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Spelman Dance Professor Victor Rojas Prepares to Shine at Super Bowl LI

January 2017

Victor RojasWhen the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots face off at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Sunday, Feb. 5,  Award-winning choreographer and Spelman dance professor Victor Rojas will display his artistic mastery alongside American pop singer and songwriter Lady Gaga during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show.

Rojas' resume is extensive in theater, dance, film and choreography. From the big screen to the small one, he has shared the stage with artists such as Nicholas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Janet Jackson, and the Spice Girls, just to name a few. He has also worked with Brandy, Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Lopez.

The last time Rojas, a featured Saturday Night Live dancer, performed at the Super Bowl was with Janet Jackson; and he has been on tours with both Jackson and Lady Gaga as a dancer and has appeared in their music videos.

Born in Lima, Peru, Rojas moved to New York City at the age of seven, and a year later he began his training by joining The 52nd Street Project, an organization that teaches inner city kids the arts. From there, he went on to study drama at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, as well as, acting and physical technique at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Drama Program.

Looking to break into the industry, Rojas left NYU a year after enrolling. He went on to train at Broadway Dance Center, New York’s #1 dance studio, and took his training more seriously. There he trained in jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and funk. After six months, he became an assistant to one of the top hip hop/jazz teachers there. Climbing up the ladder, he joined dance companies like P-Funk and Rhapsody ”The Company.”  From training to performance, his hard work paid off.

As a choreographer, Rojas worked for Lifetime TV for season one and two of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. He also choreographed Kelis' "Milkshake" video; and  co-choreographed Musiq's "For the Night" music video and the Amerie "Tour" performance, respectively. 

Throughout all his ventures, Rojas has "overcome adversity to achieve all his dreams. This [adversity] only prepared him to dream more and dream bigger."

Learn more about Rojas and his work at http://www.thevictorrojas.com/dance