Contemporary Ballet Faculty

This year’s Contemporary Ballet program is led by the award-winning faculty below.

Artist Faculty

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

The Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is a prolific choreographer who has created works for 60 dance companies around the world such as the Dutch National Ballet, Ballet of Flanders, Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX, BJM-Danse Montreal, Ballet Hispánico, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, West Australian Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, English National Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Grands Ballets Canadiens, San Francisco Ballet, and New York City Ballet.

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Luis R. Torres

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Luis R. Torres is currently the Ballet Master at Hong Kong Ballet. Torres graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Dance and Psychology and completed a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University. Torres has enjoyed an extensive dance career with Ballet Arizona, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions, and The Washington Ballet, where he performed as a Soloist and Principal Dancer.

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