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MARIA TORRES

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Maria Torres has an extensive professional career that spans the theatrical and commercial markets as a choreographer, director, performer, and beyond. Her Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban heritage has always inspired and informed her artistry, leading to the cultivation of “Latin Jazz” as a dance technique. Co-founder and Artistic Director of her non-profit organization MTEAF (Maria Torres Emerging Artists Foundation), continues to train, mentor, supervise, and develop performing artists worldwide.

Maria is a two-­time Clio Award winner for her choreography and has worked with producers and directors at MTV, NBC, HBO, BBC, and Walt Disney. Favorite choreography credits include Associate Choreographer for the Tony-Nominated Musical On Your Feet; Lead Choreographer for Four Guys Named Jose (Lucille Lortel and Carbonelle award-nominated for Best Choreography – produced by Enrique Iglesias), Associate Choreographer for the Oscar-nominated film Enchanted, Choreographer for the contemporary reworking of Man of La Mancha (5th Avenue Theatre), Choreographer for Luis Valdes’ critically acclaimed revival of Zoot Suit for the 50th Anniversary of Center Theatre Group, and Associate Choreographer on the showcase for Tony award-winning musical, In The Heights. She is also an Artist in Residence at The Rosetta LeNoire Amas Musical Theater. Maria won two Choreography Festival Awards for her original pieces as guest choreographer of US National Fox’s show So You Think You Can Dance. She also worked two seasons on Canada’s So You Think You Can Dance. Two of her choreography were top best for the season. Her work spans dance, theater, and musical acts worldwide. Such as working with music icons Don Omar and Enrique Iglesias. Creative direction and choreographer for programs Latin Billboard Awards, NBC’s Radio City’s reopening gala NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Amazon’s The Tick, co-­conceiving, choreographer and director of the musical Magic Of Salsa Kingdom and the Off-­Broadway hit Latin Heat. Torres is an executive board member of the Stage of Directors and Choreographers Society, the League of Professional Theatre Women, the Actor’s Equity Association, and the Screen Actors Guild. Board member of the critically acclaimed ENGARDE Arts.

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Theatre
Becoming Nancy
Dance Consultant
Alliance Theater - Dir. Jerry Mitchell
Donna Summer Musical
Disco Hustle Consultant
Dir. Des McAnuff
On Your Feet
Associate Choreographer
Broadway and National Tour - Dir. Jerry Mitchell
Havana Music Hall
Director/Choreographer
Actors Playhouse
Zoot Suit
Director/Choreographer
Dir. Luis Valdez, CTG 50th Anniversary Season
Man of La Mancha
Choreographer
5th Avenue Theater
Your Name On My Lips
Choreographer
Theater For The New City
Salsa Kingdom Festival
Choreographer
Dir. Alex Norris
Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz
Choreographer
CESA Entertainment
The Donkey Show
Choreographer
Dir. Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner
Best of Both Worlds: Womans Project
Choreographer
Dir. Diane Paulus
Drama League Musical Celebration: Honoring - Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Choreographer
Dir Diane Paulus
AMAS Musical Theater: Latin Heat
Director and Choreographer
Disney's: Golden Mickeys
Choreographer
Dir. Diane Paulus
Swingtime
Director and Choreographer
4 Guys Named Jose
Choreographer
Dir. Susanna Tubert
The Gypsy Project: A Night at the Copa
Director and Choreographer
Seagrams DJ Live Show
Director/Choreographer
SWING, Broadway and National Tour
Specialty Choreographer
Dir. Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Mambo Kings
Assistant Choreographer
Broadway - Dir. Arne Glimcher
Saturday Night Fever
Choreographer
National Theater/ The Dominican Republic
Concerts/Tours/Events
Don Omar Kings of Kings, US Tour
Co-Director and Choreographer
Latin Entertainment
Knicks City Dancers
Choreographer
"Latin Night", Madison Square Garden
Hinton Battle's American Variety Bang
Associate Director and Choreographer
Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing
Consultant
On Your Feet National Tour
Associate Choreographer
Career Transitions For Dancers Gala Finale
Choreographer
Industrials
DJ Seagrams Live Show
Director/Choreographer
Pathmark Hispanic Arts Festival
Director/Choreographer
PepsiCo Smart Moves
Creative Director/Choreographer
Film
Fugly
Choreographer
Dir. Alfredo Rodriguez De Villa
The Sixth Wives of Henry Lefay
Choreographer
Dir. Howard Michael Gould
College Road Trip
Choreographer
Dir. Roger Kumble
El Cantante
Choreographer
Dir. Leon Inchaso
Enchanted
Associate Choreographer
Dir. Kevin Lima
Dance With Me
Contributing Choreographer
Dir. Randa Haines
Idlewild
Associate Choreographer
Dir. Bryan Barber
Summer of Sam
Choreographer
Dir. Spike Lee
Physical Attraction
Choreographer
Dir. Guy Guido
Television
Latin Billboard Awards Finale w/ Enrique Iglesias & Don Omar
Director/Choreographer
Telemundo
America's Got Talent- Alondra Santos
Choreographer
NBC
The Tick
Choreographer
Amazon
TURN: Washington Spies
Choreographer
AMC
So You Think You Can Dance, U.S.
Choreographer
Fox/ Dance Nation Productions
So You Think You Can Dance, Canada
Choreographer
DanseTV2 Productions
Radio City Music Hall: Re-Opening Galas
Choreographer
NBC/Ken Ehrlich Productions
Robert Wuhl
Choreographer
Dir. Rocco Urbisi
Quiero Bailar
Choreographer
Gestmusic
Four Steps to Heaven
Choreographer
BBC Documentary
Dance Moves
Choreographer
MTV
SEXAHOLICS Starring John Leguizamo
Choreographer
Dir. Marty Callner
Music Videos
Don Omar "Cuando Salio el Sol"
Choreographer
Machete Music
Enrique Iglesias "Bailamos"
Choreographer
Dir. Paul Hunter
DLG "No Moriras"
Choreographer
Sony Records

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