Thania Acaron

Artistic director / choreographer at Thania Acaron / Orphaned Limbs Collective

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Thania AcarĂ³n is a choreographer, performer, educator and dance artist from Puerto Rico, currently residing in the UK after New York and Buenos Aires.

Thania completed her PhD thesis on the connection between dance and violence prevention at the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence Programme in the University of Aberdeen. She has a BBA in Business Administration (University of Puerto Rico), an MA Dance Education (New York University), NY teacher certification and is a certified dance/movement psychotherapist. She currently teaches contemporary dance, physical theatre and arts for wellbeing at the University of South Wales in Cardiff.

She currently co-directs an interdisciplinary artist group, Orphaned Limbs Collective. Her artistic work incorporates contemporary release technique and physical theatre with a somatic influence. She was the recipient of the 2017 award as Puerto Rico Ambassador for Dance at the International Dance Festival and the 2016 Bonnie Bird/Marion North Choreographic Mentorship Award.

In addition to her artistic career, she has been a dance movement therapist for ten years, with advanced credentialing in the US & UK as a lecturer and clinical supervisor. She has taught dance/movement psychotherapy in over 10 countries, most recently China and Norway. As a dance movement psychotherapist and workshop facilitator, Thania focuses on work with the LGBT+ community, embodied decision-making, interdisciplinary arts, violence prevention and dance for wellbeing.

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Thania Acaron / Orphaned Limbs Collective
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Artistic Director / Choreographer