Alive & Well Productions

Performance projects by Annie Kahane

Alive & Well Productions creates and presents original performance made of movement, text and song. We mean for our work to be compelling, accessible and emotionally honest. Alive & Well Productions is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers’ Group.

Alexandria Diaz De  Fato embraces her ancestral roots, keeping culture alive through art. Growing up in L.A., she danced with Kultura Philippine Folk Arts while exploring world dance, classical ballet, contemporary dance, and hip hop. De Fato joined the inaugural B.F.A. dance program with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and has performed in LINES’ String Quartet, and the Moroccan Project. She has worked with LEVYdance and has been featured works by Gregory Dawson and in “Mumu,” an immersive theatrical ritual by Susmaryosep & Co. with Bindlestiff Studio.

Alexandria Diaz De Fato embraces her ancestral roots, keeping culture alive through art. Growing up in L.A., she danced with Kultura Philippine Folk Arts while exploring world dance, classical ballet, contemporary dance, and hip hop. De Fato joined the inaugural B.F.A. dance program with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and has performed in LINES’ String Quartet, and the Moroccan Project. She has worked with LEVYdance and has been featured works by Gregory Dawson and in “Mumu,” an immersive theatrical ritual by Susmaryosep & Co. with Bindlestiff Studio.

Bianca Stephanie Mendoza  has performed with the San Francisco-based hip-hop ensemble Funkenometry, the Samba ensemble Amor Do Samba, and for the contemporary company Project Tremolo. She is the founder and Artistic Director of BinkiDanz and her choreography has been selected for venues and festivals across the country including SafeHouse Arts (2015), Dance Mission Theater’s D.I.R.T (2015), The Garage (2013), the American College Dance Festival (2010) and Walt Disney’s REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles (2010). Bianca earned a B.F.A. in dance from the from the California Institute of the Arts. She is a founding member of Alive & Well Productions.

Bianca Stephanie Mendoza has performed with the San Francisco-based hip-hop ensemble Funkenometry, the Samba ensemble Amor Do Samba, and for the contemporary company Project Tremolo. She is the founder and Artistic Director of BinkiDanz and her choreography has been selected for venues and festivals across the country including SafeHouse Arts (2015), Dance Mission Theater’s D.I.R.T (2015), The Garage (2013), the American College Dance Festival (2010) and Walt Disney’s REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles (2010). Bianca earned a B.F.A. in dance from the from the California Institute of the Arts. She is a founding member of Alive & Well Productions.

Courtney King  graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2015 with a double degree in Communications and Performing Arts and Social Justice with an emphasis in Dance. She works in digital marketing, house manages at CounterPulse and is a site manager for SPUR. King dances and choreographs in the Bay Area for both Chlo & Co Dance and hers and hers.

Courtney King graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2015 with a double degree in Communications and Performing Arts and Social Justice with an emphasis in Dance. She works in digital marketing, house manages at CounterPulse and is a site manager for SPUR. King dances and choreographs in the Bay Area for both Chlo & Co Dance and hers and hers.

San Francisco native,  Kyle Limin , is entering his tenth year as a hip hop instructor. After acquiring a BA in Dance from SF State, he went on to teach workshops around the country, and most recently taught in the UK and Germany. He has been a principal dancer and contributing choreographer to local hip hop companies such as Funk Beyond Control, Mind Over Matter, and Funkanometry SF where he served a year as artistic director. Kyle also teaches contemporary as well as directs his own contemporary project, Call It Art.

San Francisco native, Kyle Limin, is entering his tenth year as a hip hop instructor. After acquiring a BA in Dance from SF State, he went on to teach workshops around the country, and most recently taught in the UK and Germany. He has been a principal dancer and contributing choreographer to local hip hop companies such as Funk Beyond Control, Mind Over Matter, and Funkanometry SF where he served a year as artistic director. Kyle also teaches contemporary as well as directs his own contemporary project, Call It Art.

Jhia Louise Jackson  is an artist, sociologist, and writer. A Bay Area native, she has performed in works by Holly Johnston, Joya Powell, RAWdance, Bianca Stephanie Mendoza and Kim Epiphano. As a choreographer, she has shown work in New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her degrees include: BA in Dance, Sociology, and Ethics from Loyola Marymount University, MS in Bioethics from Columbia University, and she is currently earning a PhD in Sociology from UCSF.

Jhia Louise Jackson is an artist, sociologist, and writer. A Bay Area native, she has performed in works by Holly Johnston, Joya Powell, RAWdance, Bianca Stephanie Mendoza and Kim Epiphano. As a choreographer, she has shown work in New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her degrees include: BA in Dance, Sociology, and Ethics from Loyola Marymount University, MS in Bioethics from Columbia University, and she is currently earning a PhD in Sociology from UCSF.

Former Collaborators: 

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Dominique Hargrove

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Linda Phung


Catherine Liu


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