Yvonne Montoya

Yvonne is available for booking! Please contact for choreography, dance film screenings, speaking engagements and presentations, dance workshops, dance master classes, and performances of “Stories from Home.”
About Yvonne Montoya

Yvonne Montoya is a mother, dancemaker, bi-national artist, thought leader, writer, speaker, and the founding director of Safos Dance Theatre. Based in Tucson, AZ and originally from Albuquerque, NM, her work is grounded in and inspired by the landscapes, languages, cultures, and aesthetics of the U.S. Southwest.

Yvonne Montoya
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/ella
Recent choreography
Stories from Home Sizzle Reel

Soft premiere footage of Stories from Home February 8, 2023 at Community & Performing Arts Center in Green Valley, AZ

Yvonne Montoya in KQED's "If Cities Could Dance" Season 5
Latina Choreographer Uplifts Stories from U.S.-Mexico Borderlands | If Cities Could Dance

In Tucson, Arizona, dancer and choreographer Yvonne Montoya mixes contemporary dance with oral histories from the American Southwest borderlands, showcasing the diversity of voices, experiences, and body movements of Latinx, Mexican American, Chicanx, Mexican and other immigrant communities. Her dance “Braceros” was inspired by father who as a child worked alongside migrant farmworkers.

Arizona Drive in Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection
Walking: Trailer
The two-month online Stories From Home: COVID-19 Addendum series is an evolution of and supplement to the full-length Stories From Home work, integrating new choreography and ideas. This online series presentation is divided among two acts. The first act encompasses five work-in-progress dances, performed by Montoya, that reflect upon the challenges of homeschooling and parenting while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second act will feature the cast of Stories From Home in five work-in-progress dances, choreographed by Montoya, that feature the dancers’ stories from home during the time of COVID-19. Details Stories From Home: COVID-19 Addendum, Act 1: Each Wednesday, July 15 - August 12 Stories From Home: COVID-19 Addendum, Act 2: Each Wednesday, August 19 - September 16 The Stories From Home: COVID-19 Addendum online series will be free and accessible on Instagram Live for 24 hours at @mpaproject1. Following the initial presentation, series recordings will be available on Yvonne Montoya’s Patreon account for future viewing, for a nominal fee. Choreography: Yvonne Montoya Videography: Dominic AZ Bonuccelli Music performed by Buddy Stories From Home was made possible, in part, due to financial support from the following organizations and programs: Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists, Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellowship 2019/2020, and Safos Dance Theatre.

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