Esther Baker-Tarpaga (MFA UCLA) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist. She co-organizes groups of artists for projects that are multidisciplinary, site-responsive, and collectively derived. She has worked with Philadelphia Contemporary, Trade School Philadelphia, The Schuylkill Center, ArtYard, NJ, La Ville En Mouv’ment Dakar, Senegal, No New Idols Festival in Riga, Lativa, The Englert Theatre Iowa City, and BAAD Bronx. She was an AIR at Marin Headlands, FCA Grantee, Grant Wood Fellow, and Cultural Envoy in Guinea, Botswana, and South Africa. She is adjunct faculty at Temple University, lives in South Philly and is a Licensed Massage Therapist.