Melecio Estrella is a Choreographer, Performer and Teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As Associate Artistic Director of BANDALOOP, Estrella has led BANDALOOP in performances in Asia and the US, directing site specific vertical dance for live audiences of thousands. Melecio has also performed with the San Francisco Opera, Scott Wells and Dancers, Faye Driscoll among others. Melecio has been engaged as a choreographer for the San Francisco Opera Center’s esteemed Merola program. Along with his extensive experience as a creator and performer of Dance Theater and Vertical Dance, Melecio brings a breadth of knowledge on community engagement and education in the live arts. He is also Co-Artistic Director of performance company Fog Beast.