Sandy AlvarezThe Lion King
Sandy Alvarez is currently performing in the Tony Award Winning National Tour of In the Heights after touring the country with the National Tour of The Lion King! Born and raised in Manati, Puerto Rico, Sandy’s formal dance training began at the John Dewey H.S. in Brooklyn, NY and continued under scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the Dance Theater of Harlem, and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. He performed as a soloist with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Contemporary Ballet Theatre, Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Joan Miller Dance Players. Sandy is the first recipient of the Eleo Pomare Award for excellence in dance given to only one graduating H.S. senior in the nation! Sandy’s theater credits also include the off Broadway productions of The Wiz, directed by George Faison. Television credits include the Latino Heritage Awards in NYC, the GQ Men of the Year Awards, and the American Choreographer’s Awards. He has appeared on national commercials with K-SWISS and Nike. Sandy choreographed the opera-theatre work Transcending Voices commissioned by Columbia University in NYC, starring George Shirley, as well as the urban musical Ephraim’s Song (Cedric The Entertainer Producer), which won the 2003 NAACP Theater Award for Best Choreography. Next, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award in 2004 for choreographing the musical, Black Olive written and directed by Mark E. Swinton. Sandy is thrilled to share his passion for dance and theatre with students around the world! He is a proud Broadway Connection Master Teacher & Choreographer!
We had such a wonderful time with Jakob Karr. He is a fantastic teacher. He knows just how to pull the best out of all that attended the class. He is innovative, charismatic and inspiring. We felt very honored to have him as our Broadway Connection Master Teacher!” - I. Cook