Larissa Archer is an internationally published art critic, dancer, actor, and native San Franciscan. She has a BA from St. John’s College (the “Great Books” Program) and an MA in classical theater from University of London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Daughter of Masha Archer, founder of the San Francisco Classic Dance Troupe, she performs with Fat Chance Belly Dance under the direction of her mother’s former student, Carolena Nericcio, and recently established her own company, San Francisco Bellydance Theater. Her art criticism has appeared in Frieze, Hyperallergic, Art Practical, the Huffington Post, Zyzzyva, the Rumpus, the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and others. She also co-founded and moderates Strange Developments, a quarterly public panel discussion series with local artists, and curates and emcees LuLu’s Bomb Sundays, a variety show featuring local visual, literary, and performance artists.
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