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Adelita Xóchitl Hinojosa-Martin - is a native of Denton, Texas of Mexican American heritage. She began dancing at the age of 5 and has trained in several dance genres ever since (that's over 37 years!). While in college and again in 2020 to the present, she trains and performs with ballet coach Arleen Sugano, creator of the SuganoSystem (a pragmatic methodology for 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 Hicksto 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 the 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. 

Due to the covid19 pandemic, performing has been extremely rare, but thankfully training has continued. Knowledge of body mechanics, injury prevention, strength and fluidity of movement has flourished thanks to her master coach Arleen Sugano. Fluidity of movement improved thanks to Nathan Trice and his weekly improvisation sessions, online and in person. Now ongoing training in classes in / around prestigous NYC studios continues.

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 inpatient teams in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. 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. 

Unexpectedly, Social Dance Workout was inspired / created by Adelita from January 2021 - July 2022 (during the covid19 pandemic). It was inspired from love of music, movement, dance and the mere fact of missing movement/dance dearly. Once a week Adelita held a class for adults and kids in her community of Flatbush/Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, NY. The class brought people from all ages and walks of life to release stress and improve the physical and psychological self.  People left feeling refreshed and smiling. 

Contact : AdelitaDance@gmail.com

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