Nadia Calmet is a professional Peruvian Folk Dance Artist, specializing in Afro-Peruvian Dances. She has more than 25 years of experience participating in cultural exchanges with organizations in more than thirty countries as a
cultural representative of Peru.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality with studies in Public Policies for Vulnerable Populations, as well as in Arts Therapy and Intercultural Education and Child Development. She also have a degree in Community Artist from CAL STATE University, Los Angeles.
Nadia was a member of the Millennium Theater Group (Kimba Fá - Peru). She have worked as a choreographer and soloist for the legendary singer Eva Ayllon.
In 2015 Nadia participated in the Peruvian delegation with the production "PERU: Pachamama" organized by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Additionally, she engaged in cultural exchanges with organizations such as Conjunto Folklórico Nacional in Cuba, Familia Ayala in Puerto Rico.
She is a script writer, choreographer and artistic director of more than 10 Peruvian musicals in different cities such as: Lima, Seattle, Utah and Los Angeles.
She is the main initiator of the “Afro-Peruvian Cultural Day” in Los Angeles, CA a first for the city.
She has given lectures at several universities in the United States, such as: Connecticut University, Purdue University, Indiana University, UCLA among others.
She is also the founder and Artistic Director of the performing arts company the “Afro-Peruvian Experience” in Los Angeles which allows her to continue to vindicate, embody, and give visibility to the cultural diversity of Peru.
Check out this great video
Es mi primera composición.
Una ofrenda al Perú. Para decir: Aquí estamos! Seguimos resistiendo!
Este tema fue grabado en medio de la pandemia mundial con el objetivo de enviar un mensaje de esperanza de amor y de fe a través de nuestro arte.
El arreglo es de Jose Roberto Hernández en la guitarra; en la voz, Elizabeth Panchano, Pierr Padilla en la quijada, tumbas y danza; en el Cajón el gran Juan Medrano “ Cotito”, y Federico Zúñiga en el Bajo.
Lake Merrit Park, Ockland – California 2021
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