Educator | Choreographer | Producer
Projects | Performing Season | Collaboration
Native of Monterrey, Mexico, graduated from Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey. He studied on scholarship at the Central School of Ballet in London where he also performed and toured with the resident company. He has participated in national and international festivals, as well as tours to The United States, England, France, Italy, Venezuela, Egypt, Ireland and Israel. As a member of the company, Tania Perez-Salas Compania de Danza for 6 years, Arturo performed in festivals such as, Fall For Dance at City Center in NY, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland, Oriente Occidente festival in Italy and the Biennale of Art in France. As a teacher, Arturo has taught at universities and international festivals as well as summer dance intensives in Chicago and DC.
Arturo has been awarded numerous grants from The Mexican National Foundation for the Arts for work as a choreographer and performer. In 2009, Arturo founded The Danzanorte-Danzante Collective, a collaborative choreography performance group based in Mexico. In 2010, Arturo was commissioned to create a work for Piel Morena Contemporary Dance Company based in Chicago, which premiered in the Fall of 2011. Arturo is the co-founder and resident choreographer of Company Danzante, for which he has staged several new choreographies, performed, created video dance and photo series, and taught master classes.
Arturo is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2014 Local Dance
Commissioning Project, and presented his commissioned work during Company Danzante’s season at the Millennium Stage in September. Arturo is on faculty at Dance Academy of Virginia where he teaches the student modern and contemporary technique and coach contemporary solos for the Youth American Grand Prix. Arturo is a guest artist for summer intensive programs in Mexico, Washington, DC and Chicago and is the 2015 recipient of the Strauss Artist Grant awarded by the Arts Council of Fairfax County.
Recognition of Achievement
Arturo was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to premier work for the Millennium Stage as the 2014 recipient of Kennedy Center’s Local Dance Commissioning Project