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Marion Ramírez

Photo: Alyssa Maloof

Puerto Rican dance artist, Marion Ramírez, is dedicated to the art of improvisation as a tool for experiencing bodily agency and empathy. She holds a BFA from The Laban Center London and an MFA at Temple University. Since 2003, she has been immersed in the practice of Kinetic Awareness and Body-Mind Centering®, and is currently completing a Certification in Somatic Movement Therapy (Dynamic Embodiment™) with Dr. Martha Eddy.

She teaches Contact Improvisation, dance composition and Somatics at Temple University in Philadelphia, as well in numerous international festivals in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Germany, and the US. As a movement specialist for children she has developed community arts work and curriculum for strengthening of bonds across generations while using a somatic approach to touch and movement.