Daiane Lopes da Silva, co-founder and artistic director of Kinetech Arts, is a dancer and choreographer whose work has been performed in Brazil, France, Belgium and the U.S.A. She has worked with Lisbon Dance Company, Labayen Dance, KUNST-STOFF Dance Company and Robert Moses’ Kin, among others. Her residencies include RAW at The Garage, RAD at KUNST-STOFF arts, and Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. In 2013 she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from SFSU.
Weidong Yang, co-founder of Kinetech Arts is a scientist, dancer, photographer, and Taiji. Born in China and educated in the US, he works to synthesize his background in technology and art into new forms of expression. In addition to his work with Kinetech Arts, Weidong is CEO of Kineviz, a data visualization company he founded in 2014 with Travis Bennett.
Maria Sotnikova is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Vladivostok, Russia. For 15 years, she danced with KAURI, a contemporary dance company based in her hometown of Vladivostok. In 2015, Mariia moved to San Francisco to further explore and experiment in the contemporary dance genre and to pursue an MFA in dance.