Hector Contreras

Hector is based in Cartagena, Colombia. He began his dance career at a very young age, learning Traditional Colombian and Afro Dances in different groups of the city, among those Corporación Cultural Chambacú, B’jembe, etc. In 2012 he joined el Colegio del Cuerpo where he obtained the title as Contemporary Dance Interpreter after 2 years; he kept on dancing for the same company for 3 more years under the direction of Álvaro Restrepo and Marie France Delieuvin. 


For three years he danced for the Conjunto Nacional Ekobios, directed by Dixon Pérez. Also he performed for one year in the first cast of the Compañía Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia. Hector is currently dancing for the Contemporary Afro Dance Company “Permanencias”, directed by Nemecio Berrío Guerrero.

Dance became my food, my refuge, my way of life."

“…when I’m dancing on a stage, sharing, delivering, giving the only thing I have and what I am, my dance reality.”


Hector Contreras

Hector joined insightDproject in August 2018.