Carla Barragán launched her choreographic career in 1990, in New York City through Birlibirloque, now BQdanza. She has been actively involved in the Latin American Festivals as well as the New York and Northwest scenes since 1990. In 2008, Barragán won the Margaret K. Williams “Excellence in the Arts” award in Pierce County. She is the dance and theatre specialist at Pioneer Valley and at Elk Plain School of Choice, a school selected best in Arts in WA State this year by Arts Ed Washington. Her work has been commissioned for Strictly Seattle, the Seattle International Children’s Festival, Ecuador’s National Dance Company, and UDLA Danza in Puebla, Mexico, among others. Carla recently appeared in the first book of “100 Experimental Audiovisual Artists” and her video art was amongst some chosen by AANME which toured Ecuador during 2010 to expose this new art. She was a dancer with Pat Graney in Seattle and with Senta Driver’s HARRY when she lived in New York. Barragán holds a MA from T.C. Columbia University, where she also taught for a year as an adjunct instructor, and a BFA from SUNY Purchase, NY. She was visiting professor at Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, a professor and coordinator of Performing Arts at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, 1995-1998, as well as a professor in residence for a semester at Stanford University.