Rosa Villanueva is a performer and choreographer originally from Ciudad Juárez, México, and now based in Mexico City. She has a BA in Choreography from Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica y Contemporánea (Mexico City). She also completed a professional training program at The Ailey School (NY).
Since 2015 Rosa has been working with Contradanza, a dance company based in Mexico City, under the direction of Cecilia Appleton.
As a performer Rosa has had the opportunity to dance at the most prestigious theaters in Mexico and work with choreographers such as Yseye Appleton, Cecilia Appleton, Richard Aisma, and Andrea Vazquez, among others.
She also collaborated with the visual artist Melanie Mclain for a performance presented at Salon Acme 2020. In 2020 Rosa worked in a collaboration with Staunch platform for artists based in London, to create a video alongside artist Eleanor Beale, which later became part of the Circa convention at Piccadilly Circus in London. In addition Rosa is co-founder of Colectivo Langosta alongside Yseye Appleton and Renée de Pedro, which is a platform for them to show their work as emerging choreographers. Her work has been presented at festivals such as Portland Dance Film Fest (2020), Muestra movimiento audiovisual (2019), Subterráneo Escénico (2018), and DID2017, among others.
“Being part of VALLETO has been on my mind for a while now, mainly because Val’s work has always intrigued me. From the outside I perceived her pieces to be bold, unapologetic, and raw. It’s a pleasure for me to take part in a company such as this, because it’s all about the female perspective, and creating a platform where our voices can be heard and echoed."