Mariadela Belle Alvarez
September 11, 2019
Honduran born, Philippine and USA raised, Mariadela Belle Alvarez is a Los Angeles based performing artist shaped and molded by 10 years of creating, performing, and teaching throughout Philadelphia. A soulful storyteller, Alvarez creates dance theater and facilitates educational engagement at the intersections of activism, culture, and community organizing. Her choreography has been presented by the Painted Bride Art Center, Asian Arts Initiative, and PGM ONE, to name a few. Her commitment to dance and social justice has earned her scholarships to train with CONTRA-TIEMPO, Ananya Dance Theatre, and Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute. Teaching credits include Swarthmore College, Temple University, Spelman College, and several K-12 arts education nonprofits; for which Alvarez was recognized locally by the Bartol Foundation for her leadership as a Teaching Artist. Alvarez received her early training at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts and earned her BFA in Dance from Temple University. This season, Alvarez will perform with Viver Brasil.