MIRIAM BARBOSA

TEACHER OF DANCE AND CHOREAGRAPHER | MASTER TRAINER, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM – BRAZIL, NEW YORK(USA)

Ms. Barbosa is a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Martha Graham touring Ensemble, and she has re-staged Martha Graham works such as Diversion of Angels, Maple Leaf Rag, and Sketches from Chronicle.

For ten years, she collaborated as artistic director and performer for Dzul Dance Company, in NYC.  She was Assistant Professor of Dance and Theater at the University of South Carolina where she subsequently became Artistic Director and Founder of the South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company (now called Miriam Barbosa Dance).

Ms. Barbosa is a Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic Expansion System Master trainer, and established Gyrotonic Columbia, where she also practices Aerial Dance and Yoga. Within the gyrotonic organization, she has developed a unique vocabulary and technique for overall strength flexibility and skeleton alignment directed towards the dancers’ body architecture. Since her course was first introduced, under the approval of Juliu Horvath (creator and founder of the Gyrotonic Expansion System), she has been working and educating dance teachers worldwide.

Miriam collaborated with the Martha Graham Center, ETV, and USC Dance Company to produce Sketches from Chronicle Documentary broadcasted at PBS. She has collaborated with several artists in the creation of The Seven Deadly Sins, The Divine Comedy, Catharsis, Blood Memories.  Catharsis was awarded its first grant from the Sumter Arts Commission in 2005 and it was reconstructed in 2009 in collaboration with ETV for the arts education program, “Artopia,” produced and directed by Betsy Newman.

She is also known for performing in non-traditional spaces in collaboration with other live music and visual arts such as 701 Center for Contemporary Art, CMFA and the Columbia Museum of Art, and recently she has choreographed for Carolina Ballet and Barcelona City Ballet. 

Miriam is presently a faculty member at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and a guest teacher for USC Dance Conservatory- Center for Dance Education, and Barcelona Dance Center. 

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