Alivia Schaffer, Company Dancer, looks into the camera. Her head and shoulders are visible.

Choreographer, educator, and performer Bradford Chin was born and raised in San Francisco and formerly based in Los Angeles. He has danced with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Contempo Ballet, Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, Laurel Jenkins, C. Eule Dance, Coast City Ballet, and DAGDAG Dance. The founder of Bradford Chin & Dancers, his work has been described by LA Dance Chronicle as “conceptually fun” and presented at venues including Highways Performance Space, Pieter Performance Space, the Torrance Art Museum, Keshet Center for the Arts, the Orange County Dance Festival, and the Southern California Choreography Festival. He is also the Co-Founder of Downtown Long Beach’s stART, an annual presentation of works by emerging dance and music artists in partnership with LBMAx (Long Beach Museum of Art/ARTX). Chin teaches somatic, anatomically-based ballet, contemporary modern, and improvisation & composition techniques as well as jazz and conditioning techniques. His teaching credits include schools and studios throughout Southern California including Pacific Dance, The Dance Company, and The Wooden Floor (formerly St. Joseph’s Ballet) in addition to masterclasses and workshops for numerous intensives, high schools, colleges, and studios in California, Florida, Montana, and New Mexico. Chin earned his BFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach (May 2017) and received additional training at intensives and workshops including the American Dance Festival and AXIS Dance Company’s physically integrated teacher training. He returned home to San Francisco to join the internationally-acclaimed, physically integrated AXIS Dance Company in April 2019.

“As an advocate for arts education and its power to cultivate individuality for a more richly diverse whole, I love that our engagement at AXIS breaks through barriers to reach and empower individuals to be in community with each other. I also love that within the AXIS family, we elevate each other and help each other believe that as artists and advocates, our goals are possible.”