Bianca Medina is a second-generation Boricua-Mexicana freelance dance artist based in Brooklyn. She holds a B.F.A. in dance from the University of Iowa and is a proud native of Chicago. Her career began with an anchoring in Los Angeles as a professional dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, arts activist, and arts administrator touring globally with CONTRA-TIEMPO Activist Dance Theatre, Viver Brasil Dance Company, and choreographer Marina Magalhães. Medina’s choreographic research lies within the intersection of modern release technique, the Afro-Latin Diaspora, and their inherent relationship to the earth. While honoring the divine feminine and spiritual traditions of her ancestry, she explores how the body serves as a vessel for contemporary storytelling. As such, her practice breaks the dichotomy between past and future, framing tradición as an ever-evolving practice living infinitely within our bodies and spirits. Her latest choreographic collaboration includes the MAP Fund and Creative Capital award-winning “Body As A Crossroads” with Tatiana Zamir and director Marina Magalhães, which is set to premiere at Houston’s DiverseWorks in April 2022. Medina continues to teach responsive community-based dance workshops and collegiate residencies at universities and institutions across the nation with the intention of co-creating spaces for experiences of spirit-filled embodiment and liberation. She has danced on stages like Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, the Ford, Disneyland, the Getty, Dance Place, the Centre Chorégraphique National France, and House of Culture Bulgaria, and has studied in Salvador, Bahia, Brasil with Mestra Vera Passos.