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Amal Rogers

Amal Rogers is a Somali/American dance artist and community educator who uses art as a means for personal, social, and political transformation. She holds a Master's degree in dance from Mills College, is a certified bodyworker, and acts as an editor and as the Community Outreach Director for the online publication Art For Ourselves. Amal makes performance experiments to positively define her identity. She works with bought, found, and self-made objects to create environments where she is in control. She has presented work at Going Dutch Festival and Saki Records in Chicago, 9x22 Dance Lab in Minneapolis, University of Helsinki in Finland, the Mills College Art Museum and Lisser Theater in Oakland, CA, and the Black Box Theater in Sarasota, FL. Amal is on the teaching roster of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts and the East Side Art Center. This Spring she is developing a solo work as part of Isolated Acts with Red Eye Theater.