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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 “King of Kings” (US Tour); and Disney’s Golden Mickeys (International Tour). Additional credits from feature to independent films include Dance With Me, Disney’s 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 “Hourglass: Time To Talk” 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 “pay it forward”. 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’s 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.

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Maria Torres STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

Maria Torres 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 Awards and Nominations

The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Choreographer

Maria Torres, 4 Guys Named Jose?And Una Mujer Named Maria!

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NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Will Distribute $52.2 Million in Grants to More Than 1,000 Cultural Non-Profits Citywide

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has announced more than $52 million for 1,031 cultural organizations across New York City, distributed through its annual Cultural Development Fund.

TAKE THE LEAD Musical Gets Developmental Workshop

A musicalized version of Take the Lead is in the works, with a developmental workshop underway this month in New York City.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Unveils Selections for Winter Series: Of Hope

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has revealed program selections for Winter Series: Of Hope, featuring world premieres and audience favorites.

City Allocates $7 Million in Funding for The Africa Center's Expansion and Provides Capital Funding for Manhattan Cultural Groups

Discover the latest news as the city of Manhattan announces $7 million in funding for The Africa Center's expansion and highlights new capital funding for cultural groups across the borough.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Announce Annual Membership Meeting Election Results And President's Award

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announced the results of its 2023 Executive Board election at its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday night, November 13.

Joe McCarthy's New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band to Embark on Pan American Nutcracker Suite Holiday Tour

Join Joe McCarthy and his New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band on their Pan American Nutcracker Suite Holiday Tour. Experience a unique Latin Jazz adaptation of Tchaikovsky's iconic ballet suite. Find tour dates and locations for a swinging holiday performance near you.

Photos: Go Inside Amas Musical Theatre's THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), in association with Kierstead Productions (Jim Kierstead) and Chalant Productions (Lisa Reich), presented a one-night only presentation of The Post-Roe Monologues, a play with music by Mimi Zieman, with music direction by Saul Nache and directed by Maria Torres on Monday, November 6 at 7pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Check out photos here!

Jeannette Bayardelle, Emily Bergl & More Join THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance

Additional cast members have been announced for the benefit performance of 'The Post-Roe Monologues' at Merkin Hall on November 6. Don't miss this powerful and timely show!

Sirius XM's Julie James to Host New York Theatre Barn's Gala At Museum Of Broadway

Join Sirius XM’s Julie James as she hosts New York Theatre Barn’s Gala at the Museum of Broadway. Celebrate their 16th anniversary with museum tours and an awards reception on November 13th, 2023.

New York Theatre Barn Will Host its Fall Gala at the Museum Of Broadway Next Month

In honor of their 16th anniversary of programming, New York Theatre Barn will host a gala fundraiser at the Museum of Broadway on November 13th, 2023. In addition to museum tours, the evening will honor Joriah Kwamé and Kate Trammell.

Alyssa Wray, Joriah Kwamé And More To Appear In New York Theatre Barn's Fall Gala At Museum Of Broadway

Alyssa Wray, Joriah Kwamé, and more will appear in New York Theatre Barn’s Fall Gala at Museum of Broadway on November 13th, 2023. Celebrating their 16th anniversary, the event will feature museum tours and special honors.

Judy Gold, Mary Beth Peil & More to Star in THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance

Don't miss the one-night-only benefit performances of 'The Post-Roe Monologues' on November 6th. Proceeds will support the National Abortion Hotline and Choice Matters.

Video: HERE LIES LOVE Receives Mayoral Proclamation

Last night, October 4, the New York City Mayor’s Office honored Here Lies Love with a Mayoral Proclamation timed to Filipino American History Month (October) and celebrating the diversity and story of the show. Check out video from the proclamation here!

Mayor Adams Convenes NYC's First-Ever Live Performance Industry Council To Discuss Issues Plaguing Industry

Mayor Adams convenes NYC's first-ever live performance industry council to discuss issues plaguing industry. Learn more about this groundbreaking initiative.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Names New Board Members and President

Learn about the latest updates at the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) as they announce Seema Sueko as the newly elected SDCF Board President. Stay informed with the latest news in the entertainment indust

Toni Di Buono, Emily Esposito & More to Star in THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Developmental Readings

Witness the talent of Toni Di Buono, Emily Espisito, and other acclaimed actors in the highly anticipated THE POST ROE MONOLOGUES developmental readings. Immerse yourself in the raw emotion and captivating performances as these talented artists bring powerful stories to life on stage.

Cast Set for Film Adaptation of Eric B. Sirota's FRANKENSTEIN, Now Streaming

The cast has been revealed for the film adaptation of the long-running Off-Broadway musical, Frankenstein, by Eric B. Sirota, which has been released and is now available to stream.

Photos: Go Inside Amas Musical Theatre's Annual Gala Benefit Concert Honoring Sheryl Lee Ralph

A starry line-up of talent was hand to celebrate Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City’s award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Monday, May 15, 2023 at Theatre 555. Check out the photos here!

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Reveals Lineup For 2023/24 Season

Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) and David McDermott, executive director, have announced the programs for the company's 46th season, Abundance, a celebration of togetherness, resilience and gratitude. Abundance's offerings will include company and world premieres as well as some classic and familiar pieces, all served with HSDC's signature precision and excellence.

Trust For Governors Island Announces Return Of Summer Season

The Trust for Governors Island has announced a robust calendar of exciting and wide-ranging programs on the Island for this summer that promise to offer exciting experiences for New Yorkers of all ages and visitors from around the world. This year's programming highlights the breadth of activities, events, and cultural experiences that can be enjoyed during the warmer months on Governors Island, including live music, food trucks, and public art installations.

Maria Torres FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Maria Torres has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Maria Torres has not appeared in the West End.

Maria Torres has been nominated for the Outstanding Choreographer award at The Lortels for the show "4 Guys Named Jose? And Una Mujer Named Maria!"

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