Sandra Paola Lopez Ramirez – Bio
Author/s: Sandra Paola Lopez Ramirez
Sandra was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia where she began her dance training at a young age. She moved to the US to pursue a BFA in Dance Performance with minors in Psychology and Religious Studies. She has performed in the US, Colombia, Brazil, Cyprus and France and has worked to promote dance education and community development through the arts in the US and Colombia. In 2013 she was awarded a Masters in Aesthetic Education from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a certificate program at the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy in New York City. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Dance Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and continues to build in2improv a collaboration with musician and composer Dr. Chris Reyman where the concepts of ensemble improvisation and interdisciplinary education as tools to foster human development and community building are explored in performance and educational contexts.