Mizu Desierto is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Water in the Desert (WITD), Co-Founder of The Headwaters Theatre, and Founder of Prior Day Farm. Since 2010, The Headwaters Theatre has provided local artists with professional, accessible, and affordable rehearsal and performance space in Northeast Portland. The Headwaters Theatre, founded in 2007, hosts the annual Butoh Festival, bringing world-renowned Butoh performers to Portland for workshops, talks, and performance. Prior Day Farm, located in St. Johns neighborhood, is an urban dance and permaculture farm which hosts a revolving door of artists-in-residence and workshops informed by eco-somatic experience. The residencies and workshops aim to cultivate relationships between art and sustainable land-based practices, offering farm work programs in exchange for dance experiences.