Cid Pearlman’s choreography subtly disrupts traditional notions of desire, gender, and friendship. Her work has been presented by numerous venues including Joyce SoHo (New York City), Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn, Estonia), the Getty Center (Los Angeles), Theater Artaud (San Francisco) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego). From 1991-1999 Cid was the artistic director of San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Nesting Dolls. In 1999 she relocated to Los Angeles, establishing herself as an independent choreographer and producer. Her most recent collaborations have been with composers Joan Jeanrenaud, formerly of Kronos Quartet, and Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Beethoven. In addition to her own works, Cid has choreographed for film, opera and theater. Cid received her MFA in Dance from UCLA in 2006. After completing her graduate studies she moved to Santa Cruz, where she teaches in the Dance Department at Cabrillo College. During the 2009-10 academic year Cid was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia, teaching at Tallinn University and collaborating with Estonian dance artists. Her work has received support from the Fulbright Program of the U.S. Department of State, The U.S. Embassy/Estonia, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the San Francisco Art Commission, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the American Composers Forum and the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County.