Lower Division Faculty
Luz Iturbe is a Carolina, Puerto Rico native who received her early training at Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina and her formal ballet training at Ballets San Juan. She was a member of the Corp of Ballet at Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico under the coaching of María Carrera, Silvia Marichal, and Joaquín Banegas, where she performed classical ballets like Giselle, Le Bayadere, and The Nutcracker, as well contemporary works from prominent Puerto Rican choreographers. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Marketing and a certification in Entrepreneurship from the University of Puerto Rico. She then received a scholarship to be part of the Professional Training Program at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the training of Endalyn Taylor, Andrea Long, and Robert Garland.
During her career as a freelance professional dancer, Luz has performed a great variety of dance styles at different stages. In addition to her classical ballet performances at the International Dance Festival of Panamá, Brooklyn Ballet, and Ballet for Young Audiences, Luz excelled as a commercial backup dancer at the inauguration ceremony of 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, rapper Nelly’s 2013 performance in Good Morning America and rapper Residente’s “Atrevete te te” music video. She has also collaborated with Latin dance companies like R.Evolución Latina and Pajarillo Pintao.
Luz is an ABT® Certified Teacher for Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She was a faculty member at the Dance Theatre of Harlem School and Harlem School of the Arts in NYC, and at the Project Dance Center in Connecticut. With over 10 years of training complemented by professional experience and over five years as a dance educator in various dance programs, Luz will continue sharing her passion for dance and making a significant impact as a dance teacher