Maura Gahan has been combining dance, puppetry, and objects in performance since 2000, with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography (Ohio University). Gahan joined the Bread and Puppet Theater in 2007, regularly touring Europe, Asia, and North America. In 2008 Gahan collaborated with Peter Schumann to transform the Lubberland National Dance Company into a touring, community-based political dance form. Recently in 2016- Gahan designed puppets and danced in works by: Steve Paxton & Robert Ashley (“Quicksand,” The Kitchen-NYC, Festival L’Autumn-Paris, France), Blackbird Theater & Dance Heginbotham (“Fantasque,” Bard SummerScape, NY), Cathy Weis (“Sundays on Broadway,” Weisacres, NYC), and Bread and Puppet Theater (Glov er, VT). When not touring, she teaches Children’s Creative Dance in the NEK and resides in Charleston, VT.