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Christine Suárez is a choreographer, performer, educator and community activist based in Los Angeles. Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana, she founded Suarez Dance Theater in 2003. They create at the intersection of collaborative dance-making and community outreach. Their work has been seen in theaters, parks, classrooms and houses and toured nationally and internationally. They have been awarded grants from Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, Flourish Foundation and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Christine is co-creator of Dance for Veterans – a program that builds creative expression and social cohesion at Los Angeles VA Hospitals.
[…] Christine Suarez spoke to us from Santa Monica, California. A choreographer and dance educator, Suarez has been fortunate to receive grants from an arts program in Santa Monica. She received one just before the pandemic began and, moved by the race-based violence and calls for social justice of the summer of 2020, Suarez used her grant to amplify other artists. She commissioned three artists to make short films about the histories of native black and Latinx people in Santa Monica. To hear more about this project as well as Suarez’s other pursuits, listen to the complete interview. […]