DIVERSE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STORIES - ANIMATED AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
BROUGHT TO LIFE BY DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING ARTISTS
Producer Zahna Simon started her dance training with City Ballet School in San Francisco. She expanded her dance background when she was accepted to San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) by training with Elvia Marta in Modern, Jazz, African, Ballet, Hip Hop and Choreography. Upon graduating from UCI with a BS in Chemistry and a BFA in Dance Performance, Simon moved to San Diego to work full time at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and also performed with the Mesa College Dance Company, with CAC Repertory Dance Theatre (CACRDT), Bite Dance Company, Visionary Dance Theatre and in Jean Isaac’s Trolley Dances 2013. Zahna is now back in the Bay Area and is acting Assistant Director for both Urban Jazz Dance Company and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival (BAIDDF) as well as helping to produce Signing Animation's short film 'Liftoff.'