Ciera Budge - Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary
Ciera Budge is originally from the Central Valley of California. She has been dancing since the age of two and her passion for the art is unwavering and ever-growing. Ciera is a member of the contemporary indigenous dance company based out of Santa Fe and the Bay Area, Dancing Earth Creations. While with the company, she has toured as a cultural ambassador to Mesa Arizona, San Francisco, California, Alcatraz Island, Santa Fe and Albuquerque New Mexico, and Guåhan (Guam).
Ciera moved to Asheville in November of last year (2017) and has since started working with Stewart/Owen Dance and the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater, where she is also a choreographer. She has been looking forward to working with other freelance dance artists in WNC since her relocation. Improvisational dance has a very large impact on her dance and philosophy of the art. Environmental issues, importance of musicality, and human relationships have a prevalent message in Ciera's choreographic works.