James Severson

South San Francisco,
United States
Focus area: , STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Design, Psychology, Cognitive Studies, Dance, Choreography

Jai Severson (@mxpluvement) is a neurodivergent Pilipinx-mixed-white, non-binary dancer-researcher associated with the Bay Area Disabled Dance Collective (BA-DDC; @bay_area_disabled_dance), Jai is the Bay Area Prince of the Kiki House of Peaches, a house family in the California Region of the “kiki scene” (which is a). In both the Kiki scene and mainstream house ballscene, jai “walks” (competes) in the categories “vogue’ and “performance” in the styles of Old Way Vogue and Vogue Femme, and also walks the categories “Best Dressed” and “Virgin Runway.” Jai is also a satellite member of both the New York-based Philippine traditional arts group Sining Kapuluan, and the Ancestral Vision Movement Dance Company in Los Angeles.