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

Liv Schaffer, a Chicago native, is a multidisciplinary artist working in dancer, choreographer, painter, and educator roles throughout the Bay Area. Liv received her BFA from Dominican University of California with Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program in 2013, and spent the 2013-2015 seasons dancing with DanceWorks Chicago under direction of Julie Nakagawa. Liv embraces employment opportunities nationwide; developing integrative arts curriculum, educating dancers, performing, and creating choreographic commissions with Youth Art Exchange, Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion, The JUNTOS Collective, Western Michigan University, Southern Exposure, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA & summer programs. Liv joined AXIS Dance Company in 2016. 

"I am excited to represent a group of movers that offers points of entry to an expansive community, to challenge my own dance concepts, and to sew together family through the process of making and sharing art."