Kenneth John "Kenny" Ortega is an American director, choreographer and producer.
He is known for directing several Disney Channel Original Movies listed below.
- Descendants (director, choreographer)
- High School Musical 3 (director, choreographer, executive producer)
- High School Musical 2 (director, choreographer, co-producer)
- The Cheetah Girls 2 (director)
- High School Musical (director, choreographer)
- Hocus Pocus (director)
- Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic (director)
- Newsies (director, choreographer)
- Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (stage director: concert produced & conceived by, producer)
- High School Musical: The Concert (choreographer, concert creator, concert producer and producer)
- Mickey's 60th Birthday (choreographer)
- Totally Minnie (choreographer)
- Has worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cher, Gloria Estefan and Elton John.
- As of 2007, he has directed three out of the four successful Disney Channel Original Movies with High School Musical (2006), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006) High School Musical 2 (2007), and Descendants (2015).
- On set, if he catches an actor or actress yawning, he forces them to pay him a dollar. After production he donates all the proceeds to "The Make a Wish Foundation".
- Longtime personal friend and choreographer to both Michael Jackson and Josh Carmichael.
- He is of Spanish descent.
- Directed, choreographed and performed in Music videos as well
- Was interviewed once by Craig McLean who works for the UK Magazize "The Times Magazine"
- Star sign is Aries
- Won 12 awards (including 3 Primetime Emmys)
- Has been nominated 21 times
- His other roles include being a actor, writer, second unit director, music performer, stage designer, guest judge, interviewee and tour director.