Intensity Independent Staff Announcement

October 7, 2016

From an Intensity Independent Press Release

Intensity Independent is proud to announce the addition of a new staff member for this upcoming winter season.  In addition to our already wonderful staff of Jesse Apperson, Michell Gearhart, Rob Jett, John Estrella, and Timmy Tan, we are extremely excited to add Guillermo Cisneros. 

Guillermo is a Bakersfield, California native. There, he attended Foothill High School where he was a part of the Unique Images Varsity Colorguard for four years and served as captain for two. Guillermo later graduated and attended UCLA where he majored in World Arts and Cultures-Dance Studies. There, he primarily focused his studies on modern dance/improvisation and became one of the first students in his department to apply Colorguard performance into the academic realm by studying its “form and aesthetic development over time”. During his time in the Department of World Arts and Cultures, Guillermo had the opportunity to dance and study under renown choreographers like David Rousseve, Ros Warby, and Wilfred Souly. Furthermore, he was chosen to perform at the Hammer Museum’s Summer Series, “Made in LA 2014”, as a primary dancer for renown LA Choreographer, Nick Duran.

In his Colorguard career, Guillermo began his professional experience performing with groups like Intensity Independent A (2005-2009), Intensity Independent Open (2010-2011), and UCLA Marching Band (2010-2013). Most recently, he marched with the 17-Time World Champions, The Concord Blue Devils A Corps (2011, 2012), where he received a silver and gold medal, as well and the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard (2013, 2014, 2016) where he received two silver and one bronze medal. Guillermo has also taught at several performance ensembles around the country which include, Intensity A, Lakota East High School, Alter High School, Perkins High School, and now our Intensity Open Family.

Guillermo started working for Fred J. Miller Inc. as an instructional staff member and teaching their Colorguard clinics during the summer all across the country. Additionally, he has recently accepted a position at Miamisburg High School where he will be joining their program this winter as additional instructional staff.