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CalArts Alumni Magazine

Zjana Muraro (Dance BFA 08)

Zjana Muraro (Dance BFA 08) reports, “Since graduating I’ve had the amazing pleasure to perform some wonderful work. I’ve danced alongside Shaggy, Chaka Kahn, and Jamalia. I’ve worked with band Sonic Youth, director Harmonie Korine and interdisciplinary artist Scott Snibbe. I’ve also performed the work of Vertigo and Roy Assaf in Israel. Along the way, I kept making my own choreographies which have been presented in Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, the UK, and back home in New York. I most recently completed an MFA in choreography at Trinity Laban in London, where I have also guest lectured. Previously earning an MA in performance studies from NYU Tisch (2015) and a PGDip in computational (digital) arts from Goldsmiths University of London, my academic career has been developing alongside my work as an independent artist. As a somatics practitioner, I’m executive producer of Ilan Lev Method London, and I’ve qualified in Feldenkrais®, Ilan Lev Method, and Gyrotonic©, teaching these alongside contemporary dance technique through guest lecturing and as a visiting artist at international universities and dance centers. Now I’m focused on bringing together technology and dance. My most recent publication, Improvisation, Avatars, and New Media, will be presented at the University of Malta this spring about my first experiments with dance and Virtual Reality. Visit me for upcoming shows at www.zjana.com.”