Honduran born, Philippine and USA raised, Belle Alvarez is an artist and educator working with dance and social engagement at the intersections of art, activism, and interfaith organizing.

Using interdisciplinary collaboration to inform her choreography, facilitation, and community engagement practice, Belle aims to offer a joyful, healing, nourishing experience that catalyzes reflection, unity, and collective transformation. Belle creates evocative, story driven performance and designs projects for youth and intergenerational communities throughout PA, NJ, and DE.

Belle has been awarded past residencies through Leah Stein Dance Company (2018), the Painted Bride Art Center (2017), and Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre (2016). Past ensemble work includes projects with Just Act (2015-2017), the Kimmel Center’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), and independent artists. Currently, Belle is developing a new project with Carl(os) Roa, slated to premiere in 2019.

Belle earned her BFA in Dance from Temple University and is an Associate of Performance instructing Modern Dance at Swarthmore College.


Recent News + Upcoming Engagements

  • 10.15 Guest Workshop and Lecture at Spelman College Department of Dance

  • 10.23 Guest Workshop at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

  • 10.28 Dance TAG Workshop: Tools for Cross-Cultural Arts Teaching

  • Music Video Performance for Interminable

 Photo: Elisa Sosa

Photo: Elisa Sosa

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