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Vanessa A. Vargas Roldán

MA '16

Vanessa Vargas

Dancer, performer, researcher, journalist and scholar. She was trained as a ballet dancer and switched to contemporary dance in her early youth, due to her interest in understanding the performative act as an experience in which the human is staged, thus showing the intricate weaving of politics, language and culture dance presupposes. During her professional career in Venezuela, she danced and choreographed for the Escuela Taller de Danza de Caracas for more than a decade, while traveling to Cuba and New York to study dance and teaching at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. She has worked at MoMa as a performer for Lygia Clark, James Lee Byars and Yoko Ono shows.


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Master of Arts - Mass Communication and Social Development

Caracas, Venezuela


Universidad Central de Venezuela

Undergraduate Degree - Mass Communications and Journalism

Caracas, Venezuela


Escuela Taller de Danza de Caracas

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Contemporary Dance, Interpreter and Choreographer

Caracas, Venezuela

Awards Received

Summa Cum Laude (MA in Mass Communication and Social Development. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello)


Summa Cum Laude (BFA in Contemporary Dance. Escuela Taller de Danza de Caracas)