Amelia Uzategui Bonilla

Artista-gestora, Arts educator, Río Danza Comunitaria, Tamalpa Institute

Amelia Uzategui Bonilla is a performer, choreographer, arts administrator and dance teaching artist for families and children. She has specialized in early childhood education as well as the expressive arts. A graduate from the Juilliard School’s Dance Division and the Tamalpa Institute’s leadership training, Amelia’s work combines technical prowess and emotional sensitivity. She has developed a collaborative creative practice with artists in Berlin, Croatia, Argentina, throughout Peru and the United States. As a performer, she is honored to have worked with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Adam Barruch, Tino Sehgal, and Marina Abramović. In 2013, Amelia founded Río Danza Comunitaria in Perú, recognized nationally as an organization dedicated to protecting water rights through community performance and arts education. She returns annually to Peru and hosts performances and workshops. She has served as a dance teaching artist and Studio Lab coordinator for Luna Dance Institute 2015-2017. Amelia currently forms part of Anna Halprin’s scoring lab, Planterary Dance committee, and the Tamalpa Institute Alumni Board while working remotely with Río Danza Comunitaria. She performs with Bay Area artists and creates out of her studio in Oakland, CA.