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, performing work by Lar Lubovitch, Danny Shapiro/Joanie Smith, Bill T. Jones, and Doug Varone. Fausto is a founding member of Seattle’s Au Collective, a collective of dance artists highlighting the work of artists from marginalized communities, and also teaches workshops on how dance and social/racial equity can intersect and positively impact our world. Fausto is in his fifth season at Spectrum Dance Theater as a Company Artist, and has taken on the role this season of Community Engagement Artist Liaison.