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Mira-Lisa Katz

Mira-Lisa Katz (dancer), a native of Seattle, has been dancing in the Bay Area since 1977. She has performed with Lucas Hoving, Mary Reid, Jill Randall, Dana Lawton, Randee Paufve, Gay White’s Yoga Garden Dancers, Virginia Matthews, Nancy Lyons and many other local choreographers. In addition to dancing, Mira earned a Ph.D. in Education in Language, Literacy and Culture from U.C. Berkeley in 1999, and has been a Professor of English at Sonoma State University since 2002. She teaches and writes about literacy, applied linguistics, embodied learning and multimodality. Her recent book, titled Moving Ideas, includes several chapters on dance and can be found at: