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Bhumi B. Patel

Bhumi B. Patel is a queer, desi artist/activist, dance scholar, and director of pateldanceworks (she/they). Patel pursues liberation through dancing, choreographing, curating, educating and writing/scholarship. She earned her MA in American Dance Studies from Florida State University and her MFA in Dance from Mills College. Bhumi is currently a doctoral student at The Ohio State University. Patel’s work has been presented across the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently is focused on site-specific immersive performance. Bhumi was a 2017–2018 Emerging Arts Professionals Fellow and a 2019 Women of Color in the Arts Leadership through Mentorship Fellow. She is a member of Dancing Around Race. She has presented her research at the Dance Studies Association Annual Conference and the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference as well as having been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Life as a Modern Dancer, Contact Quarterly and InDance.