Irma Villafuerte

Dancer, Actor, and emerging Choreographer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Irma Villafuerte

Dancer, Actor, and emerging Choreographer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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I am Central American dance artist, emerging choreographer and educator/facilitator based in Tkaronto. I am first-generation of refugees from Nahuat Pipil Territory Kuskatan, also known as El Salvador. My artistic work involves community arts initiatives and performance in Tkaronto, Latin America and the Caribbean. I am a daughter of historic memory; a first-generation refugee of the 12-year civil war in El Salvador. My commitment to social justice was imprinted on me through my own memories and those of my family. I have witnessed the ongoing grieving of a woman – my mother – whose mother was taken and never found. She was the grandmother I never knew, yet her life and struggles are evident in mine. For as long as I can remember, I have been part of a mobilization, organizing to fight against violence against women through my artistic expression, storytelling, and the moving body. I am invested in exploring stories of women and their struggles systematically and historically. My focus as a Central American woman, are the social political realities of Latin American people and the outcomes of segregation, displacement, exile, poverty, and more.

  • Education
    • Dance, George Brown College