Lou Fancher

Lou Fancher is a San Francisco Bay Area writer. Her work has been published by WIRED.com, Diablo Magazine, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, InDance, East Bay Express, Oakland Magazine, SF Weekly, and others.  She is a children's book author, designer and illustrator, with over 50 books in print. Also a choreographer, ballet master and teacher, she coaches professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the U. S. and Canada.  Visit her website online at www.johnsonandfancher.com.

Articles By This Author

Lou Fancher - June 1, 2021

The dancer, musician, and tireless social activist shares her insights for living a good, just, and musical life.

Lou Fancher - May 24, 2021

The bassist/composer talks about her latest disc and the diverse collaborators and influences that inform her sound.

Lou Fancher - May 10, 2021

The Alameda middle-school teacher has built joyful, award-winning music ensembles, and she never let the pandemic stand in the way.


Lou Fancher - May 3, 2021

Drawing on his European classical training, his Chickasaw heritage, and sometimes Celtic roots music, Tate optimistically fuses it all into his own American style.

Lou Fancher - April 25, 2021

The eclectic Iranian-American composer talks about his wide-ranging roots, creating meaningful music, and his ongoing work with children.

Lou Fancher - April 13, 2021

The Rainin Fellowship recipient talks about her spiritual approach to creating new work and how it has evolved during the pandemic.

Lou Fancher - March 29, 2021

The composer finds musical inspiration in children’s games, puzzles, found sound, and above all else, other creative spirits.

Lou Fancher - March 8, 2021

A year of pandemic has forced even video-shy artists to confront new norms for reaching an audience. Front-line musicians tell SFCV about the experience.

Lou Fancher - March 8, 2021

The Puerto Rican composer and multi-instrumentalist talks to SFCV about her latest works and finding new ways to make music in 2021.

Lou Fancher - February 22, 2021

Choreographer Robert Moses and Denise Saunders Thompson, of the International Association of Blacks in Dance, discuss increasing Black influence and the added challenges of the pandemic.