Originally from Argentina, Anabella Lenzu is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with over 20 years experience working in Argentina, Chile, Italy and the USA. As Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, Lenzu draws on her diverse background to create thought-provoking and socially-conscious dances in the interest of improving our human condition. Classically trained at the renowned Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Lenzu studied the modern dance techniques of Humphrey/Limòn and Graham in New York. Her studies of Tango and the folkdances of Argentina, Spain, and Italy, further inform her work. Her choreography has been commissioned all over the world, for opera, TV programs, theatre productions, and by many dance companies, such as Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble (New York) and Movimento Danza (Naples, Italy). Lenzu founded her own dance school L’Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza in 1994, and has maintained an active teaching career ever since. Currently, Lenzu conducts classes at Peridance Capezio Center and Wagner College.
Lenzu is also a published author for various dance and arts magazines, in March 2013 she published her first bilingual book (Spanish/English), entitled “Unveiling Motion and Emotion”. The book contains writings on the importance of dance, community, choreography, and dance pedagogy. Photography by Todd Carroll documented Lenzu’s vast range of experiences dancing, teaching, and choreographing.http://www.anabellalenzu.com/book/