A Graduate of the historical North Carolina A&T State University, Chuck Maldonado received his BS in Marketing Management. As a proud member of both Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Incorporated, Chuck draws on knowledge from his many experiences, including being a Percussionist in the University’s Marching Band. Upon graduating college he received his very first “steppin”/choreography job by auditioning as a steppin soloist for the late Michael Jackson's Artistic Director, Kenny Ortega. Chuck then went on to choreograph the opening ceremony in Atlanta for the Centennial Olympic Games utilizing 400 Steppers.
Chuck is a four-time award-winning Choreographer for his work with “Stomp the Yard,” The NAACP Image Awards, Chris Brown’s Grammy performance, and Brighthouse’s Network Commercial. In Major Motion Pictures, Chuck Choreographed “Stomp the Yard,” “Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming,” “Bewitched,” “Shark Tale,” and “Step Up 4.” Chuck has appeared as a Dancer in many films such as “Collateral,” “Dreamgirls,” and “Indiana Jones 4.” He has also choreographed two major motion picture promotional videos for Disney Pictures’, “G Force” and “Underdog.” Chuck has worked with many major Recording Artists including Chris Brown, P. Diddy, Ne-Yo, Fergie, Tamia, Missy Elliott, Raven Symone, Ludacris, and Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopez. As both a Choreographer and Dancer, his work can be viewed on “CSI: NY,” and MTV’s “Super Sweet 16” and “Blind Date.” Additionally, Chuck has worked in several Commercials including Best Buy, McDonalds, Hanes, Wendy’s, iPod, AT&T, Chrysler, Sears, and Nike. Chuck was also MTV’s Choreography Consultant/Artistic Director for Nick Lachey’s “Taking the Stage.”
Chuck is also no stranger to the World of Reality Dance Shows. He has choreographed for MTV's “America's Best Dance Crew,” Fox’s “So You think You Can Dance,” ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and HGTV's “Design On A Dime.” He has Choreographed Children’s Shows on Nickelodeon and Disney as well, namely, “Just Jordan,” “The Fresh Beat Band,” “That's So Raven,” “Victorious,” and “Big Time Rush.” Chuck’s Choreography has also taken the stage at the Grammy’s, BET Awards, Vibe Awards, Soul Train Awards, and Hip Hop Honors. He co-choreographed Kylie Minogue’s Promo Tour, Disney’s “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” and most recently, Big Time Rush’s newest film, “Big Time Movie.” Whether Artistic Directing, Choreographing, or Dancing, Chuck Maldonado is known worldwide as one of the best in the business. His professionalism, magnetic personality, and perfectionist attitude make him a pleasure and joy to work with. A Perth Amboy, New Jersey native, Chuck currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.