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I grew up in Bolivia. From an early age, art has been with me thanks to the influence of both sides of my family. I painted a lot, I danced in the world known carnivals of Oruro, and I always had a good ear for music. In New Mexico, USA, a whole world opened up to me as I was introduced to Capoeira, where percussion, song and dance merge to create a wonderful art that tells part of Brazil’s fascinating history. It was since then that, back in California, I immersed myself in the search for new Latinoamerican and African Diasporic movements and sounds. I took dance and percussion classes and workshops in different states and at the University, and traveled to Cuba, Guinea, Senegal, and Peru to temporarily immerse myself in these wonderful cultures. I also performed in several dance and percussion Collectives influenced by Brazilian, Cuban, West African, and Congolese rhythms.  Under the name Estampa-Fusion of Sound and Movement, I started organizing workshops for the community by inviting master dance teachers. I then started teaching regular dance and percussion classes myself; in which- with all respect to the cultures that opened their doors to me- I fuse traditional and contemporary movements and rhythms. I have taught in California, Zambia, Bolivia, online, and in Berlin: the wonderful city in which I now live.

In Berlin, I collaborate with various musical bands as a dancer/singer/percussionist, I give dance and percussion workshops to adults and children, I am teaching myself to use music and video-making programs to create my own music and videos, and I rediscovered my passion for plastic arts through my work with children at a kindergarten.

* I received a BA in Theater, Film, and Dance (with a Dance focus) at Humboldt State University in the magical town of Arcata, California.

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I grew up in Bolivia. From an early age, art has been with me thanks to the influence of both sides of my family. I painted a lot, I danced in the world known carnivals of Oruro, and I always had a good ear for music. In New Mexico, USA, a whole world opened up to me as I was introduced to Capoeira, where percussion, song and dance merge to create a wonderful art that tells part of Brazil’s fascinating history. It was since then that, back in California, I immersed myself in the search for new Latinoamerican and African Diasporic movements and sounds. I took dance and percussion classes and workshops in different states and at the University, and traveled to Cuba, Guinea, Senegal, and Peru to temporarily immerse myself in these wonderful cultures. I also performed in several dance and percussion Collectives influenced by Brazilian, Cuban, West African, and Congolese rhythms.  Under the name Estampa-Fusion of Sound and Movement, I started organizing workshops for the community by inviting master dance teachers. I then started teaching regular dance and percussion classes myself; in which- with all respect to the cultures that opened their doors to me- I fuse traditional and contemporary movements and rhythms. I have taught in California, Zambia, Bolivia, online, and in Berlin: the wonderful city in which I now live.

In Berlin, I collaborate with various musical bands as a dancer/singer/percussionist, I give dance and percussion workshops to adults and children, I am teaching myself to use music and video-making programs to create my own music and videos, and I rediscovered my passion for plastic arts through my work with children at a kindergarten.

* I received a BA in Theater, Film, and Dance (with a Dance focus) at Humboldt State University in the magical town of Arcata, California.

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