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!

Andrew Merrell

Saint Mary's College
Faculty, Mem.
Andrew Merrell is a queer, married, thirty something, Bay-Area transplant, having originally spent time in the burb life of SoCal. Andrew holds a BA in Dance from California State University Long Beach and a MFA in Dance Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College. He currently teaches at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and at Saint Mary’s College. He has danced professionally with Keith Johnson and Dancers, Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, Nina Haft and Company, Paufve/Dance and most recently Nol Simonse and Christy Funsch to name a few. Andrew feels lucky and grateful to continue to live the dancer/choreographer/teacher life, collaborating/performing/creating dance works.

My Teachers Sessions

Thursday, February 28

8:30am PST