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DAVID LOPENA began his dance studies at The Joffrey Ballet under the direction of Erica Edwards and Willy Shives. Mr. Lopena has studied with companies such as Giordano Dance Chicago, Nashville Ballet, and Ballet Chicago and has performed leading roles in various ballets such as Birthday Variations by Gerald Arpino, Don Quixote, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Sleeping Beauty, Napoli, and The Nutcracker. He holds a bachelor of fine arts in ballet from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Mr. Lopena joined New Jersey Ballet in 2021.
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