For over 25 years, Alvin Rangel has enjoyed an international career as a performer, choreographer and educator. He began his professional career performing ballet and jazz in his native Puerto Rico.
Rangel is Full Professor of Dance at California State University, Fullerton, currently serving as Dance Program Director, and teaching in the areas of dance composition, improvisation, contemporary dance, dance pedagogy, Horton technique, African American Concert Dance, yoga and dance history. He also teaches yoga and dance at Fullerton College. Since 2018, Rangel has been traveling to Australia to teach Horton Technique at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association Dance College (NAISDA). NAISDA Dance College is Australia’s premier Indigenous training college with a tradition of producing the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance artists. Rangel has taught dance in the United States, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, Poland, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Rangel continues to perform as a guest artist with dance companies throughout the country. In 2019, he performed with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) during their 50th Anniversary Gala, and at the Lincoln Center, Donald McKayle’s Rainbow Round My Shoulder, hosted by the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company. In 2016, he danced Rainbow Round My Shoulder during Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Spring Season at the Lincoln Center. For this performance, DCDC received the coveted Bessie Award for 2016: New York Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Revival.