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Inspirational Talk with Sergio Trujillo, Tony-Nominated Colombian Broadway Choreographer

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

February 21, 2019


(Image: Courtesy of the Andean American Association)

This event is open to the public, free for YPA and AS members and $15 for non-members. 

Join Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) and the Andean American Associations for a conversation with Sergio Trujillo, a renowned choreographer from Colombia. Trujillo is an internationally recognized choreographer and the recipient of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for the musical Memphis and a 2016 Tony Award nominee for choreography in the Broadway musical On Your Feet! Learn about his rise, and network with other professionals during a pizza and wine reception following the conversation, which will be moderated be Laura Hernández, an award-winning international producer and journalist based in New York. 

Registrants will be entered into a raffle to attend a tech rehearsal with Sergio Trujillo.

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About the Speakers

In 2011, Sergio Trujillo had the honor of having four shows simultaneously running on Broadway: Tony Award winning Best Musical Memphis (Olivier Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations), Tony and Olivier Award winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Greenroom Award, Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), The Addams Family, and Next to Normal, the recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Currently, Sergio is the choreographer of the Broadway production of Ain't Too Proud. Other Broadway choreography credits: Summer: The Donna Summer MusicalA Bronx Tale(Astaire Awards nomination), On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan MusicalHands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of FaithGuys and Dolls (Astaire Awards nomination) and All Shook Up.

Sergio also directed and choreographed Arrabal at American Repertory Theater that was previously presented as a part of the XV Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá 2016,Flashdance (National Tour), and Gloria Estefan On Broadway (Minskoff Theatre). Other choreography credits: Ain’t Too Proud (Berkeley Rep), Freaky Friday (Disney Theatrical), Invisible Thread (Second Stage), Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Musical (Helen Hayes Award nomination- Olney Theatre), Mambo Kings (San Francisco), Zhivago, and The Wiz(La Jolla Playhouse). Additional theatre credits include: Peggy Sue Got Married (West End) and the revival of the Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate in Tokyo. He also choreographed Disney's re-imagined musical Tarzan in Europe (John Kraaijkamp Musical Award nomination), and The Public Theater’s production of Romeo & Juliet. In Canada, Sergio choreographed the revival of The Sound of Music and the critically acclaimed production of West Side Story at the Stratford Festival. TV/Film credits include; Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood), So You Think You Can Dance (Canada), Triple SensationThe 14th American Comedy AwardsNBC’s Primetime Presentation at Radio CityBroadway: The American Musical for PBS. Sergio is also the recipient of the 2003 Ovation Award for Empire: A New American Musical, and five Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations in Canada. In December 2012, Trujillo was distinguished as one of the Top 100 Colombians in the world by President Juan Manuel Santos. Trujillo’s upcoming productions include: Paramour (Hamburg 2019), and Carmen – An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical.

Laura Hernández is an award-winning international producer and journalist based in New York. She produces compelling and impactful stories for traditional and digital formats. Some of her most recent works includes Fox Digital Studio and All Rise Films co-production, PHENOMS, featuring human stories of young soccer superstars around the globe leading up to the World Cup Russia 2018. I also co-produced, Fox Sports documentary Nossa Chape a powerful story about rebuilding the Brazilian soccer team "Chapecoense" after a plane crashed and killed 71 people in 2016. Prior to that, Hernández worked as the NYC permanent correspondent for several prestigious Latin American media outlets, with excellent results reporting and producing (Radio and TV) on a daily basis, handling breaking news and supporting special coverages of relevant events such as the presidential elections, the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations General Assembly, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Academy Awards among others.