Jocelyn Reyes is a contemporary/modern choreographer, performer and teaching artist based in San Francisco.
Reyes earned a B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Cognitive Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Reyes began presenting choreographic works in venues around the Los Angeles area including Bootleg Theater, REDCAT Studio, Atwater Village Theater and Curtis Theater. In 2017, Reyes relocated to San Francisco where she founded her company, Reyes Dance. Since then, Reyes Dance has performed works in West Wave Dance Festival, PUSHFest 2018, LEVYSalon, MFDP Young Choreographer’s Forum, SAFEHouse RAW (Winter 2017 & Spring 2018), Pianofight, Mbongui Square Festival, and Diggs Deeper 2018. Reyes Dance also debuted its first full evening length production last October 2018 at SAFEHouse Arts.
As a performer, Reyes has danced in works by Daiane Lopes da Silva, Ana Maria Alvarez, Gracie Whyte, Shahar Binyamini, Janie Gieser, Cheng Chieh Yu and is currently working with Raisa Punkki and Tanya Chianese through Sandbox Series. Reyes is also a teaching artist with Alonzo King LINES Community Programs, City Dance Annex, SF Arts Education, St.Finn Barr School and Linda Bulgo Productions.
I aim to create honest and purposeful dances that can impact both other artists and people who have never been exposed to dance.
My work is informed by curiosities and inquietudes about cognitive processes and social interactions: building on a foundation of scientific explanations of 'how', I use dance to ponder 'why', creating work that presents alternatives to the 'truths' and assupmtions we take for granted.
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