Ilan nunez was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Ambergis Caye, Belize. Growing up in a third world country, however, did not stop Ilan from dreaming big. From a young age, he knew that dance would be a huge part of his life. Known as “the bailarín,” he took every opportunity available to dance. In middle school, Ilan got his first chances to work as a choreographer and director by organizing fundraisers and school talent shows. Once in San Antonio, Ilan started dancing competitively and performing in local theaters. He attended North East School of Arts (NESA) and graduated from St. Anthony High School, where he received the athletic scholarship for dance. During his Junior year in high school, Ilan approached The San Pedro Dance Company in Belize and started a summer program where he volunteered his time training dancers ages 5-18. The program was a huge success and it attracted over 50 boys and girls. As a Senior, Ilan earned his first professional role as a dancer in “Fiesta Noche Del Rio”, and he was praised and recognized in the local news paper for his talent and passion. After graduating from high school, he attended the nation’s top school, Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, PA as a dance major with a focus in Jazz. While there, he joined the Pittsburgh Play House Dance Company and was featured in roles choreographed by Ron Tassone and Doug Bentz. Ilan returned to San Antonio where he quickly became involved in the dance community as an instructor and performer. He worked with Patsy Torres on her “Positive Force Tour” as choreographer and dance captain, and he became a member of the San Antonio Jazz Ensemble. In addition, he danced with several major companies in the city, such as the San Antonio Ballet. With experience in film, stage, and television, he enjoys instructing young dancers to be “smart dancers” and “working dancers.” He has trained young dancers who have been successful in Broadway shows and who have been accepted into prestigious schools. An industrial for the Mary Kay Makeup Company brought Ilan to Dallas. Within a short time, he became highly involved in the competitive world of dance as a choreographer, private instructor, and judge. Ilan also works as a concert and commercial dancer. He recently danced back-up for singers from the hit TV show “The Voice”. He continues to train at National Conventions and studios such as The Edge in LA and Steps On Broadway in New York. He hopes to continue performing, choreographing, and instructing all over the U.S. and abroad.