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Joshuan Vazquez

Joshuan Vázquez began his dance training in his hometown of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. At the age of eleven, he received a scholarship to continue his training with Western Ballet Theater, Ballet Escenario, and EMBAE for six years. In 2018, Mr. Vázquez joined the Ballet de Camara de Madrid where he had been featured in many principal and soloist roles. In 2020, he was a top award winner for his Classical Variation, Contemporary Solo, and “Best” Pas de Deux at Dance Open America’s International Competition. In 2022, Mr. Vázquez joined New Jersey Ballet Company and became a graduate of Classical Dance Pedagogy (Cuban Technique) at the Alicia Alonso Dance Institute, Rey Juan Carlos II University (URJC) in Madrid. Since joining New Jersey Ballet Mr. Vázquez has performed leading roles including Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain and This Bitter Earth, George Balanchine;s Who Cares? and Peter Martin’s Hallelujah Junction. He has had featured roles in the Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and Don Quixote. In addition, he has performed in festivals such as Festival de la Danza 2019 (San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain), Festival del Movimiento 2020 & 2021 (San Juan, Puerto Rico), and Asbury Park Dance Festival 2023 (Asbury Park, New Jersey).

As a guest artist and company dancer, he has danced with Ballet Etudes of Florida, Mauro Ballet Company, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Ballet Arts Dance Company, Charlotte Youth Ballet, Midland Ballet Festival, Tabula Rasa Dance Theater, and Ballet Collective. His repertoire includes The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Dracula, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Blue Bird, Diana and Acteon, Spring Waters, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsair, Flames of Paris, La Fille Mal Gardée, Coppelia, Raymonda, Majísimo, Paquita, and Flower Festival in Genzano, Joyas and Tangos by Nana Badrena Sujeto a Cambios by Carlos Iván Santos, This Thing Called Love by Margo Sappington’s, Oedipus Rex and Border of Lights by Felipe Escalante, and The Night Falls by Troy Schumacher, among others. Within his professional development and training are teachers such as Nana and Mumy Badrena, Iván Monreal Alonso, Lázaro Carreño, Leydi Villalobos, Kelvin Santiago, Wilmaliz Mendret, Elmer Pérez, Armando Seda, Marena Pérez, Victor Gili Mendéz, Galina Alvárez, Deborah Marquéz, Laura Alonso, Martha Bosch, Orlando Salgado, Óscar Torrado, Luba Gulyaeva and Maria Kowroski, among others.

Photo credit: Irina Leoni

Joshuan Vazquez
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