Vania Masías

Vania Masías

Founding Director, Angeles D1 Vania Masías

Featured on:

Vania Masías, Founding Director, Angeles D1 Vania Masías is a professional ballerina and a social entrepreneur. She performed as a principal dancer for the Municipal Ballet of Lima, acting in main roles of the classical repertoire. Later on, she performed as a modern dancer in Europe and the Caribbean, danced at the Irish National Ballet and was selected to perform for Cirque du Soleil. Finally, she decided to return to Lima to start Angeles D1, a self-sustaining social enterprise that provides artistic dance training for marginalized kids that are thus transformed into professional dancers.

She is currently its Founding Director. With Angeles D1 she produced choreographies as well as musicals. She is an Ambassador of Marca Perú, won the Synacyd Social Innovation award, the Indecopi Insitutional award 2012, and the Esteban Campodónico award for service to society. GQ magazine named her as inspiration person of year 2012, while Trome newspaper included her among the 11 most notable Peruvians of 2012. The City of Lima named her a Distinguished Citizen in 2009. She is member of the consulting council of the Ministry of Culture and member of the Board of Peru2021.

Read more