Musical Theatre Dance Program | Guest Artist Speaker
Maria Torres’ extensive career as director, choreographer, instructor, and producer, began as a critically acclaimed performer; contributing choreography while performing in film Dance with Me and Tony nominated Broadway musical Swing!. Nominated for a 2018 Ovation Award for Best Choreography for Luis Valdes’ Zoot Suit, she also received accolades as Associate Choreographer for the Broadway & Touring productions of On Your Feet, the Oscar nominated film Enchanted, the showcase for Tony Award winning In The Heights, and as resident choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance. Torres also co-conceived, choreographed, and directed the Magic Of Salsa Kingdom and Off-Broadway hit Latin Heat. Recently she directed and choreographed the new musical Havana Music Hall and served as Dance Consultant for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway. Torres is an Artist in Residence at The Rosetta LeNoire Amas Musical Theater and proud member of Society Directors and Choreographers and League of Professional Theatre Women.