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Juan Carlos
    Juan Carlos Díaz Vélez began his dance training in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he studied under several teachers including Carmen Sandoval, Lucila Arce, Helen Hoth, and Alex Zybin. He later studied at the San Francisco and Pacific Northwest Ballet schools and was offered an apprenticeship with the American Festival Ballet at age 17 joining the corps de ballet. He then returned to Guadalajara where he danced with Ballet de Cámara de Jalisco before joining the Spokane Ballet as a soloist under Christopher Aponte and was featured in several leading roles. In 1989, he joined Eugene Ballet as a soloist and quickly rose through the ranks. He has performed as a principal dancer with Charleston Ballet Theater, Ballet Idaho, and Eugene Ballet Company where was often featured in title roles. He has toured internationally throughout Mexico, United States, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, and Taiwan. Juan Carlos has worked with renown artists and choreographers including Christopher Aponte, Toni Pimble, Jill Eathorne Bahr, Lisa de Ribere, Elisa Monte, Beth Corning, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, David Berkey, Lone Kjaer Larsen, Pascal Riult, and Martin Løfsnes
    In 1997, Juan Carlos returned to college to study physics and computer science at Boise State University and briefly performed with Idaho Dance Theater under Marla Hansen. He later earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Guadalajara and currently works for the Wisconsin IceCube Particle and Astrophysics Center at UW-Madison.
    In 2007, Juan Carlos returned to the stage, exploring other forms of dance including modern dance, including works by Martha Graham, and Spanish flamenco. During this time, Juan Carlos has had the opportunity to perform at the Alvin Ailey Theater and Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, and was invited to perform at Next@Graham as well as the NuVu Festival in NYC. Juan Carlos has danced in several productions by the Madison Opera including the most recent staging of La Traviata. Most recently Juan Carlos has performed with Madison Ballet and is vice president of the Isthmus Dance Collective.
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  • 1989 - "Algo de Vivaldi" set on Ballet Teatro de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico
  • 2010 - "De planta, punta y tacón" set on KDC, Madison, WI, USA
  • 2015 - "Roña y Rayuela" set on KDC, Madison, WI, USA
  • 2017 - "Una, dos y tres/Snapshots of Spain", set on KDC, Madison, WI, USA
  • 2021 - "Saudade", Isthmus Dance Collective, Madison, WI, USA
  • 2021 - "Soleils", Isthmus Dance Collective, Madison, WI, USA
  • 2021 - "Earth Dances", Madison Ballet, Madison, WI, USA

  • Ballet Teatro de Guadalajara - Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique
  • KDC Academy - Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique
  • Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance - Beginning Flamenco T. A.
  • School of Madison Ballet - Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Technique