Victor is an independent artist, visual artist, dancer, dance teacher and choreographer based in San Francisco. He began his training at Conservatorio de Danza in Mexico City, graduated from Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, Mexico and studied at the Ailey School in NYC. He has danced for different companies in Mexico and NYC. In the Bay Area, he has danced for Robert Moses’ KIN, Copious Dance Theater, RAW Dance SF, Labayen Dance SF, among others. Victor has shown his choreography in San Francisco and NYC, he has been a guest choreographer for Labayen Dance SF, Emote Dance Theater, and Copious Dance Theater. His teaching experience includes Horton, Modern, Ballet, Contemporary and Composition at Alonzo King Lines Ballet San Francisco Dance Center, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo Texas, Westlake School for the Performing Arts, workshops in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. Victor is currently faculty at Alonzo King Teens@Lines Program, Lines Ballet Training Program, Berkeley Ballet Theater and Artist in Residence for Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.
Photo by Weidong Yang
Photo by Michael Michalske
Victor Teaches various classes in the bay area, open classes at Alonzo King Lines Ballet San Francisco Dance Center and Studio 200. Classes for the Teens@Lines Program, and faculty for Berkeley Ballet Theater.
Victor's Modern technique classes incorporate elements from various traditional modern dance techniques, focusing on strengthening the bodies, working on coordination and helping the student achieve a better understanding of technique paying special attention to their facilities and limitations, as all bodies are built differently. Victor pushes the brain and the body.
Victor's Horton classes emphasize on the correct placement and the use of the right mechanics for a better execution in movement of the technique.
His Contemporary class is a mixed of all of his training and particular interests in movement and exploration. Victor emphasizes physicality, movement quality, floor work, articulation, expansion of the use of the spine, body and brain connection to find more efficient ways to execute movement and push further the artistry.
Victor has also taught Jazz, Ballet and Composition.
Currently Victor finds himself in the journey of developing and exploring his own voice as a choreographer. He has had the opportunity to choreograph for various companies in the Bay Area and create works as an independent artist with collaborators of the San Francisco Dance Community. In this process, Victor has discovered his particular interests and preferences for highly physical movement, blending traditional techniques with improvisation and movement exploration, emotional and raw ways of moving as well as strong interpretative abilities, story telling and theatrical skills.
As a performer Victor has been called by The Bay Guardian "Fiery, Fierce and Impossible to Ignore".
"Del Otro Lado"
© Victor Talledos 2017
Photo by Hemali Acharya Zaveri
Photo by Matt Edge
for Copious Dance Theater
Photo by Jordan Matter
Photo by Michael Michalske
Photo by Stanley Chang
Performance Workshop 2016
Performance shot by Victor Talledos
Dancers: Jen Elena, Kasia, Natta and Rachele
"Esperame en el cielo/Duelo"
Rehearsal shot by Victor Talledos
Dancers: Jackie, Brendan and Carly