Amber Ortega holds an M.F.A. in choreography from Jacksonville University/White Oak, a B.F.A. in performance and choreography from Ohio State University, and is dance faculty at Palo Alto College and University of Texas in San Antonio.
Damaris Ferrer describes a bridge as a portal and any path or structure that serves as a connector. The Crossings is her global project which uses a massive, red fabric with eight elastic waistbands for eight movers as a catalyst.
San Antonio may be overlooked as it is browner than other major cities in Texas, and although people of color are the numerical majority in the city, there is little ethnic or racial diversity in the field of contemporary dance.