Moving Toward Justice Cohort Member
Antonio Ramos was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he trained in jazz, salsa and African dance. He later received a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Ramos began his career performing with Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ballet Concierto and Ballet Municipal (PR).
His choreography has been produced at Hostos College, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, SUNY Purchase, BAAD!, Dixon Place, P.S. 122, Joe’s Pub, Danspace Project, Lexington Center for the Arts NY, DanceNow Downtown, Princeton University, Movement Research, BAX, Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Williamsburg Art Nexus, Fringe Festival 2000 at Theatre La Chappelle, The Painted Bride, Cornell University and CPR. Recently, he presented work at the American Realness Festival at the Abrons Arts Center and was commissioned to present the world premiere of his latest work, Almodovar Dystopia, at Dixon Place in Manhattan.
Antonio is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Zero Balancing and Watsu Practitioner and a certified instructor-practitioner in The Feldenkrais Method.
Project Description: Antonio Ramos will develop an artistic exchange program for queer Puerto Rican artists making work after Hurricane Maria. In collaboration with multiple performance venues and community-based organizations in New York City and Puerto Rico, Ramos will facilitate multi-disciplinary residencies in NYC for select queer Puerto Rican artists—including Awilda Rodriguez Lora—to engage in artistic, somatic and performance studies. The residencies are an extension of Ramos’s new performance work El Pueblo de los Olvidados, a science fiction dance-theater performance, and his focus on community engagement and decolonization of the human body.
Photo by Miguel Anaya.