A Brief History
somebodies dance theater was founded by Gina Bolles Sorensen and Kyle Sorensen in Oregon in 2008. Today, somebodies dance theater enjoys a home base in San Diego, CA. The company enlists a new roster of collaborators for each project, including dancers, composers, and visual artists.


somebodies dance theater has presented work to critical acclaim in both national and international venues. The company has produced and co-produced full evening concerts in California, Washington, Oregon, North Carolina, Minnesota, Tel Aviv (Israel) and Tijuana (Mexico), and has performed select repertory in festivals such as the WestWave Dance Festival (San Francisco), the Dance Gallery Festival (New York and Texas), the San Diego International Fringe Festival, the HATCH Presenting Series (New York), The BareFoot Collective’s Extension (Washington), the Emerge Dance Festival (San Diego), San Diego Dances, and the Celebrate Dance Festival (San Diego) to name a few.

The company has been presented in venues including the Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York), ODC Theater (San Francisco), Warehouse 2 (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel), Multiforo at the Instituto de Cultura de Baja California (Tijuana, Mexico), Spreckels Theatre (San Diego), SUSHI Visual and Performance Art (San Diego), the Balboa Park Casa Del Prado Theatre (San Diego), and the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre (San Diego).

In addition to live solo, duet, and group performance work, somebodies has produced several dance films and has been screened in California, Oregon, and Washington. Their most recent dance film project, “Barcelona Barcelona,” was shot on location in Granada and Barcelona, Spain.

Awards include the 2016 Outstanding Dance Production award for SILO at the San Diego International Fringe Festival, the 2015 Outstanding Choroegraphy award for The Whispering Directions at the San Diego International Fringe Festival, and the 2012 San Diego Young Choreographers Prize for the “beautifully crafted dance theater” work, “left Field,” featuring an original score and performance by violinist Kristopher Apple.

Residencies and Relationships

somebodies dance theater is a founding member of the trans-continental dance collective, TRANSForm. The company has received commissions to create and/or set work for Bellingham Repertory Dance, San Diego Dance Theater, Moving Current Dance Collective, Sam Houston State University, University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, the University or Oregon, and more. Artistic Directors Gina Bolles Sorensen and Kyle Sorensen have conducted residencies and master classes at Bellingham Repertory Dance (Washington), Sam Houston State University (Texas), Winthrop University (South Carolina), Johnson C. Smith Univerity (North Carolina), and Southwestern College (California), as well as full courses at the University of Oregon, the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, Grossmont College (California), and San Diego City College.