Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Ailey Ascending; Photo by Serena SY Hsu
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Diana Dunbar/Follow @DianaDunbar6
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Diana Dunbar was a Miami-based contributor to The Dance Enthusiast. She grew up in the Miami ballet scene studying with Magda Aunon and later with Martha Mahr as a member of the Miami Ballet. She expanded her dance repertoire as a founding member of Miami’s first modern dance company, Fusion Dance Company.  Diana’s passion for dance brought her to New York where she studied at the Martha Graham Studio and with various Russian instructors in the Vaganova Ballet Method. She returned to Miami and joined Momentum Dance Company under the direction of Delma Illes.

Diana moved to Madrid,Spain where she studied ballet and Flamenco. She performed with Boston Flamenco Ballet, which toured across the United States.Upon her return to Miami, Diana expanded her commitment to the dance scene as both a choreographer and teacher at local dance studios. In addition, she started a dance program at an inner city school with focus on ballet and contemporary dance. Furthermore, she founded Dance 4 A Cause, FL.,  a non- profit organization designed to use dance to bring awareness to social problems.

These experiences, plus her studies in the Creative Writing program at Florida International University have lead Diana to share her knowledge and passion of dance through writing. Her most recent contributions have been published on the London-based The Wonderful World of Dance. 

Diana currently resides in Miami and studies ballet at the Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet and Flamenco at Ballet Flamenco La Rosa  under the direction of Illisa Rosal.

Read features by Diana Dunbar/Follow @DianaDunbar6