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Amaris Sanchez

amaris-sanchez-2017 AMARIS SANCHEZ (Little Gloria) is excited to be on her First National Tour with On Your Feet! after debuting on Broadway as Little Gloria in January 2017. Amaris is an Illinois native who has had roles in productions with several theaters in Chicago, including the Goodman and Gift Theatres. Most recently, Amaris performed at Goodman in the annual production of A Christmas Carol. Multifaceted and driven, Amaris has had roles in numerous commercials and gets vocal training at True Voice Studio. Amaris would like to thank her parents for endless support and sacrifice! Follow Amaris’ adventures on Instagram: @amarisonyourfeet.

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Carmen Sanchez

carmen-sanchez CARMEN SANCHEZ (Little Gloria) comes from a Cuban family that has dedicated themselves to show business. Having a choreographer for a mother and a musician for a father, Carmen has spent most of her life on the stage. Her first professional performance was during the last season of “The Voice Kids,” where she made it to the finals with her coach Daddy Yankee. In addition to the training she receives from her parents, Carmen takes classical ballet and jazz training in Las Vegas at Nevada School of Dance, while taking private singing lessons with her teacher Marien Aguilera.

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Kevin Tellez

kevin-tellez-2017 KEVIN TELLEZ (Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy) Dancer and actor. WLDC Champion in 2012 and 2014. Made his Broadway debut with On Your Feet! in 2015. Kevin has been featured in TV shows like “Ellen,” “Little Big Shots,” “Sábado Gigante” and was a semifinalist in “America’s Got Talent.” He has also been invited to be on other TV shows in Japan, China, Germany, England, Holland and more. Kevin has done multiple commercials and music videos and is very happy to be part of the First National Tour of On Your Feet! after being with the comapny for almost two years on Broadway. Thank you to my parents for always supporting me. Much love to all my family, friends, followers and fans. Twitter & IG @Kevintellez08.

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Jordan Vergara

jordan-vergara-2017 JORDAN VERGARA (Nayib/Young Emilio/Jeremy) has been dancing salsa since he was 4 years old, placing first in multiple dance competitions nationally. His love of music and dance has helped him travel and showcase his talents here and abroad. Jordan is happiest the most when he’s on stage dancing and the crowd is cheering and having a good time. You’re in for a treat once you see his fast footwork on stage. IG: @jordanvergaraofficial.

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Tour Schedule

Event Information:

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    Dallas, TX

    Music Hall at Fair Park

Reviews

DC Theatre Scene – 01/12/2018

“There are a couple of impressive kids in the cast, who were particular audience favorites. As with many younger performers, a pair of children share those roles, and so I wasn’t sure if it was Amaris Sanchez or Carmen Sanchez who gave us the charming younger Gloria, or if it was Kevin Tellez or Jordan Vergara who played, among other roles, a hilarious boy dancing with the band as it plays for his bar-mitzvah.”

UMD The Writer’s Bloc – 01/12/2018

“The audience is quickly introduced to young Gloria, (the talented Carmen Sanchez in this performance) and her family in Miami…”

BroadwayWorld Raleigh – 01/03/2018

“Not to mention some nice juvenile performances from Amaris Sanchez as Little Gloria and Jordan Vergara in the roles of Nayib, Young Emilio, and Jeremy.”

Triangle Arts & Entertainment – 01/03/2018

“Amaris Sanchez, as young Gloria, is bright and entertaining, with a booming voice that will take her far if she remains onstage and a gangly preteen way of moving that makes her especially endearing.”

BroadwayWorld South Carolina – 12/27/2017

“Other standout performers include…Kevin Tellez as Gloria’s son, Nayib. Young Tellez also shows off some impressive dance moves of his own near the end of act one in a scene that had several audience members literally dancing in the aisles.”

Cleveland Scene – 12/14/2017

“And one young performer, Kevin Tellez (rotating with Jordan Vergara), is a nonstop dynamo, dancing up a storm in a couple different roles.”

Chagrin Valley Today – 12/07/2017

“Lastly, keep your eyes peeled for Kevin Tellez as ‘Bar Mitzvah Jeremy’ who does an amazing dance sequence.”

Mike’s Daily Jukebox – 12/04/2017

“Two of the breakout stars of the play which added some comic relief and outrageous breakdance moves were brought by…and Kevin Tellez (who played 3 characters! – young Emilio, Gloria’s son Nayib, and Jeremy).”

AMFM Magazine – 11/22/2017

“Special mention for Jordan Vergara, who plays Gloria’s son Nayib as well as the young Emilio. He dances with rhythm and joy, and boundless energy.”

The University News – 11/20/2017

“If I must point out someone amongst the entire cast, it would have to be Amaris Sanchez, an elementary school-aged girl who played young Gloria. In the few scenes she had, a big strong voice came out of a tiny body to sing Gloria Estefan’s ‘Tradicion’ all while performing energy-filled choreography.”

Ladue News – 11/14/2017

“Kevin Tellez and Jordan Vergara take turns in the crowd-please role of energetic and loose-limbed Nayib, while Amaris Sanchez and Carmen Sanchez nicely rotate in the role of Gloria as a young girl.”

BroadwayWorld St. Louis – 11/09/2017

“Their younger selves are wonderfully portrayed by Amaris Sanchez/Carmen Sanchez (Gloria) and Jordan Vergara/Kevin Tellez (Nayib, Emilio, Jeremy), either of whom you’ll see depending on the performance you attend.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – 11/08/2017

“Their junior versions, played on opening night by Amaris Sanchez and Jordan Vergara, are just adorable. (The children also play other roles; Sanchez sings beautifully and Vergara is a knockout dancer. They alternate in their roles with Carmen Sanchez and Kevin Tellez.)”

Run DMT – 10/27/2017

“Even young Gloria (Amaris and Carmen Sanchez) produce vocals that simply stun the crowd.”

Tampa Bay Times – 10/25/2017

“Other notable performances include…Amaris Sanchez, who showed a big voice as the young Gloria (and played hurt with a wrapped foot) on Tuesday.”

Attractions Magazine – 10/18/2017

“The young Gloria (Amaris Sanchez) and Emilio (Kevin Tellez) stole the show every time they were on stage”

Off On The Go – 10/18/2017

“…you can’t help but be captivated by the sounds of young Gloria (Amaris Sanchez) and the World around her.”

Miami Herald – 10/09/2017

“Carmen Sanchez (alternating with Amaris Sanchez) shines as Little Gloria, the girl who can’t stop singing, and Jordan Vergara (alternating with Kevin Tellez) is a dancing powerhouse as the bar mitzvah boy Jeremy, the Estefans’ son Nayib and Young Emilio.”

Berkshire Fine Arts – 10/06/2017

“‘Conga’ comes at the conclusion of the first act. A youngster who portrays several part (the opening crowd saw the vibrant Kevin Tellez) emerges from a chorus, takes center stage and showcases his fast, furious, fancy footwork, wowing many with his lively dancing…Little Gloria (a tender-voiced Amaris Sanchez on opening night) sensitively sings a song in Spanish, during which she expresses her feelings to her father, who is stationed in Vietnam. You may not be able to understand the lyrics, but it’s clear from Sanchez’s vocal expression that her character harbors loving feelings for her dad.”

The Buffalo News – 09/23/17

“Two young performers made a huge impact at Saturday’s performance (they rotate at select shows): Amaris Sanchez as Little Gloria and Kevin Tellez as Young Emilio and other roles. They are often the highlights in their scenes, and exhibit the soul and sparks of their characters’ eventual legacies. In an uneven evening, their performances remind us of the youthful spirit that still sings and dances in the Estefans’ enduring music.”

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