Jimena Bermejo is a multidisciplinary artist, immigrant, mother, and educator from Mexico City, whose practice oscillates between dance and performance art. Being an educator comprises a significant and beloved aspect of her practice and various collaborative projects, often facilitating movement pieces and presentations for people with little to no previous experience or not on the path to becoming professional dancers.
Bermejo holds a B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory for dance and an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design Studio for interrelated media. She has performed nationally and internationally including at The Cathedral Arts Festival in Belfast, Le Lieu in Quebec, The Judson Church in NYC, Teatro Dallas 19th International Festival in Dallas, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Distillery Gallery in South Boston, and 808 Gallery in Boston. Bermejo has been invited to be a panelist for events and organizations including Area Code and Cambridge Arts Council, and has initiated and curated the series 1 Minute Solos in Boston since 2016 and The Poetics of Aging (2021) in collaboration with freeskewl, a two-day event with a panel and performances to discuss dance and ageism. Bermejo is one of the 2021 Live Arts Boston Grant recipients for collaboration with La Trinchera Dance from Puerto Rico and two other Boston-based dancers.
She is currently faculty at Berklee College of Music and The College of the Holy Cross where she serves as the director of the dance program. She has recently been appointed as the co-director of Mobius Artist Group.
- B.F.A., Boston Conservatory
- M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design
"I encourage my students to take risks in a safe environment. I bring a sense of humor and fun but expect discipline and respect toward one another. I give students tools to find self-expression and creativity. I want students to feel more comfortable in their own bodies, to have heightened self-esteem, new friends, and a connection and understanding of musicality and movement."
"I grew up in a family of musicians and that has always had a big impact on my work. I am a professional dancer, choreographer, performance artist, and dance educator with over 15 years of experience. I absolutely love moving and creating art with my body, and I like to infuse my teaching with my passion."