Artistic Director: Raquel Cordova

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Creations Dance Threatre was founded June of 2009. We wanted to bring together dance from all genres and celebrate the ability to express ourselves without words. Raquel Cordova (CEO) quickly joined creative forces with Felicia Guzman (President). For the first 16 months, both women served as the Artistic Directors and also dance with the company. As of Dec 8, 2010, Raquel took on full responsibility as Artisitc Director.

Raquel was born in Lima, Peru where she began her ballet training at the age three. After moving to the United States, she continued her studies with Meredith Baylis, former member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. While attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Raquel danced as junior member with Pacific American Ballet Theatre. It was at LACHSA that she began her Modern training under Ka-Ron Brown Lehman, an amazing choreographer and special teacher. After high school, she was accepted into the Boston Conservatory but left to NYC with a full scholarship to Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Trainee Program. Raquel also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology, which served very helpful in making this website ;)

Since then, she has appeared with Houston's BalletForte and danced principle roles such as Dew Drop and Snow Queen with Southern California Dance Theatre, performed with Patrick Frantz's La Danserie, Media City Ballet of Los Angeles, CBLA and with Faux Pas Dance Company. She was also a featured Choreographer/Dancer in Media City Ballet's 2009, "A Dancer's Work." She currently dances with TransClassics Dance Company. Her motivation comes from years of loving all types of dance but her strength and success is derived from God, her Husband and two children.

Felicia Guzman was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas where she trained at the Vladimir Marek Ballet Academy under Vladimir Marek and Nancy Smith. As a member of the San Antonio Ballet Junior Company, she danced roles in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Giselle. She also appeared in Ballet West’s local productions of The Nutcracker. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT, Felicia relocated to Southern California where she continued her training at Anna Cheselka Dance Center and most recently at Media Dance Centre. She is also a soloist with Media City Ballet and a member of the Kenneth Walker Dance Project as well as guesting with other numerous Los Angeles Companies.

The two woman first worked together in piece called "Letting Go" for a show with Media City Ballet, choreographed by Raquel. The piece was about two sisters dealing with the death of their father. Felicia danced the role of the more level headed/ introverted sister, while Raquel played herself, unwilling to deal with reality...incapable of letting go.

On Decemeber 4, 2010, Raquel choreographed and produced the company's first grand scale full length ballet of The Nutcracker. The show was a huge success and marked the begining for Raquel's new role as the sole Artistic Director for Creations Dance Theatre.


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