Company Member - 1st year
Esmeralda Ledesma was born in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas, where she began dancing at a young age learning primarily Folklorico and ballet at Rosemont Elementary. During her time at Sunset High School, she was an officer for the Sunset Dance Company and the Bisonettes drill team, where she expanded her knowledge in jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, Folklorico, modern, and drill team. After high school, she taught classes at the Centre for Dance with the K-pop Dance Dallas organization under the direction of Chantha Mao and David Yi. She was also a part of the hip-hop dance crew Izavibe under the direction of Chantha Mao and David Yi. Esmeralda Ledesma is currently attending Texas Woman’s University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a minor in Education. During her time at Texas Woman’s University, she choreographed a piece for the International Dance Company in the spring of 2021, where she received the Daryl Cleveland Excellence and Choreography Award. She also taught a Latin hip-hop class for Hispanic Heritage Month in the fall of 2021 under the International Dance Company. Now, Esmeralda Ledesma is exploring concert stage performances and screen dances to include in her future works.