Maurya Kerr (she/her/hers) is a bay area-based dancer, choreographer, educator, poet, and the artistic director of tinypistol. She was a member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet for twelve years and teaches extensively in their educational programs. Her artistic work, across disciplines, is focused on Black and brown people reclaiming their birthright to wonderment. She was an ODC artist-in-residence from 2015 to 2018 and received an MFA in Dance from Hollins University.

A recent Pushcart prize nominee, her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Blue River Review, River Heron Review, Hole In The Head Review, Inverted Syntax, Chestnut Review (winner of the Stubborn Writer’s contest), and The Future of Black: A Black Comics and Afrofuturism Anthology (2022).