“The PGK Project has something for everyone”




November 23rd @ 7 - 9pm

@The San Diego Art Institute

1439 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101

Free Balboa Park Parking


Drinks & Bites Available by donation include: Wines, Mezcal/Tequila Tastings, Beer, Savory & Sweet

WHAT is DANCE. design. GO?

Participate in our "CHOPPED" (yes the tv cooking show) PGK DANCE spin on a Choreography Competition where you get to help these 4 choreographers below:

*Shauna Tyser, Shir Eyal, Betzi Roe, Kymberly Kellems Fulton* BIOS & PHOTOS Below

Win a paid commission to choreograph on PGK DANCE Spring 2020

  • YOU the Audience ALSO have fun Dancing from your seat with PGK DANCE!

  • Enjoy live Music featuring Kei Riggins (vocals) and Josh Wallace (percussion & vocals) and fashion show featuring PGK DANCE!

Here is how it all works:

4 FINALISTS were selected by our panel:

Blythe Barton, Gina Bolles-Sorensen, Viviana Alcazar who reviewed 16 applications from choreographers originally from across the US and abroad.

Oct. 22nd the 4 choreographers get the same 4 mystery ingredients from our panel plus PGK DANCE director, Peter G. Kalivas.

The 4 then have 30 days to create a dance inspired by these ingredients. Works featuring more than 1 dancer preferred, minimum 2 minutes, any style.

Choreos get 1 mentoring session with Peter G. Kalivas

FINALLY, on Nov. 23rd 7pm all 4 Choreographers tell the audience what the experience was like and share the work they created.

NEXT: the audience has put into a bag, THEIR 5th ingredient then when 1 is selected the choreos get 30 more minutes to insert this any way they wish to their dance.

The audience can mill about and watch all unfold in each corner of the gallery WHILE Peter G. Kalivas with mic in hand checks in with each. "What are you gonna do?"

The re-work dances are Shared and our panel announces the winner who receives:

$1,000 Commission to set a work on PGK DANCE to premiere March 20-22nd at

The Lyceum Theater downtown San Diego.

DANCE. design. GO! is our LAST event of 2019 NOT to be MISSED PGK DANCE PARTY!


Shauna Tyser graduated Magna Cum Laude, with her BFA in dance from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. In the past, she has performed with many companies and artists both on the east and west coast, and has taught dance in public and charter schools, dance studios and internationally in Mumbai, India. She Has worked as Assistant Director, and Film Festival Coordinator for the Front and Main Dance Festival, and Co-coordinator of danceXchange in Temecula, Ca. Her choreography has been presented at the 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival, danceXchange; she was a 2017 finalist for the San Diego Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize, Avocado Dance Theatre, through the PGK Dancemakers Project 2019 and has been accepted into festivals across Orange County and Los Angeles. Currently, along with dancing and dancing making, she is pursuing her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Northeastern University, completing her Pilates Certification, and Mom to her amazing daughter.

Betzi Roe trained and performed with the San Francisco and Hartford Ballet Companies. In 1972 she received a MA in Dance from UCLA and co-founded one of San Diego's first professional modern dance companies, 3's Co. & Dancers. In 1987 she became a solo concert dancer and toured internationally with a repertory that included national and international choreographers for the next decade. She has produced many concerts of her own ensemble works including pieces created for companies such as: the California Ballet, San Diego Dance Theatre, Moscow Classical Ballet and St. Petersburg Concert Ballet (Russia), SouthHold Dance Theatre Indiana, Ballet Pacifica and Mojalet Dance Collective. She has received numerous grants, awards and fellowships for teaching and creating dances. She has held dance faculty positions at six Southern California colleges, directed the Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival ’06 -‘15, and was Dance Chair at Coronado School of the Arts from its inception in 1996 to her retirement in 2018.

Shir Eyal I started creating choreographies as a child having her friends as my dancers. Since then, she never stopped dancing and creating. Following my passion, I received my B.Dance degree from the “Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance” in Israel. During my time in the academy, I had the opportunity to work and learn from the most successful choreographers in Israel. Later, when I had my first child I decided to take a step back from the “dance scene” and transition into fulltime fitness instructor. My work with hundreds of students over more than a decade has given me the opportunity to observe and analyze the diverse types of human structures, postures and movement patterns. Furthermore, it allowed me to sharpen my skills and understanding in posture alignment and create corrective fitness work plans that are tailored to the different needs of each of my students. My work allows my students to better connect with their bodies through movement and posture adjustment. 

Kymmi Kellems is originally from Northern California and Southern Oregon where she received extensive training in many styles of dance including Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre. She continued her dance education with a focus of Ballet, Modern and Composition and received her BFA degree at California Institute of the Arts, School of Dance.

Shortly after graduating college, Kymmi started her first large business venture as co-artistic director of Shiroun Dance Company. After two wonderful seasons, she returned back to her hometown in Southern Oregon, which lead to opening Intention Dance Co-op where she was owner, director, instructor and choreographer.

While she loved her life in Southern Oregon, Kymmi was drawn to San Diego and the wonderful dance community here. She moved to San Diego in August 2015 and is grateful for all the opportunities thus far including, dancing for The PGK Dance Project, performing in Jean Isaacs piece in Trolley Dances 2015 and 2016, choreographing for The PGK Dance Project show “Break it Down”, she was also selected for San Diego’s Young Choreographers Showcase and Prize 2016. Kymmi has a passion for choreographing, performing as well as teaching the art form of dance and is excited to take part in Dance Design Go!