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Arturo Fernandez

Choreographer & Trustee

A native of Oakland, California, Arturo began dance training at the School of Performing Arts in San Diego. He joined the San Diego Ballet in 1978, and performed with the California, Arizona, Sacramento and New Jersey Ballets as well as the Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. In 1981, Arturo joined modern dance company ODC/San Francisco, and served as the assistant to the choreographers from 1988 until spring 1991. Arturo has choreographed for the Berkeley Ballet Theater, Kulintang Arts Ensemble and LINES Ballet, and has also demonstrated his work in self-produced concerts throughout the region. Since 1992, he has been the Ballet Master for LINES Ballet, assisting Alonzo King in the creation of new work. Since 1998 he has coordinated and taught in Alonzo King's Professional Summer Intensive. In 2001 he directed the first summer pre professional program at LINES. For more than a decade he has been an integral part of the faculty of the San Francisco Dance Center. He has staged ballets by Alonzo King on companies and Universities throughout the United States including NYU, Washington University in St. Louis and the Florida State University. Commissioned work for IPB: Dracula.

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