In addition to her work in choreography, Guerra is a professional dancer with a background in ballet, modern, and classical Odissi Indian dance. She regularly performs in Luminarium's works across New England and the Mid-Atlantic, and has studied dance and performed lead roles with Nataraj Dancers (Amherst MA) and Deborah Abel Dance Company (Lexington MA) on international tours to India (2007, 2012) and Japan (2009). 

In the visual art world, Guerra regularly performs and models for world-renowned dance photographers and visual artists, among them: Jordan Matter, Judith Larson, Larry Pratt, and Nina Fuller.

—Featured Performance Work—

Luminarium Dance Company

Artistic Director, Co-founder, Performer

USA (2010 – Present)

Since co-founding Luminarium with Kim Holman in 2010, Guerra has performed in nearly all of the company's 100 events throughout the Northeast.

 

Key performances include:

  • Clermont Historic Site Commission (2018)

  • Rosoff Awards Opening Act (2017)

  • Outside the Box Festival (2016)

  • TEDxCambridge Opening Act (2016)

  • Massachusetts Cultural Council Statewide Assembly, Massachusetts State House (2016)

  • Southern Vermont Dance Festival (2015)

  • MYTHOS:PATHOS Tours (2012, 2013, 2014)

  • Timelapse Dance Opening Act (2013)

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Contact Merli

I'm always interested in performing, teaching, creating, and collaborating. 

Send me an email to get the conversation started!

merli.v.guerra (at) gmail.com

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