CCD Location
The Center for
Contemporary Dance
3580 Aloma Ave #7
Winter Park, FL 32792
407-695-8366
Dario J. Moore
Artistic Director

Dario J. Moore is a former dancer with Ballethnic Dance Company and is recognized as an innovator of dance in the area. He has more than 22 years of experience in arts education, production and project management.  Moore is also the founder/artistic director of Moore Dance Project (2001-present).  Over the past 15 years, Moore Dance Project has presented more than 42 diverse dance works through partnerships with over 35 organizations, including Bethune-Cookman University, MicheLee Puppets and the Museum of Florida Art. Moore co-founded The Center for Contemporary Dance and has served as its Artistic Director since 2001.  He has been featured locally on PBS Television, FOX News and the Daily Buzz Morning Talk Show; feature articles about Moore have appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Arts Magazine and Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine. Honored for excellence in statewide contributions to arts education by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education (2011), Moore has served as a grant panelist for United Arts of Central Florida, a regular presenter for the Florida Dance Educator Organization, and an arts educator for public schools across the state.  Moore holds an MA degree from American University in dance education; dance programs developed by Moore annually reach over 5,000 Title I public school children.

 

Craig W. Johnson
Executive Director

Craig W. Johnson is a seasoned Executive with more than 22 years of experience in arts management, arts marketing, fundraising and event production. A graduate of Rollins College, his philosophies in arts management have been featured in university textbooks, national/international magazines and local newspapers. Johnson co-founded The Center for Contemporary Dance and has served as its Executive Director since 2001; Creative Director for U-Turn Dance Company in Washington, DC (1994-2001); Development Director for the Little Red Theatre in New Jersey (1990-1994).  He has served as a consultant for several Florida arts organizations, including Nao Dance, Emotions Dance Company, the Asian Cultural Association, Yow Dance, DRIP and Patelworks Dance Theater.  He is the co-founder of the Florida Dance Education Forum, which ensures quality dance programming at the public school level.  As Executive Director, Johnson has successfully launched partnerships and produced major projects with more than 50 Florida organizations, including MicheLee Puppets, Trinity Preparatory School, Rollins College, Bethune-Cookman University and dozens of Central Florida public schools.

Ingrid F. Lozano
Director of Education and Vaganova Studies

Ingrid F. Lozano is a professional dance educator, award-winning choreographer and former professional dancer who has been teaching and inspiring students for over 25 years. Lozano specializes in the Vaganova Method and holds a Masters of Education in Dance & Theater from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. She trained at the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet with a scholarship and with the Cuban Ballet of Alicia Alonso. Lozano danced professionally as a soloist with companies in the United States including Fort Worth Ballet in TX, Bristol Concert Ballet in VA., South America, Europe, Canada and in Mexico with the National Classical Ballet Company. In 2012, Lozano joined the faculty of Allen Ting Ballet in China where she served as international guest teacher and choreographer for a Youth Company in Nanchang. She has been dance professor/assistant director at Virginia Intermont College and Texas Tech University. Lozano has served as an artistic director, owner, professor, ballet mistress and guest teacher with professional companies, universities and dance schools all over the world. Recognized for her expertise in the Vaganova Method, she is sought by and continues to consult with professional and pre-professional dance centers across the globe, assisting them in building outstanding classical ballet programs.

Andrew Coronado
Modern and Contemporary Studies

Hailing from San Antonio, TX, Andrew Coronado began his dance training at the age of 18 studying at The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas on full scholarship. He received further training at Palo Alto College, Kansas City Ballet, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, and The Plano Dance Theatre. In his professional career, he has danced with Spareworks Contemporary Dance Company (founding dancer, teacher, choreographer), Muscle Memory Dance Theatre (first company, teacher, choreographer), The Dallas Black Dance Theatre II (second company, dancer), and The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet (first soloist). Mr. Coronado’s other professional achievements include Co-Founder, Executive and Co-Artistic Director for Ordinary Spaces (an organization aimed at promoting public dance performances), starting a dance professional’s training program at Our Lady of the Lake University, and teaching workshops/setting choreography for many professional dance companies and schools including Erison Dancers (San Antonio, TX), City in Motion Dance Theatre (Kansas City, MO), Contemporary Dance Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX), and Collective Dance Artistry (Helotes, TX), among others. Mr. Coronado is honored to be a part of The Center for Contemporary Dance and is excited to foster the creativity and talent of the next generation of dance artists.