Mr. Figueroa's choreography has been described as "intelligent", "spontaneous", "musical", "inventive", "entertaining", "witty", "diverting", "exciting", "skillful", "original", "strangely compelling", "imaginative" and "stunning".
He has been noticed by Clive Barnes, The New York Times, The New England News, Boston After Dark, The Christian Science Monitor, Birmingham News and London Times to name a few. His work has been described as:
- "The Boston Ballet's curtain-raiser last week was the most promising bit of new choreography I've yet seen from them [Boston Ballet]."
- "Primus, the piece is downright exciting, playing on the senses as too much contemporary dance fails to do." "You missed something. Something really exciting, I mean it had zing."
- "Ives Pas de Deus, a stunning adagio."
- "Hues, is almost like a prism of light and dance movement. It is beautiful, strangely compelling ballet, and Figueroa's choreography makes it the tightly balanced work that it is."
- "Jeu Des Cartes is much more light-hearted than any poker game in history, a playful terpsichorean."
"Nutcracker Soars Ever Onward," "There probably is no question that the biggest holiday performance spectacle of them all is still the Peoria Ballet Company's "Nutcracker", which keeps getting bigger and better and more professional year by year." Review by Jerry Klein of the Journal Star, about the Nutcracker Ballet directed and choreographed by Alfonso Figueroa.