Cristina Pinero-Torres


Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Cristina Alejandra Piñero Torres is a NYC based dancer who was exposed to art at a very young age. She draws inspiration from her father, Pijuan Piñero, a prominent puerto rican composer and pianist.

At the age of 10, she started training in puerto rican folk styles such as Bomba, Plena, and Salsa. She performed for the first time with Andy Montañez in Niño Trastalleres. Cristina attended Fine Arts School in Humacao, PR for six years where she integrated dance into her academic schedule. While in the dance department she trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, folk, modern, and spanish dance.

After high school, Cristina attended University of Puerto Rico where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in International Business. In 2013, she started her professional training at School for the Performing Arts where she mainly trained as a contemporary dancer before joining the contemporary company, Dramadaza. This led her to her first big role as Carmen in Carmen by Ramon Oller that toured nationally in Puerto Rico in 2015-16.

In 2017, Cristina moved to New York where she attended the Intensive Semester at Peridance Capezio Center. While in the program Cristina joined two contemporary dance companies: URBANTRIBE under Mathew James and De Funes Dance Co under Diego Funes. Soon after completion of the program she joined Shinsa The Collective, under artistic direction of Bo Park.

In 2019, she performed with Bad Bunny on the X100PRE Tour in PR choreographed by Kendra Mart. Other Credits include: Manuel Turizo ADN Latin America Tour, J Balvin, Ozuna, Sech, Lunay, Alex Rose, Brytiago among others. Cristina is currently touring with Becky G on the Mala Santa World Tour.

She is very passionate about learning. Believing that there is always room for growth and that you are always a student. A quote from Cristina’s father that always sticks with her is, “Always feel proud of two things that you don’t choose but are given to you: you’re parents and your country.” A reminder to stay grounded and remember where you come from.

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