received the 2016 Creative Capital Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation’s Investing in Artist’s Grant, Gerbode Foundation’s Emerging Choreographer’s Award, Goldie Award, Falstaff Award, ongoing support from SF Art’s Commission and Zellerbach Family Fund, Helen Hayes Award (nominee) for The Conference of the Birds at the Folger/DC. Erika was Associate Director for The Gift of Nothing at the Kennedy Center. Theatrical Choreography credits include: Midsummer, directed by Aaron Posner at the Folger Theater/ DC, The Unfortunates, directed by Shana Cooper at A.C.T. and movement director at Cal Shakes where she has performed Ariel in Jonathan Moscone’s Tempest and Titania in Shana Cooper’s Midsummer. Directing credits include Eurydice and God’s Ear at Shotgun and Lily’s Revenge (by Taylor Mac) at the Magic Theater. Upcoming projects include co-creating Iron Shoes with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble (with support by Creative Work Fund, Rainin Foundation, NEA, Berkeley Rep). Upcoming choreography: Julius Caesar (directed by Shana Cooper) and Beauty and the Beast (directed by Eric Tucker) at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Erika is core faculty for the new Theater Performance Making MFA at CIIS (SF) and University of Chichester (UK).