My name is Carlo Antonio Villanueva.

I am a Filipino American performing artist and recovering hyper-formalist living in Maryland. My work seeks to acknowledge all dancers, actors, students, collaborators, and audiences as “knowers” who may come to further build their knowledge and experience through modes of community, collectivity, and collaboration. I treasure the liveness of embodied performance and continue to interrogate the supporting roles that our ever-evolving technologies can play in our experience of theatre. I value respect and discomfort in our pursuit/s of happiness.

There is much to be said about the experience of dance performance.

Read about my performing experience here.

My choreography has been supported and included by AUNTS, Bethany Arts Community, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange UPSTART Program, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Gibney Dance, The Invisible Dog, Knockdown Center, Movement Research, Recess, and NYU Tisch Dance. I was a 2015 Teaching Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University, and was supported by a Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant for a collaboration with my dear friend, Miriam Gabriel, in 2017.

Read event details of past choreographies here.

I am currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant and MFA Candidate in Dance at the School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland.

Read additional institutionally affiliated details of my education here.

This page was last updated on 19 February 2021.


PHOTO:  Dusty St. Amand