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José Lapaz-Rodriguez


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José Lapaz-Rodriguez (he/him) is a freelance movement artist and model from the Dominican Republic currently residing in Brooklyn. José is a Hanya Holm award recipient and he graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance performance. José researches the interconnection of contemporary dance and voguing in concert dance in queer bodies as he is part of the ballroom scene. He has performed works by Matthew Rushing, Pam Tanowitz, Jordan Lloyd, Stefanie Batten-Bland, Roderick George, Maleek Washington, Rashaad Newsome for ‘Assembly’ and Kyle Marshall. Aside from concert dance, he has performed as a cameo artist in the Off-Broadway ‘Hercules’ by Chase Brock in 2019. Amidst the pandemic, he collaborated with Mandy Moore for the Facebook Messenger commercial, principal dancer and choreographer for ANANAS by Tyler Pope, danced in Chad Lawson’s ‘Prelude in D Major’ VEVO music video and debuted in his first feature film called ‘Playland’ by Georden West.