2010 Elite Ecole Faculty:
|Brenda S. Tally|
A native of San Antonio, Abelardo “Buddy” Treviño began his formal dance training at age 1 with the Mexican-American Cultural Exchange Institute of San Antonio. Through the Institute he received a full scholarship to study at the Academia National de Danza in Mexico City. Upon completion of the academic curriculum, Mr. Treviño was accepted into the Ballet National de Mexico where he performed extensively for five years throughout the Republic of Mexico, Central and South America.
Returning to the states in 1975, Mr. Treviño continued intensive study on scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin under Igor Youskevitch and Stanley Hall.
In 1977, Buddy and his wife Susan Treviño established the dance program at then-Incarnate Word College, now the University of the Incarnate Word. As director of the Dance program, Mr. Treviño taught all levels of classical ballet as well as core courses in Dance Appreciation and Dimensions of Wellness. In 1990, he co-authored An Introduction to Fine Arts, a textbook for the course published by Ginn Press, a division of Simon & Schuster.
In 1977, Robert Joffrey asked the Treviños to develop and host a workshop as part of his vision of a summer workshop that would attract young, talented dancers from across the country and expose them to the rigors and demands of a professional career in dance. Having the privilege of working directly with Mr. Joffrey, Mr. Treviño knows the importance Mr. Joffrey placed on the regional dance movement. Twenty-nine years later, The Joffrey Workshop TX continues to draw some of the most exceptional dancers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The Joffrey Workshop TX enjoys the unique distinction of one of the most highly regarded summer ballet programs in the U.S., and has served as the conduit for many dancers who have been accepted into the Joffrey II Dancers and the Joffrey Ballet, as well as many professional companies throughout the USA.
Mr. Treviño has been an active member of the National Society of Arts and Letters for the past 28 years, and has served on the peer review panel for the San Antonio Arts and Cultural Commission.