Born in Quito, Ecuador, Francisco moved to the USA in 1995. He began his ballet training in Louisville, Kentucky and at the age of 16 was invited to finish his professional training at the School of American Ballet in New York where he also had the opportunity to perform featured roles with the New York City Ballet.
Upon graduating in 2008, Francisco joined Boston Ballet under the direction of Mikko Nissinen where he danced for 2 years before joining the Barcelona Ballet under the direction of Angel Corella. As a member of this company, he performed various soloist and principal roles and took part in the "Feria del Libro" in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Spoleto Festival in both Italy and Charleston, North Carolina and the Peralada festival, Catalonia.
Francisco won 1st Place at the Premio Internacional de Danza Roseta Mauri, in 2011.
His notable roles to date include Balanchine’s Tarantella and the 1st and 2nd themes from The Four Temperaments, Jorma Elo’s Carmen Illusions, Principal in Jerome Robbin’s 2 & 3 Part Inventions and the 1st and 3rd Sailor in Robbins’ Fancy Free, Peter Martin’s Les Gentil Hommes, Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four, DGV, Polyphonia and VIII, Pink, Red and Aqua Couples in Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Stanton Welch’s Clear, Franz in Coppelia, Benno and Neopolitan in Swan Lake, the Peasant pas de deux from Giselle, the pas de six from Napoli, the Nutcracker Prince and Sugarplum Cavalier in The Nutrcracker, Jester in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Lysander in Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Renfield in Michael Pink’s Dracula, James in La Sylphide, White Rabbit, Dodo Bird and Joker in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and Amy Seiwarts- It’s not a cry Pas de Deux among others.Francisco joined Colorado Ballet during the 2012-2013 season and was promoted to soloist in 2015.
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