dance

Marielis Garcia

Modern Technique

Marielis Garcia, a native New Yorker, is currently a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company and Peter Kyle Dance. In 2016, Garcia had the honor to premiere her own dance production company, MG DanceArts, which exhibits the creative work of Garcia and her collaborators.Garcia received her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Garcia has received full scholarships to The Alvin Ailey Summer program, and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival: Contemporary Workshop under the direction of Milton Myers. In 2014 Garcia was awarded full tuition to the Twyla Tharp Winter Session Workshop. She was later invited to continue her studies by taking classes with the Twyla Tharp company.

Garcia has danced professionally with ODC of San Francisco, City Dance Ensemble, Douglas Dunn, and Stefanie Battan Bland. For three years, Garcia danced with Steps Repertory Ensemble where she had the opportunity to work with many New York based dance artists. Through the Steps Ensemble, Garcia toured to South Africa to teach and perform with Ikapa Dance Theater (CT, South Africa). In 2014 through a generous residency from La Mama Theater Spoleto, Garcia and her collaborators, Kristin Draucker and Nicole Restani, created Chimera Project, a multi-medium arts collaboration, which made its debut in Spoleto, Italy. Garcia’s work has been requested by Appalachian State University, Salem College, Howard Community College and University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Garcia currently teaches at Rutgers University, The Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts, and in NYC public schools.