• •  Harvey Rovine, Chair
  • •  E.O. Bull 120
  • •  Phone: 610-436-3463
  • •  hrovine@wcupa.edu



Maria Urrutia, Assistant Professor, Dance

B.F.A. Modern Dance, The University of the Arts; EdM Dance Education, Temple University; M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College

Cuban Born Maria Urrutia is a graduate of the MFA Interdisciplinary Studies program at Goddard College. Her creative practice work expands into various disciplines’ including architecture, poetry, dance including Cuban rumba and America contemporary dance forms, and food making as an art practice.  She also holds an EdM, Dance Education Masters, from Temple University and a BFA in Modern Dance from The University of the Arts.  Her scholarly work, which focuses on Cuban rumba, has been presented in London, Toronto, Montreal and Edinburgh. Additionally her teaching of Cuban rumba in Diaspora took her to Tokyo, Japan and Santiago, Chile.  As an artist she has worked with Cardell Dance Theater, SCRAP and Myriam Herve-gil. Her recent work In Absence has been presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and a curated show Indiscipline in Vermont.


Please visit www.mariaurrutia.com