Kikau Alvaro rehearses Kikau Alvaro
M.F.A. in Musical Theatre, 2016

Kikau Alvaro

Kikau comes to SDSU after doing extensive work performing, directing and choreographing several regional shows. “For me, musical theatre is where all my passions come together,” said Alvaro. “I love to dance, sing, act and teach and this program in particular is the best synthesis for all those things.” Alvaro is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and also received a Theatre Arts degree from San Jose State University. Past graduation, Alvaro has very high aspirations for his career. “I actually want to win a Tony, I want to work at a university but I also want to work on new works and pieces that I can either revive or bring to New York, I want it all,” said Alvaro. He believes his best work will be in the directing or choreography world during the course of his career. Alvaro is also very passionate about his background and finding his place in musical theatre. “I want to embrace that I am an ethnic person who is in the mix of all of these people.”