photo by Breton Tyner-Bryan

CEMA dance is a collaboration-based dance company founded by dancer and choreographer Rachel Hagan. Our goal is to provide a home to movement that explores human context with both the physicality and subtleties of our art form. Founder and artistic director, Rachel Hagan, developed CEMA with four focuses in mind:

Collaboration. Exploration. Movement. Artists.

We aim to collaborate with each other as dance artists as well as with photographers, musicians, designers, our audience, and the community that inspires our work. We value discovery and process. We believe that artists are strong and important contributors and we look to communicate our constantly shifting scope of the world through movement.