Niurca Elie Márquez

Niurca Elie Márquez

Assistant Teaching Professor

Honors College and Department of Religious Studies


Niurca Márquez (she/ella) is a movement artist/researcher whose work examines notions of identity, cultural memory and ritual within contemporary frameworks. She is currently working on the use of body-centered and Practice as Research models in interdisciplinary teaching and learning as a way to address issues of equity and access. Niurca has served as COIL Faculty Fellow for the Honors College and has COIL’ed her course Identity Consciousness and Performance: Hybridity, Mestizaje and Transculturation with Juliana Borrero at UPTC (Tunja, Colombia) and students from the Modern Language Teaching Program (2021) and with Juliana Diaz (Manizales, Colombia) and students from the Advertising Program at Universidad Catolica de Manizales with support from a 100K Strong in the Americas Grant (2021-2022). Having built a career on collaboration and intercultural exchanges, she is looking forward to putting what she’s learned in the international artistic arena to use as the COIL Affiliated Faculty.



BA Dance
BA Spanish
MA Latin American and Caribbean Studies
MFA Choreography