Nadia Calmet is a professional Peruvian Folk Dance Artist, specializing in Afro Peruvian Dances. She holds a degree in Tourism and Hospitality. Furthermore, Nadia received graduate-level training in Public Policies for Vulnerable Populations, as well as in Arts Therapy, and Intercultural Education.
In Peru, Nadia established a solidly successful career as a theater, television, and cinema actress. She currently resides in the City of Los Angeles, California where she works as a teacher of Peruvian Dances and Artivism *(Maestra de Danzas Peruanas y Artivista).* In addition, Nadia is sought after to perform the roles of producer and artistic director.
Nadia Calmet’s latest works developed for the stage include *“Candela, Fuerza y Pasión” (Lima), “La Ruta del Tambor” (Seattle), “Juan Palenque” (Lima), “From Perú to the World” (Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú), The Magic of Folklore” (Los Angeles),* and “*Letters from Perú” (Los Angeles).*
Nadia currently lectures on Afro Peruvian history and culture as she continues the hard work of research, interpretation, re-interpretation, and demonstration of the dances of the African diaspora.
Thanks to her studies in dance and cultural exchanges with organizations such as Barbatuques in Brazil, Conjunto Folklórico Nacional in Cuba, Familia Ayala en Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico and classes with maestra Awilda Sterling-Duprey in Puerto Rico, Luis Salgado y Revolución Latina in New York, Monica Rojas y el Movimiento Afrolatino de Seattle, as well as in Colombia, Venezuela, and Spain, Nadia has been able to stay true to her mission of sharing her culture with the world.
In the City of Los Angeles, she established Afroperuvian Culture Day, to make visible and vindicate the cultural diversity of Peru; a community event that increases its prominence every year.
She is the founder and director of the Afroperuvian Cultural Action Center "CEACA Peru" *(Centro de Acción Cultural Afroperuano)* and participated in the Peruvian delegation with the production "PERU: Pachamama" organized by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC.
Nadia is an original member of the groundbreaking Millennium Theater group (Kimba Fá). Nadia also toured around the globe as a choreographer and soloist representing Peru in over twenty countries with Peruvian luminaries Eva Ayllón and Cecilia Barraza.