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Daniela Carmona Sánchez

Chorégraphe, Interprète


Born in Mexico City (Tenochtitlán) 1994


For her, dance is an ancestral ritual, a medium where the union between the divine and the earthly happens, where dance transforms stories, injustices and pain into beauty, she considers her body as the bearer of the voice of her ancestors.

Her dance has a social commitment especially to feminism, the value of the first nations on Turtle Island (America) and an interest in the search and creation of movement through dance theater.

For her, dancing is the way to honor and thank her ancestors, her parents, life itself, and she seeks in each piece the way to reconnect with what was once forbidden, with the dances originating from Turtle Island, it is to share with other souls and learn every day from other artists, to be a better performer, a better dancer and a better human being.

Daniela graduated from the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance at the National Institute of Fine Arts (2016). In her fourth year of the program, she received a scholarship from the Limón Institute in New York to attend an Intensive Limón Technique Workshop in Los Angeles, California (2015).

She has worked with one of the most important companies in Mexico, Barro Rojo Arte Escénico (2014-2018), participating in national and international festivals in Mexico, Colombia, the United States, and Ivory Coast (Africa) (2014-2018). In 2018, she collaborated with choreographer Himangini Puri in the creation of the video dance "Afterimage" in New Delhi, India.

She began her career as an independent dancer in Montreal, Canada in 2018, where she has worked with renowned choreographers such as Paco Ziel, Leticia Vera, Carlos Rivera, Kyra Jean Green, Barbara Diabo, and Newton Moraes (Toronto).

In 2019, she was part of the production of "Carmen" at the Opéra de Montréal in the Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall at Place des Arts.

She participated in the "Cérémonie de la mort" Festival with CCOV, performing her piece "Histoire d'un amour," also presented at the "Festival de Danse servi au volant" in Sherbrooke (2020) (Sherbrooke).

She has created solo pieces for events such as "La tilica" (2019), "Día de muertos NDG," and "La Nuit blanche" with the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Montreal, as well as Día de muertos Toronto at Casa Maíz.

Since 2019, she has been part of A'nó:wara Dance Theatre, directed by Barbara Diabo, a dancer native of the Kanyen'kehà:ka Nation (Montreal). She has participated in the Quartiers Danses Festival (Montreal), Prismatic Arts Festival 2021 (Halifax), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and the "First Peoples Performing Arts Festival of the Thousand Islands" in 2019 & 2023.


In 2021,she participated in the Vanguardia  Dance Festival, based in the city of Toronto, presenting it the solo  titled “Rosa Estela” directed by choreographer and dancer Carlos Rivera.


In January 2023, she joins Red Sky Performance, based in Toronto, under the direction of Sandra Laronde, who is of Anishinaabe descent. She will be part of the production "Migiis: Underwater Panther," with shows at Canadian Stage (Toronto) and a tour in North America, including Vancouver, Oregon, Washington DC at the Kennedy Center, and participation in the Danse Danse Festival in Montreal.


She offered a masterclass for students and professional dancers at the KOYA 2023 Festival of Contemporary Dance (Chiapas, Mexico), where she also presented her piece "Son semilla," a choreography created in honor of women who have suffered gender violence and femicide.


She participated in the Sherbrooke Contemporary Dance Festival (Quebec) 2023, in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Gabriela Guerra Woo, creating the piece "Mujeres de tierra" (Women of the Earth).