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Charly Santagado
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Charly Santagado

Charly Santagado is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and curator. Originally from Florida and based in the NJ/NY area, she graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University in 2017 with a major in philosophy and minors in dance, music, and creative writing. Charly has danced with several companies and choreographers including Heidi Latsky Dance, VALLETO Dance, ReFrame Dance Theatre, Katelyn Halpern and Dancers, Yu.S. Artistry, and Monteleone Dance Collective. She also regularly performs in her own work through mignolo dance, which has been presented at numerous venues around the tristate area including Ailey Citigroup Theater, Peridance, Triskelion Arts, Suzanne Roberts Theater, and The Berrie Center. In recent years, she’s been selected for coLAB Arts’ new choreography commission, Dance Canvas’s Choreographic Initiative, an Urbanity Dance NEXT Residency, Norte Maar’s CounterPointe9, One Day Dance’s third season, and a Kulturfactory Residency in Domicella, Italy. She has won screendance awards at several international film festivals as well as Ramapo College’s Leaning into the Unknown Competition, Spoke The Hub’s Winter Follies (Director’s Choice), Palm Springs International Dance Festival’s film competition, KoDaFe in NYC, and International Online Dance Competition’s Choreography Division. She was selected as an Individual Artist Fellow in Choreography by the New Jersey State Council on the Art in early 2023. Find her online at and on Instagram @charlysantagado.

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