Dora Arreola has more than twenty-five years of professional experience as a theater director, choreographer and performer. She was a participant at Grotowski's Workcenter in Pontedera, Italy (1987-89), and is currently an Associated Professor of Theatre at the University of South Florida. She has taught, directed, and performed in Mexico, the U.S., Nicaragua, Canada, Poland, India and Italy. She holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Massachusetts. Dora is co-author of the book Mujeres en Ritual: Género y Transformación /Gender & Transformation (CECUT, 2014); and is featured in the book Grotowski, Women, and Contemporary Performance: Meetings with Remarkable Women (Routledge, 2013). The creative research that Dora Arreola has developed over two decades integrates elements of traditional dances and songs of Mexico and the contemporary theatre practices of Tadashi Suzuki, Jerzy Grotowski and Rena Mirecka, creating a complex system of physical movement.