Melecio Estrella is a director, choreographer and performing artist based in Oakland CA. He is artistic director of BANDALOOP, and co-director of Fog Beast. Recent directorial engagements: Tidal Constellations in Kuala Lumpur presented by the US State Dept and the NEA for the World Summit of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (2019). A Letter to PEI- Site specific work honoring architect IM Pei at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York (2019). The Big Reveal – presented at and with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2019). He is a recipient of the Gerbode Special Award in Dance Composition, and was a Leadership Fellow for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) 2016-18.