Rozz Nash

Founder & Executive Director, The People’s Conservatory 

Rozz Nash is a musician, a vocalist/composer, a choreographer, a theater director, and has been a teaching artist in New York City and the SF Bay Area public and private schools for over 25 years. She is the creator and Executive Director of The People’s Conservatory–a Bay Area arts movement that supports and develops emerging youth artists and culture keepers. She has also served as the Founding Director of Performing and Visual Arts at Roses in Concrete Community School for the past four years. Previously she was the Artistic Director and creator of the Brooklyn based Caras Youth Contemporary Dance Ensemble–a youth centered social justice and contemporary dance company, as well as the Brooklyn Performing Arts Institute–a year round arts academy for youth ages 13-21. She is an internationally touring artist having performed with various music groups including Groove Collective, Slavic Soul Party, Living Colour, and DJ Towatei as well as her own projects COULON, Red Lotus, and her children’s music project The Rozz & Val Show. She is currently working on a new solo project. Rozz also is a co-founder and Board Chairperson of Art & Abolition, a Kenyan based organization that gives educational and life support to young girls that have been sexually abused and exploited due to poverty.