Gloria Contreras Roeniger, dancer & choreographer, Died at 81


María del Carmen Gloria Contreras Roeniger.

Better known as Gloria Contreras was born on November 15, 1934, and died on November 25, 2015.

He was a Mexican dancer and choreographer.

Contreras was born in Mexico City.

María studied dancing under Nelsy Dambré in Mexico from 1946 to 1954, and visited the School of American Ballet in New York from 1956 to 1964, where she was taught by Pierre Vladimirov, Felia Doubrovska, Anatole Oboukhoff, Muriel Stuart and George Balanchine.

From 1958 to 1965 she was also taught by Carola Trier.

María teached choreography at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM) and is director of its choreography workshop, which was founded in 1970.

Contreras has been a member of the International Dance Council since 2003 and is a member of the Academia de Artes.

She was multiple awarded.

María passed away at age 81 in November 2015.