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Viviana Alcazar

Position:Dance Instructor/Owner
Biography:
Viviana Alcazar originally from El Centro, CA began dancing at an early age of 7 training in mainly in Hip Hop and Modern; she danced for hip hop companies Funkanometry and Mavyn in Los Angeles area . She attended California State University Long Beach. It was there that she received a B.A in Dance while training in Ballet and Modern with Keith Johnson, Susan McClain, Sophie Monet and Lorin Johnson. During her time at CSULB she began choreographing various works that were showcased at the 07’ American College Dance Festival Association in Missoula, Montana. Since moving back to San Diego Viviana has been an active part of the Dance Community creating original pieces shown at Sushi 4x4, 2009 Celebrate Dance Festival, 2010 Brand Library Series in Los Angeles, 2012 Vine Summer Dance Series, 2013 LiveArts dance festival, 2013/2014 Guest Faculty Artist at Southwestern College, and at San Diego Dances a local performance dance series offered at various locations. She has also danced locally with the PGK dance project for the last 4 years. While dancing for the PGK Project she performed in local San Diego venues, a 5 city tour in Florida, Boston Center for the Arts, Belize international festival of Dance, and in New York city's APAP showcase at the Alvin Ailey CitiCorp theater. Other performances include Malashock Raw 2, Jean Issacs' Trolley Dances, guest work with Maria Gillespie of Oni Dance, original works by Gabe Mason, Somebodies Dance, Blythe Barton, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, Youturn 2011/2013 , Outreach Dance for Make a Wish, 2013 TEDx conference and the 2014 AIGA Design Conference. Viviana is currently a Dance Teaching Artist for Young Audiences, San Diego Unified School District, Movement Dance Center, and is the executive director for Heart2art offering educational dance training in Coronado. Viviana was awarded 2012 Teaching Artist of the Year with Young Audiences.