Marina Magalhaes

Visiting Lecturer in Dance

Department: Dance
Office Address: Richardson Offices
Office Phone: (909) 607-2934
Office Hours: By appointment
Personal Website:
Marina Magalhaes


Marina Magalhães is an award-winning choreographer and seasoned dancer from Brazil based in Los Angeles. Magalhães's work lives at the intersection between healing and provoking, social and concert dance, personal and political narrative, and traditional and contemporary practices. She has shared her choreography and unique movement approach throughout the US, Brazil, Cuba, Botswana and South Africa, earning her an LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Choreography and critical acclaim from LA Dance Review, "the type of show that keeps concert dance relevant in our lives", and Creative Feel Magazine, "riveting... a physical and emotional feat". Magalhães is a graduate of UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures/Dance Department, where she received the 4-year International Moss Scholarship. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Scripps College and a Lecturer at UC Riverside. She is constantly crossing borders, in dance and life, and thus, builds bridges.

Courses Taught

DANCE 180: Latin American Dance Practices