The BlakTinx Dance Festival Los Angeles
The BlakTinx Dance Festival gives Latinx and Black choreographers an opportunity to celebrate and share their unique and important voices. Premiering in 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Licia Perea, Latina Dance Project founding member, produced the first BlakTinx Dance Festival at the Bootleg Theater with Alicia Adams.
Licia Perea is well-known within the Los Angeles dance community and beyond. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she received her BA and Master of Arts in Choreography and Performance from the University of New Mexico and stayed on as an Adjunct Faculty member for eight years teaching modern technique, choreography, improvisation and repertory. She performed with and eventually became the Artistic Director of Danzantes in New Mexico. After relocating to Los Angeles, Perea became the Co-Artistic Director of Latina Dance Theatre Project and in 2012, the Executive Director of BlakTina Dance Festival.
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