Company Member since 2012
After graduating from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), where he trained in Ballet, Horton, and Luigi Jazz just to name a few, JM. moved to Pennsylvania to attend college for Archaeology and Geology. However, after a few years, he decided to move back home to LA and change his course of action. At the beginning of 2011, with the help of one his mentors, JM. decided to take on dance professionally in both the concert and commercial dance scenes.
JM. Rodriguez has been dancing for LA Contemporary Dance Company since 2012, and has been growing in the contemporary modern field ever since. Some of the choreographers/instructors that JM. has trained under are: the legendary Horton master Don Martin, Beth HirshautIguchi, KaRon Brown Lehman, Denise Leitner, Fionna Lummis, Kitty McNamee, Adam Parson, Tovaris Wilson, and Edouard Kouzmich. JM. has also performed with a few other local dance/entertainment companies such as Karamgraphy Bollywood Fusion, Freelusion Video Mapping, Imagination Entertainment, and the LA Follies.
He had the opportunity to dance in a few TV shows such as Disney’s Shake It Up, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and even the recent Angie Tribeca series on TBS. He has traveled around the US and Canada performing with Yo Gabba Gabba and his other credits include music videos for artists Pharrell and Penatonix, commercials and promotions for Microsoft and The Greatest Showman, and an Xbox video game. In 2013, JM. was one of the three members of SensEtion from AGT Season 8, having the wonderful opportunity to perform at the Radio City Music Hall with the 3D Video Mapping Dance group (also known as Freelusion). With a passion in dance and for the arts in general, JM. brings life to his movement, and will continue to push the dance scene further and further into the depths of his life and career.