EDUCATOR

ABOUT

(b. Costa Rica) Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a visually impaired Choreographer,  Performance Artist, Curator, Administrator and Arts Educator based in New York City. Núñez extensive experience facilitating workshops on contemporary dance, ballet, creative movement, theater, visual impairment in dance and yoga at all levels. He has taught in countries such as Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Peru, United States, among others. As a formal chef and visual artist, Núñez has experience teaching culinary arts, visual arts and more recently, robotics and design.

EXPERIENCE

  • Battery Dance Company
    • Dance Workshop facilitator, January, 2020 to present, NY
      • Providing a series of workshops to members of Battery Dance Company to explore alternative and accessible methods for blind and low vision dance makers and audiences, including tactile Way-finding, Dance Through Touch and Audio Description to create, document and preserve dance:
        • Tactile Way-Finding: Inspired by Seiichi Miyake and his tactile paving, this workshop works as an accessibility need and as a guidance system to recognize the limits of space through touch.
        • Dance Through Touch: Somatic transformation to explore the ability to feel or touch other bodies through body movements.
        • Audio Description: AD is widely used in the Arts as a support system to make visual content accessible to people with visual impairments. Dancers verbally describe their movements as they unfold.
  • BROOKLYN ROBOT FOUNDRY
    • Robotics and Design Teacher, July, 2018 to present, NY
      • Brooklyn Robot Foundry is an after school program working on the education technology world:
        • Develop and issue educational content including notes, tests, activities events and assignments
        • Supervise classes and deliver personalized instruction to each student
        • Organize supplies and resources for lectures and presentations
        • Ensure the classroom is clean and orderly
        • Attend parent-teacher meetings
        • Evaluate and document students’ progress
        • Coordinate pick up service to schools
  • NANO RESTAURANT
    • Kitchen Manager and trainer, December, 2014 to January, 2018, NY
      • Hired, trained and managed new staff members across 5+ languages
      • Teach all food and beverage menus and recipes to apprentices
      • Teach nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards by The Department of Sanitation to apprentices
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL
    • Programa Margarita Esquivel, July 2009-November 2012, Costa Rica
      • Contemporary dance teacher, January 2010 to December, 2014 
        • Develop and issue educational content including notes, tests, activities events and assignments
        • Supervise classes and deliver personalized instruction to each student
        • Evaluate and document students’ progress
        • Choreograph a dance performance piece for end of the year showcase

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Proficiency in
    • Microsoft Office Suite
      • Word, Excel, Power Point
    • G Suite
      • Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides
    • SurveyGizmo, SurveyMonkey, Google Forms, NeonCRM, Eventbrite, Zoom, WordPress
    • English/Spanish writing and speaking

EDUCATION

  • BFA in Science in Performing Arts
    • National University, Costa Rica, 2006

REFERENCES

  • Jonathan Hollander
    • Artistic Director/Founder, Battery Dance Company
      • (e) jonathan@batterydance.org, (1)+646-327-5208
  • Hope Van Velsen
    • Manager, Brooklyn Robot Foundry
      • (e) hope@brooklynrobotfoundry.com, (1)+917-200-7195