Alum Carma Zisman Serves as ODC/Dance Executive Director

Friday, December 14, 2018
DANCERS GROUP (SAN FRANCISCO) -- ODC welcomed Carma Zisman as its new Executive Director in September 2017. Zisman comes from a family of artists in Santa Rosa and has lived throughout the West Coast, but has been rooted in San Francisco since 2000. She remembers her parents bringing her to performances in San Francisco since she was a child and calls the city her “first arts community” and studied at ACT and attended San Francisco State University. “I came to San Francisco because I needed a place that drew impossibly complicated, fantastically diverse people together. It was extraordinary to find myself surrounded by people who invited me to participate in exploring food, arts and nature with them,” Zisman says. “In the process, we began to work out who we were and what it meant to be community together. I loved the way San Francisco taught me to say ‘yes’ to unexpected intersections — of subjects, disciplines, culture, gender, roles, flavors, seasons.”