Anne Bogart is the artistic director of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a professor at Columbia University where she runs the graduate directing program. SITI Company was built on the bedrock of ensemble and believes that, through the practice of collaboration, a group of artists working together over time can have a significant impact upon contemporary theater and the world at large. Through performances, educational programs, and collaborations with other artists and thinkers, SITI Company challenges the status quo and trains to achieve artistic excellence in every aspect of its work, as well as offer new ways of seeing and being as both artists and global citizens. SITI Company is committed to providing a gymnasium for the soul where the interaction of art, artists, audiences, and ideas inspire the possibility for change, optimism, and hope.