Delma Iles holds an M.F.A. Degree in Dance from New York University and a B.A. in Teaching of Dance from Virginia Intermont College. She has danced with the Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Atlanta Ballet. In New York she worked with Rachel Lampert and Dancers and Stuart Hodes as well as choreographer Steve Goldbas and theatre director Mark Roth.
In Miami, Iles has been a soloist with Fusion Dance Company and Guest Artist with Ballet Concerto, the Greater Miami Opera, the Gold Coast Opera, and the Miami Chamber Symphony. She studied in Paris with Yves Casati and Alexandre Nourkil on a Rotary Foundation Fellowship and was awarded Florida Arts Fellowships for choreography in 1987 and 1992, as well as New Forms Florida Grant in 1993 and 1998. In addition to creating more than forty works for Momentum, she has choreographed two Off-Broadway shows, several works for the Greater Miami Opera, work for the Florida Shakespeare Festival, and three programs for WPBT Channel 2. In 2007, Iles was selected for a Miami Made Project by the Arsht Performing Arts Center.
She has created dance works for youth programs by the Greater Miami Opera, the Miami Chamber Symphony, Metro-Dade Art in Public Places, the Children’s Cultural Coalition, the Florida Shakespeare Festival, the Coconut Grove Children’s Theater, and the Center for the Fine Arts (now called the Miami Art Museum).
She currently teaches modern dance, ballet and children’s classes in Momentum’s School of Dance and is an associate professor of dance at Miami-Dade College.