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  • Irania B Garcia
  • Irania B Garcia
  • Irania B Garcia
  • Irania Beatriz University
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Hollins University
Director Biography - Irania B Garcia

Irania Beatriz Garcia is a Hispanic American Choreographer, movement artist and Artistic Director of IBGMovimiento who is from Charlotte, North Carolina, Now resides in Pittsburgh PA began her training at age 7 and was awarded a scholarship for her dance education at Charlotte Ballet Academy under the direction of jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. There, she was mentored by Kathryn Moriarty and numerous other esteemed faculty members. She also trained in jazz with Rachel Tucker and Modern with Kim jones. She has had the great opportunity to perform in many of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux's major Ballets including: Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, and Cinderella. She has also had the opportunity to perform Martha Graham's iconic Panorama, restaged by Kim Jones. Ms. Garcia graduated from La Roche University B.A Performing Arts Dance Program, where she joined Bodiography as a trainee in 2015 and toured with company. Has danced in works by Gabriel Lee Ash, Greer Reed, Judith Adelson, Jackie O’Tool, Kelly Basil, Maria Caruso, Martha Graham, Nicole Jamison, Caroline Calouche. Irania is a dance educator in the genres of Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary and improvisation dance. In summer 2018 she had opportunity to intern at Hollins University Graduate MFA Dance program in Roanoke, Virginia where she interned as Admin Assistant-MFA Hospitality intern. She has also worked as a Dance instructor for Bodiography Center for Movement, West Pointe Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet conservatory and with dance studios in the Pittsburgh Area. Now pursuing her MFA in dance at Hollins University in 2020.

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Director Statement

Irania B Garcia I am a dancer, choreographer, educator, and advocate for the arts. Each of these roles is critical to my artistic identity. I am passionate about making art that empowers, awakens imagination, and builds a safe space for people to explore their creative voice. In all aspects of my work, I rely on bodies sources for creativity and communication. I am passionate about bringing dance to the public, exposing art to new audiences, interacting, and creating community for dance, art, and multimedia works. I believe dance is a process that can make you question or find answers. To be an instrument, and to be inspired and to inspire the world with art. While currently enrolled at Hollins University pursuing MFA in Dance, I continue to direct, teach, and mentor younger dancers and movement artists. Cultivating collaboration between local and international artists, with a strong focus on the Hispanic/ Latinx voices of Pittsburg. My work exhibits a powerful balance of Classical, Contemporary Movimiento and Release techniques. Creating work for stage/ film focusing on artistic narratives, explored through the moment. Dance satisfies me not only artistically, but it feeds my hunger to be part of something larger than ourselves. Dance is an open dialogue, utilizing voice and our bodies. It brings an expression to communities that is inspiring. I am grateful be able to connect with people through my artistic practice and to live through culture