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Graduated from the Instituto Superior de Danza de Caracas, studies at the Escuela de Danza de Caracas, Art History at the Central University of Venezuela and Graphic Design and Illustration studies at the Escuela de Artes Visuales “Cristóbal Rojas” Caracas. In 1995 scholarship granted for follow-up Specialization in Interactive Multimedia Design at SCAN, “International Training Program in Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Interactive Multimedia”, Groningen, The Netherlands. Design and dance engagements in Venezuela, private and in company competency. First solo dance work in Venezuela: “Mudanza” (1992), “Andanza” (1994). In The Netherlands, diverse dance and design projects for private and in company engagements. Development of the “CD-ROM Interactive Choreographic” for the International Competition for Young Choreographers 97 Groningen, relating dance, design and interactivity in the new media. Major research platform at STEIM studios, Amsterdam, where in-depth study of interactive software for media-manipulation was conducted.
In 2000 she is selected to present her work at the 1rst. International Dance/Technology Festival “Monaco Danses Dances Forum”. In 2001 invited by Christian Ziegler from the ZKM, Karlsruhe, designer of the interface of “Improvisation Technologies” by William Forsythe, to collaborate in an experimental performance for participation at the “Intermediale” Festival, Mainz, Germany. This year, she is accepted and granted a subsidy from the “Fonds voor de Podium Kunsten” (Funds for the Performing Arts), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to follow Workshops on Interactivity as a Choreographic Phenomenon and Telematic Choreographies and Internet, dictated by Wayne McGregor, Paul Sermon, among others, at the “Choreografisches Zentrum”, Essen, Germany.
In 2006 she was hired as Project and Competency Coach for students in real life (social design) at the Industrial Design Department of the University of Technology in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She developed extracurricular assignments for the application of the language of the dance body in movement into the design research process.
Strong believe in improvisation technologies in relation to inner intuition, movement and body interaction.
Teaching experience in the visual art field on drawing and illustration. In the physical realm, improvisation and choreography teaching as well as on movement/media relation. Reyna is also a Certified GYROKINESIS® Teacher Trainer since 2006, from the GYROTONIC Headquarters, Bad Krozingen, Germany, she has taught in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Alicante and Valencia, Spain and in Caracas, Venezuela, and has dictated workshops on Improvisation Technologies and GYROKINESIS at Iudanza and Pisorrojo, Caracas, Venezuela.
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Movement artist (dancer/interdisciplinary performer), Interactive designer (video and sound installations/ performances and networked spaces)
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