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A native of Virginia, Ordoñez began her ballet training with Hortensia Fonseca at the Maryland Youth Ballet. She completed her training under the direction of Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio in New Jersey and received additional training at Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Corella Ballet in Spain. She has appeared with several ballet companies as a guest artist performing principal roles.
Ordoñez was chosen to attend the inaugural Choreographic Workshop hosted by Boston Ballet and led by Helen Pickett. An accomplished choreographer, Ordoñez has staged and choreographed dances from Giselle, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Paquita and has created several original works for schools and companies in the US. Ordoñez is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has been teaching ballet in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for over twelve years.