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. Mariah's movement style is derived by 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 a partial scholarship to Dance ICONS choreographic Institute in DC 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 at the Peck School of Arts under an AOP Fellowship where she will receive her MFA in Dance Education and Choreography in 2022.