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Photo: Taylor Green

Photo: Taylor Green

Belle Alvarez is originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She spent the first half of her childhood in Manila, Philippines before immigrating to the USA. Belle's work has been described as "deliciously beautiful" and full of "nostalgia, joy, and longing." Belle is a freelance dance artist currently based Philadelphia. She is a teaching artist with award winning Pierre Dulaine’s Dancing Classrooms, an instructor Take the Lead Dance Studio, and a Teaching Apprentice with Koresh Dance Company's Community Outreach program. In 2014, she earned her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Temple University. During her undergraduate years, she performed in work by Jillian Harris, Colleen Hooper Performance Projects, Dance Exchange, Charles O. Anderson/Dance Theatre X, Larry Keigwin, and Beau Hancock. Belle's early training includes the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, where she studied under the direction of Kim Maniscalco, Amy Lawrence, and Jennifer Dite-Weaver. Belle has presented work since 2009 in venues located in Bethlehem, PA, Philadelphia, Quito, Ecuador, and Auckland, New Zealand. Most recently, Belle presented her work at CHI Movement Art Center’s 22nd InHale Performance Series and was commissioned to create a site-specific piece in collaboration with world renowned sculptor and visual artist, Seward Johnson.