Wilfredo Rivera (Artistic Director) is a co-founder of the Chicago performing arts collective Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Artistic Director since 2007. In 2016, he launched his most ambitious artistic project to date, American Catracho. This 3-year exploration of immigration will premiere in segments and debut in celebration of CRDT's 20th Anniversary in 2019. Wilfredo was born in Honduras, trained with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and was a founding member of River North Dance Chicago. Mr. Rivera was honored with the 2009 Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation Choreography Award and a 2001 After Dark Award. Concert work featured at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Harris Theater, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, DuSable Museum, Links Hall and Mayne Stage. Additional choreography for Goodman Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, Metropolis Arts Center, Columbia College, American Theater Co., American Players Theater, Porchlight Theater and Pegasus Players.