Open Level Contemporary and Hip Hop Workshops with Joel Aguilera
Contemporary | 3:00-4:15 pm
From his Latin upbringing to his over a decade of experience in the breaking and hip hop culture, Joel brings many aspects of his life into the classroom. Joel highlights breaking fundamentals, Latin aesthetics, and modern dance training to create an untraditional approach and fusion of dance. You can expect grooves, dynamic physicality and flow within floor work, and an emphasis on the connection between levels in Joel’s contemporary workshop!
Hip Hop | 4:30-5:45 pm
With over a decade of experience in Hip Hop culture, Joel brings his knowledge and history from the cypher, into the classroom! Learn fundamentals of several styles within Hip Hop dance including social moves, house, and breaking to name a few. In this class, we will focus on the groove, footwork, and individuality!
Bio:Joel Aguilera is a Houston Native with a BFA in Dance from the University of Houston. Aguilera is currently receiving his MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is the most recent recipient of the AOP Fellowship. Aguilera spent four and a half years as a principal dancer with Fly Dance Company, with whom he has toured nationally and internationally. In Houston, Aguilera has entertained with Houston Rockets Launch Crew for two seasons, Kreate Inc at the Superbowl LI, PRP Entertainment, and currently spends his time teaching at several studios in the Greater Houston area. Aguilera is the most recent Dance Source Artist in Residence for the 2019-20 season has presented his own work in the Houston area in festivals such as “Barnstorm Dance Fest”, “Emerging Choreographers Showcase”, ”16th Annual Celebration of Dance”, “Mind the Gap 8.0”, “Mind the Gap 13.0”, and “Texas Latino/a/x Contemporary Dance Festival” where he fuses his Breaking foundation with Modern Dance technique to Latin Jazz music. Now, Aguilera continues to work with fusion of styles and aims to create original movement and styles while also representing the diversity of his company and city as the Founder and Artistic Director of Mezclada.