Vannia Ibarguen

Artistic Director

MFA Graduate in Dance of the University of Maryland, performer, choreographer, dance teacher, and Artistic Director of ​​​​​VIDA Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts, a contemporary dance troupe . Her focus is in the interaction between performance and technology, and also the relationship between classical, contemporary and folk dance styles. She has received awards in United States, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, and the NDEO Excellence in Education Award (National Dance Education Organization) in 2009.
Vannia is a recognized International Performing Arts consultant, collaborating since 2011 with Global Water Dances, an international initiative that raises consciousness on the critical need for safe drinking water, and now she is serving as Artistic Director. She was the Communications Manager of the Peruvian Dance Council, IT Consultant, and Magazine writer. Vannia also organizes "Encuentros de Pura Danza", an annual contemporary dance festival held in Lima, Peru since 2012, in collaboration with the Peruvian-American Cultural Institute (ICPNA)