Karla Quintero is dancer and dance-maker originally from New York City, currently living in Oakland. Most recently she has performed in works by Gerald Casel, Aura Fischbeck, Catherine Galasso (NYC), and Hope Mohr. Karla is currently working on a dance film inspired by two of her favorite horror films that will premiere as part of the Merde Project in 2021. Outside of the studio, she works as a freelance graphic designer, an arts administrator, and is the co-director HMD’s equity-driven curatorial platform, the Bridge Project with Cherie Hill & Hope Mohr.

Karla has been recognized for her work as an advocate as well as her work as a dance artist. In 2008, she was awarded the Mujeres Destacadas award from El Diario/La Prensa for her work to improve pedestrian safety in NYC communities. In 2017, Karla received an Isadora Duncan Award for her performance in Jo Kreiter’s Grace and Delia are Gone. She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance and a BA in Urban Studies from Barnard College.