Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Lansing, MI
United States


Travis Staton-Marrero, hailing from Puerto Rico, began his dance training at a young age at Troy Dance Studio studying hip hop, breakdancing, latin ballroom, jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary. In 2009, he continued his training studying dance and theatre at Oakland University, and then graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre at Michigan State University. He has also spent time studying at Millennium Dance Complex, EDGE Performing Arts Center, and Broadway Dance Center. Travis is an avid hip hop dance instructor and choreographer throughout Michigan, teaching students of all ages at Troy Dance Studio, Fusion Dance Center, Michelle’s Academy of Dance & Performing Arts Center and the American College Dance Festival. Professional experience includes principal roles as a dancer with the Sensuality Latin Dance Show at Greektown Casino (2005-2006), Motown Music Awards (2006), NHSMBA Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser (2008), Chicago Salsa Congress (2009), and the Puerto Rican Travel and Tourism Company Performance. Other professional roles have included The Wannabe’s TV Show (ABC Australia), Miley Cyrus ensemble dancer, Motor City Movement, and the Detroit Salsa Congress. Currently, Travis is a guest artist at Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State Unviersity, and on staff for the convention tour Artist's in Training, created by Robert Shultz.




Film & Television Col 1 Film & Television Col 2 Film & Television Col 3
The Wannabe's (ABC Australia)Principal Dancer (Dance Episode)Alfonso Ribeiro, Bradley Johnson
Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
Motown Music Awards 2006DancerSensuality Latin Dance Show
NSHMBA Scholarship Fundraiser 2008Principal DancerSensuality Latin Dance Show
Greektown Casino 2005-2006Principal DancerSensuality Latin Dance Show
Novi Expo Center MJ Tribute 2009Choreographer/Principal DancerCommision
Puerto Rico Tourism Company 2009Choreographer/Principal DancerSensuality Latin Dance Show
Detroit Salsa CongressDancer/ChoreographerTroy Dance Studio
Flint Institute of Art FundraiserChoreographer/Dancer 2010Alexis Decapuaa
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Troy Dance StudioInstructor 2006-PresentElaine Marrero-Owner
Enivision Dance Co Instructor June 2010-PresentAlexis Decapuaa-Owner
Detroit Salsa Congress WorkshopInstructor-Hip Hop2010 Detroit Salsa Congress
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Troy Dance StudioElaine Marrero, Yvonne BoucheSalsa, Hip Hop, Ballroom,Breakdance
Oakland University DanceChristina TascoModern, Ballet


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