photograph of Maura Garcia dancing
Photo Credit to Kyle Rivas
Performance & Choreography
Maura Garcia creates contemporary Indigenous dance performances celebrating southeastern Indigenous culture and values. She specializes in multi-sensory shows featuring powerful solo dance and vibrant cross-disciplinary collaborations with other artists. Maura Garcia Dance also presents place-specific performances featuring group pieces with local performers.

Maura has carried out long-term projects and residencies with communities and organizations: urban Indian centers, public libraries, after school programs, street fair attendees, Native youth groups, summer campers and city museums. Projects explore community narratives and history via movement, choreography and other art forms. 

photograph of Maura Garcia Dance workshop
Maura teaching at the Smithsonian NMAI in Washington, DC with ALP

Maura Garcia Dance offers choreography intensives, movement response master classes, lecture demos and dance-story workshops for everyBODY, from professional dancers to corporate employees to university students. She is also a teaching artist and facilitates arts integrated academic classes for public schools and arts integration trainings for educators. 

photograph of Maura Garcia dancing
Photo Credit to Jenny Wheat
Maura teaches dance, functional fitness and strength & balance classes.  Through training in crisis counseling and CTI life coaching, and by incorporating techniques from Liz Lerman's Critical Response theory, she has developed movement-based support groups and empowerment programs for survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma.

photograph of Ahyoka teaching 

Led by fluent speaker Ahyoka Youngdeer (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), Maura co-facilitates classes. Ahyoka is a Kituwah Cherokee Lifeways Consultant & Decolinization Activist who teaches Cherokee language via immersion classes and the Total Physical Response Method.