Zuri Vera Nunez

Zuri Vera Nunez (she/her/ella) was born in National City and raised in both San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. She enrolled in a ballet/tap combination class at The Dance Spot Eastlake at the age of 7, added hip hop, lyrical, and musical theatre by the age of 10, and competed regionally with The Dance Spot Eastlake. In high school, she was on the dance team, Eastlake Dance Company (EDC), and attended Radix Dance Convention, Tremaine Dance Convention, and many other dance conventions/competitions in Los Angeles. Through EDC, she also received training under Ambrose Respicio, Kevin Frey, Tessandra Chavez, and many other well-known and respected choreographers in the industry.

In 2015, Zuri participated in ODC’s Summer Dance Intensive, where she discovered her love for the Bay Area. Zuri is currently attending University of San Francisco (USF), where she is studying Psychology, Dance, and Neuroscience and is a member of the Honors College. Notable teachers that inspired and encouraged Zuri’s journey include Kara Davis, Alivia Shaffer, Dexandro “D” Montalvo, Amie Dowling, Megan Nicely, and other respected professors. She’s honored and thrilled to join Alonzo King LINES Ballet as a teaching artist for the youth and school programs!

In her free time, she enjoys running through Golden Gate Park, exploring local coffee shops, and discovering new view spots in San Francisco. After graduation (2023), she hopes to stay in the Bay Area teaching dance and preparing to attend graduate school either to receive her Masters of Science in Dance and Movement Therapy or Expressive Arts Therapy.

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