Natalie Kamajian
Instructor of Beginning Armenian Dance; Ph.D. Student in Culture and Performance

Natalie Kamajian is a Ph.D.student in Culture and Performance at UCLA. She is a practitioner and teacher of Armenian vernacular dances, which are largely understudied within the fields of both Dance and Armenian studies. Her research inquiries stem from an in-depth dance practice spanning several years in Armenia. While at UCLA, she intends to build a multilingual study that will constitute the first critical investigation of Armenian dance and its competing aesthetic expressions and socio-political framings. Outside of UCLA, Natalie is the co-Founder and Dance Director of Lernazang, a cultural collective and performance ensemble whose mission is to strengthen Armenian cultural heritage in Los Angeles.

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