Gloria Lanuza, dancer, teacher and choreographer, has trained and performed with her extended family of accomplished artists since childhood. At age six, Gloria began her dance training at the San Diego Ballet and graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts where she focused on Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Choreography and choral studies. She has trained with many top flamenco artists in dance, cante and percussion as well as had extensive training in East Indian Classical Dance and Belly Dance. Other dance forms Gloria has studied are Contemporary, Salsa, Tango, African, Hip Hop, Samba and Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. She also has studied various forms of Martial Arts, Pilates, Yoga, music and acting. She also has many years of professional free-lance work as a featured performer and dancer in concert and commercial venues internationally. Ms. Lanuza recently was contracted by Roni Benise, The Spanish Guitar, for his 2011 and 2012 tours. Previous to Benise, Gloria was a featured dancer at the dinner dance show extravaganza Battle of the Dance. Gloria also has co-founded and incorporated Lanuza-Morales Productions. Aside from her professional free-lance work, Gloria currently directs and performs with her companies Divine Desi Dance , Mashyet As-Salaam and Flamenco Tez, which are all associated with Lanuza-Morales Productions. Ms. Lanuza, throughout her years of experience as an artist, has created an exciting and unique approach of fusing styles and cultures together to create an exhilarating experience in her classes, performances, and artist collaborations.