Sequoia High School
Directed the live TV musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again"
Directed the TV movie "Descendants"
Directed "Michael Jackson: This Is It," compiled from an estimated 80 hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage of his never seen concert
Directed the third and final Disney channel TV-movie "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
Helmed the Disney TV-movie, "High School Musical 2"
Directed the Disney Channel TV-movie, "High School Musical"
Directed the "XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony"
Directed several episodes of the WB series, "Gilmore Girls"
Directed episodes of the FOX series, "Ally McBeal"
Directed episodes of the CBS medical drama, "Chicago Hope"
Feature film directing debut with "Newsies"
Directed pilot and several episodes of NBC series, "Hull High" (also co-executive produced and choreographed)
First film credit as song performer (also 2nd unit director and choregrapher), "Salsa"
TV directing debut on "Dirty Dancing" series (also choreographer)
Screen acting debut in "And God Created Woman" (also choreography consultant)
First film as 2nd unit director (also choreographer), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Debut as film co-choreographer, "Xanadu"
Assisted choreographer Toni Basil on first feature film, "The Rose"
Landed the role of George Berger in San Francisco company of "Hair"
Choreographed TV special for "Cher"
Appeared in the American Conservatory Theatre production of "The Last Sweet Days of Isaac"
Began working as an actor in local repertory theater at age 13
Began working with rock group The Tubes; staged and performed with The Tubes for five world tours
Played George Berger for three years in the national touring company of "Hair"
While in high school was a member of the Hyatt Music Theatre in Burlingame, CA and the Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, CA
Ortega received a NARAS Award and an MTV Award for Madonna's music video "Material Girl"
He was awarded MTV Best International Video/Latin for his work with Chayanne.
Ortega was given the Golden Eagle Awards for best choregraphy for "Dirty Dancing" (1987) and "Salsa" (1988).