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Dorcas Roman

Dorcas Román Dance Theatre
Artistic Director
Los Angeles, CA
A dancer and choreographer native to Puerto Rico, Román has been active in dance and theatre for more than 23 years. She currently serves as artistic director of Dorcas Román Dance Theatre (DRDT), a company which has received high praise from national and international press sources. DRDT explores social, racial and gender issues through dance and theatre, and is committed to making the arts accessible to all communities to raise social awareness.
DRDT continues to teach and perform throughout the United States, especially in Southern California. Previous tours include appearances in Spain, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Chicago, New York, Texas, Vermont and California. The company has participated in festivals such as CoolNY, Going Dutch, New Wave Rising, Dance Gallery Festival, MixMatch Dance Festival, White Wave, Southern Vermont Dance Festival and The Chicago Harvest Contemporary Festival. In recent years, DRDT has participated in the Los Angeles dance series at Highways Performance Space, Studio A and the BlackTina Dance Festival in California.

Román has taught in higher education for over fifteen years. She has taught numerous dance and theatre classes at institutions throughout California, including California State University, Long Beach; Cypress College; Cerritos College; Marymount College; and El Camino College. Her international experiences and cultural heritage infuse not only her performances and choreography, but her approaches to teaching as well.
Román served as part of the American Delegation for the Internationale Tanzmesse Festival for Contemporary Dance in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2014. She was invited to join the Latina Dance Theater Project by teaching and presenting work in collaboration with Projecto EluzArtes in Vitória, Brazil, in spring 2015. Román have served as faculty, dancer and choreographer at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival since 2014.

Dorcas Roman joined the Shenandoah University Conservatory as a Full time Visiting Professor of Dance during 2016-17. She participated in an artist residency in Greece in fall 2016 in a project called Islanders; among waters. Roman presented her choreography during Spring 2017 in Boston and China where she taught at various schools and universities. During the Summer of 2017 Roman taught in various Islands in Greece as well as Vermont where she premiered 3 new works.

Román received her Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and her Master of Fine Arts in choreography and performance from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also certified in Hatha, Shakti Naam Yoga.