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Company Dancer + Founder of SOMOS

Angelita Itzanami is a multifaceted artist, whose work is focused on mediums exploring movement. Angelita is the director and founder of contemporary dance company, SOMOS. In fall of 2023, she lived in Madrid, Spain dancing with Descalzinha Danza. She now resides in Atlanta, GA where she is dedicated to investing her time, energy and passion with SOMOS. 


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. 

Angelita has produced, choreographed, directed, and danced in two evening-length concerts produced by SOMOS. She has choreographed and directed films presented in various dance festivals including Fall for Fall Dance Festival in ATL, Spring for Springs in NYC, Distance Disco and Mixtape hosted by Zoetic. 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 has taught at Elite Studios for 5 years and spent a year as the Assistant Studio manager, she also taught at Duet Dance Academy for two seasons. As a Mexican American artist, Angelita is ecstatic to share her passion for dance and culture at Los Niños Primero teaching dance.  
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 one’s roots. Angelita dreams of sharing her passion for dance and culture by continuing to develop her dance company, SOMOS and eventually open a youth program where all will have a safe space to explore and create movement while developing technique and discipline to achieve their goals.

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