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Virginia Matthews

Virginia Matthews (choreographer/dancer) began her dance career at Sarah Lawrence College under the mentorship of Bessie Shoenberg and trained at The Merce Cunningham Studio in New York City. She was a founding member of The Margaret Jenkins Dance Co. in San Francisco, and continued her professional career as co-artistic director of Dances for 1 and 2, establishing her own dance company in 1983. Since moving to Sonoma County, she has worked extensively with youth and adults through her classes at Downtown Dance/Art Space, Analy High School and The Sebastopol Community Center. She founded All City Dance, a teen dance company and is now involved in creating The Continuum Dance Project, a performing company encompassing ages 8 to 60. Her choreography has been performed throughout the U.S. and in other countries since 1974. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award for choreography.