Brennen Renteria

Brennen Renteria began his dance training at the age of 10 in his hometown of Corona, CA. After training at several local studios, he pursued a BA in dance at California State University, Fullerton where he danced and choreographed for the dance concerts while also engaging in the dance department’s repertoire performance group. In 2011, Brennen attended the American Academy of Ballet summer intensive with a full scholarship and had the honor of training with masters such as David Howard, Sean Lavery, and Galina Samsova. During his college years, Brennen was featured in several local ballets for Ballet Etudes and with American Pacific Ballet Company. At the time, he was also involved with Golsanam Dance and Music Company, learning and performing various styles of traditional Persian dance. Brennen earned his degree in 2014 and moved to Chicago where he joined Thodos Dance Chicago. He has also performed with the Chicago Festival Ballet and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater. Aside from ballet-based techniques, he is also proficient in ballroom and Latin styles of social dance and is an avid ballroom instructor in the city.