About Intersectionz Educational Artz

Intersectionz is an educational performing arts company composed of a diverse group of young adults from around the world who have come together to enhance community awareness of critical social issues. Intersectionz serves public and private schools for all age levels as well as the surrounding communities.

Intersectionz mission is to educate communities about the healing principles of unity in diversity and inspire them to work for positive social change. Through dance and movement theater, Intersectionz confronts the destructive and divisive nature of racism, sexism, violence, and drug and alcohol abuse as well as the challenges of the AIDS epidemic, the needs of the poor, and the importance of family support and unity. The goal of the performance is to create an open dialog with the youth in order to empower them to turn attitudes of apathy into enthusiasm, ignorance into understanding – working toward social change. Intersectionz performs on an average of 186 performances per year, reaching approximately 200,000 youth and families.

In addition to performing throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Intersectionz program has toured to Oregon, Idaho, Florida, New Mexico, Vermont, Alaska, and Germany.

The dancers range in age from 17-24 years, are high school graduates and come from a broad spectrum of cultural, religious and racial backgrounds. The dancers commit to a full year with Intersectionz. Dancers have hailed from Newfoundland, Vancouver Island, Australia, Haiti, the Philippines, the Ivory Coast, Columbia, Trinidad, Germany and throughout the United States.

The company is run by three partners, who have all come from the well-known Diversity Dance Workshop, and have combined their energies and talents to create Intersectionz.