Photo by Martha Colburn
MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) in Dance Performance and Choreography, Mills College, 2008
BA in Dance, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2006
Study abroad - Pondicherry University, Tamil Nadu, India, Fall 2005
Two years towards a BFA in Dance Pedagogy, University of Hartford, CT, 2001-2003
Atelier Real (Lisbon, PT), ongoing studio residency, July 2017-June 2019
Atalaia Artes Performativas (Aljustrel, PT) June 2017
LakeStudios DanceTech AIR, sponsored by TroikaTronix (Berlin, DE) July 2016
Cultivamos Cultura (São Luis, PT) May 2016 & May 2017
ÇATI Dans (Istanbul, TR) April 2016
Atelier Concorde (Lisbon, PT) January 2016
Devir Capa - Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve (Faro, PT) September 2015
Clara Andermatt Studio Residency (Lisbon, PT) Winter 2014-2015
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center (Oakland, USA) Spring 2014
The Foundry (Berkeley, USA) Summer 2013
The Milkbar (Oakland, USA) April 2012
The Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley, USA) Spring 2010
Grants & Recognition
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, International Touring Grant, 2019
GDA Foundation, International Touring Grant, 2016
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Creation Support Grant, 2016
European Cultural Foundation, STEP Beyond Travel Grant, 2016
Isadora Duncan Dance Award (“Izzie”) Nomination for Individual Performance, 2015
Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant, 2011 & 2014
Graduate Dance Alumnae Scholarship, Mills College, 2006-2008
American Dance Festival Cooperative Scholarship, 2004
American Dance Festival Young Artists Tuition Award, 2004
Original Selected Works
2018 Bound Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, California. Armazém 22, Vila Nova de Gaia, PT, Curtas de Dança - in scope of
Festival DDD (Dias de Dança). Biblioteca de Marvila, Lisbon. Cultivamos Cultura, São Luis, Montras Festival. Rua das Gaivotas 6,
Encontro Bianual de Artes Performativas - (Re)union 2018.
2017 Ode Cutting Ball Theater, SF, USA, Variety Pack - Director's Series. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Oakland, USA.
2016 Phi (with StratoFyzika) UferStudios, Berlin, DE. Atalaia Artes Performativas, Cine-Oriental, Aljustrel, PT. B-Seite Festival, Mannheim, DE.
2016 Holding it together Atelier Concorde, Lisbon, PT. Festival Cidade PreOcupada, Montemor-o-Novo, PT. Mills College, Oakland, California.
2015 Undercurrents Escola Superior de Dança, Lisbon.
2014 In her tower Joe Goode Annex, SF. Excerpt: Kunst-Stoff Arts, SF.
2014 Restless Myth Joe Goode Annex, SF. Excerpts: LEVYStudio, SF. CHOREOFUND, Berkeley. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Oakland.
2013 Habitat The Foundry, Berkeley.
2013 Product 1 Grove/SafeHouse for the Arts, SF. Galeria da India, Transcisciplinary Performance Arts Festival, Lisbon. Mills College Dance Alumni Concert, Oakland. The Garage Artspace, SF. The Milkbar, Oakland. Joe Goode Annex, SF.
2012 ARTI ULATE NOHspace, Sound is the Movement Series, SF. Shotwell Studios, SF. Excerpts: The Garage Artspace,
Dance/USA Opening Night Celebration, SF. LEVYStudio, SF. Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley.
2010 11:56 PM ODC Theater, Pilot Program #57, SF.
2010 Idoru Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley.
2008 architext Televised on KQED Spark! SF Arts Alive.
Suki Tawdry 2009-2010 (an interdisciplinary performance collective co-founded by Kaufman)
Icons of Attention Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF.
Bloody Paper Dolls Climate Theater, POW! POW! Action Art Festival, SF.
15 Minutes deYoung Museum, SF (as part of the Andy Warhol Live exhibit).
2013 Forge Created, shot, and edited by Kaufman.
Official Selection, San Francisco Tiny Dance Film Festival 2013. The Roxie Theater, SF. Temescal Arts Center, GROUND Series, Oakland. KILL ALL Festivals, University of Portland (OR), White Box Theater. The Milkbar, Oakland. Joe Goode Annex, SF.
2013 Atavistic Matter Collaboration with Berlin-based performance collective Stratofyzika. Screenings: Boddinale Film Festival, Berlin, DE.
Rose Transformation Salon, Berlin. KINO Moviemento, shortCUTS, Berlin. Shooting Wall Film Festival at PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, USA.
2011 Innovative California Screening of contemporary dance films, co-curated by Kaufman and Charlotte Shoemaker.
Dance Films Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley.
2010 RE:IDoru Collaboration with Gautam Agarwal, PhD in Neuroscience. Screenings: Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley. Intersection for the Arts, Regeneration: Intersection Intern Artwalk, SF.
2009 Pop Film by Heather Wodrich, in collaboration with Suki Tawdry, Sadie Lune, & Twincest. Screened at Mix NYC's Experimental
Queer Film Festival, New York, NY.
Teaching & Lectures
April 2019 University of California at Berkeley Guest lecture and masterclass, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
February 2017 Mills College, Oakland, California "Interdisciplinary Collaborations" masterclass based on creative methods for Holding it together
April 2016 Çati Dans, Istanbul Workshop based on creative methods for Holding it together
February 2016 Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa Lecture on process of creation for Holding it together
Spring 2015 Escola Superior de Dança, Lisbon Choreography and Interpretation instructor
2013-2014 University of California at Berkeley Assistant to lecturer Jenefer Johnson in three dance theory courses
2012-2014 Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley Improvisation and Contemporary Technique teacher
Winter 2013 ODC School, San Francisco Assistant children's ballet teacher
April 2012 Danceworx Mumbai, India Masterclass in improvisation techniques
Spring 2005 University of California at Santa Barbara Assistant teacher for Beginning Modern Dance Technique
Daria has also been a certified GYROTONIC® Instructor since 2008. She has taught throughout the SF Bay Area and Lisbon.
2016 baywatchbaywatch.com Crushed Parameters: Reflections on minimalist, conceptual contemporary performance
2013 StanceonDance.com Pearl
2010-2011 Examiner.com Contemporary Dance Examiner