Jesus (Chuy) Renteria
Jesus “Chuy” Renteria is an author, dancer, storyteller, and teacher raised in West Liberty, Iowa. A central figure in the local Hip Hop dance scene, Chuy is currently on staff at the newly opened Hip Hop studio, All the Way Up in North Liberty, IA. His stories are featured in the Iowa Writer’s House anthology We the Interwoven, the first published collection of stories by bicultural Iowans. Chuy’s performance background, as well as his past work in advocating for special needs individuals in connecting them to the larger community, led him to Hancher Auditorium, where he works as the current Public Engagement Coordinator. He is working with the University of Iowa Press on his first full-length book, a collection of stories about growing up in Iowa’s first majority Hispanic town.