Ximena Garnica was born in Bogota Colombia in 1981. She is active as a producer, curator, director, choreographer and installation artist. Artistic director of the company-project LEIMAY, Director/ co-founder of the New York Butoh Festival, she is also co-director of CAVE. Ms. Garnica was a recipient of the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship for young Hispanic directors in NY; she, and her company have received support from: The Urban Artist Initiative (UAI/NYC), Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, The Asian American Arts Alliance, and the Japan Foundation. Ximena has recently been awarded with a residency at HERE Arts Center in New York. Her work have been presented in Colombia, Japan, Mexico, France, Spain, Netherlands and the US. Garnica’s theater explorations have led her to travels in Poland and Denmark. She lives in Brooklyn and leads ongoing training in dance and performance at CAVE.