Liliana Gomez is a mother, dance maker, producer, and arts advocate from Phoenix, AZ. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Liliana has a passion for sharing dance within her community and has choreographed for public spaces such as galleries, canals, gardens, libraries and more. She is the managing director for the BlakTinx Dance Festival which showcases the work of Black and Latinx choreographers in Phoenix and Los Angeles, produced by the Latina Dance Project, of which Liliana is a member of. Currently Liliana is the Dance Department head at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, and teaches a weekly dance class. Liliana was a cohort member for the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute, participated in the National Presenters Forum at Jacob’s Pillow, and has been a selected artist for Dance in the Desert; A gathering of Latinx Arizona Dance Artists. In 2015, Liliana won the Mayor's Arts Award, was one of three finalists for the 2017 & 2018 Governor's Arts Awards, named Best Dancer for Phoenix New Times 2017 and in 2018 was one of Phoenix Magazine’s 40 under 40 Artist category. Liliana invests in her community as she has served on many local art board of directors and as a panelist for many national grant calls, advocating for more dance opportunities. Liliana is currently in rehearsal working on her first evening length show titled "Caminando" more details coming soon!