Director, Leilani Salvador
Leilani Salvador was born and raised throughout the Bay Area to a single Filipina immigrant mother while her dad, also an immigrant, was incarcerated for most of her lifetime. Beginning her artistic journey in Polynesian Dance at the age of 5, she later expanded her arts practice to include other styles of dance, acting on screens and stages, as well as music. While completing her BA’s in Sociology and History of Art and Visual Culture, she pursued a minor in Dance and directed multiple arts-based organizations. After also acquiring her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art and Writing, she has developed a specialized practice in creating Community Based Artworks with youth and other marginalized communities throughout the Bay Area. As a mother of 3 Black boys, she is also committed to dismantling patriarchy and racism through arts, education, healing and community building in her home and work life.