Tamia Ruiz Andrade

Tamia is a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher from Ecuador, based in New
York. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a MFA in Dance in 2016 and
received a BFA in Dance from California State University, Fresno in 2014. She is
interested in the exploration of dialectic and personal relationship dynamics
through her choreographic and research processes. Particularly, she intends to
challenge the hierarchical perceptions of dance; while integrating in her
choreographic process a versatile and horizontal exploration of movement practices
such as improvisation, partnering, ballet, contemporary, modern, and Ecuadorian
dances. In addition to, Tamia seeks to bring awareness to the corporeal multi
identities and manifestations of memory in order to regain support, physical relieve,
and built momentum. Her recent choreographic works are “Memories To Return To
Continue”, “The Other Side of Distance”, “Sharing Past and Present”, “Color of
Motion”, “Dialogues” and “Memories”. She also had the opportunity to perform the
choreographic work of Koosil-ja, Caroline Copeland, Megan Williams, Lisa
Perkinson, among others.