Sarina Ramirez-Ortiz







Sarina Ramirez-Ortiz is an emerging dance artist based in southern California. Her work in the dance field is driven by a desire to foster safe, inclusive, creative spaces for dancers to find their authenticity. As a Graduate Opportunity fellow, Sarina is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance at UC Irvine. She currently serves as a jazz Teaching Associate this year within the UCI dance department. Sarina’s most recent choreographic and improvisational work has been showcased in Rome, Italy, Seattle, Washington, and throughout southern California.

Sarina received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Loyola Marymount University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her dance studies include many styles, both technical and physiological, such as modern, contemporary, improvisation, ballet, jazz, kinesiology for dancers, choreography and composition. Beyond the collegiate field, Sarina has gained additional intensive work while at the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance where she performed work by Ohad Naharin and Alex Ketley. Sarina’s collective training and experiences fuel her curiosity for creating art and providing a means for dancers to discover their own expressive voices.

Sarina’s Role at TDC

This is Sarina’s first year teaching Contemporary at Tustin Dance Center.











Sarina Ramirez-Ortiz







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