Choreographer, Dancer, Performer, Inspirational Role Model, and Artistic Developer, Violeta Galagarza, was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York. She is one of those individuals you meet and say, “Where have you been my whole life!” Having studied at the Professional Performing Arts High school, and at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Violeta achieved the inevitable. She has presented her works in New York at numerous dance spaces, and founded her non-profit Hip Hop dance company, KR3T’s (Keep Rising to the Top).
Violeta has received many prestigious awards associated with the Choreography she provided for artists such as Aventura, Frankie Negron, Jim Jones, Prince Royce, Joe of Jive Records, Lumidee, and Notch. In addition, she has received acknowledgements for her Choreography on Grand Theft Auto 3 & 4, where she is also featured as one of the characters in the game.
Some of the awards presented to Violeta include:
-most recent Latin Grammys for Verizon Fios Best Choreography Flash Mob Award
-AOL’s MAKERS chose Violeta as 1 of 100 woman who have shaped America
– Mamas Latinas Award
-New Yorker of the Week, NY1
– The Bessie Award (Special Achievement in Dance)
Just to name a few.
Violeta has trained numerous emerging artists who have appeared with established artists: Usher, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Chris brown, Step Up 2 & 3 and MTV’s Tr3.