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Mariangela Lopez

Mariangela Lopez is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, and educator from Caracas, Venezuela. Her work has been presented in Australia, Mexico, France, Boston, and multiple venues in New York City, including Abrons Arts Center, Williamsburg Art Nexus, Dixon Place, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, P.S 122, Tisch School of the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, MonkeyTown, The New Museum, The Gibney Dance Center and Saint Ann’s Warehouse.

Mariangela has collaborated as a choreographer and performer with various artists including Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ vocalist Karen O, Jason Grisell, Christian Joy, Victoria Keddie, Melanie Maar, Luciana Achugar, Wax factory, and Mogollon NYC. Mariangela has been an Artist Residency at Movement Research (2009-11) (Parents Artist in Residency 2020), Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) (2011-13), and Mount Tremper Arts. Most recently Mariangela presented her most recent full evening-length piece RAPHAEL at Abrons Arts Center with the support of the Abrons AIRspace Residency Program through the Jerome Foundation; she is a recipient of The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

In addition to her choreographic work, Lopez has extensive experience as a dance educator, she has taught in places such as Movement Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gibney Center, the Harkness Center 92 Street Y, and the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, NYC. Mariangela holds a BFA from the Boston Conservatory (1999) and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies.

Currently, Mariangela is the Movement/Dance Teacher at The Blue School, NYC and a workshop facilitator at the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL). Mariangela is pursuing her certification as a Somatic Movement Educator and Infant Developmental Movement Educator through the School Of Body-Mind Centering ® expecting to complete the programs in 2023.

Past Classes & Events

Coming Together: Nurture, Nourish, Sustain

December 13, 2021