Dre Torres is an Award Winning and Critically Acclaimed International Choreographer, Performer and Educator who received a Bachelor of Science in American Dance Pedagogy and Minor in Business Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma City University. Career highlights include Comedy Central, Radio City Music Hall, The Joyce Theatre, FOX, The Capezio A.C.E. Awards, BBC London, PBS, Harvard University and Manager of Broadway Dance Center. Dre has been on Tap faculty with Broadway Dance Center (New York City, USA), Pineapple Dance Studios (London, UK), DansEncore International Dance Festival (Trois-Rivières, CAN), Soul to Sole Tap Festival (Austin, USA) London Tap Dance Intensive (London, UK) and Riff Dallas Tap Festival (Dallas, USA) to name a few.
For five seasons, Dre was a Principal Dancer with Tapestry Dance Company under the direction of Acia Gray. Dre then premiered OSCiLLATE’, which she co-choreographed with Avalon Rathgeb on the London-based tap dance company Old Kent Road. Funded by Arts Council England,This show premiered at the renowned Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, and went on to tour venues including The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Latitude Music Festival, and Shanghai’s Xintiandi Festival. Most recently, Dre performed at the Joyce Theater with Hoofer Award winner Ayodele Casel and 6 Time Grammy Award winning artist Arturo O’Farrill.
Dre has been featured in The New York Times, Dance Magazine and reviews around the world. Dre is looking forward to continuing to share her passion for this brilliant American art form and provide tap education, performances and choreography to students around the world starting with an exciting new focus in the Dallas,Texas Area!
Dre Torres is incredibly passionate about sharing this art form with anyone who is interested, regardless of level. Her class explores rhythmic self-expression, articulation of sounds, tonal quality, and expanding tap vocabulary. She encourages students to find freedom in their movement, building self confidence not only in tap, but in life. With a core focus on center technique, repetition, improvisation, across the floor combinations, and choreography, Dre’s classes will leave you refreshed, motivated, highly energized, and excited for the next class.