Tania Vergara Perez is a Cuban American master teacher and
choreographer based in Sarasota, Florida.
At age eight she entered the School of Arts in Camagüey, Cuba, and
on graduating in 1986, she began her work as a ballet professor.
In 1990 she decided to continue her studies, and in 1996 she
received a Bachelor of Dance Arts with honors at the prestigious
Institute of Superior Arts in Havana, Cuba.
In 2002, she founded her own company, Endedans Contemporary
Ballet, where she continued as artistic director and choreographer
until 2014. Initially a small-format group presenting work closer
to theatrical dance, the Endedans style evolved into a melding of
contemporary ballet, theater, and contemporary dance, and the
original small group expanded to 22 dancers who garnered many
awards and quickly became known as an outstanding presence in the
lively Cuban dance world. This fruitful period allowed Ms. Vergara
to bring her art to different national and international stages,
even as the company became renowned and beloved in her native
In 2008, she received one of her greatest honors, the
Ibero-American Choreography Award granted by the General Society
of Authors and Writers of Spain (SGAE) and the National Ballet of
Cuba. Her choreography has won numerous other international awards
including various first place and best ensemble awards for YAGP
participants; the Anacoana Distinction “Flor de Oro”, granted by
the Igneri Foundation in the Dominican Republic; and the
Villanueva award in choreography granted by the National Union of
Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).
From 2008 to 2014 Ms. Vergara traveled to Mexico, Germany,
Venezuela, Martinique, and the Dominican Republic as the leader of
Endedans Contemporary Ballet. Her work also appeared on stages in
Johannesburg, South Africa; the Varna Festival in Bulgaria; the
Tokyo World Ballet Festival in Japan; and the Dance Festival of
At the end of 2014, Ms.Vergara moved to the United States, where
her master classes and workshops have been in high demand, and she
has taught widely at dance schools and companies in Florida,
California, New Jersey, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the
Dominican Republic, among other locations. She is a master teacher
on the faculty of the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School and at Sarasota
Contemporary Dance; and is a popular guest choreographer for
professional dance companies, including the Milwaukee Ballet, the
Kentucky Ballet, Dimension Dance Theatre of Miami, the Sarasota
Opera, the National Ballet of Cuba, and the National Ballet
Company of Costa Rica.
Since receiving her US citizenship in 2021, it has been her dream
to relaunch her company, and under the fiscal sponsorship of
Sarasota Contemporary Dance, in March 2023, Endedans Contemporary
Ballet (USA) premiered with her work “Voices That Move Me,”
inspired by women writers worldwide.