Fausto Rivera is a Chicano dance artist from the Pacific Northwest. He graduated with a BA in Dance and a minor in Anthropology from the University of Washington, where he was awarded the Evelyn H. Green Endowed Scholarship for artistic merit and promise. He grew up training in Mexican Folk Dance and trained in ballet and modern dance in college. While at the UW, he danced with the Chamber Dance Company, under the direction of Hannah Wiley. Fausto is a founding member of Seattle’s Au Collective, a collective of dance artists highlighting the work of artists from marginalized communities. Fausto is in his 6th season at Spectrum Dance Theater as a Company Dancer, and in his 2nd as a Community Engagement Artist Liaison.