Its was an honor and a pleasure to spend time with Violeta Galagarza and her talented and respectful kids. It feels good interviewing someone with a creditable resume and that is authentic in our culture. Not only has she paid her dues but she is still continuing to push the culture forward by traveling overseas to teach and have numerous dancers from overseas come to the states just to train with her. She must be doing something right.
Choreographer, Dancer, Performer, Inspirational Role Model, and Artistic Developer ,Violeta Galagarza was born and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York, she is one of those individuals you meet and say “Where have you been my whole life!”. Having studied at Professional Performing Arts High school and on a scholarship at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Company; Violeta has achieved the inconceivable. She presented her work in New York at numerous dance spaces and founded KR3T’s.
Violeta has received many prestigious awards associated with the Choreography she provided for artists such as Aventura, Frankie Negron, Jim Jones, Prince Royce, Joe of Jive Records, Lumidee, and Notch. In addition, she has received acknowledgements for her Choreography on Grand Theft Auto 3 & 4 where she is also featured as one of the characters in the game.
Some of the awards presented to violeta include:
-most recent Latin Grammys for Verizon fios best choreography flash mob award
-AOL’s makers Violeta is chosen as 1 of 100 woman who have shaped America
-New yorker of the week ny1,
-and the Bessie award for special achievement in dance
Just to name a few.
As a result of of Violeta’s talent and dedication many of her students have grown to build there own place in the world of performance and choreography and are now working with some top artist and have appeared in feature films and tv programs such as; Usher, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Chris brown, step up 2 & 3 and mtv tr3s.