About

LEIRE AMONARRIZ, 1979

Pedagogue, dancer and researcher from Guipuzcoa. I moved to Madrid in 2001 with a Scholarship for Dance Training from the Provincial Council of Guipuzcoa. In 2012 I obtained an L.A. in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy from the “María de Ávila Dance Conservatory” in Madrid (CSDMA) and in 2019 a Master's Degree in Psychodidactics from the University of the Basque Country. My interest in education through dance has led me to develop the research projects Art and Culture. An aesthetic education through dance and The body experience as a means for significant individual and collective learning.

At present I teach in the Master's Degree in Education through Dance at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and at the Centro Superior de Arte Dramático y Danza de Euskadi "Dantzerti". I have taught Educational Dance in the CSDMA and taken part in several artistic-educational projects such as Trasdanza, Young people in movement or the MUS-E project.

My professional experience has been continuously developed between performance and teaching. As a performer and coach, I was part of the Madrid-based company Megaló teatro-móvil for over 6 years and have performed works by choreographers such as Nicolás Rambaud, Carmen Werner, Teresa Nieto and Enrique Cabrera, among others. This experience enriches the teaching and choreographic work that I have been doing for years with children, young people and adults. My first choreographic piece, Pilotos Suicidas, was a finalist in the 20th Choreographic Competition Madrid.

In 2013 I launched El lagarto baila, an artistic-educational project with which I seek to expand my teaching activities through performance proposals and workshops.