Guest Artist for the upcoming World Premiere of Dancing in Snow by Roderick George. Premiering June 2022.
Edgar Aguirre is originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala and grew up most of his life in Redwood City, California. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2019 with a BFA in Dance Performance. Edgar is most honored to have danced in Donald McKayle's Étude Ensemble (2016 - 2018). Edgar was awarded the Donald McKayle Scholarship in 2019. Post-graduation, Edgar danced with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, Colorado (2019 - 2021). He toured nationally and internationally, was a restaging assistant for Donald McKayle’s Crossing The Rubicon, Passing The Point of No Return and choreographed two original works for the ensemble in collaboration with CPRD Programs/Education and The PNC Foundation, supporting educational programs for children and youth.
Edgar has taught online dance classes for Maui Academy of Performing Arts in Maui, Hawaii and the Non-Profit Organization, Tiempo de Juego in Bogotá, Colombia. Edgar has also traveled to Panama with the Non-Profit Organization, Movement Exchange to teach dance classes and foster an environment of creativity for youth at Hogar San José de Malambo and Aldeas Infantiles SOS Panamá. Edgar has also given lecture demonstrations and has taught Donald McKayle repertory at La Universidad de Panamá in Panama City, Panama.
Edgar is now based in California and is currently a guest artist with Robert Moses’ Kin in San Francisco as well as Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company. Edgar also teaches dance workshops and intensives for various dance studios in Northern and Southern California. As a Guatemalan born, Latin American dancer and choreographer, Edgar feels a cultural responsibility and desire to highlight the voices and experiences of the Latinx community; furthermore, uplift the voices of the BIPOC community.
In conjunction with his dance career, Edgar has also recently embarked in the field of body work. Edgar is passionate about fitness and wellness and is certified to provide one-on-one assisted stretching and is also a certified Pilates instructor. He enjoys working with clients and providing them with the support that they need in order to improve their bodies and achieve their goals.