Contemporary dance and performance collective from Puerto Rico founded in 2015 by artists Beatriz Irizarry, Cristina Lugo and Marili 'Mim' Pizarro. 


Beatriz Irizarry

Puertorrican contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer and video artist. She studied ballet and contemporary dance from an early age. In 2002, she joined,as a dancer and choreographer, Hincapié, the renowned dance company directed by Petra Bravo. Her choreographic, performance and video art pieces have been presented in Puerto Rico and internationally (United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Germany, Montreal, New York City, and Spain). She has collaborated with renowned puertorrican artists, such as: Kianí del Valle, Oscar Mestey, Nelson Rivera, Viveca Vázquez, Quintín Rivera Toro, and Andanza, among others. Since 2015, together with Cristina Lugo and Marili Pizarro, she has been part of the multidisciplinary collective of precarious aesthetics La Trinchera. 


She studied in Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico since childhood and later enrolled in contemporary dance curses with Petra Bravo at the University of Puerto Rico. She later joined Bravo's dance company Hincapié where she worked as dancer and choreographer for over a decade. In 2011, Lugo joined contemporary dance company Andanza under the direction of Lolita Villanua. As a professional and independent artist, Lugo has performed in theaters in the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, France and Spain.


Independent visual and performance artist from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The focus of her work and practice merges space and body specificity with choreography and visual media. She describes her work as born from precariety and the redefinition of space. She also works as set designer, graphic artist, costume and makeup designer and photographer. She has presented as dancer and choreographer for Contemporary dance company Hincapié, La guareta and La trinchera. Also as an improvisation artist for Piso proyecto by artist Noemi Segarra. Pizarro has presented her work as an independent artist in Puerto Rico and internationally. 

LA TRINCHERA 's official list of collaborators

Raul I. Porro

Composer, sound technician and music artist. Photography

IG @rapocab

Lidy Paoli

Dancer/acrobat. Video artist. Technician.


Juan Fernando Morales. 

Multidisciplinary visual artist. Light and set designer. 

Coral Aleman 

Dancer. Visual artist/sculptor and light technician. 


Joaquin Octavio

Theatre, playwright and video artist. 

Mariana Roca

Visual and video artist. Illustrator. Graphic Designer. 

Frank Darren

Video artist and editor.