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Greetings from Nicaragua! JUNTOSAbroad ’17

Part 2, 18 agosto, 2017 Nine tired JUNTOS dancers are riding our bus to Granada after three filled days of dance sharing in Leon. We worked with an organization who gives support to children who collect garbage to help their families earn money called Ninos Del Fortin (no website). Because the families need their children […]

Week #1 with a JUNTOSAmbassador: Julia Horner

Jocotenango had welcomed me with open, loving arms. I am staying at the volunteer house that is just five minutes away from Los Patojos, the school I will be teaching at for four weeks! The energy of Los Patojos is amazing. The children and teachers are full of life and creativity. I began learning right […]

Interview with the JUNTOS Founder and Ex. Director: Joanna Poz-Molesky

This year, on the blog, we have heard from each individual collaborator and both of our international liaisons. We have come to understand their journeys, why they are passionate about dance, and why they are working for JUNTOS. Before ending this series of interviews, we wanted to revisit the very core of this organization by […]

Meet Christian: JUNTOS International Liaison

Last month, we introduced you to Sussan, one of the JUNTOS international liaisons. This month, we have the honor of introducing her partner in crime Christian Barrios! Christian also helps program each trip abroad. This includes sharing information about JUNTOS with partner organizations, finding new collaborators, and ensuring all on site details are set for […]

Meet Sussan: JUNTOS International Liaison

We are taking this month to introduce one of our international liaisons: Sussan Hrozek. Sussan is the reason why our JUNTOSAbroad trips can even happen! Along with Christian Barrios, she communicates with organizations and groups around Central America to bring JUNTOS to various communities. She also helps with the programming, scheduling, travel and lodging for the […]

Collaborator Spotlight #4: Ariane Michaud

This is it, we have reached our final JUNTOS Collaborator Spotlight for the year! Ariane Michaud first travelled with JUNTOS in 2013, during her freshman year at The Boston Conservatory. After that first trip to Guatemala, she travelled many more times with the collective as a student, guest artist, and director’s assistant before accepting the […]

Collaborator Spotlight #3: Amy McMurchie

We have another Collaborator Spotlight to kick off the 2017 New Year! Amy McMurchie first travelled with JUNTOS Collective in 2011 to Mexico while attaining her BFA at Alonzo King LINES in conjunction with Dominican University of California— 6 years later, she is back in Mexico, this time as the Director of JUNTOSAbroad! We asked […]

Apply today for JUNTOSAbroad 2017!

Applications now open for JUNTOSAbroad trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua through January 29th! –APPLY NOW– A two-week intercultural exchange program structured to enhance artistic and personal development through dance service work in some of Central America and Mexico’s ruralist areas.  Dance students from The Ailey School/Fordham University, Boston Conservatory, Codarts, The Juilliard School, LINES/Dominican University, Marymount […]

Collaborator Spotlight #2: Catherine Keller

Next up for our Collaborator Spotlight, we have JUNTOSAmbassador Director Catherine Keller Catherine first traveled with JUNTOS to Guatemala in January 2012 as a student in the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. Upon graduation, Catherine became the JUNTOSAmbassador Director, creating curriculum and programming for JUNTOS students interested in developing leadership skills in the non-profit sector and creating sustainable JUNTOS programming. […]