Belén Indhira Pereyra (Lawrence, MA) began her formal training at Boston Arts Academy, where she graduated as valedictorian, and was a member of NIA Dance Troupe at Origination Cultural Arts Center. Upon moving to NYC, Pereyra was closely mentored by Earl Mosley and danced with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, during which time she performed at the Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Dancers Responding to AIDS’ annual events Dance from the Heart and The Fire Island Dance Festival. Pereyra was an apprentice for Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company, and has performed with Lula Washington Dance Theater, Nathan Trice, and Roger C. Jeffrey. She has been featured in Dance Magazine, Island Origins Magazine, Boston Magazine, and the Improper Bostonian. Pereyra is also certified in SAFE® FLOOR, and is a Zena Rommett Floor-Barre™ teacher and a WISDOM coach for children. She assisted Matthew Rushing with Uptown for the company in 2009 and joined in 2011.