Marayah Angeliz Vigo is a dancer/dance-maker, studying Dance Performance and Psychology with a minor in Technical Theatre at the University of Texas at El Paso(UTEP). She has loved dance since her early childhood, but didn’t begin her formal dance training until she began to take class at El Paso Community College while enrolled at Valle Verde Early College High School. She has studied Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Bomba y Plena(Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance). During her 3rd year at UTEP, she was awarded a grant through the Campus Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives (COURI) to conduct research under the mentorship of Sandra Paola Lopez Ramirez. During this project she studied how the integration of community affects the creative process, and she believes that dance is transformative . She is an active volunteer with the Institute for Improvisation and Social Action (ImprovISA), and upon completion of her degree she wishes to pursue a Master's Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy. During her time at UTEP she performed at various Main Stage shows and smaller productions as part of the UTEP Contemporary Dance Ensemble including Iconic Pop, Caranval de Danzas, Humbug & Sugarplum, and in-between. Marayah has attended and performed at various regional conferences, including the American College Dance Association’s South Central conferences and Bailando Dance Festival. She also performed at the international conference Performing The World(2018) in New York City. Marayah began her apprenticeship with Human Nature Contemporary Ballet in the summer of 2018, and is excited to continue to learn, grow, and share in the art that we are creating.
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