High Tech Alumnus Elyssa Cueto Performs as Backup Dancer on American Music Awards

(Los Angeles, CA—October 9, 2018) High Tech Alumnus and former Dance major Elyssa Cueto, a resident of North Bergen, performed as a backup dancer for Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin at this year's American Music Awards, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.

One of her appearances can be seen here.
Cueto moved out to Los Angeles to pursue her dance career a few weeks before the American Music Awards.  Previously,while still a student, Cueto earned a spot as a featured dancer in various professional music videos, including those by Jennifer Lopez and Jason Derulo.

Cueto has worked with choreographer Tricia Miranda, who selected her as one of the dancers in Lopez’s music video, filmed on location in New York City. Cueto has a featured part—she wears a green jacket in the music video—which can be viewed in its entirety at on YouTube

As mentioned previously, Cueto has danced in Jason Deroulo's video, “If I'm Lucky,” filmed in Los Angeles. That music video can be viewed in its entirety as well on YouTube

"Elyssa is an incredible dancer and a captivating performer,” says Trista DeFilippis, the Head of the High Tech Dance Department and Supervisor of the Media Visual and Performing Arts Academy at High Tech. “What I love about her is she is so completely humble, so it’s no surprise that people want to work with her. She deserves all the praise that she’s receiving now, and we’re proud of her."

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