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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 […]

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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 […]

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Collaborator Spotlight #1: Alicia Delgadillo

We are excited to launch our collaborator spotlights, introducing a member of our team to the JUNTOS community every month! First up: JUNTOSLocal Director Alicia Delgadillo. Ali joined the JUNTOS family in 2010 when she travelled on an Abroad trip to Mexico, initially intrigued by the organization’s ties to Latin roots and Hispanic heritage. Six years later, […]

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JUNTOSAbroad… we’re in Guatemala!

Follow us as we travel to five cities! Read about our day-to-day adventures and hear first-hand what a trip is like. Written (mostly) by Joanna Poz-Molesky, JUNTOS Director —- Check out our full itinerary here —- DOMINGO 18 DE ENERO 2015: DAY FOURTEEN Our last morning as a group. As our flights didn’t leave until the afternoon, […]

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alive, beautiful, untamed.

From Holly Wilder. Guatemala, thank you, for sharing your dance with me. Your warm dusty clothes lines like rainbows peeled down to dry. Your children, staring with hungry light in their eyes at the dancers that invaded their hospitals like surgeons of the soul. Your windy van rides through the tumbling mountains of jungle with […]

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Nicaragua, here we are!!

After a full day of airport trips, I must say I am quite eager to embark on my 13th JUNTOS trip. Although traveling this many times might appear repetitive, each is indeed its own journey. I’m anxious to watch and guide these nine students through workshops and performance – Winnie Berger, Taylor Collier, Micheala Ellingson, […]

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dance is love made visible

From Yoshie Fujimoto Kateada: In trying to figure out how to distill all of the feelings I had in Mexico down to words, I read several of the previous blog posts and realized, with relief, that I’m not alone.  Each person, in their own beautiful articulate way, described the initial frustration of attempting to use […]

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From Curtis Thomas: Participating in my now third Juntos trip this June in Mexico, my eyes, heart, and mind continue to be opened and widened in my interactions with all the wonderful people we encounter on our journey. For many of the dancers in Juntos our lives are ones of routine and regime: hours upon […]

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an important excerpt about art

Excerpt from Speech by Karl Paulnack of Boston Conservatory, Feb. 21, 2009 “If we were a medical school, and you were here as a med student practicing appendectomies, you’d take your work very seriously because you would imagine that some night at 2 AM someone is going to waltz into your emergency room and you’re […]

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