Dance Artist/Journalist/Filmmaker

New York, New York, United States

M. Gabriela Estrada is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, screenwriter, journalist, choreographer, movement consultant, translator, educator, and social justice advocate committed to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Estrada was a fellowship recipient from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers for Documentary Directors and has received scholarships from Sundance Collab, Jacob Krueger Studio in NY, and Mexico’s Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. Estrada is the author of dance on camera films, short documentaries, and a narrative feature screenplay. She is currently developing ENI9MA: The Legend of Félix and is now developing her narrative film screenplay inspired by the collaboration between Félix, Picasso, and the Ballets Russes titled False Premises. Estrada has presented her films at UCI’s Dance Film Festival and NYC’s Dance on Camera Festival and has collaborated as a marketing assistant and translator for the film market at the Festival de Cine Europeo. Estrada is an active member of the New York Women in Film and Television, Mexico's Asociación de Mujeres en Cine y TV, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the Dance Studies Association, Columbia University’s Studies in Dance History group, NDEO's (National Dance Education Organization) Advisory Board Research Director, and ECU’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee. Estrada holds a B.A. and M.F.A. in Dance at the University of California, Irvine, and a Ph.D. in Flamenco Interdisciplinary Studies from the Department of Sociocultural Anthropology and Philology at the University of Seville. Estrada has served as faculty of the Theatre and Dance Departments at the Universidad de Sonora and East Carolina University teaching dance technique and lecture courses, and has also taught at UC Irvine, MiraCosta College. Gabriela Estrada serves as a cultural consultant and arts advocate while furthering her interdisciplinary artistic practice documenting history through journalism, scholarly research, and film.


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