|Photo Credit to Kyle Rivas|
Maura Garcia Dance creates contemporary Indigenous dance performances for the stage, site-specific venues and video. Maura specializes in multi-sensory shows featuring powerful solo work and vibrant collaborations with other artists and community members. Maura Garcia Dance also presents place-specific performances featuring group pieces with local performers. In addition to the current repertoire, Maura accepts commissions to create new work and set her choreography on others.
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.
|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.
|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.
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.