Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!
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Rachel Berman

Orange Coast College
Faculty, Mem.
Irvine, CA
Originally from Hawaii, Rachel Berman has had a diverse career in the field of dance, the bulk of which was a decade spent performing principal roles with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She also performed with Ballet Hispanico, May O’Donnell, The American Repertory Dance Company, and the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, among others. Ms. Berman appeared in numerous television productions with the Taylor Company and was featured in the Academy Award nominated documentary DANCEMAKER. She stages Mr. Taylorʻs works throughout the United States. She currently teaches at Orange Coast College and at the William J. Gillespie/ American Ballet Theatre school, both in Southern California. Ms. Berman holds a BFA from Purchase College and an MFA from Hollins University/American Dance Festival and is certified in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum.