About Us

Epiphany Dance Theater creates thought-provoking, accessible, dance performances and educational programs, building understanding across cultures and ages. On the stage and in the street, we illuminate the ordinary and the extraordinary, inspiring social change using art as a vehicle.

Its programs include an annual performance season; the highly acclaimed San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD), now in its 14th year, and community education and outreach activities for youth and adults in the Bay Area and around the world.

Our story
“Enter Kim Epifano, who for more than 20 years has been making work in this City that’s grounded us in a social center while stretching towards San Francisco’s physical limits. She has managed to make defined communities the successful END rather than the procedural means of her aesthetic vision. Her work models a vision for community development and documentary at the intersection of deft, provocative artistic expression.”

Artistic Director

Kim Epifano

Kim Epifano is an award-winning choreographer, director, performer, vocalist, educator and collaborator. Erasing the boundaries between dance, theater and music, she is acclaimed for her interdisciplinary, site-specific works that welcome new and diverse audiences to the world of dance and create bridges of cross-cultural understanding.

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Our Team

Epiphany Dance Theater extends a heartfelt thanks to the passion, dedication and hard work of the individuals who make up our staff and board. We couldn’t do it without you.

  • James Hunter

    Board President, CEO

    James has served on Epiphany’s Board since the organization was founded in 1997, and is currently the President of the Board and CEO. James is a Design Principal with The Wiseman Group in San Francisco. James received a Masters of Science in Art Education (magna cum laude) from the State University College of Buffalo, New York.

  • Elaine Hamblin

    Board Treasurer & Secretary

    Elaine has been on Epiphany’s Board since 2010. Following an education in fine arts at CCA(C), Elaine Hamblin followed a passion for art-to-wear by costuming for local dance companies, working as design assistant for multiple Bay Area designers and opening Kosa Arts, a fine arts boutique and clothing store in Oakland.

  • Beth Greenfield

    Board Member

    Beth joined Epiphany’s Board in 2015. Beth teaches yoga and Spinefulness classes at 4th Street Yoga in Berkeley and The Claremont Hotel in Oakland. She co-founded the 4th Street Yoga studio in Berkeley in 1993. Beth graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Humanities and a K-12 California Teaching Credential.

  • Richard Kittle

    Board Member

    Richard is an aerial design artist and rigger, who has worked in the Bay Area Dance world for 25 years, with many outstanding choreographers including Kim Epifano, Amelia Rudolph, Suzanne Gallow, Jo Krieter, Jody Lomask and companies like Bandaloop and UpSwing. Richard has 45 years of experience in the building trades—from bridges to boats, cars, homes and art pieces.

  • Todd Laby

    Board Member

    Todd joined Epiphany’s Board in 2016. He is a visual artist and has a background in art direction, product, set, furniture and digital design. He holds a BS in Business Economics, BA in Advertising Design and a BFA in Furniture, Sculpture and Product Design.

  • Joan Moon

    Board Member

    Joan has been on Epiphany’s Board since 2006. She has retired from careers as a Professor of Dance and Realtor. She splits her time between San Francisco and Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is a tango dancer.

  • Maria Vazquez

    Board Member

    Maria joined Epiphany’s Board in 2015. She has held several positions in the Technology and Wireless sectors within the last 20 years. Maria is currently involved in consulting for non-profit organizations. Maria holds a BS degree and grew up in Querétaro, Mexico.

  • Kim Epifano

    Board Member & Artistic Director

    Kim Epifano is an award-winning choreographer, director, performer, vocalist, educator and collaborator. Erasing the boundaries between dance, theater and music, she is acclaimed for her interdisciplinary, site-specific works that welcome new and diverse audiences to the world of dance and create bridges of cross-cultural understanding.

  • Zackary Forcum

    Managing Director

    Zackary is a dance-theater artist and educator who has been an active participate and facilitator in the performing arts for more than 15 years. In addition to working with Epiphany, Zackary leads OOMPH Dance Theater where he creates work at the crossroads of movement and narrative. He holds an MFA in Choreography & Performance from Mills College, a BA in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz, and he sits on the Greater Board for California Dance Education Association.

  • Annamarie Santos

    Company Assistant

    Annamarie is a dancing artist based in the Bay Area. She teaches creative movement to young children, edits/writes for an upcoming publication on Pilipina Americans in higher education called Kaya Narratives, and serves as Company Assistant to Epiphany Dance Theater. Annamarie holds a BA in Dance/Kinesiology from Saint Mary’s College of CA. ​

Our Supporters

Our work is derived from artful collaborations and community inclusiveness. We are lucky to encounter all kinds of people from all walks of life and want to thank everyone who has contributed over the last 20 years to making Epiphany Dance Theater necessary, important and thriving.

Our Collaborators

Over the past two decades, Epiphany Dance Theater has commissioned and supported more than 60 artists and arts companies representing a broad array of cultural and ethnic communities from around the Bay Area.

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