Since 2008, Nicole Klaymoon has served as the founder and artistic director/executive director of the Bay Area hip hop dance theater company Embodiment Project. She has directed and choreographed twelve original evening-length productions since Embodiment Project’s inception, including Music of the Actualized Child (2018) and the Isadora Duncan Dance Award–winning Chalk Outlines (2015). Embodiment Project wrapped up 2016 with the sold-out Seed Language, inspired by Black Lives Matter, which featured both words and in-person appearances by BLM cofounder Alicia Garza and former Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins. In 2017 Klaymoon premiered Ancient Children, a work commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and presented in National Performance Network’s juried showcase. Klaymoon has been a faculty member in the Performing Arts and Social Justice department at the University of San Francisco since 2014, and has been a guest choreographer and lecturer at Arizona State University, Mills College, UC Riverside, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Bates Dance Festival.