Cuban Born maria urrutia is currently a professor at West Chester University's Department of Theater and Dance. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, an EdM from Temple University and a BFA in Dance from University of the Arts. Her scholarly work, which focuses on Cuban rumba, has been presented in London, Toronto, Montreal, Trondheim, Angers and Edinburgh. Ms urrutia works as a performer with Cardell Dance Theater, which recently presented Supper, People on the Move (a PEW supported work), which explores the multi-layer complexities of migration.
Her new work Mar was part of a 2015 Movement Research series in NYC, and will be presented in London and Miami in 2016.