Parent Artist Space Grant (2016/2017)
Jimena Paz was born in Buenos Aires, and has lived and worked in Argentina, United States, Europe and Scandinavia. Her most recent work, a solo titled Yellow, is a co-creation with American choreographers Vicky Shick and Ralph Lemon that explores ideas on foreignness, it premiered at the Chocolate Factory in April 2017. She has had the pleasure to work with Lance Gries, Vicky Shick, Susan Rethorst, the Stephen Petronio Company (‘99–‘06), Juliette Mapp, Constanza Macras (Germany), Iris Scaccheri (Argentina), Martha Clake, Liz Gerring, Antonio Ramos, Burt Barr, Sabrina Farji (Spain-Argentina), Virginie Yassef (France).
A Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Jimena works on somatic approaches to dance. She is on faculty at Movement Research, and teaches internationally. Her teaching activities in the past include, The New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the American Dance Festival, former Trisha Brown Studios, the Feldenkrais Institute, Barnard College, Princeton University, Tisch NYU, University of California Irvine, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Tanzquartier Wien and the Danish Conservatory for the Performing Arts among others.
She was Artist in Residence at Robert Rauschenberg (2016), and New York Live Arts Studio Series (2013/14), The Yard (2012) Movement Research (2007/09), Dance House (Ireland, 2009), DTW’s Outer/Space creative residency (2008). She has shown work at various national and international venues including; The Chocolate Factory, Danspaceproject, New York Live Arts, Jacob’s Pillow, Dance New Amsterdam, Judson Church, 92nd Street YHMA, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, SUNY Purchase, Princeton University and Centro Cultural Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
She has an M.F.A. in Dance; Holllins University (2009) and is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2006). She has a dance teaching degree from Instituto Superior de Enseñanza Artística at the Centro de Educación Corporal in Argentina.