Originally from Redondo Beach California, Edgar was an avid participant in school Ballet Folklorico programs, performing at cultural celebrations throughout his elementary years. In 1999, his family decided to move to the central coast and has resided in Santa Maria until he relocated to Templeton CA in the summer of 2015. His high school years were mostly focused on academics, sports and drama club, as well as being very involved in student body projects and events. Although dance was not entirely present during his high school years, it’s safe to say that an intense passion for dance has developed over time.
Edgar attended Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria California in 2007, where his dance career officially started. After auditioning for one of the two main dance productions Hancock puts on every year, Dimensions in Dance, Edgar realized that this was not just another “hobby” but more of a “calling” that just seemed right. Edgar continued his dance training until he met Zheila Pouraghabagher in 2009 when he was cast in one of her pieces for Dance Spectrum. He developed a close relationship with Zheila, who became one of his mentors. Zheila was a former Pat Jackson dancer and part owner for Core. In 2010, Core opened its doors in Beautiful San Luis Obispo Ca, where he started his career as a hip hop dance instructor. For the past 8 years, Edgar has been an instructor/choreographer for Core Dance Studio. He has choreographed and performed in numerous productions of Dimensions In Dance and Dance Spectrum for Allan Hancock College. He has also choreographed for different dance teams, dance studios and dance clubs that include St. Joseph High school, Nipomo High school and Adkins Dance Studio, as well as choreographing for competitions such as Dupree and Showstoppers. Although Edgar considers Core as his home studio, he loves visiting and teaching at neighboring studios whenever he has an opportunity. Taking class from different instructors and different styles is absolutely necessary for growth and development of young dancers, so he strives to offer new and exciting choreography each class. He is mostly known for his hip hop choreography, but over the years has developed a certain style that’s easily recognizable, with heavy jazz funk, and contemporary hip hop influences. He is fortunate enough to still be able to call Core his home and hopes to continue providing quality dance instruction and keeping Pat Jacksons legacy alive.