Magnolia Yang Sao Yia

Magnolia Yang Sao Yia (YSY) attained her BFA in Dance and Minor in Asian American studies from the University of Minnesota, and is a third year company member of Ananya Dance Theatre. The marginalized experience as a woman of color shaping her social and political perspective, the continuum of patriarchy within her cultural context facilitating the violence and injustice taking place through her past and present history are important subjects in which she chooses to address. As a progressive thinker and choreographer, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia is in constant pursuit of discovering her distinct voice through movement, intersecting social justice and art/dance, and empowering marginalized voices and bodies.