About the Artistic Director Ferdinand De Jesus
Ferdinand De Jesus: De Jesus,otherwise known as “Freddie,” is a native Nuyorican. he began his training at Nannette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1987. He then continued his studies on merit scholarships at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and later at the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York City. Freddie has trained alongside and worked with many successful professionals throughout his 25 year long career in the art of DANCE. De Jesus has performed many legendary American modern dance masterpieces and has worked with a range of dance pioneers as well as amazing contemporary dance innovators. In 2010 Mr De Jesus received honorary mention from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honoring his commitment to his role of Director of Arts and Culture for the POLK County Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce since 2008 . Ferdinand De Jesus’ contribution to Arts and Culture within his hometown state of New York was recognized when he was commissioned to create an original work at El Museo Del Barrio in Spanish Harlem NYC in the Summer of 2010. De Jesus embarked on a new career path in 2011 as the FREDIDANCE PROJECT, Artistic Director and Founder. FrediDANCE Project is a New York based boutique dance company presenting works by Artistic Director Ferdinand “Freddie” De Jesus. The work explores a unique genre of gender identity exploration and choreographic development focusing on LGBT topics, and a variety of broad issues relating to sexuality and social issues.Mr. De Jesus served as the Associate Director and Resident Choreographer of Florida Dance Theatre until 2015. De Jesus has dedicated his career to creating and fostering the development of dancers of all ages and backgrounds through the newly opened ULTIMATE DANCE CENTER , while maintaining his personal commitment to providing DANCE as a living art form to the world.
Fredi Dance Project Workshop & Auditions
Summer Intensive July 6-23, 2020
9 am to 4pm, Monday-Friday with some weekend rehearsals