Luis Eduardo Gonzalez
Luis Eduardo started dancing under the direction of Maniya Barredo at the age of nine, after moving to the United States from Bogota, Colombia. As a student, Luis received scholarship offers to the summer intensives at many internationally renowned schools, and has attended those of Nashville Ballet, Virginia School of the Arts, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Houston Ballet, and was offered year round full training scholarships.
Luis has received the Star Student award at Regional Dance America’s SERBA, took 3rd place at the Regional Youth American Grand Prix competition in 2008, 1st place pas de deux at the American Ballet competition in 2013, and was selected to compete as the only representative of Colombia in the 2014 Jackson International Competition.
Luis began his professional career with Houston Ballet 2, and had the opportunity to dance works by Stanton Welch among other renowned choreographers, as well as tour both nationally and internationally. In the summer of 2012 Luis chose to leave Houston Ballet and accept an offer to join Orlando Ballet’s second company in order to explore different possibilities, and was offered a place in the company the following year at the age of 19.
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When I was in high school I was in the culinary team, and would love to some day have a career in that field.