Odessa Avianna Perez is an artist, healer and spiritual activist. She holds BA degrees in Dance and Theater from Rutgers University and has been performing, choreographing, directing and teaching since 2005. She is a Massage Therapist and ThetaHealer, and currently enrolled in the HoneyRoot School for Embodied Leadership.
Odessa combines her technical dance expertise and energy healing background to offer a hybridized model for energetic attunement and deeper embodiment in her classes. She provides unique tools for learning how to trust and listen more deeply to our bodies, and evolve our consciousness through the embodiment of our experiences. She has been leading workshops, classes, and company residencies since 2008, and has appeared at micro festivals, Burning Man, Dance Camp New England, and Enchanted Forest Gathering.
Odessa has performed for choreographers Liz Lerman (guest artist), Bianca Cabrera (Blind Tiger Society), Isabel Gotzkowsky, Rosemary Hannon, Isabel Lewis and Meagan Woods. As a choreographer and director, she founded and directed Insurgo Stage Project (2008-2013), and has presented work at various venues in NYC and NJ and California.