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1996-2005


1996 - Misa graduates from Cal Arts and with the help of a patron who gave her a monthly stipend (thank you Frank K. Kelly) she afforded to work part time and focused all of her energies on founding the company.   Looking at options she quickly came to the conclusion that given the vision the company would need to establish its own non-profit.  Stephen gave it a name, the Future Traditions Foundation, and Misa went out and bought a NOLO "how to start a CA non-profit" book and went to work.  In collaboration with Sarah Wingren, Stephen, and a lot of input from the arts community at large we went through the arduous and lengthy process of building our 501 (c) 3 from the ground up.  Misa enrolled in a local course, Women's Economic Ventures, which augmented the process.  Misa spends a year working as a guest artist for Santa Barbara Dance Theater working in the office managing the company, working in the studio as a dancer, choreographic assistant, and installation artist.  Simultaneously she begins to carve out some new work working solo in the studio at U.C.S.B. and then with friends: Danah Bella, Mindy Nelson, Michelle Knudsen & Shari Brookler.

2005

Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                          
Open Spaces
– Performer
- Presented by The Santa Barbara Dance Alliance

Unitarian Church, Santa Barbara, CA                                 
The Traveling Brick Show
– Installation/Performer/Presenter
- Presented by Open Spaces

City of Santa Barbara Environs, Santa Barbara, CA                
The Traveling Brick Show
– Installation/Performer
- Presented by Open Spaces

2004

Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Etch-A-Retro Sketch: solo – world premiere
– Choreographer/Performer
- Presented by Stephen Kelly & Juliana Bertelson

Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Fragile Wings – world premiere
– Choreographer/Performer
- Presented by Stephen Kelly & Juliana Bertelson

Lehman Hall, Santa Barbara, CA                               
Fragile Wings
– Choreographer/Performer
- Presented by University of California, Santa Barbara Primavera Festival

2003

Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Nadar Sabe en el Agua Fria
– Choreographer
- Presented by Stephen Kelly & Juliana Bertelson

2002

Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                           
A Gypsy Dreams: solo
– Choreographer
- Presented by the Dreams in Motion Project

Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                          
A Gypsy Dreams: solo - premiere
– Choreographer
- Presented by the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance

2001

Santa Barbara Parks, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Say no to Iraq
– Installation

2000

Studio B, Santa Barbara, CA                                   
Nadar Sabe en el Agua Fria: solo – premiere
– Choreographer/Performer
- Presented by SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre
 
Studio B, Santa Barbara, CA                                  
Stephanie Gilliland and Tongue Dance Company: Workshop: Community Service
– Presenter
- Presented by SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre

Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA                              
Prayer for Peace
– Installation
- Presented by the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center

Women’s Center, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Closet M.
– Installation
- Presented by the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Women’s Center

Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA                       
Portents of War
– Installation
- Presented by the Contemporary Arts Forum

Victoria Street Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Rubble #1
– Installation
- Presented by Synergy

1999

Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Twins, Choreographed by Christine Loizeaux
– Performer
- Presented by Christine Loizeaux

Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                                   
Chidambaram, Choreographed by Maria Rendina Frantz
– Performer
- Presented by the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance

Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                                   
Passage, Choreographed by Tonia Shimin, filmed by Dana Driscoll
– Performer
- Presented by the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance

1998   
   
Center Stage Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                           
Hot Ice: quintet
– Choreographer/Performer/Installation
- Presented by the Future Traditions Foundation

1997

Hatlen Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA                                     
The Gods of Goleta
– Performer/Installation
- Presented by Santa Barbara Dance Theatre

1996

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA         
The Gods of Goleta
– Performer/Installation
- Presented by Santa Barbara Dance Theatre

California Institute of the Arts, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA                                                                                                       
Dancing on My Daddies Grave: Septet
– Choreographer/Performer/Installation
- Presented by California Institute of the Arts Department of Dance

California Institute of the Arts, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA               
Dancing on My Father’s Grave: Film
– Filmaker/Performer in collaboration with Rainbow Underhill and Bill Russell
- Presented by California Institute of the Arts Department of Dance

1994

California Institute of the Arts, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA               
My Cat Thomas: duet - premiere
– Choreographer/Performer
- Presented by California Institute of the Arts Department of Dance

California Institute of the Arts, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA                
Splice: trio - premiere
– Choreographer/Performer
- Presented by California Institute of the Arts Department of Dance

California Institute of the Arts, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA                   
Harvest Moon: solo - premiere
– Choreographer/Performer
- Presented by California Institute of the Arts Department of Dance


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