Agatha Wright (Miami, FL) attained her degree in Art History from the University of California, Riverside in 2010 with an emphasis on the performing arts. Ms. Wright has danced professionally in Los Angeles with companies such as: Intersect Dance Theater, Roya Carreras and the renouned Tommy winning choreographer Tiffany Billings. She has trained under the direction of Alvin Ailey's Stephany Powell and IDT's Artistic Director, Sofia Carreras; a pupil of George Balanchine. In Miami Ms. Wright has danced for Brazarte Dance Company, The Dancers Space at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, University Center for the Performing Arts and in works by: Museum performance artist Belaxis Buil, Donna Murray, Daniel Armstrong, international artist Kyra Jean Green, and BODYTRAFFIC. Ms. Wright was the recipient of the Dramatic Allied Arts Guild award for best dancer in Los Angeles-2007.
As the Artistic Director and head Choreographer of her own Dance Company, Agatha Wright Dance Co. her work is presented and curated in stages such as at The Kravis Center, The Duncan Theater, Little Haiti Cultural Center, The Guild 5 Forty Five and most recently by Miami Urban Contemporary Experience during Art Basel 2016. In conjunction to Agatha's concert dance background, she has also choreographed for commercial artists such as Norka music, Thierry Peppin in NYC, and Impulsik Dance Company.
Ms. Wright has taken positions as Financial Coordinator at In Motion Performing Arts Center, Director of Operations at University Center for the Performing Arts for the Dance Department and as head Administrator for the National Endowment 2016 winner AileyCamp Miami program at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Agatha has taught technique classes in Ballet, Modern, and Contemporary at Kirova Ballet Academy, North Broward Preparatory School, University Center for the Performing Arts, M.I.A Dance Factory, and The Dancers Space to name a few. Her life's work consists of maintaining the lineage and artistic pedagogy associated with modern dance alive. While attaining her degree she conducted focused studies on the works of Merce Cunningham and John Cage. She is thrilled to be cultivating dance in her community and beyond.