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Pride Powerhouse Panel

Updated: Jun 24, 2021



Our PridePowerhousePanel is a free virtual event centered on uplifting the LGBTQIA+ community in different creative spaces. This event is open to the public to listen to and join in for a Q&A at the end.


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DATE: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 | 5:30 pm-6:30 pm PT | Tickets are FREE | Livestream via ZOOM

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Our PridePowerhouse Panel is a free virtual event centered on uplifting the LGBTQIA+ community in different creative spaces. This event is open to the public to listen to and join in for a Q&A at the end. The panel will also be recorded in full and posted on our blog and socials. Our PridePowerhouse Panelists include Bonnie Schiffman representing our dancers/instructors, Chang Fuerte, representing creative directing in mass media, and Terrence Williams: storyteller, visual artist, and design leader in tech.

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Meet our Powerhouse Panelists:


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Bonnie Schiffman is a dancer, yogi, and fitness instructor originally from New York, currently living in Los Angeles. After deciding to leave the corporate world and pursue dance full time, she worked with artists such as Jason Cerda, French Montana, Nasty C, Eric Bellinger, and Jaki Nelson. She has worked as a resident dancer with Sax DC, Dancing Fire Entertainment, and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Trained in jazz, hip hop, tap, vogue, bhangra, bollywood, and heels, Bonnie brings all of her experiences together in each dance class. In Bonnie's Jazz Funk classes, you will be pushed hard to train, to shake it, and to have as much fun as possible.



Pride is important to me because it is a time to reflect on what the lgbtqia+ community has overcome and celebrate the life we can live now! Pride is a reminder to me that, had I been born 50 years ago, my life would not be as accepted as it is now. So I celebrate that I can live in a community that supports us and loves us all for who we are! <3” -Bonnie Schiffman
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Chang Fuerte (they/them/theirs) was born a little Scorpion 90's baby cloud full of rage & a passion to change the world & the gender binary through creative storytelling. They are no stranger to the Bay Area since they've lived here their whole life. While Chang's more recent career accomplishments involve scripting up award-winning commercials for Google, some of Chang's proudest moments were their directorial & acting debut for the upcoming web series Hella Strangers which premiered at CAAMFest, being a professional dancer & character performer at Disney World for 2 years, & being featured on MTV'S It Gets Better Documentary. When not writing or consuming queer content, Chang is addicted to working out, unpacking internalized racism & childhood trauma at therapy, fundraising for grassroots QTPOC organizations, and critiquing movies on @letterboxd.


I love being gay! It's one of the most liberating feelings in the world. - Chang Fuerte
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Terrence is a designer, illustrator, and storyteller. He produces creative solutions that are impactful, celebrate authenticity, and promote inclusion among audiences. His approach to design is one based upon empathy. He strives to gain a better understanding of how an audience feels once they've engaged with his work. This has been a critical part of his growth as a creative voice in the design industry and will continue to be as he elevates other voices and narratives that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Terrence hopes to collaborate with other creatives so that together they may inform, inspire and empower audiences to take action.


Learn more about Terrence's work through some of his talks at 3% Conference, Monotype Brand Talks, and Salesforce + AIGA SF's Leading with Compassion series. You can also hear Terrence as a guest on the Creative Characters podcast and on his own show Macro Progressions.


Knowing I'm perceived as different is something I learned to embrace. -Terrence Williams
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About Rae Studios

Founded in 2012, Rae Studios is a dance & fitness center, overlooking San Francisco's Union Square. The studio is located on the 7th floor of the Native Sons of Golden West building, a historic preservation and organization founded in 1875. With wall-to-wall mirrors, high ceilings, stretch bars, state-of-the-art sound system and our electrifying in-house dance & fitness instructors, Rae Studios is the perfect solution for group and one-on-one training exercise.


Our mission is to merge the ideologies of popular dance culture by bridging fitness gym and traditional dance studio mentality into a place that welcome all levels of dance & fitness in a healthy progressive environment. Our goal is to provide San Francisco dance seekers with community, growth and participation through artistic outlets of music + movement. Our culture is simple; create a space for dance and community to thrive, water the roots of our passion, fuel our dreams by action, and inspire others to do the same.

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Event Details:

Spotlight Artists: Bonnie Schiffman | Chang Fuerte | Terrence Williams


Date / Time: Thursday, June 24th 2021 | Pride Powerhouse Panel


Location: Livestream via ZOOM


Ticket Options:

  • FREE! Register via Eventbrite or Mindbody

  • Donations welcome through Eventbrite

Registration is required for this event.





Tickets: Reserve on Eventbrite or through the Mindbody App.

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