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Alejandra was born in the district of Capachica (Puno), a department in southern Peru. As a child she migrated first to the city of Huancayo and then to Lima due to child exploitation, a normalized practice in this country.

Many years have passed, and now, apart from being a household worker and seller in a bodega, she is the artistic director of her Morenada group "Unique Diamonds of the Altiplano", where through dance, she and her group preserve her identity and put her into practice in Lima.

In a city that has often turned its back on migrants, Alejandra reaffirm her indigenous roots through dance.



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