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The Company

 
TPS Dance Company was created in 1994 by the renowned Mexican choreographer and dancer Tania Perez Salas in Mexico City.

TPS’s mission is to reflect the anxiety of the society we live in, questioning human nature and its condition through dances were human beings are all equal no matter their gender, race or age. 

Through her personal language Tania Perez Salas explores the anxiety that she had about technology, history, about the meaning of love versus sex, the meaning of death versus life and about our primitive self within the surrealism of Mexico. 

The Company has been invited to numerous international dance festivals and major venues around the world, including: Bellas Artes, CDMX; Kennedy Center, Washington DC; La Biennale de la danse, Lyon FR; Jacob's Pillow dance festival, Becket MA; the music center of the performing arts, Los Angeles CA among others. 

The Tania Pérez- Salas dance Company collaborates with renowned performing artists from around the world which undoubtedly contribute to the construction of an innovative project.

One of the priority of the company is to develop an outreach community program using dance to educate children and decrease the social fragmentation of the nation. As a company we have been trying to broaden our activity in offering a variety of education and social projects confronting people with different social issues. We are putting together schools performances, talks, workshops in order to open people minds and educate them through art. 
 

THE TEAM

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:Tania Pérez-Salas

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ASSISTANT: Sarah Matry-Guerre

PRODUCER: Lourdes Athié

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Lisl Pleshette

ADMINISTRATOR: Rosa Flores Llandi

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Gabriel Torres Vargas

BALLET MASTERS: Diego Vázquez

  Andrés Arámbula

  Far Alonso

  Yazmin Barragan 

 

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Tania - Pérez Salas

was born in Mexico City. After studying dance for fifteen years, she obtained significant recognition as a dancer and choreographer in the Mexican dance scene. From that moment, she went on to win numerous awards, such as: “Best Female Dancer” in the National Dance Competition (1993); “Best Performance” and “Best Choreography” from the Virginia Fabregas Award (1993); Mexico’s National and Continental Prizes for Choreography (1994) and at the international San Luis Potosí Festival, she was awarded (by the audience) “Best Choreography” (1996).

In 1994 she founded her own Company. Since then, she has been awarded several grants as a dancer and choreographer from renowned Mexican institutions and universities.

In 2013 Ms. Pérez-Salas and her Company received the prestigious Lunas del Auditorio Award in Mexico and in 2014 was named Pioneer Woman of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in recognition of her hard work and achievements in dance.

As a leading advocate and spokesperson for contemporary dance in Mexico, Tania Pérez-Salas was invited by Canal 22, a television network dedicated to educational and cultural programming, to produce and host “Juego de Cuerpos”  (Body Games), a weekly series on dance. 

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Dancers

 

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NICOLE ERICKSON SIEVERS

is a mountain girl, born and raised in Colorado. She joined the Colorado Jazz Dance Company when she was twelve. Since then, Sievers has danced and taught in numerous cities in the US and in Europe and has received several awards and scholarships from Joffrey Dance Competitions, Jazz Dance World Congress and The University of Arizona. In 2002, she shared two seasons with Chicago’s River North Dance Co, followed by six years with Elements Contemporary Ballet in Chicago. Sievers has been dancing with Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza since 2010. When she is not in Mexico, she currently resides in Cambridge, MA where she is working with The TOC Project.


CHRISTINE FLORES

is from Toronto, Canada, where she began her training at Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance Etobicoke. In 2015, she received her BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, and has received additional training at Springboard Danse Montréal, the Contemporary Program at the School at Jacob’s Pillow, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Intensive. Christine is currently a freelance dancer and has worked with RudduR Dance, Emma Portner and the Flock, Pam Tanowitz Dance and Emily Greenwell. 


Allie Gee

starting dancing in her hometown of Glen Burnie, Maryland at Spotlight Studio of Dance at the age of 3. She participated in dance competitions throughout high school and in 2010 Allie won the title of Miss Dance of the United States. She graduated summa cum laude from The Boston Conservatory in May 2014 and then directly moved to New York City. She has lived and worked there for the past two years. Some companies that Allie has worked with in New York include: Ballet Inc, XAOC Contemporary Ballet, Art Deconstructed, and the Steps Repertory Ensemble.


Jehbreal Jackson

is a native of Dallas Texas where he took his first dance class with Christie Sullivan. From there he continued his studies at W. E. Greiner Middle School for the Arts, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and visual arts and completing his studies at the Juilliard School. From there he danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem and freelanced around New York with Francesca Harper project, Seth Gertsacov and Matthew Brookoff.

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SARAH MATRY-GUERRE

began her dance training in her hometown, Montpellier, France, at the Conservatory. She continued her education at the Laban Center in London, UK, where she obtained the Certificate of Higher Education. In 2011, Sarah received her BFA Sum Cum Laude at the New World School of the Arts in Miami under the direction of Daniel Lewis. Soon after, he started freelancing in New York city and in Europe with choreographers such as Robert Battle, Stefanie Nelson, Zvi Gotheiner, Johannes Wieland and Yann Lheureux among others. Sarah has been dancing with Tania Pérez Salas dance Company since 2012 and has recently became artistic assistant. 

     As a choreographer, Sarah's works have been presented in the DTW Festival (NYC), Opéra Comédie (Montpellier, FR), Festival Cultura Sinaloa (Sinaloa, MEX) and most recently at the national Auditorium in Mexico City. 


Myrthe Weehuizen

was born in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 1988. In 2008 she started her professional training at the Artez School of Dance where she obtained her BA in Dance in 2012. In 2010 she was asked to join Compañía de Danza Tania Perez Salas for a national and international tour and has been dancing with them ever since.

In 2012 she danced with Tandem Compañía de Danza and performed her own work with Artistas en Coincidencia in Campeche. In 2014 she accompanied Barro Rojo Artes Escénicas for a few tours in México.

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Jairo Cruz González

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Eduard Martínez

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José Roberto Solís

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José Ramón Corral

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edisel Cruz González

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Véronique Giasson

Born in Québec, Canada, Véronique Giasson graduated from L’École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain de Montréal. In 2005, she joined Le Jeune Ballet du Quebec, where she danced until 2008. This professional insertion company gave her the opportunity to tour nationally and internationally, performing creations by renowned choreographers.

Véronique made her professional debut in 2008 as an apprentice with Cas Public, under the direction of Hélène Blackburn. Following that, she was hired by Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (bjm_danse) for a six-month contract to dance in the new creation “Rossini Cards”, by Mauro Bigonzetti. In 2011-2012, she danced with the Donlon Dance Company based in Saarbrücken, Germany. There, she performed various works by Marguerite Donlon and Cinderella by Stijn Celis. 

Since 2009, she takes part in many different projects with the company ezdanza, directed by the choreographer Edgar Zendejas. She now free-lances with many companies such as Marie Chouinard, Compañia Tania Perez Salas and Ballet Ouest and she teaches ballet and contemporary across Québec.

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Alicia Hauffray

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Alexander pineda

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