Kids DANZA SESSION
Dancers will connect to their bodies as they explore, experience and reflect on movement that will ignite awarness of space, alignment, musicality, emotion, imagination and TRUST.
Danza Impulse y Arte
Araceli Carrera, Artistic Director of Impulse Danza Youth Company, Visual Artist and Dance Teacher.
I have been inspired by Art my whole Life and then I met Dance in 1995 and my life changed. Art and Dance became essential and a beautiful relationship was built. I find myself inspired continuously through these two art forms.
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Art in Dance Education class of 2001.
I took my first dance class with Debbie Toth and admiring her teaching process allowed me to recognize the powerful connection with my body as a mover. Debbie along with Lani Weissbach, Mary Fitzgerald, Melissa Rolnick,Young Ae-Park and Kathy Lindholm Lane provided beautiful ways to grow as a dancer/teacher/artist. Having the support and the independence to find and connect with who I was as a mover made me want to TEACH dance.
I love to teach but I’m a student at heart, after graduating Cum Laude from Arizona State University I came back home to San Diego and met Eveoke Dance Theatre. EDT became a place where I developed my teacher voice, I felt blessed to teach outreach, academics through dance, create costumes, visual art and be company dancer.
In 2006 I parted ways with EDT and went to CUBA from then on Afro Cuban Dance made me discover Rhythms that moved my soul in ways I hadn’t experienced. I was in CUBA close to a month and I took master classes from Cutumba, Ban Ra Ras and Narciso Medina. I was invited to also teach a master class for these companies and the opportunity to teach both Ban Ra Ras and Narciso Medina’s Company was AMAZING!!!!
Once again feeling blessed and inspired and coming back from Cuba I began training with two powerhouse master teachers Silfredo La O Vigo, (2005-2007) and in 2008 joined Omo Ache directed by Juan Carlos Blanco.
From 2001 till this day I have built an incredible supportive art/dance community. I teach academics through Dance and Visual Art consistently throughout San Diego, California, mentored, choreographed and exhibited.
I have been fortunate to dance, teach, choreograph and tour along with being an Arts Education Director, developing a touring school show called I Speak…Dance!, directing Impulse Danza Youth Company and cultivating a strong bridge for Art, Modern and Afro Caribbean Dance all in 2012.
I am an artist that craves the exchange of art/dance and that marvelous impulse that motivates me to act on what builds, creates, explores, connects to ARTE.