Marangelique Noguez is a recent BA graduate of the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. At Columbia, she received rigorous training with the foundation of dance history and theory from renowned faculty such as Darrell Jones, Dardi McGinley-Gullivan, Lisa Gonzalez, Jeffrey Hancock, Kelsa Robinson, as well as many others. Mara started her commitment to dance at the age of 8. She studied jazz and hip hop through the ARCC Ballet after school program and went on to become a member of Forward Momentum Chicago at the age of 16. To further develop her discipline and training, she studied Ballet, Modern, West African, and Hip Hop at Columbia College Chicago. Mara is currently researching what it means to be a Dance Scholar.