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Elba Emicente Sanchez

Second-year MFA Lighting Design Student

Biography

Elba Emicente is a second-year MFA student. She was born in Mexico and holds a BA in Dance from Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP). In 2010, she founded her own lighting company “iluminicente” in the City of Puebla, Mexico. Since then, she has participated in several national and international festivals such as Performatica (Mexico), Festival Internacional de Teatro México in Montreal (Canada), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), The Bates Dance Festival (USA), among other participations. Throughout her career, she had the opportunity to impart some lectures in Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). In recent years, she worked as a Head of Logistics and Lighting Designer in Cultural Activities at UDLAP, in the same way as a Technical Director of the dance company Ballet Incluyente. UC San Diego credits: Nonna Kills the President, winterWORKS ‘22 (L/PD), Everybody, 51Barrio, Sotoba Komachi (ALD). UDLAP credits: Victor/Victoria, Regina, All shook up, Ballet Gala, The Nutcracker, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Dido and Aeneas, Popurrini, algo de un tal Rossini, Zentzontle Sinfónico, las notas del zapateado, Nupcias Mexicanas, De la madera al son. Ballet Incluyente credits: Ciudad de hilos, La danza de la resistencia, Soy de otro planeta, El jardín del cocodrilo, Lazos de cebolla.

UCSD Credits

Nonna Kills the President

winterWORKS ‘22 (Lighting/Projection Design) 

Everybody

51Barrio

Sotoba Komachi (ALD)

Education

 BA (Dance), Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP).