Jesus Munoz
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2021-22
Theatre and Dance

Jesus Munoz is a dancer, maker, teacher, percussionist and collaborator originally from Mexico. His training lies in Cuban Contemporary, Afro-Cuban, Cuban Folkloric, Cuban Popular Dances, Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Latin Percussion. He received a B.F.A in Dance Performance (Ballet, Modern and Jazz emphasis) at the University of Central Oklahoma. As a solo Latin artist, he has taught and performed around the United Sates in cities such as New York, L.A., San Francisco, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and Las Vegas. His choreographic work is interconnected within the contexts of Afro-Latin vernacular and popular dance, experimental contemporary dance, conservatory dance training and experimental musical making. Munoz builds collectivities through social solidarity, activating/creating new decolonizing cultures, and queering/querying current human ecologies. The aim of his work is to reach negotiating states between popular culture and abstract formats to take, receive, hold, give, and care for information to all communities/cultures.

Read more about Jesus's work creating belonging and new connections between communitieis and academic and Latinx vernacular dance in his Faces of Engaged Scholarship Interview.