Andrea Peña & Artists
The Montreal-based Andrea Peña and Artists was founded in 2014 post Peña’s professional career as a dancer with BalletBC and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. Having studied industrial design, the choreographer originally from Bogota, Colombia thinks her choreographic performances as immersive installations.

Recognized within Canada and internationally for her creation of critical, alternative and spatial universes that question the individual within society. Engaging in deep encounters between the physical body and the conscious self, Pen~a presents a highly intricate, vulnerable and raw choreography, one that ruptures our notions of a sensible humanity. Pen~a has been recognized with numerous awards and commissions, including the prestigious Banff Arts Center's 2018-2019 Clifford Lee Choreography Award and the 2018 Hong Kong International Choreography Festival Award for best choreography. The company's visceral and highly rigorous creations have toured extensively around the world to Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Canada.

More specifically the company has been presented locally at DanseDanse x Arsenal Mardi Culturels (CA), Festival Quartiers Danses (CA), Festival Zone Homa (CA), Festival Vue Sur la Releve (CA), Nuit Blanche (CA), Maison de La Culture Villeray (CA), Maison de La Culture Maisonneuve (CA) and abroad at FIDCDMX (MEX), Hong Kong International Choreography Festival-China, AADK (SP), EDANCO Festival (DOM), and PRISMA Festival (PAN). Peña’s work has been commissioned by Montreal’s prestigious Musee des Beaux Arts, Canadian Center for Architecture, Phi Center, Laval Symphony Orchestra, the 375e Anniversary of Montreal, Pro Arte Danse (VAN), Salt Contemporary Dance Company (UTAH) and was selected as emerging choreographer for Montreal’s prestigious Springboard program, 2016. Peña has been a resident artist at DanseDanse & Arsenal Gallery (2018), Circuit- Est Centre Choreographic Technical Residency (2017), Marie Chouinard (2016-17), Ionion Arts Center Greece ( 2017), HKICAROS- Hong Kong, AADK Centre (2018), Topological Media Lab Concordia (2015), Hexagram Concordia (2015). Peña’s artistic creations are financially funded by the Conseil Des Arts et Lettres Du Quebec and Canada Arts Council.

Andrea Peña & Artists