Lewis Center Fellows

Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez

Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez headshot

Photo Credit: Walter Wlodarczyk


Born in Costa Rica, Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a visually impaired choreographer, educator, and accessibility consultant based in New York City. His performances have been presented at The Brooklyn Museum for The Immigrant Artist Biennale, The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater, Danspace Project, Movement Research at The Judson Church, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Battery Dance Festival, Performance Mix Festival, and Dixon Place, among others. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Dance Enthusiast. He has held residencies at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Movement Research, Center for Performance Research, and New Dance Alliance. As a performer, his most recent collaborations include “Dressing Up for Civil Rights” by William Pope L, presented at The Museum of Modern Art. In 2020, Núñez was invited by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to share his story as a disabled and formally undocumented immigrant choreographer during Immigrant Heritage Week. Núñez received his green card in 2018 but continues to advocate for the rights of undocumented and disabled immigrants. He holds a B.F.A. in Science in Performing Arts from the National University of Costa Rica.

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Danspace Project Renewal Residencies: Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, August 2021-2022

Immigrant Heritage Week 2020: Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez

Premiere: “Above Deep Waters” by Christopher “Unpezverde” Nuñéz, part of Hofmann Dances for Battery Dance — May 19-20, 2022, Pace University’s Schimmel Center

Q&A with Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez — Battery Dance, May 2022


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