Vivian Ruiz (she/her) was born in Miami, Florida where she began her diverse dance training at Stars Dance Co & Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. In 2019 she moved to Vancouver, BC to attend the Arts Umbrella Post-Secondary Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon. While at Arts Umbrella, Vivian was fortunate to study works by Crystal Pite, Marco Goecke, Medhi Walerski, Nacho Dureto, Victor Quijada, David Raymond, Lesley Telford, Lukas Timulak, Sharon Eyal, and participated in the Ballet BC Performance Project in the 2021/22 season. In 2021, she had the opportunity to be a part of the research process for Crystal Pite’s ‘Animation’. In the spring of 2022, Vivian danced with Kidd Pivot as a swing for the ‘Revisor’ European tour.