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Fabiola Torralba

MFA Candidate - Class of 2018

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Fabiola Torralba is an immigrant born in Guerrero, Mexico who was raised in the historical Westside of San Antonio, Texas. After several years of local community organizing and cultural work, two bachelor’s degrees, and some ethnographic fieldwork, she decided to return to her love of dance. Fabiola then trained under Erica Wilson-Perkins at Palo Alto College receiving an Associates of Arts in Dance with additional study from the Urban Bush Women, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and Turning the Wheel productions.

Fabiola has taught all levels of dance and fosters dance experiences that are inclusive and affirming. She collaborates frequently with local artists, schools, galleries, and non-profit organizations on educational and performance based projects. Recent works include nos(otros) ¡somos!, a multi-disciplinary presentation featuring first voice immigrant experiences, Yanaguana: The Land of Sacred Waters, an intergenerational documentation project exploring Mexican American history, N.M.I.R. (Negra. Morena. India. Roach.), a post-colonial feminist critique of Mexican Afro-Mestiza identity, and Satelight Dance, a community engagement project centered on site-specific dance making, development history, and the importance of access to public space.

Fabiola utilizes movement as a vehicle for community building, civic engagement, and social-cultural awareness. She enjoys exploring interdisciplinary collaborations and the intersections between art, story, and action.



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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower