Paula Present, is the Artistic Director and choreographer of PTERO Dance Theatre www.pterodance.org. The company received grants from The City of Culver City, four times from the Puffin Foundation and twice Durfee Foundation’s ARC grant. PTERO has garnered two Lester Horton awards and numerous nominations in Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Choreography. The company has performed at numerous LA venues, as well as New York, Tijuana, Mexicali, San Diego, Palm Desert, New Mexico, and San Francisco. Present has choreographed six full evening dance works with the company, and several commissions, including for the runway for clothing line, Gypsy 05, at the Vibiana. For TV: Season 8 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Music videos: Fanfarlo (Harold T Wilkins), Beirut (Elephant Gun). Film, Bombay Beach, winner of Best Documentary at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. For Theater: Culture Clash’s Bordertown and Anthology, Herbert Siguenza’s A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, and Los Doppelgangers, a collaboration between Richard Montoya and Guillermo Gomez Pena at UCLA’s Fowler Museum. Ms Present was selected as distinguished alumni by her college, UCSD, for a campus wide banner campaign, for being a “dreamer, risk taker and leader who are achieving the extraordinary, possessing the University’s spirit of innovation, discovery, and entrepreneurial drive”.
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