- Choreographed videos and concerts for rock group The Tubes.
- Worked with Gene Kelly on Xanadu.
- Did choreography for films including Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
- Has done choreography for the Academy Awards, the Super Bowl shows and the Olympic ceremonies, as well as for concert tours and music videos.
- Directed and choreographed the three High School Musical films.
- Was scheduled to choreography Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour; directed the This Is It film on Jackson's death.
- 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
- 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Winner
- 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music: Nominee
- 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Winner
- 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
- 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
- 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Winner
- 2015, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs: Winner
- 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
- Madeline Ortega — Mother
- Octavio Ortega — Father
- Debra Lee Ortega — Sister
- Mark Ortega — Brother
- Attended Canada College, Redwood City, CA
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- Birth Name: Kenneth John Ortega
- Birth Place: Palo Alto, CA
- Birthday: April 18, 1950,
- Profession: Producer, Director, Choreographer
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