Patricia Maldonado is a contemporary interpretive dance and performance artist based in San Diego. In her work she is interested in intuitive movements of the un-managed body. Motivated by exterior sensations, she explores her own body in motion as an inner dialogue, in a parallel world. Place, time, and duration, are important concepts in all of her performances. Her movements are a personal story of liberating one’s self, from the comfort zones of the body and mind.
Patricia was born in Guatemala City where she attended the Guatemalan School of Modem Dance directed by Julia Vela, to later working as a dancer and a choreographer for the Government Dance Company. During her eleven years in the company, she performed in events such as at the New York Shakespeare Festival-Latino 1986 at the Public Theater, the Hispanic Festivals in Miami, Florida and in Washington DC. Patricia has performed nationally and internationally in diverse venues such as,
the Christo and Claude art exhibition, at The Gates Central Park, and the Performance Space l22 in Manhattan. She holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University, BA in Dance at UC Riverside, a Bachelor Degree in Sciences and Letters from Guatemala as some Publicity courses at San Carlos University, Guatemala.