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Artistic Vision Licia Perea is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is of Spanish, Mexican and Native American decent and was born into a family of ranchers in central New Mexico. Licia holds an MA from the University of New Mexico in choreography and performance. She taught at the University of New Mexico for 8 years in the Theater and Dance Department and also taught in the New Mexico Artists in Residence Program.
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Licia is certified in the Classical Pilates Method and currently teaches in her studio in Los Angeles. She has been awarded two Choreographer's Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, her second being a two-year award.

Before moving to Los Angeles she received numerous grants from the NM Arts Council and private foundation support in New Mexico. She has taught and performed professionally as a soloist and with her company, Danzantes throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico and Russia. Since moving to Los Angeles she has been on the CA Touring Artist Directory, the WESTAF Touring Roster, the International Arts Programming Network and was a member of the Chester Group (national group of choreographers doing research, experimentation and dialoguing in Yellow Springs, PA).

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Licia is a recipient of a City of Los Angeles Performing Arts Fellowship (COLA) and premiered her solo evening "ORLANDO of a Thousand Years" based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando (but with a Spanish focus).

LDP has had successful performances and residencies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. LDP has also received funding from the Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs as well as the Durfee Foundation, Burrows Foundation and The Jewish Community Foundation of CA. She has also served on the Pew Charitable Foundation for the Arts/Dance Advance panel.

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