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Maria Torres

 
Bio:
Maria Torres is a world-renowned Choreographer, Director, Producer, and Performer whose contributions have led the way for Latinos in the arts. She is an active member of SDC and the League of Professional Theater Women and has served as an advocate for artists over the entire course of her career. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Maria Torres is a world-renowned Choreographer, Director, Producer, and Performer whose contributions have led the way for Latinos in the arts. She is an active member of SDC and the League of Professional Theater Women and has served as an advocate for artists over the entire course of her career. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2017]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Choreographer
Production Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer

Maria Torres Biography

Maria Torres is a world-renowned Choreographer, Director, Producer, and Performer whose contributions have led the way for Latinos in the arts. She is an active member of SDC and the League of Professional Theater Women and has served as an advocate for artists over the entire course of her career. Major stage and TV credits include current Bway hit On Your Feet! (Associate Choreo); Bway & National Tour of Swing!; Seagrams DJ Live Show (Clio Award); Latin Billboard Awards (Telemundo); Off- Bway productions of Latin Heat, Four Guys Named Jose (Carbonelle nom), The Donkey Show (A.R.T.), Mambo Kings, and Celia: The Life & Times of Celia Cruz; Don Omar's ‚ÄúKing of Kings‚ÄĚ (US Tour); and Disney‚Äôs Golden Mickeys (International Tour). Additional credits from feature to independent films include Dance With Me, Disney‚Äôs Enchanted, El Cantante (Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony), Fugly (John Leguizamo), and Physical Attraction. Current projects include Man Of La Mancha (5th Avenue); Havana Music Hall, and Pasion (Immersive theater). Maria carries an impact across new media platforms whether its creating choreography interactively on Jordan Roth's periscope Making Mondays, or she recently launched podcast ‚ÄúHourglass: Time To Talk‚ÄĚ offering insight into the professional performing arts industry while focusing on connections to humanity and to life.

Maria is a philanthropist with a strong desire to encourage aspiring artists, and create connections between supporting organizations, cultivating a solid network that will uplift, inspire and ‚Äúpay it forward‚ÄĚ. After years of teaching, mentoring and advocating, she founded the Maria Torres Emerging Artists Foundation (MTEAF) which also stands for Motivation, Teaching, Education, Action, and Fellowship. MTEAF is a rigorous, interdisciplinary educational and mentorship program in the performing arts empowering pre-teens and young adults, from multiethnic and underserved communities, to achieve their goals as professionals in the entertainment industry. Maria‚Äôs latest projects include strong partnerships that are aligned with similar goals which are why she looks forward to bringing her own extensive experience, industry resources and spirit of collaboration to the Chicago community is teaming up with The Miracle Center and with M.A.D.D. in Miami, FL to name a few.

Maria Torres Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Choreographer
Maria Torres, 4 Guys Named Jose?And Una Mujer Named Maria!

Maria Torres News

HIP HOP CINDERELLA to Make Off-Broadway Debut at the New Victory Theater in February Photo HIP HOP CINDERELLA to Make Off-Broadway Debut at the New Victory Theater in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

Hip Hop Cinderella will make its New York stage debut on February 10th at the New Victory Theater. See how to purchase tickets!

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Receives Grants To Support Cultural Programming,  Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Receives Grants To Support Cultural Programming, Artistic Associates Program And Recovery Initiatives
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2023

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) has received Regrowth and Capacity grants from the New York State Council on the Arts. These grants will support the organization's cultural programming and artistic associates as we continue our ongoing recovery from pandemic challenges.

SYREN Modern Dance Receives $21,680 Cultural Development Fund Grant From NYC Departme Photo SYREN Modern Dance Receives $21,680 Cultural Development Fund Grant From NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

SYREN Modern Dance has received an award of $21,680 from the City of New York. This comes as part of New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Commissioner Laurie Cumbo's recent announcement of over $58 million in Cultural Development Fund (CDF) grants to 1,070 cultural organizations across the five boroughs.

Saheem Ali and Josh Prince Receive Callaway Awards From Stage Directors and Choreogra Photo Saheem Ali and Josh Prince Receive Callaway Awards From Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation announced that the 2022 Joe A. Callaway Awards will be awarded to Saheem Ali for excellence in directing for Fat Ham (The Public Theater) and Josh Prince for excellence in choreography for Trevor: the Musical (Stage 42).

Ice Theatre of New York, Inc Receives $30,000 Cultural Development Fund Grant Photo Ice Theatre of New York, Inc Receives $30,000 Cultural Development Fund Grant
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2022

Ice Theatre of New York has received an award of $30,000 from the City of New York. This comes as part of New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo's recent announcement of over $58 million in Cultural Development Fund grants to 1,070 cultural organizations across the five boroughs.

Over $58 Million in Grants Given to Over 1000 Nonprofits Through Cultural Development Photo Over $58 Million in Grants Given to Over 1000 Nonprofits Through Cultural Development Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has announced over $58 million in Cultural Development Fund grants to 1,070 cultural organizations across the five boroughs.

SDC Announces Executive Board Election Results Photo SDC Announces Executive Board Election Results
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announced the results of its 2022 Executive Board election at its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday night, November 14. Evan Yionoulis was elected to serve a second term as Executive Board President.

Governors Island Winter Village Returns November 17  Photo Governors Island Winter Village Returns November 17 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2022

The Trust for Governors Island today announced the Governors Island Winter Village will open November 17, transforming historic Colonels Row into a singular seasonal destination for the second year in a row.

City Announces 2022-23 Public Artists In Residence Photo City Announces 2022-23 Public Artists In Residence
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs announced four artist placements for the City's 2022-23 Public Artists in Residence (PAIR) program.

Michael Arden, Amber Gray, Baayork Lee, and More Join TRY IT LIKE THIS Benefit For SD Photo Michael Arden, Amber Gray, Baayork Lee, and More Join TRY IT LIKE THIS Benefit For SDCF
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has announced the line-up of artists for Try It Like This: Directors and Choreographers Take the Stage, an evening of performances on Monday October 17, 2022 at 54 Below in New York City.

Maria Torres Videos

VIDEO: Preview HAVANA MUSIC HALL at Actors Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Preview HAVANA MUSIC HALL at Actors Playhouse

by Alan Henry - Oct 15, 2018

The world premiere of Havana Music Hall at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami is now on stage. The brand new original musical features Tony Award nominee John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and rising star Linedy Genao (On Your Feet!) headlining the all-latinx cast of nineteen performers. The limited engagement runs through November 18, 2018. Opening night is set for Friday, October 19.

VIDEO: First Look At HAVANA MUSIC HALL Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At HAVANA MUSIC HALL

by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Havana Music Hall at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami.

STAGE TUBE: Nova Payton and Don Darryl Rivera Perform 'I Like Him' From MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's MAN OF LA MANCHA - Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nova Payton and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres.

STAGE TUBE: Rufus Bonds, Jr. Sings 'Dulcinea' from MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres.


Maria Torres Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Maria Torres been in?
Maria Torres has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Maria Torres been in?
Maria Torres has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Maria Torres been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for 4 Guys Named Jose?And Una Mujer Named Maria! .


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