Gloria E. Rubio-Verduzco (choreographer/dancer) graduated from Sonoma State University with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Dance in 2011. She has acted as assistant director, performer, choreographer, and assistant/guest choreographer with the Sonoma State Dance Ensemble, and received the Student of the Year award through the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance. Gloria has had the immense pleasure to work with dance artists Mark Haim, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Scott Wells, Nancy Lyons, Kristen Daley, and Beth Megill, as well as training with Joe Goode Performance Group, Deborah Hay, Urban Bush Women, and Diavolo Dance Theater. Gloria has had her work shown at the NorthWave Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, and Bates Dance Festival. She is a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, is a founding member of SoCo Dance Theater, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology at Meridian University in conjunction with the Tamalpa Institute training program in movement-based expressive arts.