Ligia Manuela Lewis, born in Santo Domingo(DR) raised in Venice, FL received her B.F.A in Dance/Choreography from VCU in 2005 as a Carpenter Scholar. Upon graduating Ligia moved to Europe and has maintained her base in Berlin, Germany.Ligia was awarded a scholarhip while still studying to the American Dance Festival in 2002 and was more recently awarded the Dance Web scholarship from Impulstanz (AT) in 2010.She has performed extensively throughout Europe with and alongside the following companies/artists: Superamas (FR), Les Ballets C de la B (BE), Christoph Winkler (DE), and Kat Valastur (GR/DE) with whom she continues an ongoing collaboration. She is also a member of LewisForever, a family collective working between NY/Berlin with past engagements at New Museum(NY) and P.S. 122.
Ligia has co-authored with Martin Hansen the works “a call for empathy” (2008) and “you first then me” (2008). Her most recent solo entitled “sensation 1″ was featured in Tanzim August’s (DE) sommer.bar and at the Serendypia Festival (Pozan, Poland).
Ligia is simultaneously collaborating with American choreographer Jeremy Wade with a premier in Berlin in the winter of 2011.