Principals

 

CRISTOBAL N. HERRERA

Director, President, and Choreographer, began his dance studies at the age of 9 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He came to New York on a ballet scholarship with the American Ballet Theater where he danced and studied with such greats as Baryshnikov, Makarova and Bojones. Cris has studied many forms of dance and has toured with several Broadway shows including Lee Theodore's American Dance Machine where he worked with some of the greatest American choreographers reprising their works including Agnes DeMille (Brigadoon) and Ron Field (Applause and Cabaret). He did National and International Tours of West Side Story as Bernardo and the National Tour of Can Can with Chita Rivera and the Rockettes. For five seasons Cris danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company where he performed in Placido Domingo's 30th Anniversary performance of Samson et Dalila televised Live from Lincoln Center. He has also danced in Aida, performed with Luciano Pavarotti in Turandot and Un Ballo In Maschera, and was a featured performer in Philip Glass' The Voyage. Cris was inspired to dance flamenco while at the MET where Franco Zeffirelli required "real" flamenco dancers for his production of Carmen. Since, Cris has studied flamenco both in Spain and the United States with some of the world's greatest masters, in Madrid with such artists as Guido, Ciro, Paco Romano and Timo and in Sevilla with Manolo Marin. He has also studied in Santa Fe with Maria Benitez, Javier Latorre, Domingo Ortega, in Albuquerque with Fernando Romero, Joaquin Encinias and in New York under Jose Molina, La Meira and Antonio Hidalgo. His solo dance performances in flamenco include Franco Zeffirelli's La Traviata at the MET and, in the summer of 1999, the Santa Fe Opera production of Carmen. In the winter of 2000, Cris along with Gregory De Silva and Jenny Lyn Bascos created Atrévete Flamenco Dance Theater of New York, Inc. The premiere of their initial work "Dare To" was performed in July, 2000 at the prestigious Sixth Annual Fire Island Dance Festival and was televised in 28 cities across the United States. In the Fall of 2000, Cris danced with the New York City Opera in their production of Rinaldo, choreographed by Ana Yepes. In addition to dance and choreography, Cris has been a student of theater. He spent two years studying the Meisner technique with William Alderson and in the summer of 1996 studied acting/directing at the Yale School of Drama. Cris has been in many films and television shows. He is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA and AGMA.

ANN MARIE PREVOST

Director and Secretary, is an attorney with Brown & Wood LLP in New York City. As a supporter of dance and theater, Ms. Prevost is helping to guide Atrévete Flamenco Dance Theater of New York, Inc. through the incorporation process as a tax exempt organization and with the logistics inherent in the company's performances, grant applications and proposed fundraisers.

 

 

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