Prof. Alicia Díaz

Alicia Díaz, MFA

Associate Professor of Dance @ The University of Richmond

Co-Director of Agua Dulce Dance Theatre


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Alicia Díaz is co-director of Agua Dulce Dance Theater with movement artist Matthew Thornton. As a Puerto Rican contemporary dance artist in the diaspora her choreographic work speaks to issues of migration, colonialism, and the legacy of slavery. Her artistic research is rooted in the premise that the body is a site of knowledge, and on questions of memory and identity.  Alicia performed professionally with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Andanza: Puerto Rican Contemporary Dance Company, Donald Byrd/The Group (The Harlem Nutcracker), Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, and the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company amongst others. Her own choreographic work has been presented in the United States, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, and Mexico. Alicia is dance faculty at The University of Richmond where she teaches contemporary dance, improvisation, and choreography and engages in decolonizing and inclusive pedagogies.