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About Chafin

Chafin Seymour is a native of Brooklyn, NY and holds a BFA with Distinction in Dance from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Choreography from the University of Iowa. He has had the pleasure to perform with Sage Ni’Ja Whitson/The NWA Project and Anneke Hansen Dance among others. As a choreographer, and with his group seymour::dancecollective, Chafin’s work has been presented and supported nationally at venues such as Center for Performance Research (CPR), Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, Livestream Public, Gibney Dance, The Current Sessions, New York Live Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, ODC Dance, The Ohio Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival among many others. Chafin has been on the Contemporary Forms faculty at Gibney Dance in NYC since 2015 and was an inaugural Ann & Weston Hicks Choreographic Fellow at Jacob’s Pillow in 2018. His most recent commission for the Limón Dance Company premiered in 2020. Currently Chafin resides in the Bay Area, CA and serves as an Assistant Professor in the School of Music and Dance at San Jose State University.