Eric Ray Ortega
Eric Ray Ortega:Master Teacher & Guest Speaker (Session 1 & 2)
Eric Ray Ortega is an LA-born and raised performer. His love for dance and the arts started at the age of 8 performing in school musicals and shows throughout his schooling. What fueled his passion for dance and performing was his high school show called “Rock Challenge” which was a dance competition showcase with schools throughout Southern California which was performed in LA’s Wadsworth theater at UCLA. This was a huge turning point in his life which showed him a glimpse of what the performing world was like. He’s also choreographed for schools in Southern California from elementary through college. He also takes pride in choreographing for quinceañeras and sweet 16th birthdays. His passion for performing took his career to the Walt Disney Company where he’s been for the past 20 plus years. He’s auditioned for cruise lines and world tours. His career has led to dancer roles, character roles, and puppeteer roles at the resort. He has also choreographed for a charity show called “Flashback” and won an award for best choreography. This company has opened many doors as a performer from parades that include Eureka! The classic Electrical Parade, Block Party Bash! Pixar play, A Christmas Fantasy, and Mickey’s soundsational parade to name a few. He has also performed in two highly successful shows including Fantasmic and Mickey and the Magical Map. Eric had the unique opportunity to perform in special events for the 50th anniversary, including a fun event with the Governor at the time, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He still continues to make magic at the happiest place on earth and loves to delight, uplift, and inspire people of all ages.