Marika Brussel with Jenna Marie & Calvin Thomas
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
San Francisco, CA
PEACE BUILDER BIOGRAPHY
Marika Brussel is a contemporary ballet choreographer. Her work reshapes narratives through ballet, showing our interconnectedness and equity as humans, from country to country, class to class, and generation to generation, bringing ballet into the 21st Century. She has had work commissioned by companies around the USA, including ARC Dance, Columbia Repertory Ballet, and Bay Pointe Ballet. She was a 2019 Choreographic Fellow at UNCSA and is a current LABA East Bay Fellow.
DAILY PEACE ACTION
Find something repetitive that can be a meditation for yourself. We are also excited about the organization Brown Girls Do Ballet, which empowers black and brown girls who want to pursue ballet. They have scholarships, mentorships, and apprenticeships.