Antonio Ramos

Undergraduate Discipline


BFA, SUNY Purchase. A dancer, choreographer, and certified bodywork practitioner, Ramos was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he trained in jazz, salsa, and African dance. His choreography has been produced at The Kitchen (Work and Process), New York Live Arts, SUNY Purchase, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), P.S. 122, Taller Pregones, Danspace Project, Princeton University, Movement Research at the Judson Church, BAX / Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Williamsburg Art Nexus, Fringe Festival 2000 at Theatre La Chappelle (Montreal,Canada), The Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA), Cornell University, CPR/Center For Performance Research (Brooklyn), and most recently at Dixon Place and The Chocolate Factory Theater. Ramos is the artistic director and choreographer for Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers. His work focuses on broader emotional and social themes, as they manifest through his identity and histories as a queer artist, an HIV+ artist, and a Puerto Rican artist who was born on the island. He takes this subject matter, full of darkness and difficulty, and creates joyous, celebratory choreography that harnesses the beauty in life while confronting the audience with challenging themes such as sexuality, the body, and histories of colonization. SLC, 2022-

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023


Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement®


Life may appear to us to be so simple that we often fail to notice and appreciate its beauty. The integration of the nervous system cultivates the capacity for spontaneous, effortless movement and powerful action in life—aimed to articulate new processes, facilitate connections, minimize limitations, and solve emerging problems. These classes will offer tools and lessons based on somatic practices and awareness of The Feldenkrais Method as a way of learning and refined choreography of behavioral coordination. Classes will be verbally guided through precisely structured movement explorations to enhance the learning, help release habitual patterns, and offer new options. Participants may be on the floor—sitting or standing—as we explore the different dimensions of the space. This workshop is part of my ongoing research about emerging practices based on The Feldenkrais Method. All bodies are welcome to these lessons.