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Candice Salyers has enjoyed performing with a variety of choreographers, including Li Chiao-Ping and Victoria Marks. Her solo performance work has been shown in the U.S., U.K., Estonia, Ireland, and the Czech Republic. Her work has been supported and presented by choreographic residencies and theaters including Redfern Arts Center, Vermont Performance Lab, Ko Festival of Performance, and Bates Dance Festival. She was one of 10 US artists selected to participate in an international exchange between National Dance Project (US) and Culture Ireland (IE). She has been a visiting artist at Smith College and Mt. Holyoke College. Candice spent many years working as a teaching artist for Ballet Memphis, the Memphis Arts Council, and Camp Steady, an arts program for homeless children. Inspired by these experiences, she founded an organization of artists interested in using their art forms in service to the community for which she won the Alma Bucovaz Award for Urban Service. Her Ph.D. work explored intersections of dance performance and environmental philosophy, and she also holds an MFA and MDiv. Her current solo performance project explores different physical and conceptual perspectives on female sainthood and includes dances created for both landscape and stage spaces. She was recently invited to speak at the Society for European Philosophy, and her publications include contributions to Tanz, Bewegung, und Spiritualität, The Journal of Environmental Philosophy, and the Journal of Performance and Mindfulness.