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Francisco Estevez

Francisco Estevez

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 graduated in 2008. He has studied with Ethan Stiefel, Jock Soto, Peter Martins, Edward Villella, Peter Boal, Nikolaj Hubbe, Sean Lavery, Rolando Sarabia, Johnny Eliasen, John Garner, and Amanda McKerrow among others.  In 2008, Francisco joined Boston Ballet under the direction of Mikko Nissinen where he was featured in many soloist roles. In 2010, Francisco joined the Barcelona Ballet (previously Corella Ballet) under the direction of Angel Corella.  As a member of this company, he 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. He has toured to various cities including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Charleston, Detroit, Houston and most recently, the New York City Center where he has performed various featured roles.  Francisco won 1st Place at the Premio Internacional de Danza Roseta Mauri, Spain in 2011 and has modeled for Intermezzo dancewear’s 2013 line. He has also performed soloist and principal roles with the New York City Ballet on various occasions.  His featured roles includes George Balanchine’s 1st and 2nd themes from The Four Temperaments, Balanchine’s Tarantella and Valse Fantasie, Jorma Elo’s Carmen Illusions, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free and 2 & 3 Part Inventions, Peter Martin’s Les Gentilhommes, Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four, DGV, Polyphonia and VIII, Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Stanton Welch’s Clear, the wedding pas de deux and jewels from Sleeping Beauty, Franz in Coppelia, the Ali variation from Le Corsaire, Benno and Neopolitan in Swan Lake, the peasant pas de deux from Giselle, and the pas de six from Napoli among others.  Francisco joined Colorado Ballet in 2013 and was promoted to soloist in 2015.


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