Maisha is a fourth year Cognitive Science student who is from the rainy state of Washington. Her interest in performing arts first sparked through theater when she was young. She only started dancing in college when she was dragged to AFX auditions her freshman year. Since then, dancing has become an important part of community and self-expression for her. She joined Dance the Bay as a Youth Instructor and eventually got involved with Core, contributing to design and marketing. She believes dance is a healthy outlet for people from all backgrounds, so she is excited to bring dance to underserved communities through Dance the Bay.