NANCY RIVERA is currently pursuing her BFA in Dance with a Minor in Entrepreneurship at CSU Long Beach. She has an associate degree in Dance from Santa Monica College. In the future, she plans to fuse her love for dance, choreography, and production and become a creative director of her own production company. Her early training started with jazz and then extended to Mexican Folkloric. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles where she trained in ballet, salsa, modern, heels, jazz funk, and hip-hop. There she was selected to perform with Flygirls, directed by Rob Rich and was part of Academy of Villains. She has choreographed for competitions in Mexico, as well as for Global Motion and Synapse Dance Company at Santa Monica College. She presented one of her latest work titled "Roots in Thought" in the 7th annual BlankTinx festival in Los Angeles on the summer of 2019. The most current work she has created is called "Baffled" which was presented at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater as her last composition of her BFA at CSULB. With a goal of choreographing for film and television, this year one of her short-films was selected for the official screening at the Mobile Dance Film Festival in NYC. Currently, she released her latest short film titled "Shattered Vision" which was premiered at the ACDA conference on February 2020 and will be competing at different film festivals this year as well.