AARON BRANDO holds a Masters Degree in Education and loves the art of crafting pedagogy in a non-codified system such as Contact Improvisation. His love for movement brought him to Earthdance. where he spent 6 months in residence, and trained with master teachers such as: Martin Keogh, Chris Aiken, and Nancy Stark Smith. As a community organizer in Northampton, MA Brando has helped sustain the improvisation dance culture. He facilitates ongoing dance events, classes and offers master classes at local institutions such as Smith College, Springfield College, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School, Amherst Regional HS, and Earthdance. He teaches workshops throughout North America as well as internationally. In 2016 Brando together with dancers, Shura Baryshnikov, Paul Singh, Bradley Teal Ellis, and Sarah Konner founded a Contact Improvisation Research and Performance ensemble called SetGO. The group has taught and performed at Universities and dance festivals throughout the USA. His fascination with the moving body, inspired him to complement his dance training with more anatomical specificity. In 2014, he completed the year-long training in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration with renowned anatomist, Tom Myers. Brando is a certified Structural Integration practitioner with practices in Northampton and Boston.