Hip Hop with Orlando Moreno
Thursday July 11
Level I & II
Orlando Moreno is a well rounded dancer with a strong emphasis in Hip-Hop. Born and raised in Laredo, Tx, during his high school career he attended the Vidal M. Trevino Communication and Fine Arts program where he learned an array of genres of dance such as ballet, folkorico, tap, jazz and contemporary. He attended Texas State where he learned Hawkins technique. His training also lead him to be apart of the River City Ballet in which brought a different dynamic. He made the big move to Los Angeles where he has trained intensively within his Hip Hop style. From dance hall, housing, popping, locking, Chicago footwork, voguing, breaking and choreography it excelled him to be mentored by well known choreographer Kennis Marquis who has trained the many choreographers that work with the A list artists of today. Orlando got the opportunity to work with Kel Mitchell, from Game Shakers, for Nickelodeon. When not training in LA, Orlando loves bringing back what he has learned back to his community in Texas.
Music Theatre with Anthony J Martinez
Thursday July 18
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Anthony J Martinez is a proud native of San Antonio where he attended the North East School of the Arts as a Musical Theatre and Dance major. He attended Oklahoma City University as a dance major where he was featured in several ballets and repertory pieces. He has most recently been seen performing on Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises as a singer/dancer. He has also performed with regional theatres across the country in numerous productions, including dancing the role of Dream Curly in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s production of Oklahoma!
Contemporary with Kristal Tan
Thursday July 25
Level I & II
Kristal Tan is a dancer and choreographer from San Antonio, Texas where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop. Her training varied from dancing win her high school dance team, local ballet company, and dance studio’s competitive team. She studied in Pace University’s BFA Commercial Dance program in New York City where she completed her freshman year. Transferring to Texas State University, she became a member of her school’s student led performance ensemble- Orchesis Dance Company, and faculty-led touring ensemble- Merge Dance Company. She was also personally selected by the Department of Dance and Fine Arts as a dance scholarship recipient for three consecutive years. She has been choreographing and teaching for multiple dance teams and studios the past 5 years producing many award winning pieces in contemporary, tap, jazz and musical theater. Her work has received recognition such as “Best Choreography,” “Hall of Fame MVP,” and “Highest Scoring Number.” She has guest taught throughout the San Antonio and Austin areas, Eagle Pass, Hawaii, Thailand and Malaysia. After graduating with her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, she was accepted to Broadway Dance Center’s Professional program where she trained intensively in NYC for 3 months under the prestigious BDC faculty. Currently she is dancing and acting in Los Angeles and has participated in many fun projects such as Megan Tibbit’s latest music video and SC Performing Art’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie!