The Studio 210 Summer Residency

The 210 Summer Residency supports Bay Area artists in need of space to make their work. DSDT is happy to make a rare offer of rehearsal space, performance opportunities, peer support and professional feedback from Deborah Slater. The residency is intended as a vehicle for artists to hone their skills, experiment, and dive into making performance. It is currently open to dedicated artists of all performance disciplines.

Check out these highlights from the performance and process of our most recent residents–

Nol Simonse with Miche Wong, and Emelia (Jubilee July) Martínez Brumbaugh

A panel selects 2 individual artists or companies who will be offered rehearsal space free of charge at Studio 210 for eight weeks, along with mentorship by Deborah Slater and a final culminating performance at the end of the Summer where the artists ask questions of the audience. For further details and questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

The Application for 2019 is now closed.

2019 Resident Artist Bios


Emelia (Jubilee July) Martínez Brumbaugh is a gender, sexual, and geographical border crosser. They, white/latinx, Chesapeake bay beast, source embodied creative power to honor/hone the unknown for choreography of a more just reality. They meld critical inquiry & strategic thinking with play & ritual in their creative practice as a coach/consultant and project manager. They have supported several liberatory projects and organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Physical Intelligence, Eye Zen Presents, Fierce Allies, NAKA Dance Theatre, and Circo Zero. Their commitment to creating platforms where creative practice and social healing meet extends to their work as an educator, currently being contracted through LEAP: Arts in Education and Palo Alto Children’s Theatre; a performer, their ongoing solo work, The Mouth, has been shown at Pro Arts Gallery, Temescal Arts Center (TAC), and SAFEHouse Arts; and a creative collaborator, dancing with LXS DXS, a collective of 6 emerging artists from distinct diasporic heritages healing lineages in community, in movement, and in queer conspiracy.


Nol Simonse is from Washington, D.C., and trained at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He moved to San Francisco in 1997, and helped form the punk rock dance company, Kunst-Stoff. He has worked extensively in the Bay Area, with Stephen Pelton, Eric Kupers, Kara Davis, Christy Funsch, Janice Garrett, Charles Moulton, Sean Dorsey, Carey Perloff, and Val Caniparoli. Nol teaches modern at the Lines Dance Center and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. He has been awarded an Izzy, a GOLDIE, Luna Dance Institute’s Choreofund prize, and was a CHIME artist in 2017 with mentor Margaret Jenkins.

Photo by Anna Simonse


Miche Wong is a native Bay Area dancer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from UC Santa Barbara. She began performing in San Francisco as a dancer and multi-mover with companies such as Capacitor, Flyaway Productions and ZiRu Dance. In 2013, Miche began working with The Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Mainland China’s premiere modern dance company, and performed with GMDC throughout Europe, Australia, the Middle East and China. Her own choreographic works have been presented for Chinese and Bay Area audiences through international dance festivals and local San Francisco venues. Miche teaches for the LINES Ballet training program and other studios throughout California.

Photo by Nol Simonse

Former Residency Artists:

2019 Residency: Emelia (Jubilee July) Martínez Brumbaugh & Nol Simonse with Miche Wong

2018 Residency: Julie Crothers & Kuan-Hsuan Lee

2017 Residency: 13th Floor & Sarah Cecilia

2016 Residency: Tammy Johnson & Larry / Laura Arrington

2015 Residency: Marina Fukushima & Beth Wilmurt

2014 Residency: Emma Jaster, Erin Malley

2013 Residency: Chris Black, Megan Finlay

2012 Residency: Rosemary Hannon, Nol Simonse

Julie Crothers, 2018 Resident, photo by Tim Isom
Julie Crothers, 2018 Resident, photo by Tim Isom

Studio 210 Residency Portfolio