Miriam Esquitín

Director of Vancouver Program and General Manager

Miriam Esquitín is the Director of Vancouver Program and General Manager of CityStudio Vancouver. 

Miriam is responsible as Director of Vancouver Program for developing and implementing programming that advances the strategic priorities of our partners City of Vancouver, UBC, SFU, Langara College, BCIT and ECUAD.  She has had this role since summer 2020.

As General Manager, she is responsible for financial oversight, operations, HR, risk management and the studio venue; position she’s held since 2016. 

Passionate about social change, she studied both her BA and MA in Social Anthropology and proceeded to work locally and internationally in education, sustainability, agriculture, economic development, and justice system reform. She has a thing for understanding, strategic relationships, evaluation, numbers and processes. She moved to Canada in 2003 from Mexico, first to live in Edmonton and in Vancouver since 2010.

Miriam is also a dancer, an innovator in contemporary ensemble improvisation. With a great partner, she launched Polymer Dance in 2012, a community-based troupe that promotes dance for everybody and dance for everywhere.