Year of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

MFA: Dance

Directing Professor

Jeffery N. Bullock


In this thesis, I analyze the cultural complexity I embody as a Mexican American. By revealing and naming the invisible power dynamics of white supremacy through a multiplicity of perspectives, I explain and give examples of stereotypes imposed on me and how it benefits whiteness. Having adapted to American culture, I have created a cultural multiplicity that has steered me away from my Mexican culture. I express the conflict of my consciousness when I feel I do not belong in specific spaces because of my heritage or tokenism. The embodiment of the Lester Horton Technique is my passport to navigate through life as a Mexican American as it opens doors to dance institutions and spaces, which can be challenging in becoming a part of their faculty or group.

Performance Access Statement

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