Mel A. Tomlinson, Thd. (Guest Choreographer – deceased), has traveled the world and appeared before Presidents and crowned Heads of State. He has been on the faculties of N. C. School of the Arts, Boston Ballet‘s CITYDANCE, Boston Conservatory of Music, Harvard University, and UNC-Charlotte. He has worked with Ray Charles, Josephine Baker, George Balanchine, Maya Angelou, Agnes George DeMille, Arthur Mitchell, and Bill Cosby. He was a Guest Artist with North Carolina Dance Theatre (dancer & choreographer), a Principal Dancer with Agnes DeMille‘s Heritage Dance Theater, a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, a Principal with Alvin Ailey‘s American Dance Theatre, a guest with the Joffrey Ballet, and a member of the New York City Ballet by invitation from George Balanchine. In 1991, NBC made a documentary on Tomlinson entitled “With a Clear Voice.“ He held a doctorate for Christian Psychology and was a phlebotomist, pastor, ASL interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing, choreographer, and motivational speaker.
David Vega Chavez (Guest Choreographer – deceased), with numerous television, musical theater, motion picture, and dance credits, is a well-known name in New Mexico. He has appeared and worked with the likes of Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Sammy Davis Jr., John Travolta, Liza Minnelli, Juliet Prowse, Rachael Welch, Florence Henderson, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, The Osmonds, The Jackson Five, Larry Kert, George Chakiris, Ringo Starr, Sonny and Cher, Bruce Willis and, in 1984, a Royal Command Performance in Scotland. He has created, directed and choreographed fourteen full-length ballets with over seventy smaller pieces, which have been performed as far away as South Africa, Australia, Canada, and London‘s Covent Garden. With the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, he directed and choreographed Time and Again Barelas, the opera, West Side Story, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Petrouchka. With the J.D. Robb Foundation, David directed/choreographed the opera Little Jo.