VDA Artist Profile #110

Ensemble of dancers on stage wearing tan with tortoise legs. Soloist standing mid-stage with arms out and head up.
Ensemble of dancers on stage wearing tan with tortoise legs. Soloist standing mid-stage with arms out and head up.
two dancers on stage dressed in black with undertones of red and white. Dancers face each other, holding hands up by their face and touching palm to palm.
two dancers on stage dressed in black with undertones of red and white. Dancers face each other, holding hands up by their face and touching palm to palm.
Female dancer on stage wearing dark red and black with mid-drift and arms exposed. Wearing blue and red yarn dreads.
Female dancer on stage wearing dark red and black with mid-drift and arms exposed. Wearing blue and red yarn dreads.
Dancer in meditative Qigong pose wearing short blue dress in green Thai forest.
Dancer in meditative Qigong pose wearing short blue dress in green Thai forest.
Dancer stands behind installation of white material. He pulls on material with his arms in "s" shape and bending backwards into material so his face is shown through material.
Dancer stands behind installation of white material. He pulls on material with his arms in "s" shape and bending backwards into material so his face is shown through material.
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Ciara Perez

Ciara is an award-winning performing artist with a background in a variety of dance techniques. Born and raised in Texas, and with a background in Cultural Anthropology, Ciara uses influences from different cultures when working on stage and site-specific productions. She has worked with diverse communities as an instructor, choreographer and performer to help spread her love of dance and art. Ciara specializes in Ballet Folklorico, Bellydance, Flamenco, Folk, Martial Arts and Modern. She performs and instructs for fairs, festivals and various events around the country. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance & Production as well as Anthropology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and a Master of Fine Arts at Goddard College. Ciara currently teaches, performs and choreographs for audiences all around the world.