Violeta De Leon Davila

Violeta has recently been awarded an artist grant from Luminaria Artist Foundation Cycle 2020. She has taught Modern Dance with passion for the last decade. Violeta has performed and choreographed for Festival de Extremadura Danza Contemporánea and Encuentro Metropolitano de Danza Contemporánea. She is credited with choreographing more than 20 original Modern pieces, was the winner of the 2004 Contemporary Dance Choreography Contest of Northern Mexico, and is the founder of the professional independent group, Pies Descalzos (“Bare Feet”). In Marfa, an enclave of modern visual artists in far West Texas, she has offered workshops, introducing Modern Dance to the Big Bend Region. From 2016-2019, she served as a Board Member of the San Antonio Dance Umbrella. In 2017, Violeta became a Board Member of the Quenedit Dance Theatre. She is currently in her third year as a coordinator of ‘San Antonio Dance’, an annual showcase of pre-professional dancers from south Texas and northern Mexico that also features guest performances of international professionals. Her students and choreography have earned accolades at prestigious national competitions, including the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP). A native of Monterrey, México; Violeta graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Performing Contemporary Dance from Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. She is married and mother of two young boy

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  • Work Sample #2\" \"Some Terrible Ghosts\" (\"Algunos Fantasmas Terribles\") Winner of the 2004 Contemporary Dance Choreography Contest of Northern Mexico.

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