Nahyr Galaz Ruiz
Creator, founder, and visionary of JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre (JPDT), Nahyr Galaz Ruiz, received her B.A. in Theater Arts & Dance, with an emphasis in Dance, from CSU, Los Angeles. Upon completion of her collegiate studies, she spent some time in France with the M.A.D.E in France program where she trained with David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Liz Claire, and Libertivore Dance Theatre. Nahyr has had the opportunity to work with and train with artists such as Hae Kyung Lee & Dancers, Holly Johnston of Ledges & Bones, Krenly Guzman, Rebeca Hernandez, C. Derrick Jones III, Michelle Shear, and Joe Goode Performance Group.
In 2010 she choreographed, produced, and performed in her first dance for film production entitled, "Silenced Dreams," which was created as a social awareness project for the Women of Juarez Femicides. In 2013 Nahyr directed, produced, choreographed, and performed in JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre's debut performance, "Kinetic Interludes; Projections of the Transformative Essence in Female Strength," which premiered at the WhiteBox Theater in San Diego. Since then, Nahyr has choreographed, directed, and produced JuxtaPosition Dance Theatre's numerous performances throughout California including, "Push," "Out of the Box," "Earth: Genesis et Les Enfants Jouer," and "Dancing with Plato." Nahyr also has extensive training and experience teaching movement, dance, and gymnastics to children ages four months through late adolescence. She has undergone intensive trainings in spotting and child development through movement, song, and play. This has allowed her to develop a unique approach to creating choreography and conceptualizing movement as well as bringing dance to the community.