(they/them) Mieke D is a mixed-race genderqueer femme of Asian and European descent. They are an experimental dance, theater, and performance artist committed to making work that is personal, political, and playful. As an educator and cultural worker, they hope to destabilize rigid definitions of race, gender, and nationhood, while celebrating the inherent resilience and intelligence of the body. Recent Philadelphia-based collaborations include Half Magic (director) with Joseph Ahmed, Philly Education Stories (deviser-performer) with Simpatico Theater and Teacher Action Group at Theatre Exile, and Philly Asian Histories: A Living Museum and Neighborhood Showcase (co-director) with Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists and Asian Arts Initiative. Recent teaching residencies include Ping Chong & Company's Secret Histories in-school program for documentary theater and personal storytelling and Something From Nothing: Ensemble Devising at Pig Iron Theater School and the University of the Arts. MFA: Devised Performance at Pig Iron Theater School, University of the Arts. BFA: Experimental Theater Wing, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.