MAURICIO VERA

A native of Chile, he began his studies in 1998 at "Ballet de Santiago" . Under the artistic direction of Ricardo Bustamante and Marcia Haydée of the "Ballet de Santiago", He participated in several South America TV productions. In 2006 he continued studying at the "National Ballet of Cuba" of Alicia Alonso and the"Fundacion of Julio Bocca" in Argentina. After moving to the United States he trained at “Steps on Broadway” in NYC.  He then worked with “Charleston Ballet Theater”, in South Carolina and with the "State Street Ballet" in Santa Barbara, CA. He performed soloist and principal roles for 6 years [under an O-1 Artist Visa].

Mauricio has trained with: Nancy Bielsky, David Howard, Leslie Brown, Mijaela Tesleoanu of (BN Cuba). He has also worked with choreographers such as: Marcia Haydee, Ivan Nagy, Ronald Hynd, Mark Roxey, Willliam Soleau, Rodney Gustafson, A. Prokofviev, J. Pinto, E. Zendejas, and the choreography of; J.Cranko, G. Balanchine, Sir K. MacMillan, Maurice Béjart, Vicente Nebrada and others. Mauricio received accolades from Christina Applegate during Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance and tickets to the next round, in LA.

He is characterized by his versatility in classical, contemporary and Latin styles. 

 He would like to inspire future dancers and promote the performing arts in Chile and Latin America. Mauricio is excited to join Roxey Ballet for his 5th season.

 

Hobbies: Play Soccer - Make videos - Help the Homeless.

Dream roll: Escamillo in Carmen / Romeo.

Favorite roll: Dracula.