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"I am excited to be joining a team who is dedicated to expanding and participating in the future of dance, which will take on new forms, venues, and platforms."
Azaria Hogans holds an M.F.A. in dance from Texas Woman’s
University which expanded her research of dance as a means of social change with an emphasis on black modern dance. Currently, Azaria is the Artist in Residence at Missouri State University. She has presented her works and performed at several conferences and venues including the Symposium on Performance of the African Diaspora as Social Change Conference, American College Dance Association South-Central and South-East Conferences, the World Dance Alliance Conference Puebla, Mexico, the Denton Black Film Festival, Sant’Agata Central Plaza (Sant’Agata, Italy), to name a few. She has brought the art of dance to local schools including Putnam High School (Putnam, Georgia) and Lee Elementary School (Denton, Texas) through community outreach programs and residencies. Azaria’s interests extend from performance and choreography to publications and community outreach in her process of making and presenting dance.
"I am joining the kNOwBOX team to help spread the value of dance globally by supporting their vision of collaboration, media archiving, and utilizing alternative formats."
Reyna Mondragon is a dancer and choreographer born in Chihuahua Chihuahua, Mexico. Mondragon at the age of nineteen began her dancing career at Collin Community College in Plano, Texas. Later she went on to the University of North Texas where she majored in dance and minored in Spanish. After graduation, Mondragon moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota for a year where she produced her own show and performed alongside Blake Nellis. After a year performing Mondragon applied to graduate school moved back to Denton, Texas, and is currently attending Texas Woman’s University where she is incorporating technology into her dance making process. After graduation, Mondragon will travel internationally to share her love and knowledge of dance.
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From Salina Cruz, Oaxaca México, Da Bracamontes is a musician, drummer and composer graduated from the Universidad de las Americas Puebla.
As a composer he began his career composing for student dance projects, but in a short time his work led him to make more music, being able to collaborate with artists such as Cristina Goletti, Shannon Mockli, Stephanie Sherman, Mayra Morales, among others; composing music for dance works as well as for video dances. He has also collaborated with theatrical productions such as "Abrasados" by Luc Tartar directed by Jesus Rojas.
He is currently working as creative director and composer in the dance company "Perception". as an musician in the dance department of UDLAP.