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Sur Sanford (They/Them)
General Education

AMDA Faculty since: 2023

Sur is a Black/Queer/Trans-Nonbinary Movement Artist & Researcher whose work is rooted in using movement to navigate through trauma amongst people within the Black Diaspora. Sur's work looks into pain practices in relation to dance as a pain practice to investigate these sites as locations for healing amongst Black bodies. Sur's origin of performance work started in the form of movement focused primarily on sensorial exploration, pain management and sound scaping centered in breath. Sur has also had the opportunity to serve as Co-Director, Movement Coach and Instructional Student Assistant on CSUN Performance Ensemble Creatives for Social Change.


M.A., Communication Studies, California State University, Northridge
B.A., Communication Studies, California State University, Northridge