BAEZ STRETCHING HER WINGS AT MEXICO CITY’S LANDMARK MORISCO KIOSK,; IN HER STUDIO IN THE CITY’S CONDESA NEIGHBORHOOD.
FROM: Maria Fernanda Baez, owner of Kinecta Studio in Mexico City
HOW SHE GOT TO MEXICO CITY: I was born here, but raised in Queretaro, a colonial city in central Mexico. I moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with my family when I was still in high school. I then lived in Madrid, New York and London, where I studied dance and attended university. When I moved to New York, I started dancing and training professionally. But after 10 years abroad, I felt the need to return to Mexico City and be closer to my family.
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