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Department of Theatre & Dance
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
Office: Wagner Dance Bldg.
Phone: (858) 534-3791
Fax: (858) 534-1080
  Tonnie Sammartano
Dance Faculty


Biography
Tonnie Sammartano is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and producer of dance. As a dancer she has performed as a company member of Isaacs, Mc-Caleb and Dancers, San Diego Dance Theater, and Patricia Sandback and Dancers. Since 1997, Tonnie has annually commissioned five independent choreographers to set work on her for a showcase entitled "5x1." In 2001 she expanded the commissioning project to include three more dancers, entitled "Under the Tongue." Under this format Tonnie has performed works by Joe Goode, Kim Epifano, Stephanie Gilliland, Nina Martin, Mary Reich, Christopher Pilafian, to name a few. Tonnie has received the 1998 and 1999 SDADA Tommy Award for Excellence in individual performance and the 1999 SDADA Tommy Award for Recognition for the 5×1 project. As a teacher, Tonnie teaches at the UC San Diego, San Diego State University and Academy of Performing Arts. As a Choreographer she has been commissioned to do work at UC San Diego and San Diego Dance Theater.
 

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