Welcome back to another episode of LNXdance with your hosts Marcus Mantilla-Valentin and Mari Vasconez!
We are so excited to bring to you Michelle Manzanales, Choreographer & Dance Educator! A truly talented and inspiring leader in our community whose commissioned work for Ballet Hispánico, Con Brazos Abiertos, explores the duality of living in a Mexican-American household in Texas and how that has impacted her throughout her career. Find out how she found herself falling back in love with her roots and how she continues to share that love with those around her! Michelle also shares the groundbreaking work that she is doing through the Latinx Dance Educators Alliance as the co-founder with fellow colleague, Kiri Avelar.
Send a shout-out to Michelle by leaving a comment on this episode and let us know what was your favorite part of this chat.... so inspirational!
Get more of Michelle:
Latinx Dance Educators Alliance: https://www.latinxdanceeducatorsalliance.com/
Ballet Hispánico: https://www.ballethispanico.org/
Ballet Hispánico, School of Dance IG: https://www.instagram.com/ballethispanicoedu/
Ballet Hispanico, Con Brazos Abiertos (2017): https://vimeo.com/392789248
Montclair State University, Premieres on April 1st
Oregon Ballet Theater, Premieres on June 3rd
Paul Taylor Company, The Joyce Theater: Premieres on June 14th
Brought to you by MotionScoop Dance Corp, LNXdance Podcast is a series of conversations FOR Latinx dancers and educators BY Latinx dancers and educators. Join Mari & Marcus (M&M) as they dive deep into important topics in the dance industry and explore how being part of the Latinx community affects us, our contributions, decisions, and careers.
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