Kimiko Guthrie is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Dandelion Dancetheater. Her work has been presented throughout the greater Bay Area, as well as in Los Angeles, Yosemite, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Hawaii, Scotland and India. She has been a resident choreographer for Asian American Dance Performances and a member of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, during which time she had the honor of assisting Ms. Jenkins in creating a piece on the Ginko dance Company in Tokyo. She has been the recipient of several awards, including grants from the Serpent Source Foundation for Women Artists, the Zellerbach Family Fund, Theater Bay Area, The East Bay Community Foundation and a residency from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She has performed with numerous Bay Area-based companies and has choreographed for several venues, including Cal State East Bay, Dancing in the Streets/NY and California Shakespeare Festival. Her writing has been published in an anthology of short stories, Intersecting Circles, by the Bamboo Ridge Press. Kimiko is has been a lecturer at Cal State East Bay since 2000, holds an MFA in Dance/Choreography from Mills College, and was a 2010 Artist-in-Residence at Shawl Anderson Modern Dance Center.