Beatriz Vasquez

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Principal Dancer / Choreographer

Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez was born in Bogota Colombia (South America), she began her dance training in Folkloric dance and Classical Ballet. Upon coming to the United States she continued her Ballet studies in Los Angeles, CA under various renowned teachers, The Joffrey Ballet School in New York and back in Los Angeles at GCC. After auditioning at a city wide casting call in 2002 she was given the opportunity to participate as principal dancer and Choreographer for the 1st City wide production of ‘The Nutcracker in the City” at The Los Angeles Theater Center. She continued her participation in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

 

Beatriz joined Rune Dance Theatre Modern Dance company in 2009-2010 performing at different events and venues throughout the LA Area. Between 2007-2012 Beatriz choreographed and danced for the The International Cumbia Festival, The Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Mexican Cultural Institute, Encuentro Latino Art Gallery, The Echo Park Art Walk, The LA Day Of The Dead at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Dia De Los Muertos at the El Centro del Pueblo in Echo Park CA, Evening of Contemporary Dance at the Mexican Consulate of LA, Shine ON- Bring it ON by Grammy nominated artist Arnold G, “Variations on Sonakinetography” by Channa Horwitz Pacific Standard Time Festival, Teatro Akabal’s Sentado En Un Arbol Caido.

 

In 2011 after seeing how well her choreographic pieces were received Beatriz founded her own dance company 3-19 Dance Art, It is here that her love for dance, movement, visual art and music all come together to create a sensory experience. “3-19 Dance Art” has appeared at Silent Cinema Hill Tribute to Aline Barnsdall, The LA Day Of The Dead 2011, Mi Alma Garden's Day of the Dead 2011, Encuentro Latino Equinoccio 2012, Encuentro Latino Equinoxx 2012, SIPA (Kita Tayo Sa SIPA) 2012, Echo Park Art Walk 2012, La Paloma Market Place 2012 and 2013, The Mix and Match Dance Festival at the Myles Memorial Play House, UCLA Viva 2013, Encuentro Latino’s Folklorisimo Celebration 2013, Dia De Los Muertos at Highways Performance Space, USC School of Genetic Science, National Water Dance Day 2014 for Grand Performances at California Plaza, The Tuesday Night Project in Downtown LA, recently 3-19 appeared with the Watts Village Theater Company, performing at the Watts Towers and The Leimert Park Theater Festival.

 

Summer 2013 Beatriz was Principal Dancer and one of 3 choreographers for BFA’s (Bilingual Foundation of The Arts) production of “Lorca, Child of the Moon” part of Grand Performances Summer Series at the California Plaza.

 

This past January 2014 Beatriz was Mercy the cat in CASA 0101 Theatre’s production of “ A Cat Named Mercy” written by Josefina Lopez and directed by Hector Rodriguez, in June 2014 Beatriz choreographed for “Under My Skin” Directed by Emanuel Loarca a production by Teatro Akabal at the Lee Strasberg Institute, (Marilyn Monroe Theatre), city of West Hollywood part of the One City One Pride Festival 2014, right after July 2014 Beatriz worked as choreographer for the Watts Village Theater company under Lynn Manning and Hector Rodriguez’s direction of Hollywood In The Hood.

 

This last November Beatriz presented for the 4th year in a row her acclaimed piece “Tango De La Catrina” at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's LA Day of the Dead, and at Dia De Los Muertos in the City of Bell CA, and on December 2015 “ A Christmas Shop” created and choreographed by her was presented at Festival De La Calle 8, the biggest toy give away in the US, attended by over 25,000 people.

 

This March 2015 she was invited to present her new piece “Melancholy and Perfection” at Bach In The Subways event at Los Angeles Union Station, making her company the first dance company ever to participate in this world wide festival.

 

Recently in April Beatriz had the opportunity to choreograph for Macha Theatre Company, and for Akabal Theatre’s return of “Under My Skin” for which her choreography was highly praised by the critics and mentioned in the local newspapers.

 

In May her choreography “Melancholy and Perfection” was chosen among many submissions to be part of the Latino Works Festival at Highways Performance Space.

Besides directing and dancing for 3-19 Dance Art, Beatriz has worked, danced, choreographed and worked in the music videos for vocal recording artists Arnold G, Leopold Nunan, Archer Black, and JD Mata.

 

Beatriz has been a Ballet and Yoga instructor for children, adults and Seniors at public and private schools in the LA area for over 10 years.

Knowing that her early dance education helped her cope with the challenges of being a child immigrant, Beatriz made the conscious decision to teach and give back to those around her by bringing the arts into their lives.

For more info about her and her work you can go to www.beatrizeugenia3-19danceart.com or visit her facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-19-Dance-Art/369011849830214

 

I chose numbers to define my work as my work has no ethnicity, I swim in the waters of each culture as if it was my own. We live in a global world and I choose to be inclusive of everyone and everything as opposed to delineate boundaries.”

Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez

 

Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez

Dancer/choreographer

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-igkJR-JMCI

 

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Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez: Dancer, choreographer and Instructor, born in Bogota Colombia (South America) is a multifaceted dancer, she has danced with Rune Dance Theatre company, The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, Casa 0101, and for vocal recording Artists: Archer Black, Arnold G, JD Mata and Leopold Nunan. She is the founder and director of 3-19 Dance Art. Her work has been performed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Grand Performances at California Plaza, UCLA, USC, Highways Performance Art Space, The Marilyn Monroe Theatre at The Lee Strasberg Institute, Festival De La Calle 8, Human Resources Gallery, The Memorial Play House in Santa Monica CA, Bach In The Subways 2015 at Union Station and various festivals and events throughout LA. She has worked as choreographer for The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, Teatro Akabal, Casa 0101, The Watts Village Theatre Company, Macha Theatre in West Hollywood, Beatriz has also worked as choreographer and judge for Miss Mamacita TV Web series which aired last fall 2015. Beatriz’s work has been recognized by the Latin community in the US by receiving 2 awards this past December 2015, The International GVII Award and The Festival De La Calle 8 Excellence award. You can find more about her and her work in social media by visiting:
Facebook:  3-19 Dance Art
instagram: @3_19danceart and @Ballet_at_the_park