Santiago (Santi) Rivera

  • B.A. Drama and a Minor in Education

Santiago was born in Los Angeles, CA where he started his dance training in eighth grade. He trained in many styles from Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre etc. Throughout his training he discovered his love for choreography and teaching. He recently graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2016 with a B.A. in Drama and a minor in Education and feels blessed for what he has accomplished. He has been cast in productions in and outside of school, he has choreographed for events like Take Back the Night and Bare Bones Dance Theater’s “Erased and Retraced”, he has self produced two dance concerts “The Process” and “The Promise”, choreographed for companies like Breed Dance Company. And most recently made his Off-Broadway debut not only as a performer but also as a choreographer through UCI’s New York Satellite Program 2016. He has had the privilege to dance for companies and ensembles like; The Hubbard Collective, Jess Harper and Dancers, Interface Ensemble, Celeste Lanuza Dance Theatre and Insight Jazz Ensemble. He loves working with children, and teaching dance at an early age is something he wants to implement in the Hispanic community. Aside from teaching he aspires to be a professional dance concert choreographer. Not only does he want to share his love for dance with aspiring artists but expose concert/commercial dance to the Hispanic community as well.

Open Company Classes

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
H-H/Fusion Open Company Tuesday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm Santiago
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Tiny Dancer

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Jr. Hip-Hop 2 Tuesday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 5 – 7 Santiago
Jr. Jazz 1 Saturday 10:00 am—11:00 am 5 – 7 Santiago
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Level 1

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Lyrical 1 Wednesday 5:30 pm—6:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Hip Hop 1 Tuesday 5:30 pm—6:30 pm 7 – 11 Santiago
Hip Hop 1 Thursday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm 7 – 11 Santiago
Hip Hop 1 Saturday 9:00 am—10:00 am 7 – 11 Santiago
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Level 2

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Hip-Hop 2 Wednesday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Lyrical 2 Monday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Lyrical 2 Friday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 7 – 11 Santiago
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Level 3

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Ballet 3 Wednesday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Hip-Hop 3 Thursday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Hip Hop 3 Friday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Hip Hop 3 Saturday 12:00 pm—1:00 pm 9+ Santiago
Jazz 3 Monday 7:30 pm—8:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Jazz 3 Thursday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Lyrical 3 Thursday 5:30 pm—6:30 pm 9+ Santiago
Lyrical 3 Friday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 9+ Santiago
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Level 4

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Hip-Hop 4 Wednesday 7:30 pm—8:30 pm 10+ Santiago
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