Sierra Don is a San Francisco based choreographer, dancer, and instructor. Her training began as a gymnast shifting into musical theatre and finally settling in dance with a Modern floor work focus. Recipient of the Teaching Assistant Award, she earned her MFA in Choreography at Mills College. Sierra received her Bachelor's in Theatre Arts - Dance, with a minor in Child Development at California State University, Fresno. While a company member with CSUF’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble, she performed under Michael Nickerson-Rossi, Seda Aybay, and Rogelio Lopez, among others. Sierra’s choreography was chosen to represent both Mills College and as an adjudicator with CSU, Fresno at the American College Dance Festival. While at Mills, Ms.Don performed under Kara Davis and performed works by Jose Limon. Sierra has studied with Robert Moses Kin, Trisha Brown Co., CONTRA TIEMPO, and Movement Exchange. During her time training at Starz Dance in Clovis, CA, Ms. Don competed in both jazz and hip hop. She has trained in Afro Latin technique, Orisha Dances, Salsa, Samba, CoCo, and Forro during her time with Movement exchange in Rio De Janeiro and the Futuro program with CONTRA TIEMPO.
Since graduating, she has performed professionally for mBody Dance Co. and site specific work with Twisted Oak Dance Co. at Shawl Anderson. She is currently an instructor with SpinDrift School of Performing Arts and Ace Dance Academy. She is a member of the Joe Goode Performance Group’s Equity Design team and a Front of House representative for Oberlin Dance Company. Sierra is the artistic director, choreographer, and founder of Mogli’s Movers Artist Collective. Choreography Awardees of Lively Art’s Foundation’s Choreography competition; festivals and residencies include Silicon Valley’s Choreography Competition, Bliss Dance Festival, SAFEhouse for performing Arts, and PUSHfest at ODC.