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Diana Lara Pineda

Core Program Artist

Diana Lara

Diana Lara Pineda, Core Program Artist is a choreographer and dancer from Honduras. She is a graduated from the program in choreography of the Center for Research and Choreography from the National Institute of Bell Arts, INBA, Mexico. In 2006, she got a scholarship to study the program in Somatic Research and Participatory Arts offered by the school Moving-on-Center in Oakland, California.

During twenty years, she has worked as a dancer and choreographer for contemporary dance groups in México (Caída Libre and Luna Roja) and Honduras (Danza Libre), participating in festivals in Mexico, USA and Central America. She has training in ballet, Limon, Release, Topf and other somatic techniques (Bartenieff, Body Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis and Alexander Technique).

She was a professor of somatic techniques and experiential anatomy at Centro Cultural Los Talleres in Mexico City. Her main interest is to study body movement to increase the expressiveness and quality of life of the population.

At this time she lives in San Francisco and works as an independent artist developing artistic projects based in the exploration of somatic elements by herself and in collaboration with other artists. Diana is also a MD and public health specialist, and has a carrier as a researcher in sexual and reproductive health topics.