Photograph by: Jeff Malot

  

Mariah Lopez is a Spanish American choreographer, educator, and performer. 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. Since college she has shown work in shows such as FAO music, Koresh Artistic Showcase, Dance NJ Showcase, Main Street Theater Company, Princeton Dance On the Lawn, Todd Rosenlieb Dance Ensemble, Nachmo DC, Dance ICONS, Open Marley Night in Baltimore, DanceArtTheater, Artistic Visions Dance Company, Atlas Intersections, and Dance Loft on 14. Mariah's movement style is derived my emotional risks leading to discovering and exposing truths about social inequity. Mariah has been acknowledged to her choreographic work gaining recognition in the competition community and received partial scholarship to Dance ICONS choreographic Institute in 2019.  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, she is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee under an AOP Fellowship where she will receive her MFA in Dance Education and Choreography.