Board of Directors
Meridith C. Grundei (she/her) is a New York-based actor, improviser, director, educator, and theatermaker with a passion for devised work, non-linear storytelling, and out-of-the-box thinking across stage and screen. With a diverse range of talents, she can also be found playing an overly concerned parent in a commercial or two.
Her credits span across television, film, theatre, and voiceover work, with award-winning directors and producers around the country-she’s won some nice awards herself. In addition to her accomplishments in the entertainment industry, Meridith is the entrepreneur and founder of Grundei Coaching, a firm that specializes in public speaking and presentation skills for leaders in the tech industry. https://meridithgrundei.com/
Sandie studied Theater and Sociology at Florida State University. She has trained with Pantheatre, Stemwerk, Atlantic Theater School, SITI Company, with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater’s writers division, and Labyrinth Theater’s Masterclass amongst others. Ms. Luna is co-founder and co-artistic director of Nettles Artists Collective, a multi-disciplinary company facilitating new works and workshops from outside the U.S. Sandie is an avid avocado and mango eater. Sandie, or her cat, may have written this bio. http://www.nettlesartists.com/sandie.html
Cory (he/him) is a resident composer and sound designer for Birds on a Wire Dance Theater and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, and works with a variety of artists including Keila Cordova dances, Hua Hua Zhang, Echo Theater Suitcase, and as producer for Earthdance’s E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Arts residency. Cory was the recipient of the American Association of Community Theater Sound Design Award for Bootless Stagework’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, and a 2015 Rocky Award recipient for collaborative contributions in the Philadelphia dance community. https://coryneale.com/
Peter’s (he/him) Brooklyn-based work encompasses dance, music, theater, and film. He has been performing and teaching nationally and internationally since 1997 throughout Central, North, and South America and Eastern and Western Europe. He currently works in various capacities with Meredith Monk and offers his Voice as Movement work privately and at Movement Research as a co-initiator of The Sounding Body series. In 2012, Peter founded the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a global network for knowledge exchange. www.petersciscioli.com www.interdisciplinaryartistsconsortium.com
isadora paz taboada
isadora paz taboada is leader of DA Escénica, an independent initiative for contemporary scenic creation based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. https://www.facebook.com/daescenica/about
Art Director/Information Coordinator
Janice’s dedication to the San Francisco nonprofit community spans 4 decades. At The Fort Mason Foundation and The American Legion War Memorial Commission, she held positions as Art Director and Information Coordinator, managing social media, press relations and publications. She serves on the advisory board to the Echo Theater Suitcase, and has volunteered for The Chinese Historical Society of America, Veterans for Peace, North Beach Citizens and the National Japanese American Historical Society. She currently is a member of the Veteran Commemoration Committee, the Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance, and the Chinese Sportsman’s Club. Janice is a 3rd generation San Franciscan. raised in Chinatown. Her grandfather served in the U.S Army in WWI.
Seth (he/him) is a San Francisco-based artist who engages LGBTQ+ history as a living, breathing dialogue by researching lost legacies. His work recaptures queer stories and traditions erased from historical records to create a lasting body of evidence. Blurring the edge between art, research and activism he creates a hybrid of visual art and live performance that combines physical theater, dance, puppetry, drag, circus, installation and video. In 2007 he founded the ensemble-based company Eye Zen Presents that unearths and elevates the lost histories of queer ancestors. Our 2018 premiere of OUT of Site takes queer history into the streets in a series of performance-driven walking tours spanning 267 years which make the connections between the people and the sites where histories took place, bringing them to life in interactive, site-responsive events around San Francisco. More info @ eyezen.org
Ian (he/him) is an award-winning media and performance artist who often collaborates with acclaimed composers, directors, and choreographers to create both staged and open-ended visual and acoustic media environments in performance. In recent years he has received commissions from EMPAC, Rainin Foundation and the Creative Work Fund. https://www.ianwinters.com
The MovingGround Advisory Board brings excellent support to our work through creative strategy, vital reflection and critique, business, fundraising, marketing, and other practices to strengthen what we do. This group offers hands-on development to MovingGround as a community-building team supporting our development, guided by the MG Mission Statement and Racial Equity Statement. This group comes together for quarterly meetings (online) with smaller group work in between when folks have capacity.
We are currently seeking new members with cultural humility and competence. BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+ encouraged, and seeking skills, knowledge, experience, vision, and passion about:
- Multi-disciplinary artistic projects
- Social Justice focused and Feminist foundations for Business Development
- Development & Fundraising
- Marketing & Communications
- Non-profit management
- Legal expertise
- Financial Expertise
- Event production
If you are interested, send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line MovingGround Advisory Board!