James Soria Dancer/Company Manager, studied modern dance at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. He has also had the opportunity to train with Hubbard Street, Gus Giordano, and Joel Hall. James has appeared in professional productions of A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, GodSpell, and Evita. On stage, he has also appeared as a dancer with Tommy Boy recording artist Crystal Water's and Cajual Records recording artist Dajae. In video, James has had the privilege to work with Antony & the Johnson's for their new video, Epilepsy Is Dancing. James is a Chicago native and has been dancing in the San Francisco Bay Area for 13 years. In that time, James has had the privilege to work with Danny Ngyuen & Dancer's, Dana Lawton, Ground Patrol, and Davalos Dance Company. He has also shown work as part of ODC'S Pilot Series. This past summer, James and Lizz Roman co-choreographed a site specific installation for the Teen Dance Company, in Mountain View. James has been with LR&D since 2000.
Chris Black, has been choreographing and dancing in San Francisco since 1993. She has won both an Isadora Duncan Dance Award and a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for her choreography. In addition to numerous Bay Area theater spaces, her work has been presented at the Cartoon Art Museum, the San Francisco parks system, and the California Academy of Sciences. 2007's Pastime: a dance about baseball will be featured in the upcoming book,” Plié Ball! Dance and Baseball in America. “ Her next project is a solo, TOUGH, based on the biography of John L. Sullivan, the last bare knuckle heavy weight boxing champion. She is thrilled to be dancing with Lizz Roman again after a 12 year hiatus. For more information on Chris’s work, visit www.potrzebie.com
Tara Fagan , is a Bay Area dance artist and movement educator. She has a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts where she studied with her mentor, the late Lyndon Branaugh. In her decade as a Bay Area performer, she has had the pleasure of working with Scott Wells, Jo Kreiter, Kelly Kemp, Sean MacMahon, Aura Fischbeck, Christine Cali, Todd Courage, and Rose Pasquerello-Beauchamp among others. Currently she dances with BodiGram, and of course Lizz Roman and her wonderful company members. Tara is a dedicated movement teacher, working with hundreds of San Francisco youth in both public and private schools, as well as in the ODC Creative Youth program. She also mentors pre-school teachers, helping them bring movement and creativity into their classrooms. Outside of the dance world, she can be seen house managing at ZSpace as well as working at The Warfield, dishing up delicious food to the rock stars. Tara joined Lizz Roman & Dancers in 2009.
Cameron Growden, originally from Minneapolis, is a master escape artist currently on the lam in San Francisco. Due to the physical nature of escapism and the flexibility one must achieve he can remain in disguise as a dancer by day. Turns out he does it quite frequently, appearing in the companies of Hope Mohr and Scott Wells. Cameron joined Lizz Roman and Dancers in 2010.
Courtney Moreno, before taking a four-year hiatus from the Bay Area, Courtney performed in works by Flyaway Productions, Project Bandaloop, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Erika Shuch’s Performance Project, Sean Dorsey, Potrzebie, and Rachael Lincoln. When not dancing, she can be found writing. Her award-winning short story appeared in the 2010 Best American series, and she is currently hard at work on her first novel, In Case of Emergency, due in bookstores next summer.