Lou Fancher

Lou Fancher is a San Francisco Bay Area writer. Her work has been published by WIRED.com, Diablo Magazine, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, InDance, East Bay Express, Oakland Magazine, SF Weekly, and others.  She is a children's book author, designer and illustrator, with over 50 books in print. Also a choreographer, ballet master and teacher, she coaches professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the U. S. and Canada.  Visit her website online at www.johnsonandfancher.com.

Articles By This Author

Lou Fancher - July 7, 2021

The Pulitzer Prize-winner tells SFCV about her earliest influences and latest work.

Lou Fancher - June 21, 2021

From community outreach to a Pulitzer-winning production, Jacobs is redefining opera. She talks to SFCV about her company’s upcoming projects and underlying philosophy.

Lou Fancher - June 15, 2021

The Bay Area choreographer, a Guggenheim recipient this year, talks to SFCV about his collaborative, activist work.

Lou Fancher - June 14, 2021

Moving Forward, Looking Back #2020 reveals how dance is essential to the lives of these artists.


Lou Fancher - June 8, 2021

Alvin Ailey’s artistic director talks about the company’s upcoming film performance for Cal Performances and the ever-evolving mission of contemporary dance.

Lou Fancher - June 1, 2021

The dancer, musician, and tireless social activist shares her insights for living a good, just, and musical life.

Lou Fancher - May 24, 2021

The bassist/composer talks about her latest disc and the diverse collaborators and influences that inform her sound.

Lou Fancher - May 10, 2021

The Alameda middle-school teacher has built joyful, award-winning music ensembles, and she never let the pandemic stand in the way.


Lou Fancher - May 3, 2021

Drawing on his European classical training, his Chickasaw heritage, and sometimes Celtic roots music, Tate optimistically fuses it all into his own American style.

Lou Fancher - April 25, 2021

The eclectic Iranian-American composer talks about his wide-ranging roots, creating meaningful music, and his ongoing work with children.