Biography

Kenneth John "Kenny" Ortega (born April 18, 1950) is an American producer, director, and choreographer. He is known for directing the High School Musical trilogy and Michael Jackson's This Is It concert tour.

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Kenneth John "Kenny" Ortega (born April 18, 1950) is an American producer, director, and choreographer. He is known for directing the High School Musical trilogy and Michael Jackson's This Is It concert tour.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Kenny Ortega, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1950-04-18

Place of Birth Palo Alto, California, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Kenneth Ortega

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Dirty DancingDirector
2019 Descendants 3Director
2017 Descendants 2Director
2017 A Change of HeartDirector
2016 The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp AgainDirector
2015 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend(1 episode)Director
2015 DescendantsDirector
2014 The Making of FrozenDirector
2012 Bunheads(1 episode)Director
2009 This Is ItDirector
2009 Michael Jackson MemorialDirector
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior YearDirector
2007 High School Musical 2Director
2006 The Cheetah Girls 2Director
2006 High School MusicalDirector
2001 Barbra Streisand - Timeless: Live in ConcertDirector
2001 Grounded for Life(1 episode)Director
2000 Gilmore Girls(12 episodes)Director
1997 Fame L.A.(3 episodes)Director
1997 Ally McBeal(3 episodes)Director
1996 Second Noah(2 episodes)Director
1994 Chicago Hope(2 episodes)Director
1993 Hocus PocusDirector
1992 NewsiesDirector
1990 Hull High(3 episodes)Director
1988 Dirty Dancing(1 episode)Director
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day OffSecond Unit Director
1984 Red Hot RockDirector

Acting

2009 This Is It as Kenny Ortega
2009 Michael Jackson Memorial as Himself
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert as Himself - Tour Director
2007 Portrait of a Choreographer as Interviewee
2002 Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer as Himself
1994 Chicago Hope(1 episode)

Production

2015 DescendantsExecutive Producer
2007 High School Musical 2Producer
2007 High School Musical: The ConcertProducer
1990 Hull High(8 episodes)Producer
1988 SalsaAssociate Producer

Crew

1987 Dirty DancingChoreographer
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day OffChoreographer

Writing

2001 Barbra Streisand - Timeless: Live in ConcertWriter

Creator

This is itCreator

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