Francesca Bolognini has had a lifetime musical involvement, including sound engineering and performance and instruction as a dancer, singer and percussionist. She founded the first Ecstatic Dance group on the Central Coast twenty-five years ago, which still meets weekly in Cambria. Francesca has led several hundred of Drum Circles around the county, introduced hundreds to their first drumming experience and helped many of them to find their perfect drum.
Inspired by her cousin, Leon Billings, the primary author of the Clean Air and Water Acts, she was an organizer and media rep for the ‘81 and ‘83 blockades of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and is a strong advocate for restoration of beavers to our environment. Francesca participates as a presenter of Somatic Movement, Sound Meditation with Tibetan bowls and Drum Circle leader for Somatic Intensives offered by Fielding Graduate University, an international psychology institution, as part of their Human Organizational Development PhD program.