"the lush, airy movement gave the ilussion that was floating across the stage...", Washington Post, USA, 05/14/2007
Solo Dance Work
April 13th, 8pm
Centro Cultural "El Olivar"
Av. Santa Cruz 451 Miraflores - 4401640
MFA in Dance, Ballet and Contemporary Dancer, choreographer and teacher,Vannia was formerly part of Danzul – Contemporary Dance Group, and Ballet Municipal de Lima, both located in Peru. She studied at the Lucy Telge Ballet Studio, and then at the Contemporary Dance Program in the University of Lima, where obtained her Bachelor Degree and later taught dance classes.
In 2003, Vannia participated in the XIII International Ballet Festival in Trujillo, being Finalist. In 2003 she was awarded by UNESCO with the scholarship Unesco-Aschberg to study at the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana - Cuba, where she took Contemporary Dance and Composition Classes. There, Vannia participated at the Contest “Elsinor 2004” and wins the Best Female Interpretation award with the piece “Chiquita”. She performed the same piece at the Festival “Solamente Solos” in Holguin and “Danza en Paisajes Urbanos” in La Habana Vieja, Cuba.
In January 2005, Vannia received the Best Dancer Award at “Danza Al Mar” Festival, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the First Place in Choreography and Gold Medal for Best Interpretation in the Professional Category.
In addition, she is a journalist in the electronic magazine DanzaHoy, e-magazine that aims to inform to the hispanic community about the world main activities in the dance field.
Vannia is pursuing her MFA in Dance at the University of Maryland, where she is Graduate Assistant in Ballet and Modern Dance. Her area of specialization is the transculturation of performance and world dance. She performed with Maryland Dance Ensemble and studied with Nejla Yatkin, Donna Uchizono, John Jasperse, among others.