Alicia Mullikin is a first generation Mexican-American dance artist, educator, community organizer, and founder of EL SUEÑO. Her work weaves ancient and contemporary identities into physical manifestations by drawing from her rich cultural experiences and deep-rooted ancestral ties. Through all of her work, Alicia aims to empower historically marginalized communities and nurture the next generation of dance artists. Alicia is an educator who holds an M.A. in dance from Cal State University of Long Beach and regularly engages in community dialogue and curriculum development to create more culturally relevant and equitable educational systems. Her work has been featured/produced at The Henry Art Gallery, on PBS/KCTS-9, TASTEMADE Travel, and a number of other local and national organizations and festivals. Alicia’s article “Recognizing Systemic Racism in Dance,” has been shared at institutions nationwide and her company EL SUEÑO regularly brings free accessible art experiences to King County. For more info about her company follow @el.sueno.dance on Instagram.