Javier Stell-Frésquez (she/he) is a mixed-race Piru & Tigua Pueblo Native American, Xicanx, weaves together a lifelong engagement of dance, and environmental studies with a decade of arts management, and critical cultural studies. She volunteers on the powwow committee of the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) Powwow. At Stanford University, Javier graduated with an Earth Systems degree with honors in a minor in Chican@/Latin@ Studies. As a performer and former lead admin with Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations, Javier has worked in all aspects of artistic creation, from event production, to social media, outreach, development, and strategic planning. Javier co-produced Seeds & Soul: Festival of Indigenous Cultural Exchange and Art in 2015. Across three years with The Cultural Conservancy, she coordinated events, and co-facilitated the Guardians of the Waters Summer Native Youth Cultural Intensive. She has organized, performed, and competed in the Bay Area’s Vogue House/Ball Scene for 6+ years, and is an active member of the House of Lauren. Her experimental performance piece, Mother the Verb has toured in Europe (Switzerland, UK).
Javier premiered a Two-Spirit performance piece and short art film, both entitled "Chaac & Yum," with Mayan collaborator Daniel Arizmendi. In March 2020 she co-produced and co-curated Weaving Spirits, the first festival of Two-Spirit performance. In September 2020 he co-curated Plataforma Festival, a 2-week virtual festival with over 20 offerings. As the San Francisco region’s California Arts Council Arts Administrator of Color Fellow, she works closely with Anne Huang at World Arts West.