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 moved to finish his professional training at the School of American Ballet in New York where he also performed featured roles with New York City Ballet. Upon graduating in 2008, Francisco joined Boston Ballet where he danced for two years before joining the Barcelona Ballet under the direction of Angel Corella in 2010, where he danced various soloist and principal roles. Francisco joined Colorado Ballet during the 2012-2013 season, was promoted to Soloist in 2015 and then to Principal in 2019.

Quito, Ecuador

Dance training and awards:
Began ballet training in Louisville, Kentucky
Invited to finish his professional training at the School of American Ballet in New York at the age of 16, graduated in 2008
Won 1st Place at the Premio Internacional de Danza Roseta Mauri in 2011

Joined Colorado Ballet:

Promoted to Soloist in 2015
Promoted to Principal in 2019

Selected roles and ballets:
Balanchine’s Tarantella and the 1st and 2nd themes from The Four Temperaments
Jorma Elo’s Carmen Illusions
Principal in Jerome Robbin’s 2 & 3 Part Inventions
1st and 3rd Sailor in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free
Peter Martin’s Les Gentil Hommes
Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four, DGV, Polyphonia and VIII
Pink, Red and Aqua Couples in Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room
Stanton Welch’s Clear
Franz in Coppelia
Benno and Neopolitan in Swan Lake
Peasant pas de deux from Giselle
Pas de six from Napoli
Nutcracker Prince and Sugarplum Cavalier in The Nutcracker
Jester in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella
Lysander in Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night's Dream
Renfield in Michael Pink’s Dracula
James in La Sylphide
White Rabbit, Dodo Bird and Joker in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland)
Amy Seiwert’s It’s Not a Cry Pas de Deux
Prince Christian in Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s The Little Mermaid
Waltz Boy in George Balanchine’s Serenade
Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort
Tybalt and Mercutio in Derek Deane's Romeo and Juliet
The blue couple in Twyla Tharp's A Brief Fling
Prince Desiree and Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty
Tin Man in Septime Webre's The Wizard of Oz

More about Francisco:
While dancing with Barcelona Ballet, 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.

Photos: Francisco Estevez and Kevin Gael Thomas by Sue Daniels Photography, Dana Benton and Francisco Estevez by Mike Watson, Francisco Estevez by David Andrews

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