Collaborators and Guest Artists


d. Sabela grimes aka Ovasoul7

Sablea is a multi-hyphenated artist, choreographer and educator whose work transforms speech and sound into a visual performance with movement that is electric on transmission. In addition to performing internationally with Rennie Harris Puremovement, Sabela has conceived and presented a body of dance theater work that proactively seeks to expand beyond contemporary notions of Hip Hop culture and aesthetics. Sabela’s performance work and pedagogical approach reveal his vested interest in the physical and meta-physical efficacies of Black dance practices.  He created and continues to cultivate a technique-based approach to learning Black dance vernacular dances/dance forms called Funkamentals, which he teaches at UCLA in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department.

Medicine Woman gina Breedlove

Medicine Woman gina Breedlove is a Singer, Songwriter, & Sound Healer from Brooklyn, NY.  She tours the world with her music that she calls, folkSoul, and holds Sound Healing circles in every city she visits; combining the potent power of Music, Sound and Vibration as a way of Healing the body, and retrieving the Spirit. Recently, gina brought her music to a sold out show at Joe’s Pub in NYC, and held her “Healing the Healers” Sound circle at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, and NYU Medical
center, working with nurses & social workers. gina will be releasing her 3rd CD this year, “The Star”, with a CD release party at Yoshi’s in December 2017. For more info about gina & her work in the world go to &
Meena Murugesan is a choreographer, dancer, video artist, and arts educator based in Los Angeles. Meena creates experimental non-linear narratives with moving images at the intersection of live performance, video art, and activism. Meena is currently designing multi-channel video installations for live performance with choreographers Marjani Forte-Saunders, Sita Frederick, d. Sabela grimes, D’Lo, and has created video art for Embodiment Project since 2016.

Tristan Cunningham

Cunningham started her performing days when she was only ten years old touring with Vermont’s own home grown country circus, Circus Smirkus. After running away with the circus for eight summers, she decided to change her focus to acting and graduated from S.U.N.Y Purchase Theater Arts and Film conservatory with a B.F.A. She now works between the Bay Area and Los Angeles as an actor, teaching artist, and circus performer, taking part in productions by the California Shakespeare Theater, Aurora Theater Company, African American Shakespeare Company, Shotgun Players, Circus Bella, Medical Clown Project and many more. She is thrilled to be working with Embodiment Project.