Mariterese Altosino is a Chicago-based choreographer, professional dancer, and dance instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Business from Columbia College Chicago where she graduated with honors.

Post graduation, Mariterese joined Giordano Dance Chicago as a second company member and performing associate for a total of four years. During this time, she performed in various shows throughout the Chicagoland area, made TV appearances on Windy City Live and ABC 7 News, and worked with world-renowned choreographers such as Ray Leeper, Marinda Davis, Ray Mercer, and Peter Chu. Mariterese is currently a main company dancer with South Chicago Dance Theatre (SCDT). Through SCDT, she has had the opportunity to perform across the midwest, teach through the SCDT outreach program, and travel to Seoul, South Korea for an artist residency.

Mariterese teaches and choreographs for many local studios and schools and is in her fourth year as the head coach of the Downers Grove South Junior Varsity dance team. Altosino is a veteran instructor with Universal Dance Association (UDA) and has been instructing summer camps at the high school and collegiate level for a total of nine years. Through UDA, she has taken her passion for dance internationally to teach, judge, and choreograph in Ecuador, Germany, Norway, Slovenia, Austria, London, and China.

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