Uila Marx (they/she) is a white nonbinary dancer, choreographer and educator from O’ahu, Hawai’i. Their movement work is informed by a lifelong education in hula with Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua and practices of land and body care. Uila attended Mid-Pacific School of the Arts where she studied Graham, Horton, and classical ballet with Sylvia Yamada, Jose Silva, and Paul Maley. Uila later received B.A.s in Dance and Psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University in Harlem, New York, where she performed works by Okwui Okpokwasili, David Thomson, Mark Morris, David Dorfman, Colleen Thomas, Davalois Fearon, and Neta Pulvermacher, among others.

Uila creates and performs with independent artists in the New York City area. They are also a Community Actionist in Gibney’s Hands are for Holding program, which uses dance to have conversations with youth attending NYC public schools about healthy relationships, consent, boundaries, and choice making. As an educator, Uila researches queer-focused sex/consent education through contact improvisation and related movement genres. As a dance maker, their work centers tenderness, community care, and comedy through collaborative physical theater and improvisational scores. 

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