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Vania Masias
Founder and President of D1 – Dancing for a Life: Fighting Crime through Body Language
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Born in Lima, Peru, Vania is a dancer and entrepreneur who graduated from Universidad del Pacifico. She was the lead Ballerina in the Peruvian National Ballet for seven years where she portrayed many main roles. Vania was also the first ballerina in the National Ballet of Ireland and was recruited by Cirque Du Soleil. She decides to go back to Peru and put together a cultural association under the name of D1 where she is now the director. With D1 Vania has put on different staging performances such as Mezcla, Coreografika, Tulima, Chasca, Mas mezclados, among many others. With this association she has won the prize Esteban Campodonico Figallo in 2012 for her community work and three other prizes for creative entrepreneurship and for the innovative methodology used in D1. She was also named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014 and has participated in TEDx Puerto Madero and TEDx Lima. WebSite: http://www.d1-dance.com

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