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Alfonso Cervera



Fellowship Awards 2022
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Currently, Alfonso Cervera is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Cornish College of the Arts where he holds an MFA in Experimental Choreography from the University of California, Riverside. He is a Queer first generational Mexicano/a/x choreographer, performer, educator, curator, and activist seeking to create representation and opportunities for those underserved in the arts. Along with his degree, he holds professional certifications in Asana Yoga, Reiki Healing, and has recently been elected as Executive Director of Show Box L.A located in Los Angeles, CA. His research and specialization as an independent artist, focuses on the conversation between queerness, Ballet Folklorico and Afro-LatinX social dances in a contemporary auto-biographical embodied experience that he calls Poc-Chuc. Poc-Chuc, an emerging and inclusive dance technique developed by Cervera, that weaves these techniques as a pedagogical tool to adhere to the current times and to create representation for marginalized communities. Cervera not only creates works in the Seattle area, but he’s also part of Primera Generación Dance Collective located on the borders of Riverside and Los Angeles creating works that represent and question what is means to be Mexican American in collaboration with Irvin Gonzalez, Patricia Huerta, and Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier. Cervera with his collective, have also received the National Endowment of the Arts where they are working towards a new evening length work titled “Chale Vale”, set to premiere in 2023.

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