There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.

― Martha Graham

Biography

 

BELINDA A. SÁENZ is an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer, and instructional specialist who collaborates as a teaching artist with Lincoln Center Education, Disney Theatrical Group, and New York City Center. Belinda performs with Canady Foundation for the Arts Repertory Theatre. 

Past collaborations include Bessie-Award-Winning Joya Powell’s Movement of the People Dance Company , Callaloo Kids,  TADA! Youth Theatre, MJM Dance, El Paso Opera, etc. She has performed at Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center,  Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Davis Hall, Queens Theatre, among many others. Her most recent choreographic work, The US in USA, was presented at the Frederick Loewe Theatre in April 2017. From the El Paso, TX - Juárez, Mex border area, Belinda is currently a student of the Education Doctorate in Leadership and Innovation at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She holds a Master of Arts in Dance Education from NYU with a specialization in Teaching Dance in Higher Education and the Professions (Institute Honors as recipient of The Western Scholarship) , Master of Education in Bilingual Education & Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre/Dance (Magna Cum Laude and University Honors Certificate) from The University of Texas at El Paso. She is a proud DEAR Program Fellow of The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Besides the USA, she has studied, taught, and/or performed in Mexico, England, and Eastern-Central Europe. Ms. Saenz served as adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt's Dance Education program for 3 years. She is an active member of the UNESCO International Dance Council, American Guild of Musical ArtistsNational Dance Education Organization , and New York State Dance Education Association.