Christine Suárez is a choreographer, performer, educator and community activist based in Los Angeles. Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana, she creates at the intersection of collaborative dance-making and community outreach. Her work has been seen in theaters, parks, classrooms, houses and hospitals and toured nationally and internationally. She has been awarded grants from Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, Flourish Foundation and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her work with veterans would not be possible without support from the California Arts Council and the Artists in Residence Program at the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. She holds an MFA in choreography from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department and a BA in Theater and English from Emory University. She is a founding member of the Pieter board of directors and served as board chair from 2018-20. She wants to thank Ann Haskins, Mark Rizzo, Jeff Slayton, Jackie Mansky and Ahn Vo for their editorial support through this writing process. It has been both challenging and nurturing.