Puerto Rican dance artist, Marion Ramírez, is dedicated to the art of improvisation as a tool for experiencing bodily agency and empathy. Her choreographic work explores multidisciplinary somatic research. She was awarded the 2019 Choreographic Commission for Reflection:Response by the Institute of Dance Scholarship at Temple University for the development of kNots and Nests. She holds a BFA in dance studies from The Laban Center London and an MFA at Temple University. She is currently completing a Certification in Somatic Movement Therapy and Education through studies with Martha Eddy’s Dynamic Embodiment™ . Currently she teaches contact improvisation, somatics, composition and contemporary dance at Temple University in Philadelphia, as well in numerous international festivals, in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Germany, South Korea among other artistic residences. Marion is the founder of CARACOLA, a somatic movement practice for strengthening the connection with our body and the bond with loved ones across generations. She collaborates extensively with Jungwoong Kim and Merian Soto in numerous performance projects.