Cristina "Macho" Camacho
DANCER | CREATIVE | ARTS ADVOCATE
Cristina Camacho (aka Macho) is a professional dancer and choreographer based in New York City, originally hailing from the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia). A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park (B.A. Dance / B.S. Kinesiology), she relocated to New York in 2018, where she has since performed in numerous commercial gigs (MTV VMA's, Telemundo Upfronts, The Soul Spot by Candace Brown, The CW, BET).
She has traveled internationally as a choreographer and dance educator, presenting her own work fusing street-styles and modern/contemporary dance. Cristina has led workshops along the East Coast, in Canada, and Barcelona, and presented work at Olney Theater, Roundhouse Theater, Steps on Broadway, the Peabody Dance Festival, Mobile Dance Film Festival, and more. She is interested in how boundaries can be broken between the concert and commercial dance industries and is using her artistry and arts administrative experience to explore that relationship.
When she is not dancing, Cristina lends her skills to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in a Communications role. Her work is focused in public relations, community building, and content creation; using her eye for movement, art, and film to produce and creatively direct promotional material across various social channels.
Dance Bloc NYC / 2022
Dance showcase at Dixon Place in New York presenting new works by emerging and established choreographers
Tere Dance Vol. 4 / 2022
Showcase presenting new work by emerging and established choreographers
Mobile Film Festival - Honorable Mention / 2021
Film festival based in New York dedicated to recognizing and screening Dance Film shot solely on mobile devices.
Dance Around the World / 2021
Festival showcasing dancers from different corners of the world, presented by Olney Theatre Center.
Studio to Stage Residency / 2021
A New York residency opportunity offered to selected individuals, providing production resources to chosen artists.
Peabody Dance! Festival / 2021
A virtual celebration of dance in the Baltimore community and beyond, co-sponsored by the Baltimore Black Dance Collective
Just Arts Festival / 2020 & 2021
A virtual social justice arts festival hosted by Olney Theater and DMV art leaders
Olney Theater Center Commission/ 2020
Commissioned opportunity to create and showcase a work that intersects with themes of immigration, belonging, and home
Montgomery County Arts & Humanities FY18 Grant / 2017
Awarded to local artists demonstrating promise in the creation of artistic work or development of professional skills
Hostel International USA "Explore the World" Scholarship / 2017
A travel scholarship awarded to individuals who demonstrate a genuine passion for enhancing intercultural understanding through travel and self-designed projects
Culture Shock, DC
Elements Urban Arts Collective
Metropolitan School of the Arts
Joy of Motion Dance Center
PRSM North Carolina
Varium Espai de Baile
Connecticut Dance Conservatory
Culture Shock Ottawa
Savage Dance Company
Bullis High School
Dynamic Dance Team
Dawn Crafton Dance Connections
Black Rock Center for the Arts
HYPE Hip Hop Company
Urbana Dance Center