My first Modern with Yvonne Gagliardo class from Aging Creatively series was inspiring, beautiful and challenging. I turned 55 last summer, and was contemplating joining San Diego Dance Theater's classes for 55+ ever since. Today, I finally found courage to try one such class. The teacher and the dancers were very welcoming and gave me lots of praise. I really enjoyed proper dance routines, and dance combinations. I had not done any dancing for a really long time, so it was a comforting feeling that I still have some movement left in my body.
Marcos Duran is currently a Lecturer at UC San Diego. He holds an MFA from UC San Diego and BFA from UC Santa Barbara. A New Yorker from 2008-2017, he directed and performed in the Brooklyn based Marcos Duran Performance Group. He was invited to share his work at Movement Research at The Judson Church, Dixon Place, La MaMa Experimental Theater, Theater for the New City, 92nd St Y, and Center for Performance Research. From 2000-2020, Marcos learned from working with Daniel Charon, Liam Clancy, Nancy Colahan, Kellye Dodd, Faye Driscoll, Erica Essner, Eric Geiger, Meredith Glisson, Valerie Houston, Jenni Hong, Jean Isaacs, Risa Jaroslow, Keith Johnson, Misa Kelly, Eun Hee Lee, John Malashock, Bronwen MacArthur, Dance Monks, Stephanie Nugent, Christy O’Harris, Jerry Pearson, Christopher Pilafian, Tonia Shimin, Yolande Snaith, Sasha Spielvogel, Terry Wilson, Bill Young, and the master works of Jose Limon as directed by Alice Condodina, Roxane D’Orleans Juste, and Gary Masters. In addition to dance, he teaches Pilates and is pursuing certifications in CranioSacral Therapy and Digital Media.