Alejandro Ronceria is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning director/choreographer/producer based in Toronto. As well as personal work, he has directed and produced theatrical productions nationally and internationally. Ronceria is also the founding Artistic Director of the first Aboriginal Dance Program in North America at The Banff Centre for the Arts. During his 5-year tenure, the groundbreaking program brought together diverse Indigenous and Inuit performers from across Canada, the USA, Mexico; Greenland and New Zealand. This program was the incubator for developing a new generation of choreographers working in Canada and abroad and served as a model for various schools for Indigenous dance internationally.
Ronceria has an extensive history collaborating with Yukon First Nations performing artists. In 2013, Ronceria was the director for the Northern Scene National Arts Centre’s Spirit of the Drum and the Opening Gala. He was also the director/co-producer for the Arctic Winter Games Opening Gala in 2012. He was the director/choreographer for the Yukon First Nations show What the Land Remembers at the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, and a choreographer for the official opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The live event was aired on ten international broadcast channels in a total of 11 languages.
He continues to work today as a director and dramaturge for numerous Indigenous productions in the Americas. Ronceria has also directed films that have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance. Classically trained in ballet in Colombia, he holds a MFA in Dance Dramaturgy from York University.