LEB-COMPANY: 2015

  LEONARDO VICTORINO MORAES

Leonardo Victorino Moraes was born in Taubaté (SP/Brazil) where he studied with Maetro Fego Camargo before graduating from the School of the Bolshoi Theater in Brazil. Mr. Moraes has performed professionally in Brazil with Cia Brasileira de Ballet, Cia Jovem de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro and Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro before traveling abroad to dance with The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami in Florida-USA, CityDance in Maryland-USA, The Albany Berkshire Ballet in New York-USA and The Moscow Ballet. Mr. Moraes is the recipient of several international dance competitions; including Festival de Dança de Joinville and the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York City in 2014 where he was invited to join the Studio Company of the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago. His repertory includes all the traditional classical ballets as well innovative works by directors and choreographers; Dalal Achcar, Darren McIntyre, Eric Frederic, Frederick Ashton, Henrique Talmah, Janice Botelho, Jorge Teixeira, Lorraine Spiegler, Mariza Estrela, Tadheo de Carvalho, Tindaro Silvano & Welber Pacheco. Mr. Moraes is excited to dance with Lake Erie Ballet this season.

 

 

 

 

MONICA GOMEZ BOLAÑOS

Monica Gomez Bolaños, a native of Cuba where she graduated from the National Ballet of Cuba School under the direction of Ramona de Saa. Having studied under such renowned teachers as Fernando, Alberto and Alicia Alonso, Marta Iris Fernandez, Esvetlana Ballester, Loipa Araujo, she went on to compete and receive several 1st place awards as both soloist and partner in such competitions as National Competition for students of ballet Havana 2009 and XI International Ballet Competition for students of Havana. As a performer with the Nacional Ballet de Cuba, she has performed internationally. Some of her professional experience includes roles such as Cupid in Don Quixote, Variation in Paquita, Clara and Arabian Pas de Deux in Nutcracker as well as performing in several new works created with the National Ballet de Cuba. Ms. Gomes Bolaños is delighted to have the opportunity to dance with Lake Erie Ballet Company this season.

 

 

 

 

  IZABELLY POSSATTO

IZABELLY POSSATTO was born in Vila Velha, ES (Brazil) where she trained and danced professionally with Espaço da Dança. Ms. Possatto received a degree from Escuela Nacional de Cuba and is a graduate of School of the Bolshoi Theater in Brazil. Ms. Possatto is the recipient of several international dance competitions including; the Festival de Dança de Joinville, Festival Internacional de Cabo Frio, Seminário de Dança de Brasília, Passo de Arte, CBDD and the Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York in 2011. Her repertory includes all the traditional classical ballets as well innovative works by choreographers; Darren McIntyre, Liliani Cunha, Mitzi Marzzutti, Nerdim Montenegro & Ricardo Scheir. Ms. Possatto is excited to be in her first season with Lake Erie Ballet.

 

 

 

 

 

  FRANCISCO AGUILAR

FRANCISCO AGUILAR was born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia where he graduated from Institute Colombiano of Ballet (INCOLBALLET), in Cali Colombia. Mr. Aguilar has performed professionally with; InColballet, Colombiana of Ballet, Ballet Juvenil de Cali both in Colombia, Montgomery Ballet in Alabama-USA and Atlanta Ballet in Georgia-USA. Mr. Aguilar is a silver medalist at the National Ballet Competition in Cali, Colombia in South America and a full scholarship recipient to the American Ballet Theater Training Program. His repertory includes all the traditional classical ballets as well innovative works by choreographers; Aurora Bosch, Bruces Wells, Christopher Wheeldon, Darren McIntyre, David Bintley, Flavio Salazar, George Balanchine, Gloria Castro, Gustavo Herrera, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Jimmy Gamonet, John McFall, Juan Carlos Penuela, Maria Helena Llorente, Michael Pink & Nancy Raffa. Mr. Aguilar is pleased to be in Erie to once again work with Mr. McIntyre and Lake Erie Ballet.

 

 

 

  MARIKO TOGUCHI

MARIKO TOGUCHI, a native of Japan where she graduated from Kikuko Nanjo Ballet School before joining The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. USA. Ms. Toguchi has performed professionally with Danceworks Productions in Malaysia, Kikuko Nanjo Ballet & Fumika Morishima Ballet, both in Japan. Ms. Toguchi is the recipient of several international dance competitions including; The Japanese Ballet National Association, Ryukyu Simpo International Ballet Competition, NBA National Ballet Competition, All Japan Ballet Competition & Hearts and Minds Ballet Competition. Her repertory includes many of the classic repertory ballets as well works by Jie Choong & George Balanchine. Ms. Toguchi is very excited to be in Pennsylvania to dance with Lake Erie Ballet.

 

 

 

  TENDO PEREIRA DOS SANTOS

TENDO PEREIRA DOS SANTOS was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he trained at the Centre for Dance Rio before joining the Youth Ballet Company of Rio de Janeiro founded by Dalal Achcar and directed by Mariza Estrella. Mr. Santos has performed professionally with Caraca's Contemporary Ballet in Venezuela; The Ballet de la Provincia de Salta in Argentina, The Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Ballet and The São Paulo Cia. De Dança both in Brazil. Mr. Santos is a silver medalist at the National Ballet Competition of the Brazilian Council of Dance. He has worked with international choreographers and ballet masters such as; Alex Filipov, Allison Brown, Boris Storojkov, Cecilia Kerche, Devon Carney, Erick Frederic, Eugenia Barrios, Ivonice Satie, Jane Bourne, John Cranko, Luigi Bonino, Luis Arrieta, Marcia Haydee, Maria Angelica Fiorani, Mauricio Wainrot, Mauro Galindo, Milicent Hodson, Nacho Duato, Noah D. Gelber, Oscar Araiz, Pedro Krastchuk, Peter Wright, Pyotr Russanov, Renato Vieira, Richard Cragun, Richard Cragun, Sara Knight, Slawa Mukhamedov, Tindaro Silvano, William Forsythe & Yelena Pankova. Mr. Santos is delighted to be in Pennsylvania and is his first season with Lake Erie Ballet.

 

     

 

 

 
 

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