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         TJ Tekurio

Creator-Curator-Director-Choreographer-Mentor

TJ Tekurio is a native to South Florida. His early training experience includes Houston Ballet, Harid Conservatory, Virginia School for the Arts, Paul Taylor, Dance Theatre of Harlem, River North Jazz Dance Chicago, Dance Now Miami, and has his BFA in Choreography & Performance from Towson University. 

 

TJ started his early dance career on luxury cruise ships where he was a dancer and company manager. He then transitioned to choreographing, staging, and directing events with Holland America Line. This allowed him to work with great professionals like Tabitha and Napoleon, John Charron, Jill Hillier, Melanie Lewis, and many more through out Los Angeles. He has continued to choreograph and direct many award winning shows and events for Celebrity Cruise Line, Miami Beach Gay Pride, Holland America Line, and most recently Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest refurbished ship. 

 

He has more recently worked as a Product Manager and Producer with Don Casino Entertainment Agency where he helped successfully build a new on-line market with specialized content, new programing, and exciting visuals. He continues to mentor and teach children and adults around South Florida at Dance Dimensions, Fort Lauderdale Children's Ballet Theater, and with The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. He also has partnered with AvMed Insurance Company to curate a Senior Citizen Health and Wellness series for their clients called Purposeful Movement. The program is designed to gently elongate, stretch, and strengthen the body and mind, to help with everyday tasks. Mobility is Stability!

 

TJ has also crafted classes for "All Abilities" students, with Wings of Friendship, highlighting the capacity of movement and the joy it brings to any age group. He is now embarking on a semester-long program where he is writing a class syllabus for 3rd-8th graders in the public school system, integrating arts into the daily classroom lessons, as well as performing arts teaching.

 

In his spare time, TJ created and produced  EASE Podcast, which helps demystify the entertainment industry showcasing  professionals in the field. He is also the proud Co-Creator and Co-Host of TidalWave, a broadcasted visual podcast breaking down familiar entertainment topics and lifting up creatives in the community. 

 

Thanks to all my friends who have supported my journey. And THANK YOU to my family who has always given me the nudge to keep dreaming bigger EVERY DAY! 

 

(Recently featured in ShoutOut Miami Article - Take a Peek! 

 

"TJ, as we ramp up for our busy season I want to thank you for the impact you have had on the community we serve. The interactive dance program you designed is super engaging and motivating, our Members look forward to their Fridays with you. Your ability to pivot and shift from face to face programs to virtual has given us the ability to continue to provide meaningful connections with those we serve as well as the greater community. You have the amazing ability to make each participant feel welcome and special. It’s a pleasure to see you in action. I look forward to continued success and we serve the senior population together!! "

Joy Siegel, EdD, MBA

AvMed Insurance

"TJ is thoughtful in his approach to working with people and has great communication skills. TJ has a way at putting people at ease while encouraging them to be the best they can be, cumulating in excellently polished production shows on board the Celebrity fleet. TJ is creative, talented and a fantastic performer and instills his knowledge of the industry on every person he meets, directs, choreographs and works with. TJ is always supportive, a natural leader, he is always open to ideas and constructive criticism and is incredibly easy to work with."

Tom Ragen-

Vocal Director

"TJ was highly recommended to me by a trusted colleague, and after working with him for several months I can understand why. Not only is TJ knowledgeable in the Entertainment Industry and Cruise Industry, a must for our company, he also possesses true creative passion and great administrative and production skills. TJ is a dedicated hard worker, is dependable, works well as part of a team or on his own, and best of all, he has no fear. He took on many new projects to help us navigate the craziness during the Covid-19 Pandemic. And through it all he was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend TJ - he would be an asset to any team."

Robin Cahil- VP Don Casino Entertainment