Carmen Caceres (Artistic Director | Choreographer) is a dance artist, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been creating and presenting dance works in Argentina and NY since 2009. Her works have been presented in several venues such as Dixon Place, Green Space Studio, Triskelion Arts Center, Teatro Sea, The Mark Morris Dance Center, The Center at West Park, and Center for Performance Research. In 2012 she founded DanceAction, a dance company that works as a creative platform to produce performing arts works in collaboration with musicians, dramaturges, designers, and visual artists. Her works have been awarded with the Brooklyn Arts Fund Community Grant, the Dance/NYC Emergency COVID-19 Grant, and most recently the City Artist Corps Grant.
As a performer and collaborator she worked with artists Ines Armas, Anabella Lenzu, Katie Rose McLaughlin, Isabel Lewis, Jillian Peña, Lisa Parra, Sarah Berges, Elia Mrak, Sari Nordman, and Jody Oberfelder among others.
She received a BA in Dance and Education at SUNY Empire State College. She deepened her studies in dance, performance, and choreography at the former Merce Cunningham Studio in New York, where she completed the Professional Training Program and participated in several repertory and composition workshops with the school's faculty, organized by the Merce Cunningham Trust. In her native city, she graduated from the National School of Dance and has studied Dance Composition at the National University of the Arts UNA.
Carmen also works as a dance educator and program director for different art education programs and community-based organizations in New York City, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Photo Credit Stephen Delas Heras
Video: Carmen Caceres, Larry Discenza, and Gibney Digital Technology Initiative
Edition: Carmen Caceres