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Mateo Galindo Torres is a dancer and choreographer, with side projects in film, photography and music editing. His initial studies include ballet, contemporary, tango, salsa, jazz, tap, and capoeira. From 2006 to 2010 Torres focused his training on classical ballet and performed professionally in Cuba, Panama and Colombia. In 2010, Torres traveled to Canada, where he deepened his studies in contemporary and modern dance. Since his arrival to Canada, Torres has worked professionally with Typecast Dance Company, Kokus Productions, Cadence Bridges Ballet, Hanna Kiel, Frog in Hand, Jacob Niedzwiecki, Danny Grossman, Janak Khendry Dance Company, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, William Yong, Kaeja d’dance, Olga Barrios, Maxine Heppner, Theatre Tonight, Aria Evans, Lemi Pomifasio, Alan Gilsenan, Larchaud dance project, Dreamwalker Dance Company  and Julia Sasso.

Torres is one of the artistic directors and founding member of Form Contemporary Dance Theatre. Under Form, Torres has choreographed and presented: Reverie (Dance Matters 2014; 2015 Hamilton Fringe festival; Burlington Performing Arts Center 2015), Papero (2014 Hemispheric Encuentro: Manifest, Montreal), I:Solo (Hamilton Fringe Festival 2014; Dance Matters Cabaret 2015), The walker (Burlington Performing Arts Center 2015), Almost a Love Duet (Burlington Performing Arts Center 2015) and Blue(dot)Political (Burlington Performing Arts Center 2015). Torres’ work is often politically charged, inspired by social subject matters, and fuses his eclectic movement background.

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