Our Mission

ZiRu Dance is a BIPOC non-profit dance company based in Redwood City, CA that emphasizes the creation of new dance work, international exchange, curated festival production, mentorship of emerging artists, diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, community engagement and outreach. Through our intentional actions, focused art making, and inclusive image as a diverse company enmeshed within our community, we aim to make a broader impact through performance, touring, teaching, and mentoring. Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Philein Wang, ZiRu produces an annual Silicon Valley Dance Festival that leads by example with diverse company members that are 80+% individuals of color (Black, Asian American and LatinX).  During this time of COVID-19, systemic racism, and Asian-American xenophobia, ZiRu offers community support through their COVID Response program addressing mental wellness through the art of dance.