Gabriel Mata (pronounced: gah-bryehl mah-tah) is a Mexican and U.S. American dance choreographer, educator, dance film maker, curator, and performer. He also navigates the world as queer, Latinx, immigrant, and as of recently a permanent resident to the U.S. The StarTribune has called him “Sly, subtle and totally virtuosic, theatrical dancer-choreographer Gabriel Mata holds the stage with expressive movement and witty words.” Gabriel Mata/Movement is a Washington DC project-based movement company. His dance works have been performed in Minnesota, California, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His work has been commissioned and presented by Georgian Court University, sjDANCEco, the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, Dance Place, Silicon Valley Pride, and the Hispanic National Bar Association. He has worked with artists such as Joel Smith, Diane Frank, Alvin Mayes, and Wynn Fricke. He has performed for haus of bambi, Christopher K. Morgan, Post:Ballet, sjDANCEco, Zenon Dance Company, and Pearson Widrig Dance Company. Recently, he was awarded the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Grant.