I believe everyone can learn, think, and remember with the body. Within movement, there is freedom to express, power to create, recovery in remembrance, and release of inhibition that cultivates resilience, empathy, and leadership. I facilitate education and formation programs for a variety of populations: K-12 youth, university students, fellow arts educators, and professionals across modalities. My pedagogy creates safe, generous space for movers and practitioners with eclectic backgrounds to connect with their physicality, engage the imagination, and flourish artistically. Participants engage, generate, and process collaboratively. I design workshop space that emphasizes community, sound knowledge of the body, and awareness of personal story in relation to wider community. I invite and celebrate fruitful movement exchange with the expectation that participants will achieve their goals and take pride and in their creative journeys.
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Creative workshops are the perfect bridge between art making and community engagement.
Participants engage through movement, conversation, and reflection to explore themes around identity, community, traditions, and social values; discovering movement potential and creative agency.
Bridging between artistic process and everyday context, dance becomes a vehicle for embodiment, storytelling, community building, and healing.
Lecture format, customized to the learning objectives of the program or collective, lives at the intersection of social practice, politics, history, and embodied discourse.
Drawing from my lived narrative(s) as a Latin American immigrant womxn of color, I explore concepts around multiculturalism, inclusion, culture keeping, resistance, and the meaning of dance in social and performance settings.
Class moves through patterns for the pre-professional dancer that are fluid, grounded, and driving; cultivating athleticism, versatility, and artistry.
Elements of floor-work, patterns, and across the floor locomotion draw from release technique, postmodern forms, street and social dances, Afro-Latinx diaspora forms, and improvisation; reflecting the ever expanding vocabulary of modern dance and decolonizing solely Eurocentric representation in contemporary concert dance.
Participants hone anatomically sound dancing, precision in technical principals, core support, attention to rhythm, claiming space, performance quality, and dynamism in movement.