(dancer/choreographer), a native of Seattle, has been dancing in the Bay Area since 1977. She has performed with Lucas Hoving, Mary Reid, the Isadora Duncan Dance Project, the Yoga Garden Dancers, Virginia Matthews, Nancy Lyons, and many other local choreographers. Mira earned a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy & Culture from U.C. Berkeley in 1999, and is Associate Professor of English at Sonoma State University. She teaches and writes about literacy, language education and embodied learning.