Angelita Itzanami is a multifaceted artist, whose work is focused on mediums exploring movement. Angelita received her BA in Dance with a concentration in Ballet at Kennesaw State University with Magna Cum Laude. She has training in ballet, modern, gaga, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theater and Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. She has worked with various choreographers including Ido Gidron, Annalee Traylor, Thang Dao, Sean Nguyen Hilton, Lisa K. Lock and Cherrise Wakeham. Angelita has trained under Ben Green, Billy Barry and Kyle Scheurich at the GagaLab NYC and with Claudia LaVista, Kimani Fowlin, Shura Baryshnikov, Maree ReMalia and Rosy Simas at Bates Dance Festival where she attended as a scholarship recipient.
She has choreographed and directed films presented in various dance festivals in Atlanta, including Fall for Fall Dance Festival, Distance Disco and Mixtape hosted by Zoetic. Most recently Angelita produced, choreographed, directed and danced a full length concert, SER. Angelita’s film, hear me, I have nothing to say, represented Kennesaw State University at the American Dance College Association and presented in la nuit des idees sponsored by the French Institute, this film also received an Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research Grant. Angelita received the Pomare-Connor Memorial Endowed Fund for Dance, Choreographic Recognition Award and Outstanding Senior from Kennesaw State University. Angelita currently teaches dance classes at local competitive dance studios.
Angelita taught at Elite Studios and Duet Dance Academy for two seasons. She is now the Assistant Studio Manager at Elite Studios. As a Mexican-American artist, Angelita is ecstatic to share her passion for dance and culture at Los Niños Primero teaching Ballet Folklorico de Mexico.
Within her experiences as a Latina artist, she has seen the need to bring more opportunity and community within students who have bicultural identities. It is important to Angelita to have diverse representation, equitable opportunities and connection to ones roots. Angelita dreams of sharing her passion for dance by continuing to join professional dance companies, administrative positions and eventually opening a nonprofit studio where all people will have a safe space to explore and create movement while developing technique and discipline to achieve their goals. Angelita continues to seek new opportunities to eventually make theses dreams a reality.