Areli Moran Mayoral, Mexican choreographer, dancer and cultural manager born in 1985. Started her training while a kid in ballet with the Royal Academy of Dancing technic. Graduated from Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey in 2018 with Bachelor degree as interpreter of contemporary dance. While student she started to dance with local companies touring in Mexico and USA. In 2011 she moved to Canada, in Vancouver she trained with “Modus Operandi” and performed with for “Kinesis dance Somatheatre”, Deanna Petters and for Daina Ashbee, as well she created and perform divers projects in collaboration with dancers, musicians and visual artist, which changed her way of conceptualize her dance interests and the forms to express it, enriching her artistic identity. Her own work have been presented in Mexico Canada and Berlin, where she also developed new collaborations.

Her artistic work address and question gender roles and the social standards of dress code and behavior, she goes from questioning, transforming and empower those subjects, exploring many different ways to talk about it. In the other hand she as being interested in the proximity and connection with the audience and explore the communication with them exposing her works in diverse formats.

In 2015 she founded her company Expectante in Monterrey, Mexico; and in 2017 she founded her studio Espacio Expectante, a multifunctional platform focuses in the research, encounter, dialog and creation for the contemporary art scene.

She directed local festival Encuentro Metropolitano de Danza Contemporánea de Monterrey 30th, 31st and 32nd editions and is part of the curating and organization team of Festival Espontáneo Puerto Vallarta since 2015. Areli created and direct creation program Concesion de Procesos in Monterrey with all ready 3 editions.

In 2018 started to collaborate with Project V a platform based on Copenhagen created by with danish artist Emma Arnoldi and Manon Siv Duquensnay.

Areli is current performer of Canadian choreographer Daina Ashbee in her pieces Unrelated and Serpentine, touring in Europe, Canada, USA and Mexico in venues such as La Biennale di Venezia, DANCE Munich, Tanztage Potsdam, National Arts Center Ottawa, AGO Toronto among others.

In the curse of year 2019, Areli have been sharing her stay between Monterrey and Berlin, in the transition of establish her new base in Germany, continue her commitments with Daina, Espacio Expectante. Recently premiered her new solo work at Tanztage Berlin 2020, a work in a coproduction with Sophiensale, Berlin.