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Instructional Philosophy

I believe that a well crafted learning experience can open people’s minds and hearts to then begin dialogue that can change lives. I am dedicated to developing exciting and unique approaches of fusing styles and cultures together to create an exhilarating experience in all my classes, rehearsals, choreography sessions and workshops.
— Gloria Lanuza

Course Calendar


Multi-Disciplinary/Multi-Cultural Instructor, Private lessons to Group classes of 100+ students, 2004 – Present

Teacher of Classical/Latin/Ethnic/World/Folk/Urban Arts Forms. Fitness class instructor consisting of Pilates, yoga, strength training and applied anatomy. Teacher of performing arts wheel. Curriculum includes, technique, expression, dance terminology, choreography, etiquette, musicality, cultural context and history. Instructor to students of all ages from diverse socio-economic, cultural backgrounds and various end goals.

  • Private and Semi Private Lessons

  • Workshops and Workshop Series

  • Master Classes

  • Choreography Collaborations

  • Lectures

  • Lecture Demonstrations

  • Movement Coaching

  • Flash Mobs

  • Choreography for Weddings, Quinceaneras, Debutants, Sangeets, Mehndis, Anniversaries, Engagements.

Representative Instruction 2004 – Present

  • Teacher’s Assistant for the Jamila Format Level 1 Workshop - Salimpour School of San Diego, Summer 2019 (San Diego, CA)

  • Invited flamenco Summer Workshop Instructor - San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Summers 2014 - Present (San Diego, CA)

  • Teacher’s Assistant for the Suhaila Format Level 1 Workshop - Salimpour School of San Diego, Spring 2019 (San Diego, CA)

  • Bachelorette Bellydance Party - Private Point Loma Residence, Winter 2018 (San Diego, CA)

  • Invited Salsa Dance Instructor - EFF San Diego, Summer 2018 (San Diego, CA)

  • Bachelorette Choreography Party - Ooh La La Dance Academy, Winter 2018 (San Diego, CA)

  • Math In Motion Dance Teacher - Malashock with SDUSD, Winter 2016 - 2018 (San Diego, CA)

  • Burlesque, Flamenco & Bollywood Dance Faculty and Choreographer – Ooh La La Dance Academy, 2012 – 2018 (La Jolla, CA)

  • Bollyfit Workshop - UCSD Rimac Arena, Spring 2017 (La Jolla, CA)

  • Teacher’s Assistant for the Suhaila Format Level 1 Workshop - Salimpour School of San Diego, Fall 2017 (San Diego)

  • Arabic Folk Dance Instructor - World Beat Center with Francis Parker Students, Summer 2017 (San Diego, CA)

  • Teacher’s Assistant for the Suhaila Format Level 1 Workshop - Salimpour School of Bellydance, Summer 2017 (Albany, CA)

  • Invited Bollywood Summer Workshop Instructor - Malashock Dance School, Summer 2017 (San Diego, CA)

  • Music Video Salsa Choreography for Gawvi’s “Cumbia” - Private Filming Location, Spring 2017 (San Diego, CA)

  • Classical East Indian, Bellydance & Flamenco Dance Instructor - UCSD Rimac Arena, Spring 2016 - 2017 (La Jolla, CA)

  • Invited Guest Lecturer “World Music in Contemporary Society” – SDSU Imperial Valley Campus, Summer 2014 - 2016 (Calexico, CA)

  • Wedding Dance Choreographies - Hilton Long Beach, Spring 2016 (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Free Day of Dance “Bollywood & Bellydance” - Dorothea Laub Dance Place, Winter 2016 (San Diego, CA)

  • Salimpour Diversity Workshop “Modern Dance for Bellydancers” - Accordanse, Winter 2016 (Brussels, Belgium)

  • Guest Faculty & Choreographer – San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, 2007 - 2016 (San Diego, CA)

  • Sangeet Choreography for Indian Wedding - Tote on the Turf, Winter 2015 (Mumbai, India)

  • Flamenco Master Class - Orange County School of the Arts, Fall 2015 (Orange County, CA)

  • Burlesque, Latin & Fire Choreography for Grand Opening - Park & Rec, Spring 2015 (San Diego, CA)

  • Guest Choreographer - Bonita High School, Fall Semester, 2015 (Otay, CA)

  • Wedding Dance Choreography for Music Video - Otay Ranch Park, Winter 2014 (San Diego, CA)

  • Dance Consultant - Sunset View Elementary School, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015, (San Diego, CA)

  • Bellydance Master Class for MKM Bollystars Event - Orange County Performing Arts Academy, Winter 2014 (Orange County, CA)

  • Music Video Choreography for Celeste Lanuza’s “Gozalo” - 10th Ave Theatre, Summer 2014 (San Diego, CA)

  • Invited Guest Teacher – Inner City Arts, Spring 2014 (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Guest Choreographer - Southwestern College, Spring 2014 (San Diego, CA)

  • Master Class Instructor – Southwestern College, Winter 2014 (San Diego, CA)

  • Master Class Instructor – Grossmont Community College, 2011 and 2013 (San Diego, CA)

  • San Diego City Commercial Back-up Dancers Choreography - Balboa Park, Winter 2013 (San Diego, CA)

  • Choreography for Bollywood Dance Company - MKM Bollystars, Winter 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Chosen Guest Faculty – National High School Dance Festival, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Dance Faculty and Choreographer – Academy of Performing Arts, 2009 – 2012 (La Mesa, CA)

  • Wedding Dance Choreography - Bombay Restaurant Hillcrest/Saphire Room, Spring 2011 (San Diego, CA)

  • 6 to 6 Instructor – King Chavez Academy Charter School, Spring 2007 (San Diego, CA)

  • Adjunct Professor in Dance – University of San Francisco de Quito, Fall/Winter 2007 (Riobamba, Ecuador, South America)

  • Guest Faculty and Choreographer – Jefferson High School/ABC Institute, Fall/Winter 2007 (Riobamba, Ecuador, South America)

  • Quinceanera Choreography - Balboa Park, Fall 2005 (San Diego, CA)

  • Quinceanera Choreography - Manchester Hyatt, Spring 2005 (San Diego, CA)


Gloria was invited to teach a modern dance workshop for Bellydancers in Brussels, Belgium as a part of the Salimpour Diversity workshops. Hosted by Maelle Danse.

Students had only 3 classes in flamenco. We covered technique, rhythm, choreography & improvisation.

Gloria has experience teaching all ages and levels! Book your workshop, private or semi private today.