Silfredo La O Vigo
San Diego, CA, United States
About Silfredo La O Vigo
I am a Professional dancer in the Afro-Cuban and Haitian tradition, Popular Latin dances and Modern dance. I graduated from the National School of the Arts in Havana Cuba in 1994 where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree as a certified Dance Professor and Professional dancer. In 1993, I trained and performed for one year with the Cuban National Folkloric Company and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. I was also a soloist for five years with the professional touring company Cutumba: Ballet Folklorico Afro-Cubano, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Following, My professional performing experience included dancing with the Modern dance Company OCD/San Francisco from 2001 to 2003. Along with this company, I toured places such as The Joyce Theater in New York, NY, The Getty Museum Concert Series, Lose Angeles, CA, Cal State LA, Cal State Monterey Bay and Kentucky Center for the Arts.. In addition, My list of guest performances includes being a principal dancer and guest artist for the Warner Brothers film The Matrix Reloaded. In 1999, I was a guest soloist in the Retrospective of Cuban dance Performance, La Pena, Berkeley, CA and Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. Also, I was a guest dancer for "Bravura!" with The Blankenship Ballet Company, Riverside, California, in 2003. I am is skilled in teaching modern dance, folkloric dance, popular dance, and percussion and I shared my knowledge during master classes at Portland State University, University of Hawaii, University of Florida, and Santa Clara University. I also have choreographed for Stanford University. I am also known as a Visual Artist. I presented an art exhibition in ODC Gallery and Palace of Fine Arts, both located in San Francisco, SWCCD, Pulse Gallery, and others. I currently teach at Palomar College and A Time to Dance Performing Art Studio in North Park, San Diego.
S i l f r e d o L a O V i g o 3865 Granada St San Diego Ca 92104 firstname.lastname@example.org 619 358 5117 PROFESSIONAL DANCE TRAINING: 1989-1994 National School of the Arts, Havana, Cuba B.A., May 1994; Certified as Dance Professor and Professional dancer; Distinction in both modem and folkloric dance 1993-1994 Trained and performed with the Cuban National Folkloric Company and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba 1986-1989 Vocational School of the Arts, Santiago de Cuba PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING EXPERIENCE: 2003- 2010 Palomar College Faculty Performance 1999-2002 Company Dancer, ODC/San Francisco Tours include: The Joyce Theater, New York, NY; Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ; The Getty Museum Concert Series, Los Angeles, CA; Leverkusen, Germany; University of Hawaii, UC Santa Cruz, Cal State LA, Cal State Monterey Bay, George Mason University, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Penn State University, Vanderbilt University and four seasons at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA 1999 Performed with Robert Moses' Kin, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Theater Artaud, San Francisco 1994-1998 Soloist with the professionally touring company Cutumba: Ballet Folkorico Afro-Cubano, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba GUEST PERFORMANCES: 2007 11th Annual Exploration in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum, Humbolt University, Acadia CA Black Choreographer Festival, San Francisco, CA Cuban Spirit, City College, San Diego, CA 2003 Guest Dancer, "Bravura!" The Blankenship Ballet Company, Riverside California Guest Dancer and Choreographer, "Mis Suefios, Mis Ideas," San Francisco, CA 2002 Guest Dancer and Choreographer, "The Quilt Project," San Francisco, CA Artistic Director and Featured Performer of Emese, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival 2001 Principal Dancer and Guest Choreographer for the Warner Brothers film The Matrix Reloaded 2000 Guest Artist with Cuban company Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, California Tour 1999 October 2000 Guest Soloist with Cuban company Ban Rra Rra, California Tour Guest Soloist in the "Peña Cultural Colombiana" Fort Mason Center 1999 Soloist in "Celebrating the African Diaspora" performance University of California, Berkeley Guest Soloist in the Retrospective of Cuban Dance Performance, La Pella, Berkeley, CA, and Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA 1999 "Music-at-Noon" series: Cuban Dance Performance Santa Clam University TEACHING FIELDS: Modern Dance: Cuban modem technique (based on Graham, Cunningham, Dunham and Limon techniques) Folkloric Dances: Cuban-Haitian Folklore (VodiI, Mason, Gaga, lbo, Congolaye, Tumba Francesa, Dahomey), Yoruba traditions (dances of the orishas), RegIa Congo (palo), Carabali, Ia Conga, Chancletas Popular Dances: Son, Salsa/Casino, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Cuban and Haitian merengue, Pilon Musician: percussionist (tumbadora and bata drums) TEACHING AND CHOREOGRAPHING EXPERIENCE: 2009-2010 African American Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 2007 Master Class, 11th Annual Exploration in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum, Humbolt University, Acadia CA Master Class , Black Choreographer Festival, San Francisco, CA Guest Choreographer, Cuban Spirit, City College, San Diego, CA 2005 Guest Artist Residence, Cal State University, San Marcos, CA 2002-2003 Weekly classes in modem and folkloric dance at Rhythm and Motion, Citicentre Dance Theatre and Dance Mission studios Weekly classes in Caribbean Dances at Everett Middle School and Synergy High School 2002 Afro-Cuban Dance Workshops sponsored by the World Dance Office, Portland State University "Inside Out;" Choreography commissioned by ODC Dance Jam, a youth dance company "Mosaico Haitiano; " Choreography commissioned by Ire lie ODC/San Francisco three-week residency at the University of Hawaii, Hilo as part of the Hawaii Concert series "Mambo;" Choreography commissioned by the Oakland Blues Organization Artistic Director, Emese, Messengers of the African Diaspora 1999-2001 Taught weekly class in Cuban and Haitian folkloric dance at Citicentre Dance Theatre, Oakland, CA Quarterly master classes in Cuban Folkloric and Popular Dance, Dance Arts Academy, Los Angeles, CA June 2000 ODC/San Francisco three-week residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville; Taught master classes in modem technique and Afro-Cuban dance to UF dance majors May 2000 Taught week-long seminar on Cuban modem technique Department of Dance, Santa Clara University 1998-1999 Taught master classes in the Department of Dance, Stanford University; Commissioned to choreograph "Chancletas" piece and "Son" piece for the Stanford student dance company Los Decanos and Haitian piece for Kuumba Dance Group Taught weekly class in Cuban-Haitian folkloric dance at Dance Mission, San Francisco, CA 1998
2012 Space4Art Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2011 Space4Art Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2011 Pulse Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2011 South Western College, Chula Vista, CA.
2009 Centro Cultural de la Raza,San Diego,CA.
2005 The Arts Entertainment Center, CA
2003 ODC/Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.
2012 the Watts Towers Arts Center Campus. Los Angeles, CA
2009 La Mora Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 The Brokers Building Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2005 UCSD Latin American Studies Department. La Jolla, CA.