Adelita Xóchitl Hinojosa-Martin - is a native of Denton, Texas of Mexican American heritage. She began dancing as a child and has trained in several dance techniques over the last 35 years. While in college and again in 2020 to present, she trains and performed with ballet coach Arleen Sugano, creator of the SuganoSystem (a pragmatic methodology of mastering professional classical ballet technique). 

Since moving to New York City in 2005 she has soared as a professional dancer, performing and training with numerous elite instructors at Steps on Broadway, Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center,  including Cecilia Marta, Max StoneJana Hicksjust to name a few.

Professionally, Adelita works as a freelance dancer. Companies she's performed frequently with include Organic Magnetics, Sekou McMiller Dance, Cecilia Marta Dance Company, xodus dance collective, Benjamin Briones Ballet Company, CompanyAlpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, A Corps Perdu and The Next Stage Project. As a guest artist she performed with nathan trice ritualsLauren Cox (Symbioh)Grimes Dance Group, Battery Dance Company, and numerous Cirque de Soleil premiere events in and around New York City. Adelita has had her choreography shown in New York City, Penang, Malaysia and Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Adelita has worked with Tony Award winning associate choreographer Maija Garcia (Broadway Show FELA!), Emmy Award-nominee choreographer Brian Thomas, and many inspirational musical artists such as Meshell NdegeOcello. Adelita taught contemporary and contemporary jazz/latin jazz in NYC's most prestigious dance centers including Joffery Ballet School/Jazz & Contemporary Staff NYC Summer Intensive, Peridance Capezio Center, Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam and Broadway Dance Center.

Adelita briefly relocated back to the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex from 2014-2016, where she shared her diverse knowledge of dance, anatomy for dancers and nutrition for dancers in multiple studios throughout the DFW metroplex. She is thrilled to be back in NYC training, rehearsing and performing with talented and inspirational artists. Check out the calendar for upcoming shows.  ---> (insert pandemic)...

Due to the covid19 pandemic performing has been extremely rare, but thankfully training has continued. Strength and fluidity of movement have improved, thanks to Nathan Trice and his weekly improvisation sessions, online and in person. Knowledge of body mechanics, injury prevention and fluidity of movement has flourished thanks to my master coach Arleen Sugano. And unexpectedly, creation of Social Dance Workout in Brooklyn, NY happened from love of music and movement/dance and the mere fact of missing movement/dance dearly. Once a week Adelita holds an outdoor class for the community of Flatbush/Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, NY. It's a 45 minute class focused on fun and simple movement to fun, heartfelt music. Adults and children are welcome. The class proves to bring people from all ages and walks of life, from 10 - 80. It brings community together while releasing stress, and improving the physical and psychological self. The class began January 2021 and continues. As of December 2021, an indoor class which  incorporates floor stretching, along with cardio dance. People leave feeling refreshed, smiling. 

 

Adelita earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (cum laude) from Texas Woman’s University, while serving as class president. In addition to her professional dance career, Adelita is a registered nurse, working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. She has been a nurse since 2005 and is currently with working the dedicated Neurosurgery department, outpatient. She earned her Oncology Nurse Certification,  which speaks to nursing knowledge of cancer prevention, treatment, survivorship, palliative care, and end-of-life and reflects knowledge across treatment types, including surgical, medical and radiation therapies. This unique perspective on life has proven to give a deep appreciation for the gift of performing arts. 

Contact : AdelitaDance@gmail.com