Anthony Gongora holds a MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland. And he received his BFA Degree in Dance from California Institute of the Arts. Gongora has danced in the companies of Loretta Livingston and Dancers, Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble, Bob Eisen Dance, Mordine & Company and Jan Ekert & Dancers. Gongora has presented his own work nationally and internationally. Anthony taught at the Dance Center of Columbia College from 1990-1997, was a visiting lecturer at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, an Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan and on the faculty of the Chicago Academy of the Arts. He is a recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships and has received funding from the Chicago Council of Fine Arts, the Unicorn Foundation and the Asheville Arts Alliance.