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Margarita Tortajada Quiroz

Margarita Tortajada Quiroz, PhD, is a researcher at the José Limón National Center for Research, Documentation, Information and Promotion of Dance, at Mexico’s National Institute of Fine Arts. The author of numerous articles and fifteen books on dance history and theory, she is a pioneer in gender studies in Mexican dance.

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Dance in Mexico

Jewish women in Mexico have undertaken numerous activities in dance. They have made inroads in amateur and professional spaces within and outside their community and made contributions to the performance, creation, education, promotion, and research of several forms of dance and body techniques, all of which often involved breaking through barriers imposed by their communities.

Hester Martinez

Hester Rose Martínez Nardea is a Mexican dancer, teacher, choreographer, director, promoter, and administrator. She is currently the director of the International Festival of Extremadura Dance-Contemporary Language and is the founding director of WIROMA Circle Dances.

Cecilia Baram

Cecilia Baram is one of the few Jewish women who became a professional dancer in Mexico between the 1950s and the 1980s. She lives in Mexico City, where she had a brilliant career in nationalist modern dance performing with government-sponsored companies, as well in contemporary dance performing with independent companies.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Margarita Tortajada Quiroz." (Viewed on December 4, 2022) <>.


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