Veronica Yañez

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Presenter Bio

Veronica Yañez started her studies in Tampico, Tamps. Mexico with the russian/ french teacher Michel Reznikoff.  In New York, studied at Joffrey Ballet School, Neubert Ballet School at Carnegie Hall and Steps on Broadway with full scholarships. At age 15 she started working at Compañía Nacional de Danza in Mexico City, being the youngest profesional member of the company. At 19 became founder of Ballet de Monterrey under the direction of Anne Marie D’Angelo (Joffrey) later Fernando Alonso (Cuba) dancing as soloist and principal dancer ballets as Nutcraker, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Don Quijote, Tarantella, Giselle, Majísimo, Le Corsarie, Allegro Brillante, Paraíso among others. Worked with international choreographers like Anne Marie D’Angelo, Fernando Bujones, Cynthia Gregory, Melissa Hayden, Jeffrey Hughes, Fernando Alonso. 
In 1995, she left BDM to go to Costa Rica where her career as a ballet teacher starts, teaching profesional contemporary dancers at the University of Costa Rica  (UCR) Danza Universitaria and Danza Abierta, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Master and Profesional Dance School at Universidad Nacional (UNA), Conservatorio and Taller Nacional de Danza (TND), Los denmedium, Jazzgoba Dance Company and Estudio Danza Libre. Where she had won  national and international awards as Best Group, Best Dancer and Best Choreography. She has choreographed classical and contemporary for international competitions  in New York and Orlando winning first, second and third place.