Originally from Puerto Rico, Alicia Díaz is Assistant Professor of Dance at The University of Richmond and co-director of Agua Dulce Dance Theater (ADDT) with movement artist Matthew Thornton. Her choreography has been presented in the United States, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico. She has danced professionally with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Donald Byrd/The Group, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater, Andanza: Compañía Puertorriqueña de Danza Contemporánea, Alice Farley Dance Theater, and Contemporary Motions, as well as numerous independent choreographers. Recently, ADDT collaborated with Thayer Jonutz and Catch Me Dance in multi-media and site-specific projects.  Other directing experiences include en la brega dance company with Puerto Rican dance artist Ñequi González, Rubí Theater Company—a collective dedicated to creating works pertinent to Latino experiences in the U.S., and Art Farm—a summer artistic residency that brings together movement, video, light, and sound artists to Yellow Barn Farm in Northeast Ohio. Díaz’s research on Latino dance forms has been published by the Washington Square News, The Bronx Dance Magazine and the Encyclopedia of Latinos in the U.S. by Oxford University Press. She was featured in Shayna Samuels’ Dance Magazine article “Authentic Movement: Find Yourself in the Steps.” Díaz is an M.F.A candidate at The George Washington University where she was awarded a University Fellowship.

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