Liv Schaffer received her Bachelor’s degree from Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California in 2013, and has spent subsequent seasons performing with AXIS Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, The Dance Exchange, and Robert Moses’ Kin. Schaffer is a Community Engagement Artist with Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motionand a Lead Artist with the Pillow’s Medicine in Motion program; investigating ways in which dance is a tool for medical practitioners to enhance humane and holistic practices in their work. Schaffer teaches Contemporary Dance and directs University of San Francisco’s intergenerational dance company; the Dance Generators. She was a Shawl Anderson Dance Center 2019 Emerging Artist in Residence, and is a 2020 Mentee of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) program, a professional mentorship program for choreographers and movement-based artists. Schaffer’s choreographic work has been presented by DanceWorks Chicago, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Performance Series, Jacob’s Pillow Lab In Process Series, the JUNTOS Collective, The Big Muddy Dance Company, LINES BFA & Summer Programs, Western Michigan University, and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival ChoreoFest curated by RAWdance SF.