Nozama Dance Collective is a contemporary dance company and community of creators is focused on collaboration and portraying intersectional identities and experiences through movement and dance. In addition to producing their own evening length concert performances, Nozama has a long history of participating in local community festivals and events, as performers and teaching artists, such as NACHMO, Dance for World Community Festival, and others. In the spirit of the collective, Nozama allows each company member the opportunity not just to dance, but also to create, choreograph, administrate, teach, and develop their artistic voice and presence in many ways. This interdisciplinary, intersectional group of creators aims to break boundaries both in the dance studio and in society. With movement described as “raw,” “technical” and “powerful,” Nozama utilizes gesture, athleticism, and partnering to move audiences. Co-founded by Gracie Baruzzi and Natalie Schiera in 2013, today, the company is led by visionary Artistic Director Dana Alsamsam, who aims to emphasize the spirit of the collective, and highlight the breadth and depth of the diverse voices of the company’s various members.