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Kenny Ortega

Film Producer from United States of America

Kenny Ortega Kenneth John "Kenny" Ortega (born April 18, 1950) is an American producer, director, and choreographer, best known for directing the High School Musical trilogy and Michael Jackson's This Is It concert tour. Ortega was born in Palo Alto, California, the son of Madeline, a waitress, and Octavio "Tibby" Ortega, a factory worker from Redwood City. His grandparents were from Spain. Initially known for working with dancer and choreographer Gene Kelly on the film Xanadu, Ortega went on to choreographing the dance for the Menudo video "Hold Me", as well as the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, and has won awards for choreography in music videos, such as Madonna's "Material Girl". Ortega directed Billy Squier's "Rock Me Tonite" video, which is often cited as the worst music promo clip ever made and has been blamed by Squier for killing his career. Together with Michael Jackson, he created and designed the Dangerous World Tour 1992-1993 and the HIStory World Tour 1996-1997. He has also choreographed events ranging from Super Bowl XXX, the 72nd Academy Awards, the 1996 Summer Olympics (Atlanta) and the 2002 Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City). In addition, Ortega has directed and choreographed High  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Kenneth Ortega,Kenneth John Ortega
Date of birth
1950-04-18
Place of birth
Palo Alto
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Actor, Choreographer, Television Director, Film Director, Film Producer

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