Charly Santagado is a dancer and choreographer originally from Orlando, Florida, living in Metuchen, New Jersey and working in New York City. She graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University in 2017 and founded a contemporary dance company that summer with her sister, Eriel Santagado, called ~mignolo dance~. She has performed at the Orlando Fringe Festival, at Peridance’s BLUEPRINT Intensive and Choreographic Development Project, at Axis Connect Intensive, with Monteleone Dance Collective, with Kaitlyn Halpern and Dancers, with Haven Movement Company, with Olivia Dwyer Dance Projects, and with Maiya Redding. She also regularly performs in her own work, which has been produced at more than twenty venues around the tristate area including Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, GK Arts Center, Davenport Theatre, City Center Studios, The Secret Theatre, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Peridance, Triskelion Arts, Suzanne Roberts Theater, and Baruch Performing Arts Center. She studied with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Ga’aton Israel from 2018-2019, was part of the 2019 Dance Canvas Choreographic Initiative, was selected for coLAB Arts’ new choreography commission, and was project leader at Earthdance’s 2019 EMERGE Collaborative Residency.