Maria Urrutia

Associate Professor, Dance


  • M.F.A. (Interdisciplinary Arts), Goddard College
  • Ed.M. (Dance Education), Temple University
  • B.F.A. (Modern Dance), University of the Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Cuban Born, maria urrutia, holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, an EdM from Temple University and a BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts.  She is an Associate Professor of Dance at West Chester University and member of Cardell Dance Theater (CDT), which tours nationally and internationally. In addition to this company work she continues to perform with various internationally recognized artists. Her solo dance and scholarship practice focuses on Cuban Rumba and has been presented in London, Montreal, Trondheim, Miami, Angers, New York  and Edinburgh. In her latest collaborative work, Carnival of Ruin, she has moved into both performative and curatorial presentations at The Chester County Arts Association, John H. Baker Gallery, and East Goshen Township Park.  The Carnival of Ruin collaborative was recognized with the Woman Warrior Award by the West Chester Green Team.