Ezra Bristow

2021
Events and Communications Coordinator
Institute of Governmental Studies

Ezra received a BA in Studio Arts at Trinity College and studied Visual Arts and Communication Studies at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2015, Ezra pivoted from visual arts to performing arts when he became one of the principal dancers and volunteer social media & marketing manager for SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion, an Oakland-based nonprofit arts organization. Over the last five years, Ezra has supported live and virtual performances, fundraising campaigns, and events with companies and organizations like the National Institute for Mental Illness, LiveNation, Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, Joe Goode Performance Group, and most recently Cal Performances’ AileyCamp Program. Prior to joining IGS, he worked as an Production and Programs Coordinator and Dance Faculty at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts for 3 years.