Kenny Ortega is an American filmmaker, touring manager, and choreographer. He is known for directing the films Newsies, Hocus Pocus, High School Musical, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, Descendants, and Julie and the Phantoms. He also choreographed the films St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Dirty Dancing; and directed multiple concert tours for Cher, Gloria Estefan, Hannah Montana, and Michael Jackson. For his work, Ortega was honored with a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Disney Legend Award in 2019.
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