Antonio Ramos

Puerto Rico

Portrait of Antonio Ramos

Antonio Ramos is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and certified bodywork practitioner. He is the Artistic Director of Antonio Ramos and the Gangbangers. His work focuses on emotional and social themes as they manifest through his identity as a queer, HIV+ artist, and Puerto Rican artist who was born on the island. He takes this subject matter, full of darkness and difficulty, and creates joyous, celebratory choreography that harnesses the beauty in life while confronting the audience with challenging themes such as sexuality, the body, and histories of colonization. Ramos holds a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase.  

Photo : © Ian Douglas