Dazaun Soleyn (he/she/they), with an intention to create art that aims to illuminate the human soul, has presented work in the Bay Area since 2013. Before moving to the Bay, he graduated as the University of South Florida’s Outstanding Graduate with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance and Choreography. Upon graduation, Soleyn was accepted as a trainee at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program (LBTP). His teaching credits include the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, University of South Florida, Cal-State University East Bay, Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program, Gibney Dance Center, America Ballet School, Dance Mission Theater, and ODC Commons. His choreographic work has been shared at Dance Mission Theater, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, Laney College, the University of San Francisco Studio Theater, Z Space, the Joe Goode Annex, Red Poppy House, Florence Schwimley Little Theater in Berkeley, and ODC Theater. Soleyn has also been commissioned to create works for the Oakland Ballet Company, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program, and the University of San Francisco Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. In Fall 2018, Soleyn received a CA$H grant to present his first evening-length work Existence, which used the dynamic aesthetics of hip-hop, contemporary, and floor techniques to reveal the beauty and complexity of the minority experience with code-switching and assimilation. Soleyn was named Most Notable Debut by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2018. Recently, Soleyn graduated from California College of the Arts with a Master’s in Architecture. Soleyn is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, a Gyrotonic instructor, a Reiki master, and an apprentice herbalist. His artistic mediums include dance, architecture, sculpture, and interactive installations.