Adjunct Instructor, Theater
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (323) 259-2771
Education: B.A., Portland State University; M.A. UCLA
“To dance was at once to worship and to pray…the gods themselves danced, as the stars dance in the sky…To dance is to take part in the cosmic control of the world.” — Havelock Ellis, Dance of Life
Kimberly Miguel Mullen, an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance ethnologist, has performed in the USA, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba and Hong Kong. As a solo artist, she was one of a chosen few to perform with the late legendary Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella. The Los Angles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple,” a well-crafted mixture of Silvestre contemporary dance and traditional techniques from the African diaspora. Mullen, who earned a Master of Arts degree in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, actively pursues her interests in dance ethnography and traveling throughout the world while creating links among cultures through the expression of dance.
Based in Los Angeles, Mullen offers spirited and educational dance classes, workshops, retreats, and cultural immersion programs worldwide. Mullen is a University dance professor at Occidental College since 2006 and has taught at University of California Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, California State University of Los Angeles, and Portland State University. Since 2005, Mullen has been recognized as a popular dance and fitness DVD personality and choreographer renowned for infusing traditional dance forms into mainstream markets. Her debut dance workout DVD, “Dance and Be Fit: Brazilian Body,” was awarded “Best Dance DVD” by Health Magazine in 2009.