SSDI/VVDI Programs Founder and Artistic Director
Executive Director Gulfshore Ballet, Fort Myers, Florida
Former Ballet Master and Principal Teacher,
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and
Director, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
Mr. Munoz has been teaching and coaching young dancers for over 30 years, both in the USA and abroad. Mr. Munoz served as Director of the Conservatory of Dance and Music Point Park College (now University) from 1983-1995. There, he created two successful programs for young aspiring dancers, The Pre-Professional Division and the International Summer Dance Program. During this time, he assembled an impressive faculty of world-renowned Master Teachers, including Laura Alonso, Barbara Sandonato, Karen Brown, Magda Aunon, Eva Evdokimova, Willy Burmann, Michael Uthoff, John McFall and Jose Molina. In the summer of 1993, Mr. Munoz, was invited to be part of the faculty at Pro Danza in Havana Cuba, where he taught classes at the Historical Theater Garcia Lorca. In the year 1995, was invited to teach at The Baltimore High School for the Performing Arts. From 1997-2005, Mr. Munoz was Ballet Master/Coach for both Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s Company and its school. In 2005, he became Executive Director and Ballet Master at Gulfshore Ballet in Florida. Mr. Munoz’s former students are recognized for their high level of professionalism and their artistic and technical achievements. Most have gone on to successful careers with major companies across the US and Europe.
Mr. Munoz has been a guest Master Teacher at a number of Ballet Companies, including Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Ballet Met, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Colorado Ballet, among others. He has also taught master classes at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Magda Aunon Classical Ballet School, Wexford Dance Academy, Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh, Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet School, both in Aspen and Santa Fe, Vail Valley Dance Academy, Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, Dance Conservatory of Maryland, Takeuchi Ballet Studio in Japan and the Kenny Wang Ballet School in Taiwan.
In 2017, Mr Munoz will be teaching and holding auditions in Brazil, Japan and Taiwan.