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Alonso Guzman & Dardo Galletto

ALONSO GUZMAN

Native Puerto Rican, raised under the Caribbean culture. He dedicated 9 years studying martial arts: Tae Kwon Doh under the direction of Guinness World Breaker Fernando Camareno in which discipline he was, later on, promoted Black Belt by South Korean Master Young Soo Doh; Muay Thai under the direction of Krav Maga Worldwide Instructor Juan Delgado, and Capoeira under the direction of his brother Mestre Pixaim Abada.

After winning numerous gold medals from local and national competitions including one from the US Open Mix Martial Arts 2009, he finally decided to show interest in classical and modern dance. He joined School for the Performing Arts and quickly rose up to become a dancer at the school’s company Dramadanza.

At 17, he moved to New York City after being awarded the Oprah Winfrey Foundation Scholarship and the Olive Tree Foundation Scholarship to study at the Ailey School for 3 years. Under the direction of Milton Myers, he demonstrated Modern Dance for senior students in The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Ailey first company members, and Steps on Broadway. Following his school training and Modern Dance teachings, Alonso worked with Ballet Hispanico 2nd Company(NYC), The Contemporary Dance Program at Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Steps Repertory Ensemble (NYC), Oui Danse (NYC), The Deborah Abel Dance Company in Boston, and for The Kuperman Brothers’ cinematographic and choreographic projects (CHI & NYC) which includes dancing for the opening ceremony of the The Lortel Awards 2016 and dancing for PHISH 2016/2017 New Years concert in Madison Square Garden.

Independently, he performed projects by Loni Landon, Samantha Spice, Jennifer Archibald, Judith Jamison, Larry Keigwin, Swan Pouffer, Andrea Miller, Nathan Trice and Ohad Naharin. Currently, he’s dancing for Dardo Galletto Dance, The Metropolitan Opera House, and his own independent projects.

Thanks to Dardo Galletto, Alonso has been provided with the opportunity to open three annual dance festivals, Parallel Projects in April, Times Square Contemporary Dance Fest in August, and Solos & Duets in September. Alonso is committed to presenting the works of prominent emerging choreographers and small companies in the dance capital of the world, NYC. The artists and companies hosted in this festivals are ensured to have unforgettable exposure in a friendly environment that promotes artistic growth and quality networking.

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