Oceana Hinds-Zemanian is a movement artist and dance filmmaker. She was raised in Cape May, New Jersey where she began training at Joanne Reagan Dance for fifteen years. She graduated high school from Gloucester County Institute of Technology where she furthered her dance education in modern and ballet under the direction of Norman Taylor and Marissa Stahl. During her summers, Hinds-Zemanian attended intensives from David Dorfman Dance, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Mark Morris Dance, Bates Dance Festival, Paul Taylor, and Ballet Hispánico. She studied at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts where she performed in works by Bill T. Jones, John Heginbotham, Dawn Marie Bazemore, Chien-Ying Wang, Ananya Chatterje, and Pam Tanowitz.