Princess Grace Award:
Choreography Fellowship, 2010
• 2016 Works in Progress Residency Award
Victor Quijada re-imagines and deconstructs choreographic principles through fusion of different aesthetic approaches. At the age of 26, he moved from the Hip-Hop clubs of his native Los Angeles to a career with the finest post-modern dance and ballet companies. Since the founding of RUBBERBANDance Group in 2002, Quijada has created 24 pieces of varying length, participated in the making of a dozen films and has taken his work all over North America, Europe, Mexico and Japan. He received the Bonnie Bird North American Award and the Peter Darrell Choreography Award in 2003, and a Princess Grace Awards Choreographic Fellowship in 2010. From 2007 to 2011, he was artist in residency at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts de Montréal. He was recently asked to teach during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons at the Kaufman School of Dance of the University of Southern California.