Jeff Friedman is a dancer and choreographer, formerly based in San Francisco from 1979-1997. He is the founder, former director and current senior advisor for Legacy, an oral history project that records and preserves the observations of dance community members in the San Francisco Bay Area. Earning a Ph.D. in dance history and theory from the University of California-Riverside in 2003, Jeff is on the Department of Dance faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University where he teaches both academic and studio courses. Jeff’s research integrates oral history and performance through choreography, print publication, and digital integrations of both formats. He performs his oral history-based choreography Muscle Memory throughout the United States and abroad, and consults with individuals and organizations on creating oral history-based works and oral history projects based on Legacy’s model. His print publications are found in book chapters, articles and reviews in both dance and oral history research publications in the U.S., Korea, New Zealand, Spain, Britain and forthcoming in Germany.