Originally from Trinidad and raised in Miami, Florida, Yusha-Marie Sorzano received her primary dance instruction from New World School of the Arts, Thomas Armour Youth Ballet at the Miami Conservatory, and The Dance Theater of Harlem.  She attended the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and in her junior year was invited to join Ailey II.

 

Yusha-Marie has been a member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Morphoses, TU Dance, and BODYTRAFFIC.  Additionally, she has performed as a guest artist with Benjamin Millipied's LA Dance Project.  Yusha-Marie has performed in principal roles with the Ailey company, and in a wide variety of concert works, including noted choreographers Ulysses Dove, Dianne McIntyre, Hofesh Shechter, Kyle Abraham, and Ron K Brown.  As well as with recording artist Wynton Marsalis, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Destiny's Child, and Rihanna.  She has been a guest artist on "Dancing with the Stars", a cast member of Chicago acclaimed Goodman Theater's "Crowns", and starred as the principal dancer in the independent film "You Me and The Circus".  Yusha-Marie has most recently joined New York based company Camille A. Brown & Dancers.   

 

When not performing she enjoys teaching both nationally and internationally.  Yusha-Marie joins Ballet Conservatory West as a Horton based, modern dance instructor.  

YUSHA-MARIE SORZANO

            Modern Instructor
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