Juan Manuel is a Ph.D candidate in performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds an MA in International Performance Research from the University of Warwick (UK) and University of Arts in Belgrade (RS). As practitioner and researcher, his current work focuses on movement, migration and mapping discourses related to the choreographic and undocumented bodies. Most recently, he co-founded A PerFarmance Project, site-specific collaborations between farmers and performers researching the concept of community from rural/urban perspectives. As an invitee to BITEF Festival 2012, he collaborated with six other international artists on a new site-specific production. In the same year, he also presented at the Americas Research PG conference at Newcastle University. He is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and a regular contributor to loveDancemore performance journal. Juan Manuel holds a BFA in Modern Dance and BA in Anthropology from the University of Utah (USA).