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Pierr is a professional artist trained in performing arts in Peru. He  studied traditional Peruvian dance at the Escuela Nacional Superior de Folklore José María Arguedas. He trained as a professional actor at the prestigious Roberto Ángeles Acting Workshop. He is a member of the renowned Vásquez family, known as guardians of Afro-Peruvian musical traditions. They have passed down the traditions from generation to generation since the end of the 19th century. Pierr has participated in shows by renowned artists and groups, highlighting among them master teacher Victoria Santa Cruz, Eva Ayllón, Yuyachkani and the Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler. He was artistic coordinator of the Audience Program at the Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú.


As an educator, he has been a professor and director of the Afro-Peruvian Dance Company at the Universidad del Pacífico del Perú; professor at the Center of Music and Dance of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; and director and teacher of DanzAfro a school of Afro-Peruvian Dances.


Pierr currently lives in Oakland, California. He is a music and dance teacher in elementary schools and a teacher of Afro-Peruvian dances for youth and adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pierr produces the annual festival, Afro-Peruvian Fest. He leads the educational platform, SEMA (Seminario de Música Afroperuana/ Afro-Peruvian Music Seminar). He directs the Afro-Peruvian musical group Huarango, and is a musician with the Radio Café trio.

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