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MARIA TORRES

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Maria Torres is an acclaimed Performer, Choreographer and Director with extensive experience in the Theater, Film, Television, Video and Commercial industries. In whatever capacity Maria has worked, her resume touts diversity from all angles. As a performer, Maria has graced both the Broadway stage, starring in Swing!, and the big screen in “Dance with Me,” starring Chayanne and Vanessa Williams. Maria has worked on projects in the music industry ranging from choreographing the video for Enrique Iglesias hit single Bailamos to hailed Reggaeton artist Don Omar’s most recent tour King of Kings. In the world of film, Maria has worked with world-renowned production houses and directors such as MTV, NBC, HBO, BBC, Walt Disney, and John Leguizamo. Most recently, Maria’s work in the motion picture industry has allowed her the opportunity to work with John O’Connell and train renowned actors such as Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams in Disney’s “Enchanted” to Choreographing Jennifer Lopez in “El Cantante.” Maria’s choreography can been seen this season on the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance.” As a teacher, Maria has taught all over the world at an array of prestigious dance institutions with the goal of sharing her Latin culture with people of all backgrounds.

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Theatre
Havana Music Hall
Director/Choreographer
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
On Your Feet
Associate Choreographer
Broadway
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, Broadway
Assistant Choreographer
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
Knick's City Dancers
Choreographer
"Latin Night" Madison Square Garden
Hinton Battle's American Variety Bang
Associate Director and Choreographer
Pathmark Hispanic Arts Festival
Director/Choreographer
Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing
Consultant
On Your Feet National Tour
Associate Choreographer
Career Transitions For Dancers Gala Finale
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
Enrique Iglesias "Bailamos"
Choreographer
Dir. Paul Hunter
DLG "No Moriras"
Choreographer
Sony Records

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"The choreography by Maria Torres... contribute to the communal liveliness of the production." ~Los Angeles Times

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