sans limites

Diana is an NYC-native, born in 1989. Her mother is a Bronx-born Latina of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian immigrants; her father is a Norwegian and Irish Brooklynite. In addition to her work in choreography and dance production as Artistic Director of Sans Limites Dance, she is a Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms NYC.

She studied at Ballet Hispanico, Mark Morris Dance Center, Martha Graham School, Manhattanville College, and with Pierre Dulaine of Dancing Classrooms -- training in Ballet, Flamenco, Modern, Contemporary, Ballroom/Social dance forms, Laban Movement Studies, Pilobolus-style Partnering, Contact Improvisation, and informally in NYC street styles.

DIANA

 

In college, Diana studied composition with Ara Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Higgins of Alwin Nikolais, Claire Porter, and Peter Pucci of Pilobolus -- receiving a B.A. in Dance & Theater (concentrating in Dance Therapy and minoring in Psychology). After college, she expanded her choreographic studies with Tiffany Mills, Susan Marshall & Co. (SUMAC 2011), and John Jasperse (NY Live Arts Bessie Lab 2014). 

Diana has presented her work at Moving Beauty Series (2012), Jennifer Muller's HATCHed Series (2014), Queensboro Dance Festival (2014), Triskelion Arts CollabFest 2016 and Summer Shake-Up 2017, Green Space Take Root Split-Bill 2017, Spoke the Hub's Winter Follies (2018), CPR's Spring Movement 2018, and West Fest I Top Floor 2018 at Martha Graham Studio Theater. 

 

Other notable achievements include receiving an award for “Notable Investigations as an Emerging Choreographer” from Manhattanville College and serving as 2016 Artist-in-Residence at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Studies.

 

"Emerged from this practice are a number of different movement aesthetics that clearly fuse specific dance forms that I’ve trained in together. Outside of the videos connected to the developing movement aesthetics -- I still have 500+ studies that have remained unrealized in the physical world. In addition to continuing this practice for as long as I can move, it is a goal of mine to transfer as much of the archived phrasework from the digital to the physical world. " -- DIANA (Sans Limites)

 

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#LifeTimeImprovChallenge

In 2015, Diana began self-training through an improvisational practice titled, " #LifeTimeImprovChallenge" --recording, numbering and publicly sharing every extemporized movement study she conducts on the Instagram feed of @SansLimitesDance. She is now closely approaching her 600th archived study.