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    Yesid Lopez

    Yesid Lopez

    Contemporary // Certificate Program Faculty

    Biography:

    YESID LOPEZ is originally from Colombia where he began his dance training in ballet at the age of 20 with Jaime Diaz and Ana Consuelo Gomez Caballero in Anna Pavlova´s Ballet Academy in Bogota. He received a scholarship from The School at Jacob´s Pillow in the jazz program in 2004 and 2006 where he was training with Luigi, Matt Mattox, Bill Hastings, Chet Walker, Patti Wilcox, Dana Moore, Alex Sanchez, James Kinney and Mark Burrel. Yesid has performed in Colombia, UK, Cuba, USA as a dancer and choreographer in latin, jazz and contemporary ballet styles and South Korea as a choreographer-featured dancer with Hanwha Resort in Sokcho City.

    In 2006, Yesid moved to New York City. He was a member of The Ballet Hispanico of New York performing works by Vicente Nebrada, Ramon Oller, Ann Reinking, Jean Emile, Pedro Ruiz, William Whitener, Anabella Lopez Ochoa, Andrea Miller and Ron de Jesus. He has worked with So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin at Dance Times Square as a Ballroom Instructor and Choreographer and he is currently a member of The Peridance Contemporary Dance Company performing works by Igal Perry, Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rodhen, Sidra Bell and Enzo Celli. Yesid is also a Faculty member at The School at Peridance and The Peridance Capezio Center. He teaches Salsa with the RiSE Dance Company and is the Founder/Artistic Director of VortX Dance.

    As a choreographer Yesid has performed in different venues in the New York City and Massachusetts Areas like Winter Follies- Spoke The Hub, RHYTHMS, Mojito/DanceOmopolitan at Joe's Pub, Dance Tracks NYC, Dumbo Dance Festival, Bridge for Dance, Local Produce- Spoke The Hub, COOL New York, Wave Raising Series, Latin Dance Festival, Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow, Bailando Por Una Causa/El Museo, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Suite Summer Festival, THE HATCH, Lotus Dance Festival, The Dixon Place, Cape Dance Festival, Contrasts/Riverside Church, Brooklyn Dance Festival, Periapsis Music and Dance, Young Choreographers Festival, Pushing Progress, Kalamandir Dance Festival, Waterside Dance Festival, New York Dance Festival and The Pearl. He has also received reviews in publications like Attitude The Dancers' Magazine, Ballet-Dance Magazine, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Dance Spirit.

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