Zaquia Mahler Salinas
Zaquia Mahler Salinas, a native of San Diego California, is a performer, dance maker, and teacher. After receiving her BA in Dance with Honors from UC Santa Barbara in 2011, she returned to San Diego and danced for Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater from 2012-2018. In 2017 she obtained her MFA in Dance: Creative Practice form Saint Mary’s College of California where she focused on artistic development and dance as a platform for social justice. She is currently serving as dance faculty at San Diego City College and the Coronado School for Creative and Performing Arts. As a choreographer, Zaquia has presented dance works throughout California, and more recently in Texas, Peru and Mexico. She is excited about her most recent undertaking, the creation of the nonprofit movement-based arts organization called Disco Riot, which is in its early stages.
January 12&13, 2019