leticia vera

Leticia Vera’s explorations focus on physical dramaturgy, choreography, and contemporary stage performance. Born and raised in Mexico, she holds a degree in contemporary dance from the Escuela Nacional de Danza Contemporanea, INBA (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes). She began her career as a dancer in 1992 at the same time as she was expanding into the area of dance-theatre.

Leticia has has continued pursuing a career as an artist, dancer, and choreographer in Canada, where she’s been based since 2006. In 2009 she collaborated with Gaétan Gingras (Manitowapan dance company) in Montreal and was invited to participate in the Indigenous Choreographers Dance Residency at the Banff Centre, where she would return a year later for collaborations with Sandra Laronde (Red Sky) and Neil Ieremia (Black-Grace).

Since 2010 Leticia has collaborated as a performer, choreographer, and associated artist with the french-language theatre company Ondinnok, on projects such as Rabinal Achi, Un monde qui s’achève Lola, and the three editions of the Printemps Autochtone d’Art. Leticia made her Montreal directorial debut in 2017 with the presentation of El buen vestir–Tlakentli, at the Monument National.

Leticia has worked often with other multidisciplinary artists from the contemporary Indigenous scene. Collaborators include Émilie Monnet, Natasha Kanapé Fontain, Moe Clark et Barbara Diabo. She is currently working on a new creation, La Soif, the first part of which will be presented at Tangente in 2019.