Talia Mason is a dancer and choreographer interested in the intersections of kinesthetic and verbal language. Born in London, raised in the D.C. metro area with several years spent in Paris, she is currently located in Philadelphia, PA. Talia holds a BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Dance and French/Francophone Studies from Bates College and a post-baccalaureate in performance from Headlong Performance Institute. She grew up dancing at the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and at the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. She has studied at the Bates Dance Festival with Chris Aiken, Jen Nugent and Stephan Koplowitz. Talia choreographs because she believes wholeheartedly that ordinary bodies can do extraordinary things and that anyone can dance and that everyone should dance. Her dances ask questions and open up dialogue. Talia's work has been presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Movement Research's Open Performance and at Fringearts' Scratch Night. She has performed in work choreographed by Belle Alvarez, Nicole Bindler, Rachel Boggia, Sean Dorsey, Lily Kind, Shreshth Khilani/Sarah Marks Mininsohn, Tiffany Rhynard, and Mira Treatman. Talia is a Feldenkrais, Reiki, and Yoga practitioner. When she is not in the dance or yoga studio, she can be found teaching Movement to Pre-school through Kindergarteners at Greene Towne Montessori School, and St. Peter’s School, and doing freelance graphic design for Headlong and Philly-based artists.
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