"Randy Ford is not just a dancer, they're an experience."

City Arts Magazine

Bad Theology

A short film about surviving domestic violence as a Black Trans person. Directed by Samira Shifteh. Original poetry  by J Mase III. Choreography by Randy Ford. Featured at Seattle Trans Pride, Local Sightings Film Festival, TWIST Film Festival, and San Francisco Trans Film Festival. 

"...practically radiates infectious energy and enthusiasm, that captivates both on and off the stage."

SeattleDances

BIO

Randy Ford, is a Seattle-born dancer, choreographer, actor, and activist. She grew up learning choreography in her living room from watching music videos as a child. It wasn’t until the age of 17 when performing became a reality. After some time at the University of Washington, she became a member of Seattle’s Au Collective, a collective of artists committed to bringing womxn, queer people, and people of color to the forefront of everything it does. She has been featured in Velocity Dance Center’s Next Fest NW, CD Forum’s Showing Out: Contemporary Black Choreographers (2016, 2018), Bumbershoot Festival, Birthday Girl Series #5, Legendary Children at Seattle Art Museum, and Beacon Hill Block Party, among other community events. Casted as Lady in Jerome A. Parker’s House of Dinah at On the Boards, she's been recognized on City Arts Magazine's 2018 Future List and received a SeattleDances 2016 DanceCrush Award.

 

Randy has worked with artists such as Dani Tirrell (Genre Bender, Black Bois), Markeith Wiley (IT’S NOT TOO LATE), Kitten N’ Lou (CAMPTACULAR, Jingle All The Gay), and BenDeLaCreme (Beware the Terror of Gaylord Manor). Identifying as a Black non-binary Transfemme, her work continues the conversation about and centering intersectionality. When not onstage she's a program leader through ArtsCorps at Dimmit Middle School and Meeker Middle School. She's a guest teacher at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a MixxedFit Instructor at the Northwest African American Museum. 

COMING SOON!

PHOTOS

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House of Dinah (2016)
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In The Garden (2017)
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In The Garden (2017)
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VIDEO

The New Masculine

Choreographed in collaboration with Fausto Rivera Contreras. Presented at Velocity Dance Center's Next Fest NW UTOPIA (Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, 2015), CD Forum's Showing Out: Contemporary Black Choreographers (Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, 2016), BUMBERSHOOT Festival (Seattle Center, 2016). Music edited by Kevin Lavitt.

Choreographed in collaboration with dancers Cheryl Delostrinos, El Nyberg, Hallie Scott, Imana Gunawan, Lorraine Lau, and Michael "Majinn" O'Neal Jr. Presented at Au Collective's - from SEA (Washington Hall, Seattle, 2017). Music "For Every Mountain" by Kurt Carr.

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Creative direction by Barry Johnson, design and costume styling by Gabriel-Bello Diaz, performance and choreography by Randy Ford, video by Aaron Anderson. Presented at Open Studios #39 (On the Boards, Seattle, 2018) and 12 minutes max (BASE: Experimental Arts + Space, Seattle, 2018). 

A collaboration with visual artist Jono Vaughn memorializing Trans womxn that have been murdered in the U.S. To read the Crosscut interview click here.

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BOOK ME FOR

Master Classes

 - MixxedFit classes 90 minutes (teen-adult)

 - Technique classes : Heels, Creative movement, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary/modern (all ages)

 -  QUEEN STREET Workshops (all ages)

 

 

Q&A/Talk-backs

 - Journey Through QUEEN STREET: Discussions on the intersectionality of identity 

 

Collaborations

If you just want to work with me that's fine too!

- Model/Muse/photography/painting

- Dancing/Choreographing

- Acting: Film, theater, commercial

- Mentorship, dramaturge

 - Event planning/hosting/curating

Or anything you can think of that might interest me. Just ASK! I just want to CREATE!

 

 

 

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Images

Opening - Photo by Imana Gunawan

Bio, Headshots, Backdrop - Photos by Andrew Imanaka

Closing - Photo by Kelly O