Luna Beller-Tadiar is a dancer, thinker, and multi-media artist interested in investigating socio-historical forces at the level of the body: ways of moving, meaning, and relating. She is especially drawn to somatic manifestations of (and interventions in) gender, sexuality, colonialism, and diaspora, and to associated popular embodied knowledges. Luna is a long-time aikidoka and, more recently, an intense (queer) tanguera; she can often be found disrupting gender roles in tango spaces, while at the same time finding those spaces increasingly important to her intellectual, artistic, and personal life. After stays in Buenos Aires and Southwestern France, Luna has moved back to NYC and is actively seeking local creative community. She holds a BA (cum laude) from Yale University in comparative Literature.