Genevieve Carson, Artistic Director of LACDC, graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University. Genevieve’s work as performer, choreographer, and teacher has spanned across North America, the Philippines, Argentina, Sweden and New Zealand. Her work has been commissioned by the US Embassies of Buenos Aires and Auckland, UC Santa Barbara, Musco Center for the Arts, Coachella Valley Repertoire Theater, UC Irvine, the Mall of Asia Arena (Manila, Philippines), Laguna Dance Festival, Super Bowl XLIX, Firefly Music Festival, and the Standard Hotel. Her award-winning dance film work has been screened at Cannes Film Festival (France), Tiny Dance Film Festival (San Francisco), L.A. Dance Film Festival, Mexico City Videodance Festival, and Exchange Choreography Festival (Oklahoma). Genevieve’s commercial choreographic collaborations include Foster the People, Earth Harp Collective (for Super Bowl XLIX), Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show and Decker, Comedy Central’s The Kroll Show and Jon Benjamin Has a Van. Additional credits include the Emmys, Mercedes Benz, Saks 5th Avenue, Samsung, BENCH, Cotton On, TEDx, Hikvision USA and music videos for Blood Orange, Active Child, Low, Justin Bieber and Saint Motel. Genevieve has been a guest artist and instructor at Chapman University, Cal Arts, Cal State Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara, University of Auckland, University of the Philippines, El Cultural San Marin (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Peridance Studios in NYC. Since 2012, she has served on faculty at AMDA where she choreographs, teaches, and directs concerts.