Amelia Uzategui Bonilla is a dance artist, researcher, and educator. She embodies her identity as a woman, descendant of Andeans, Africans, and Criollos. Amelia is a graduate of Juilliard Dance (BFA with Scholastic Distinction) and the Tamalpa Institute, led by Anna and Daria Halprin. She grew up in Los Angeles, where she commuted between her mother culture and ballet training with Meredith Baylis. She later conducted research on the Graham technique as a tool for aesthetic, physical metamorphosis. Her interest in Latinx identity led her to artists: Victoria Santa Cruz (PE), Martín Piliponsky (ARG), and José Navarette (MX/USA.) Amelia founded Río Danza Comunitaria, a dance education collective promoting ecological activism. She continues to collaborate with institutions in Peru, the United States, and Germany. She performs in her own work and freelance projects. She joined MA CoDE in April 2018.