Adjunct Professor Liv Schaffer

Liv Schaffer

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Liv Schaffer received her bachelor’s degree from Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA program at Dominican University of California in 2013, and has spent subsequent seasons performing with AXIS Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, The Dance Exchange, and Robert Moses’ Kin.

Liv is a community engagement artist with Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion®, and a lead artist with the Pillow's Medicine in Motion program, investigating ways in which dance is a tool for medical practitioners to enhance humane and holistic practices in their work. Liv teaches contemporary dance and directs University of San Francisco’s intergenerational dance company, the Dance Generators. Liv is a Shawl Anderson Dance Center 2019 Artist in Residence, and her choreography has been presented by DanceWorks Chicago, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Performance Series, Jacob’s Pillow Lab In Process Series, the JUNTOS Collective, The Big Muddy Dance Company, LINES BFA & Summer Programs, Western Michigan University, and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival ChoreoFest.


  • Dominican University of California