Michael Landez is originally from San Antonio, Texas where he began his training with Buddy and Susan Trevino and Scott Conway. Mr. Landez began his career as a dance educator at age 15, instructing beginner jazz classes. Quickly thereafter, he had the pleasure of teaching tap classes and created his first original choreographic work, Neo-Renaissance. Mr. Landez joined American Repertory Ballet as a dancer and was privileged to be a substitute teacher for boys’ and men’s ballet classes, as well as a permanent instructor for Open Adult ballet classes. He spent numerous summers at The Joffrey Workshop Texas where, under the tutelage of Susan Trevino, he was guided to create his first one-act children’s ballet, In the Groove. Mr. Landez was commissioned by the Tricentennial Celebration for San Antonio to create Seis Colores de Tejas, a celebration of Texas history, and has created numerous ballets since with student companies including the Alamo City Dance Company, San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet and Victoria Ballet Theatre. Mr. Landez is a Certified Teacher through the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum for levels Pre-Primary through Level 7 and Partnering as well as Progressing Ballet Technique. Mr. Landez is a graduate of Texas A&M University-San Antonio with a degree in Biology and is currently pursuing an MFA in Dance at the University of Iowa. He enjoys sharing his love for dance with his students and hopes that everyone can be exposed to the art of dance at least once in their lifetime.