Currently a fourth year history student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Adrian Kane has returned to SOTA Creative Writing to instruct students in world mythology.
Attended Lewis & Clark, Portland, Oregon, majored in Gender Studies.
Interned at the SF Chronicle while at SOTA. Attended Yale University, wrote for the school newspaper.
Married but no kids. Capoeira and dance. I also like badminton. Working at San Jose - Santa Clara Water Polution Control Plant doing wastewater sampling, process upgrade recommendations, failure analysis. (2010)
Graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a BFA in Dance 2001, and Columbia University with an MS in Nursing 2011. Currently a Nurse Practitioner in Oakland (2011)
Jalila A. Bell is an alumna of the dance departments at the San Francisco
School of the Arts and Mills College, Oakland. At Mills, Ms. Bell
double majored in Dance and Government, while performing
professionally with the Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Asian American
Performances and Unbound Spirit Dance. In 1998, Ms. Bell received her
Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Government, and went on that same year to
co-found the nonprofit theater group, The Butterfly Project, with singer/songwriter, Kaylah Marin. As Artistic Director of the Project, Ms.
Bell co-produced, choreographed and directed several shows including
The Birth of Sisterhood. Ms. Bell is an alumna of the 2000 American
Dance Festival, where she studied with Donald McKayle and Nicholas Leichter, among others. She has appeared in numerous projects as a dancer, actress, model, and spoken word artist, including
San Francisco's premiere African American theater, the Lorraine
Hansberry, in Jacques Boyreau's Beatnik Burlesque, and for the World
Dance Fusion Company. In addition to numerous performance and choreographic
achievements, Ms. Bell has also taught dance at high school, college, and professional levels, including in 2003 a World Beat
Breakdowns dance class created especially for Eastern Athletic Clubs of
New York. Ms. Bell is also a spokesmodel for the vintage clothing company,
Rock it Retro.
Dancer and assistant choreographer for Paula Abdul, dancing in movies, tv, and print.
Born in La Paz, El Salvador, Jose began his training at the San Francisco School of the Arts in 2001, under the direction of Elvia Marta. Since then, he has trained at the School of Jacob's Pillow Ballet Program and the Alvin Ailey SchoolHe has had the pleasure of working with Inland Pacific Ballet, Robert Moses, Alonso King's Lines Ballet, and most recently Kunst-stoff. This is his first season with Liss Fain Dance. Jose Campos is also one of the two new apprentice dancers with ODC, along with Aaron Perlstein.
Since graduating, Celine has appeared in stage, screen and television productions; on Broadway in Cats, 42nd Street, Tarzan, and Dracula; in the films Sex and the City, The Stepford Wives, and The Graduates; and off-Broadway in Bed Bugs, Green Eyes, and Rooms, etc. She has appeared in All My Children and Legally Blonde, The Search for the Next Elle Woods on MTV. Celina is the lead singer in her own rock band, Cocaine, and lives in NYC.