Kathleen Hermesdorf (1967–2020) was a dancer, performer, choreographer, producer, and teacher. Hermesdorf was the founder of the Fresh Festival (now the Kathleen Hermesdorf Fresh Festival), and a key performer with Bay Area luminaries Sara Shelton Mann and Margaret Jenkins, as well as New York-based Bebe Miller. Her movement and teaching transformed and continues to transform those in her sphere in innumerable ways.