George Salinas comes to Anderson University after a 10-year career with Dance Kaleidoscope. While under the tutelage of director David Hochoy, Salinas not only performed as a dancer, but was asked to be a choreographer as well. Salinas has been teaching for more than 15 years nationally and internationally, from universities to programs for underprivileged youth. Salinas is a native of Dallas, Texas, where he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Later, he received his formal dance training from Denise Vale and Austin Hartel at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned his B.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 from 2001 through 2003. Salinas has worked with renowned artists and ch oreographers: Tatiana Baganova, Kevin Brown, Chuck Davis, Bill T. Jones, John Jasperse, Peggy Lyman, Luis Montero, Earl Mosely, Dennis Marshall, and Donald McKayle. 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 Salinas has been at Anderson University since 2013.
Assistant Professor of Dance
B.F.A, University of Oklahoma