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Mariah Lopez is a Spanish American choreographer, educator, and painter. Mariah is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Rider University with a degree in Dance and International Relations and a graduate from Dance ICONS Choreographic Institute under Vladimir Angelov. Mariah is a Virginia Based choreographer and instructor who has been commissioned / performed in New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Virginia. Mariah's movement style is derived by emotional risks leading to discovering and exposing truths about social inequity. As an instructor, Mariah uses dance history and pedagogy to focus on conditioning work for strength, mental training for clarity and articulation, and strong performance skill that emphasizes intent.

Currently, Mariah is receiving her MFA at UWM Peck School of the Arts under an AOP Fellowship.