Our staff is a dedicated team of four artists, Cherie Hill, Felicitas Fischer, Karla Quintero, and Rebecca Fitton.
We share a passion for dance and social justice that manifests in Bridge Live Arts' organizational culture and programming. We are active in the dance field as choreographers, teachers, performers, activists, writers, community builders, and more.
At Bridge Live Arts, Cherie Hill co-curates the Bridge Project and is the Director of Arts Leadership. She has co-curated Power Shift: Improvisation, Activism, & Community; Anti-Racism in Dance; and the Money in the Arts series. She co-presents on distributed leadership with her co-directors, and worked with community engagement artists as the previous Director of Art in Community. Cherie is a researcher, and has published articles in Gender Forum, the Sacred Dance Guild Journal, Dance Education in Practice, and In Dance, presents at national and international conferences, and has held multiple residencies including choreographic residencies with Footloose Productions, Milk Bar Richmond, the David Brower Center, and CounterPulse’s Performing Diaspora..
An advocate for equity and inclusion, Cherie teaches students of all ages and abilities, and produces performances in community-based and alternative spaces. She holds degrees in Dance and Performance Studies and African American Studies; Dance, Performance, & Choreography with graduate certificates in Women and Gender Studies and Somatics.
Cherie Hill | she/her
Director of Arts Leadership
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Driven by a deep curiosity for movement in all forms, Felicitas Fischer is a contemporary movement artist performing, working, and creating on the ancestral and unceded land of Ramaytush and Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people, colonially known as the Bay Area. Her artistic approach incorporates diverse movement practices from around the world that reflect her own polyethnic-cultural experience through the means of storytelling + reclamation + resistance.
Graduated with B.A in Performing Arts & Social Justice in Dance (2019) from the University of San Francisco, Felicitas has had the honor of working with local performing artists and choreographers including Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations, Nicole Klaymoon, Amber Julian, Megan Nicely, Dazaun Soleyn, Eli Nelson, Amie Dowling, Jennifer Polyocan, Kinetech Arts, and Lenora Lee Dance. She manages the Community Engagement Residency for Bridge Live Arts and runs Artists for Justice, an artistic collective dedicated to supporting diverse emerging artists and local social-justice initiatives.
Felicitas Fischer | she/her
Community Engagement Manager
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Karla Quintero co-directs Bridge Live Arts with Cherie Hill and Hope Mohr and serves as B.L.A.'s Director of Marketing and Development. Quintero graduated from Barnard College with a BA degree in Urban Studies and later earned a BFA from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. For five years she worked for the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives (NYC) supporting pedestrian safety and community health efforts in Latino and immigrant communities. Karla's performance work explores intimacy, consumption, and biculturalism. Recent highlights include the dance film Flavedoom, which screened at the 2021 San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Karla also enjoys performing in the works of other artists, including Gerald Casel, Catherine Galasso (NYC), Hope Mohr, and Maxe Crandall.
As an arts administrator, Karla worked with PUSH Dance Company coordinating their annual mixed-genre dance festival, PUSHfest for many years. She also served as the Production Manager for the Festival for Latin American Contemporary Choreographers in 2019.
Karla Quintero | she/her
Marketing & Development Coordinator
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Rebecca Fitton is from many places and peoples. She cultivates community through movement, food, and conversation. Her work in the dance field as an artist-scholar, producer, and advocate centers on shifting cultural policy, asian american communities, and disability justice. She has been an artist-in-residence at Center (MI), The Croft (MI), LEIMAY (NY), EMERGENYC (NY), and received a 2020 New Work Grant from Queens Council on the Arts (NY).
Fitton serves as the Studio Director for Will Rawls, performs and writes audio description for Adrienne Westwood, and organizes direct action with Structures for Change and Dance Artists’ National Collective. She was a member of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee from 2018-2020 and in 2021 was part of Dance/USA’s Institute of Leadership Training. She holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University and is pursuing an MA in Performance as Public Practice at the University of Texas at Austin.
Rebecca Fitton | she/they
Director of Operations & Development
Photo of Rebecca Fitton by June Chueng
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Board of Directors
B.L.A's Board of Directors is a passionate team of creatives, artists, and engaged individuals working to re-imagine Board leadership for a more equitable field. Board members contribute their time and resources to support Bridge Live Arts' mission in a way that feels personally significant and meaningful.
Tristan Ching Hartmann
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