Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş is a poet, educator, and dance artist from Northern California and a new member of CalPoets in the Schools. She is a writer for Dance Art Journal (UK) and director of the youth company at Roco Dance in Mill Valley. She has held residencies from the Center at Eagle Hill and Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and recently published a poetry chapbook with Ghost City Press and a YA novella with VerbalEyze Press. Maxine holds a B.F.A. in Dance and a Minor in English from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an M.A. in Dance Philosophy & History from the University of Roehampton London.