Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Jasmine Stack is a movement artist whose heart never left the desert. In her dance work she investigates the relationships between Southwestern societies and their surrounding natural environments, using movement to physicalize individual and communal experiences of these arid landscapes. Her current research as an MFA candidate at the University of Utah presents dance as a stimulus for conversation surrounding issues of environmental sustainability and social justice. Jasmine’s dance research has most recently been presented at the Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) Suicide Prevention Conference in Northern Arizona, and she has exhibited choreography in a number of venues including the Phoenix Center for the Arts, Herberger Theater, Beta Dance Festival, and American College Dance Festival. In addition to her choreographic work, Jasmine has performed with both local and national dance artists including Eric Handman, Mariah Maloney, Amy O’Neal, and the Porridge for Goldilocks collective. Jasmine lives, studies, and creates in Salt Lake City, Utah.