Ligia Manuela Lewis, born in Santo,Domingo(DR) but raised in Venice, FL is a dance artist currently residing in Berlin(DE). She recieved her B.F.A in Dance/Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 and upon graduating moved to Europe. Alongside her own research Ligia has performed for theater company Superamas(FR),toured extensively with dance company Les Ballets C de la B(BE), and collaborates regularly with Lewis Forever- -a family collective based between Berlin and New York. She was awarded the DanceWEB scholarship (AT) for 2010. Ligia recently finished her second creation with Berlin based choreographer Kat Valastur with upcoming performances at the HAU. She will begin her first collaboration with choreographer Christoph Winkler which will premier at the Sophiensaele in the Spring.