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Rafi Maldonado-Lopez has been working for over thirty years in myriad areas of the arts, education, community development, and human services either as a performer, teacher, director, administrator, or producer. He has a diverse and extensive background as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer with both national and international companies. He holds a BA in Arts Management and Applied Arts Education. After many successful years in development, arts administration, education, and community outreach with organizations such as Minnesota Dance Theatre, New World School of the Arts, and Miami City Ballet he founded the Inter-American Choreographic Institute (ICI) in 2014. In 2018 he became the Founding Artistic Director of Compañía Ballet Metropolitano de Medellin (Colombia). In 2021, he also assumed the role of Principal Managing Director for Sanctuary of the Arts.

Rafi was named Founding Artistic Director of Compañía Ballet Metropolitano de Medellin/Medanza (Colombia) in 2018, and his new choreography has received accolades. He founded the Inter-American Choreographic Institute (ICI) in 2014 after many years of success in development, arts administration, education, and community engagement with organizations such as Minnesota Dance Theatre, University of Pennsylvania, New World School of the Arts, and Miami City Ballet.

Rafi Maldonado-Lopez
USA
Artstic Director
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Board

Lydia Harrison
USA
Director
Oscar Rey, CPA
USA
Director
Elizabeth Malm
USA
Director
Alice Arja
Brazil
Director

Advisory Board

Alfred Allan Lewis
USA
Advisor