Yvonne Montoya

Yvonne Montoya is a is a mother, dancemaker, consultant, and founding director of Safos Dance Theatre based in Tucson, AZ. Ms. Montoya is a process-based dance maker who creates low tech site specific and site adaptive pieces for non-traditional dance spaces. Her work is grounded in and inspired by the landscape, languages, cultures, and the aesthetics of the U.S. Southwest. Yvonne is the lead choreographer for Safos and under her direction, the company won the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s Lumie Award for Emerging Organization in 2015. Ms. Montoya worked as Adjunct Faculty at the U of Arizona’s Department of Mexican American Studies (MAS) from 2006-2012 where she taught classes and oversaw student research on Latinx representations. Ms. Montoya is currently a Post-Graduate Fellow in Dance at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in the Projecting All Voices Initiative.

Past Classes & Events

Studies Project: An ethics of (talking about) watching

May 08, 2018