​Imani Rameses

Imani Rameses is a practicing dancer, choreographer, and cognitive neuroscientist, living and working in Vienna, AT. Dancing since the age of four, Rameses solidified her training in Balanchine ballet at the Indianapolis School of Ballet. Rameses went on to study as a premedical student at Indiana University while also performing as a member of the African American Dance Company. Curious about how to combine science and art, in 2016, Rameses moved to Vienna to obtain her master’s degree in neuroaesthetics at the University of Vienna. Since then she has juggled her love for science and art by participating in exclusive intensives with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Pilobolus, b12, and Impulstanz. She is now producing her own work with the wisdom from mentors such as Theo Clinkard and Deborah Hay. Since December of 2017, Rameses and collaborator Florian Pizana have organized the cognitive neuroscientific movement intensives in Vienna. The intenstives culminate into the productions, such as the acclaimed, DEIXIS, Things Not Seen, and W\O. Rameses has presented her research at Harvard University and other international conferences. When not in the laboratory she is choreographing/collaborating with dancers, performing artists, and body practitioners expanding her mind and body knowledge.