George Salinas is originally from Dallas, Texas. He has dedicated decades studying and perfecting his craft as a professional choreographer, dancer and teacher. George is a graduate Dallas’s Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He trained at the Dallas Ballet Academy, the Martha Graham School, and American Dance Festival. He received his formal dance training from Denise Vale and Austin Hartel at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned his B.F.A. in Modern Dance Pedagogy.
While at the university, he was a guest dancer with several dance companies throughout the country, and a scholarship student with the American Dance Festival for several years. While working on his B.F.A. at the University of Oklahoma, he was a part of numerous international tours performing works by Stuart Hodes, Sonia Dawkins, and Martha Graham. Mr. Salinas comes to Anderson University after a rich 10 year career with Indianapolis-based Dance Kaleidoscope. While a member of the company he performed as a soloist, taught master classes and choreographed for the company.
Mr. Salinas has spent over 15 years teaching and dancing at universities and with programs for underprivileged youth. His professional career has spanned both the national and international stage. He sits on the Indiana Arts Commission grant review panel for dance and continues choreographing, teaching and lecturing around the country.
He has worked with renowned artists and choreographers: Tatiana Baganova, Kevin Brown, Chuck Davis, Gregory Hines, Bill T. Jones, John Jasperse, Pearl Lang, Peggy Lyman, Luis Montero, Earl Mosely, Dennis Marshall, Donald McKayle, and Norman Walker. He also has danced with Ballet Dallas, Ballet Hispanico, Oklahoma Festival Ballet, Mexico Lindo Dance Company, SD Prism Dance Company, Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico Company and the Modern Repertory Dance Theatre.
George has been a part of the Anderson University dance faculty since 2012.
Assistant Professor of Dance
B.F.A, University of Oklahoma