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Steven Vargas/  @steven.varg on Instagram
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Steven Vargas/ @steven.varg on Instagram

Steven Vargas (he, him, his)  is a multimedia journalist, dancer and actor based in Los Angeles whose work focuses on the intersections of media, social justice, and performance. Most recently, he was an arts reporter at the Los Angeles Times where he expanded dance coverage at the paper and launched the LA Goes Out newsletter. He graduated from USC with an MA in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) in 2022 and previously graduated from USC with a BA in Theatre and Journalism with a minor in Dance in 2020. He is a founding member of the Equity Board, an initiative at USC Annenberg Media dedicated to diversifying sourcing and promoting inclusive coverage across the publication. In this position, he penned the newsroom’s “Guide for Equitable Reporting Strategies and Newsroom Style.” His short documentary, “Dancing at Home,” earned first place in the L.A. Press Club’s Life in the Time of the Coronavirus contest in May 2020 and was awarded the PPAGLA Student Videographer of the Year. In 2021, he participated in the second cohort of Jose Solís’ BIPOC Critics Lab with the Kennedy Center. As a performer, he participated in the 2018 Artist As Citizen Conference with Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) at the Juilliard School and studied at Shakespeare's Globe in London with a Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship. He received additional dance training through intensives with A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham, Movement Migration and Imprints Dance Company. His writing can be found at E! News, USA Today, TheWrap, Dance Magazine, ARTnews and more.

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