SOURCE: Liz Imperio Productions

November 26, 2013 16:42 ET

Liz Imperio & Jennifer Lopez Stun the 2013 American Music Awards With Vivacious Choreography

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) - Cuban-American choreographer Liz Imperio ( wowed millions of viewers around the world Sunday, November 24, 2013, with colorful and energetic routines for Jennifer Lopez's tribute to Cuban salsa queen Celia Cruz at the 2013 American Music Awards!

Born and raised in Hollywood, CA, Liz Imperio was discovered at age 15 by famed choreographer Kenny Ortega, ultimately working with him for several years before establishing herself firmly in the limelight. With a resume that includes A-list talent such as Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Madonna and shows such as American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, The Latin Grammys and countless other network programs and commercials, Liz Imperio, her production team, Imperio Productions, and their Creative Director Chad Carlberg have emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest talents.

"We wanted to create choreography that embodied Celia's spirit and paid tribute to her prolific reputation in the Cuban-American community," Ms. Imperio stated. "Jennifer Lopez started her career as a dancer and I wanted to remind people not only of her enormous power as a performer, but showcase the inspirational work of Cruz who laid the foundation for Lopez's success."

The Latina bombshell rocked three unique looks for her performance, including a sexy, pale purple fringe bodysuit that whipped back and forth as she flaunted salsa-inspired moves and was lifted high by dancing celeb Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

The Huffington Post hailed the performance as "One of the best moments of the awards show," and prompted NBC Latino to call Lopez "sexy and dazzling, leading a troupe of two dozen dancers through complex routines without missing a step in salute to the Salsa legend."

Monday, Lopez tweeted, "Thank you everyone! Yesterday was beautiful and incredible on so many levels!!!"

Jennifer Lopez's performance is the latest in a whirlwind tour de force for the ever-popular Liz Imperio, and EKC looks forward to the future work of this fierce and talented individual!

Liz Imperio is represented by The Movement Talent Agency (MTA).

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